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Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of gourmet pub food for two
- $15 for $30 worth of gourmet pub food for parties of four or more
Appetizers of bacon-wrapped scallops ($7.29) and prime-rib bites served in housemade au jus ($7.89) steal the spotlight on the eclectic menu. Toppings such as jalapeños, sautéed mushrooms, and avocados adorn custom burgers ($8.29+), and the chicken sandwich comes dressed in one of the bar's 19 wing sauces ($7.29). Past daily specials have included chicken marsala and a blackened Dixie tuna sandwich.
Sapphires Sports Bar & Grill
Given its signature touches, Sapphires Sports Bar & Grill is more of a biography than a bar. Green Bay Packers memorabilia speaks to owner Mike's affection for the team, as do the wings specials and festive gatherings on game days. Co-owner Charlene has likewise left her mark—each table is scattered with a variety of wine labels, the results of her years spent scouting for fine food and drink as a former Delta flight attendant. By putting their personal touches into the decor, the owners hope to invite guests into a memorable setting, and by employing several of their relatives, they strive to foster a warm, welcoming atmosphere around the venue's copper bar.
Beyond being a catalog of hobbies and hospitable staff members, Sapphires is also an homage to accessible gourmet. Its menu—inspired by a mix of timeless grill food and Charlene's gourmet tastes—surprises seasoned pub-goers with items such as the smoked-salmon pizza, a disk of rosemary focaccia adorned in capers, red onions, and bites of fresh fish. Even the list of 19 wing sauces denotes sophisticated cooking, dressing chicken in sweet-and-spicy plum, garlic thai, and bourbon-style marinades, instead of traditional flavors such as "smoke" and "yummy." Guests can compose signature burgers with made-from-scratch patties, or peruse the night's specials for examples of international recipes.