Unlike simultaneously eating and swimming, eating and watching live theater won't result in cramps or picnics with starfish. Savor synchronous activities with today's Groupon: for $19, you get one ticket to Sweet-Cannoli Nuptials dinner theater at the Pancake Cafe's Marquis Ballroom (up to a $65 value) in Fitchburg. The show runs through August 14, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Sweet-Cannoli Nuptials, based on the popular show Tony and Tina's Wedding, regales audience members with an interactive dinner-theater show set at the fictional and laugh-inducing wedding of Candi and Sammy Sweet-Cannoli. Before the show, which is now in its eighth year in Madison, meet new friends or invent newer friends during an appetizer and cocktail hour. Once the knot has been tied and has frustrated kids learning shoe-tying techniques, a live, local wedding singer will make toes tap as the newlyweds' actor-portrayed friends and family mingle with guests' funny bones. After wrestling the flower girl's bouquet for the first-come, first-served seating, satisfy taste buds with a heaping helping of buffet-style eats.
The menu at Pancake Cafe is impressive—almost as impressive as their nine straight awards for Best Breakfast in Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison. For breakfast, the staff serves home-style meals such as oven-baked omelets or house-made biscuits and gravy. The eatery’s namesake comes in unexpected varieties, including an award-winning apple pancake that’s baked for 20 minutes with fresh fruit, baker’s sugar, and Sinkiang cinnamon glaze. Pancake Cafe also whips up gluten-free versions and an old-fashioned potato pancake capped with applesauce or sour cream. They even squeeze fresh orange juice by wringing out a traffic cone as aggressively as possible. At lunch, servers put the waffles down for a nap and begin presenting plates of white-albacore tuna melts, Angus burgers, and Chicago-style italian beef sandwiches.
6220 Nesbitt Rd.
Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53719Get Directions