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Classics Bar & Grill – Closed

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006
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Classics Bar & Grill located at 1238 Main St has closed it’s doors.

Tucson’s Southwest Grill

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006
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This bright Mexican style restaurant may just be the new favorite Southwest hangout in Green Bay. The exterior stands out and makes you feel like you are meeting friends in Arizona instead of the east side of Green Bay. The interior decor is deep with red and burnt orange and if you are gathering for happy hour the only argument you may have with friends is whether you want to lounge on the patio or sit in the relaxing bar.

Tucson’s is very generous with their drink portions and regardless of what you order it couples nicely with the complimentary chips and salsa. This place doesn’t mess around when it comes to making margaritas and if you don’t try the signature drink, The Prickly Pear margarita, you are missing out on a delicious drink experience. Staff and bartenders have a sense of humor so feel free to joke around when you order the The Donald, Horny Margarita or Taxico. This place is about presence and the bigger the better so don’t hesitate to make it a jumbo margarita. The bar is fully stocked so if you prefer beer, wine or another mixed drink they are happy to accommodate any beverage need you may have.

Whether you just want some appetizers with Happy Hour or a snack before your meal, the Queso Ranchero is highly recommended. Full of melted jack and Mexican cheese, this dish is served with warm flour tortillas and homemade chips. It may you remind you of a sophisticated CCQ. The Sticky Bones and Wings of Fire are tasty and the Southwest Egg Rolls leave a pleasant taste of chicken, cilantro and the perfect blend of cheese.

Extensive selection of wraps, salads, sandwiches and soups combined with the easy location make this a popular place for business meetings. The Speedy Gonzalez lunch break menu keeps lunch time fun, fast, convenient and affordable. There is no way you will go for fast food again once you realize the taste and quality you get for the same price of a combo at some of the chain restaurants. Heavier options like steak, ribs, chicken and of course, southwest menu items will satisfy any healthy appetite for lunch or dinner.

The Plank Sirloin is grilled on a red hot hardwood plank and creates a nice smoked flavor. Baby Back Smoked Ribs are a savory option and the dry rub makes this a flavorful yet clean meal. Enchiladas, Chimichangas, Tacos, and Burritos are served full of freshness and with the signature sauces: Green Tomatilla, Red Chile or Creamy Pepper Jack. If you’re not sure how spicy you want something be sure to ask the knowledgeable staff and they will be happy to let you know if they can tone it down for you. Children are welcome and even encouraged. The atmosphere is open and family friendly and the children’s menu for kids under 12 offers several Southwest and American food options.

The end of your visit may be the cherry on top of the cheesecake, fried ice cream, key lime pie or any other delicious dessert you order. They offer a large selection of cheesecake all prepared in town by The Cheesecake Factory! Think you don’t have enough room for dessert? Once you see the Grande Margarita Brownie you are going to force yourself to find room. Ice cream and brownies served in a huge margarita glass and covered with chocolate sauce, caramel and whipped cream will leave your tummy feeling like it has never experienced anything so divine.

Ten O’ One Club

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006
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The brick walls, wooden floors, spacious booths and inviting tables give a warm feel to this establishment that has been a part of Green Bay since the 1950′s and chances are after your first visit you will be asking how to be part of the club. The good news is at the Ten O One Club there are no dues, orientation rituals or stuffy airs, you can come as you are and as often as you would like and feel free to bring a few friends. A great place to meet colleagues for lunch, friends for dinner or even bring the family for an amazing Sunday breakfast.

Positioned on the corner of Main Street and Webster Street, this establishment is a mix between the The Horse and Plow restaurant at the American Club and the fondly comfortable Cheer’s on television where everyone knows your name. Greeted by a full sized, life-like chef at the door announcing the tempting daily specials, you may have to force yourself to open the menu before making up your mind. It is worth your time to check out the menu since the choices cover the full spectrum and guarantee a selection you will be happy with no matter what your taste buds may be hankering for.

If you can arrive early for a few drinks in the beautifully appointed bar area you won’t be disappointed with the atmosphere or the beverage selection. Pick something off the elaborate martini menu ranging from tantalizing choices like Damsel in Distress and After 8 to the more traditional Cosmopolitan and Perfect Martini. They also carry a nice selection of wine as well as beer from around the world and with bartenders willing to make any mixed drink you desire there is no question you may have a hard time pulling yourself from the spacious wooden bar and comfortable stool when your friends arrive for dinner. The famous Friday night fish fry and other homemade lunch and dinner items will quickly fill the void from leaving the bar and don’t despair because the courteous staff will make sure your beverage needs are met once you have been seated at your booth or table.

The menu begins with a large selection of appetizers including the signature homemade Guacamole and Chips which has become a popular favorite especially on Thursday nights when steak, tuna and chicken lime fajitas along with margaritas are featured. Other pleasing appetizers to kick off your dining experience include Hand Breaded Calamari served with marinara or a garlic butter full of robust flavor, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms that will leave a cheese and seafood experience in your mouth that you won’t soon forget and the Fiesta Chicken and Four Cheese Quesadilla with a cilantro cream sauce is highly suggested as a must try item. If you are in a group try the Happy Family Combo with mucho nachos, chicken fingers and mozzarella sticks.

Entrees are colorful and creative in name, flavor and presentation. Hot Chicks, The Chop House, Sittin on the Dock of the Bay, Heading South and Pasta La Vista give insight to the chicken, steak, seafood, pasta and southwest dishes offered. If you enjoy fish make a point to order the Stuffed Grouper because it is the best in town. The Angus beef cuts are impressive and if you have a hearty appetite you can’t go wrong with the Famous 10-01 Pounder offered at a great price considering the taste and quality of the 16 oz. Portion.

Looking for something on the lighter side? Try one of the famous sandwiches, wraps, burgers or delicious salads. The Texas Chili and Donado’s Homemade Chicken Booyah are always on the menu and the booyah itself is worth the trip. Carrot Cake, Cheesecake and Ultimate Chocolate Cake are standing desserts but if you want to shake things up a little order an ice cream cocktail. Grasshoppers and Brandy Alexander’s are the favorites but the Strawberry Dream, Creamsicle and Banana Boat prove pretty cool and smooth competition.

This is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat and an even better place to spend the evening enjoying great food and good company. Once you have been to this neighborhood establishment you may consider moving into the neighborhood so you can be closer to the good times.