The first people to successfully paint the town red spent more time haphazardly assembling scaffolding and arguing over who got to be the foreman than enjoying the results. Take the planning out of carousing with today’s Groupon: for $150, you get an event rental package at the Marquis Ballroom in Fitchburg (a $500 value). The event includes the following:
- Use of the event ballroom
- Pizza buffet and a keg or a taco bar and margaritas for up to 50 people, averaging two drinks per person<p>
The savvy chefs and party planners at Marquis Ballroom welcome guests to its elegant and comfortable banquet room. Festive events, ranging from sweet 16s to slightly less-sweet 17s, fill the hall with the cheery sounds of merrymaking as guests fill bellies with gourmet pizza or crunchy tacos. Revelers can sip libations, including cocktails and beer, from the drink-serving areas, saving them from the hassle of having to harvest their own hops mid-party. Purchasers may also use the value of this Groupon toward a party with an appetizer buffet and two drink tickets per guest ($750), or for catered gatherings with hand-selected fare drawn from the diverse menu ($1,000).
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 53719