The Founding Fathers held their initial meetings in a neighborhood tavern, which explains why the Declaration of Independence's first draft had a long, rambling subsection devoted to how powdered wigs are natural icebreakers. Revolt against the tyranny of boredom with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fusion fare at Cheero's Sports & Sushi Grill.
The innovative chefs at Cheero's combine traditional Japanese and American cooking techniques to build a menu bursting at the seams with original sushi rolls and classic bar-and-grill fare. Diners can sample some of the oceans' finest fruits with a selection of fresh sushi that includes the jamaican roll with cream cheese, tuna, and mango ($7.95). The tender smoked baby back ribs arrive glazed in tangy barbecue sauce ($13.99 for a short rack), and the sake-bomb chicken ($12.95) bathes in beer and spirits to pique the palate with bold flavors. Guests can also discover American classics such as wraps and sandwiches ($7.25–$9.45), pizza ($8.50+), and all-beef burgers sandwiched between toasted baseball mitts.
Cheero's interior reflects the fused nature of its menu with an open sushi bar and hanging lanterns mixed with pub stools and a fleet of high-definition TVs. Guest can also enjoy their meals on the outdoor patio, which provides the opportunity for fresh-air feasts and meal-ending games of hopscotch.
Zen Asian Bistro and Sushi
Chefs at Zen Asian Bistro and Sushi serve up Asian-fusion inspired dishes. Behind a full sushi bar, experienced chefs delicately bundle together sushi rolls of eel, cream cheese, veggies, and salmon. Asian-fusion entrees such as spicy mongolian beef stir-fried with green onion complement Western classics such as a rye-bread patty melt topped with swiss. As beer glasses click together, big-screen TVs overhead keep patrons updated on athletic events or the weatherman’s 70-minute-long attempt to pronounce “atmospheric.”
2510 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546