THE URBAN DINER
A FOOD-CENTRIC BLOG
THE URBAN DINER
A sneak peek into life in downtown GB.
The Urban Diner is a blog dedicated to exposing the many culinary assets in downtown Green Bay, specifically in the Downtown, Broadway and Olde Main Street districts.
Urban Diner - Monday, March 03, 2014
Slices of Chinese roast pork, tender crisp snow peas, strands of sweet onion, bean sprouts and crunchy water chestnuts stir-fried and glossed in a savory sauce are menu item #68 of the over 117 menu items you can order at China Palace. Menu item #68 - Roasted Pork with Snow Peas.
Along with an order of Roast Pork with Snow Peas comes with the perfect companion of snowy white rice packed in the classic white Chinese food take out box. Take out orders like this one, come piping hot, with the classic Chinese to-go accoutrements of soy sauce packets and fortune cookies.
Eat In or Take Out - China Palace also Delivers.
Urban Diner - Friday, February 21, 2014
Looking for a hearty bone-in beef tenderloin?
The Hagemeister Park's Chop 188 could be the answer.
The Chop 188 is a purveyor's name for this cut of meat as well as the name of this steak entree on Hagemeister Park's menu. The Chop 188, a USDA "Choice Age" cut of meat, is a tender center cut that comes from the heart of the beef loin.
Hagemeister Park prepares this choice cut steak grilled to your specification. The Chop 188 entree is served with a choice of potato, selecting from either seasoned criss-cut fries, roasted fingerling potatoes or Yukon gold mashed potatoes, a seasoned vegetable medley of tender crisp broccoli, red pepper slivers, green beans, yellow and orange carrot slices, a warm crescent breadstick and pat of butter.
Diners Note: This main course is gluten free.
Urban Diner - Friday, February 07, 2014
Savory Filling + Flaky Pastry = Rustic Tart
Combining hearty pub flavors corralled in a freeform pastry, Titletown Brewery created a new item for their menu - Rustic Smoked Brisket Tart.
It begins with a savory filling. Bite-size pieces of smoked brisket along with a medley of tender roasted onions, carrots, celery, potatoes and parsnips intermingle in a rich beef demi glaze. Baked en croute, the Rustic Smoked Brisket Tart is topped with a sprinkling of Gorgonzola crumbles that provide a creamy contrast to the piping hot contents within.
A dining must-do? Wash it all down with one of the many fresh crafted quality beers that Titletown Brewery proudly produces right on site.
Urban Diner - Tuesday, January 28, 2014
It's the eighth location in Wisconsin for Polito's Pizza and it's located in the heart of downtown across from the Packer's Heritage Trail Recognition Wall on the corner of Washington and Cherry Streets. Polito's Pizza stakes claim to being the home of the BIG slice of pizza and also offering Wisconsin's largest pizza, measuring in at a whopping 28"
Perched behind a glass partition whole pizzas sit atop raised pie plates awaiting selection. Here, a BIG slice serving of Polito's classic Supreme pizza is boxed up for to-go. Polito's Pizza Supreme boasts diced green peppers and red onions, slices of fresh mushroom bits and morsels of sausage that are scattered along side of thin discs of pepperoni on top of a thin crusted mozzarella cheese pizza. Bear in mind that not all varieties of Polito's pizza are available in slices at all times so call to see what is available when hunger strikes or not; then enjoy what slices await.
Urban Diner - Thursday, January 16, 2014
Making contemporary use of olive oil, herbs, cheese, bread and lamb, White Dog Black Cat Cafe combines simple Mediterranean ingredients to create their Greek Salad.
Crisp greens of chopped Romaine leaves, onion and Kalamata olives are tossed and topped with the Greek duo of lamb meat slices and dusting of crumbled feta cheese. Pita bread wedges are grilled warm to accompany the White Dog Black Cat Cafe Greek Salad along with a lavish feta vinaigrette dressing that brings a Mediterranean sizzle to this salad plate.
Urban Diner - Monday, January 06, 2014
Slip into St Brendan's Inn dining room and find the warm tones of stain glass windows and Celtic stenciled walls yielding to a European feel. Open St Brendan's Inn menu. Browse through Irish fare selections and find the pub comfort food flavors of St Brendan's Guinness Pot Roast Sliders.
Nestled between St Brendan's Inn homemade brown bread, Guinness Pot Roast Sliders features slow cooked, fork tender pot roast that is ladled with a full flavored Guinness gravy. Lending crunch and texture, the sliders are unexpectedly finished with freshly fried purple potato chips, providing a contemporary take on an Irish dish that has substantial hearty flavor.
Urban Diner - Monday, December 16, 2013
Bahama, is just one of the house special maki rolls listed on the menu that come from the sushi bar at Little Tokyo. The Bahama maki roll's fresh raw filling of sweet white conch meat is famously known and used in the West Indies island of Bahamas and for which the roll is named.
Other ingredients in the Bahama consist of scallions, slices of ripe avocado and a creamy spicy sauce that are rolled together in a seaweed nori around sushi rice and flecks of toasted white sesame seed.
Crowning the slices of these delightful flavors in Little Tokyo's Bahama is a pop of color with a sprinkling of Tobiko, a bright orange hued fish roe. Peels of pickled ginger and a spoonful of wasabi that are classic accents of sushi adorn this beautiful plate.
Urban Diner - Monday, December 09, 2013
The melt sandwich, it consists of bread slices, some sort of filling, and a layer of cheese. The sandwich is then usually grilled until the cheese is melted and served as a traditional or an open-faced sandwich. While it can be said that it is the filling that creates the melt sandwich, some declare it is a variation of the grilled cheese sandwich with the addition of a filling. Views notwithstanding, one familiar filling for melt sandwich is tuna salad resulting as the tuna melt with origins dating back to 1946.
Served as a traditional sandwich and familiarly known, as stated on their menu, theTuna Melt sandwich is prepared at Fox Harbor Pub and Grill with scoops of chilled tuna salad and a choice of Cheddar, Provolone, American, Swiss or Pepper Jack cheese lodged between two slices of sourdough bread then grilled to toasty perfection. Fox Harbor Pub and Grill offers their Tuna Melt sandwich with a choice of chips & pico de gallo, side salad, fries, or a cup of soup of the day. Onion rings, clam chowder or chili can be substituted for $1.00.
Urban Diner - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The formal menu at Chefusion, Eclectic Cuisine & Lounge, offers a sumptuous Grilled "Prime" Beef Tenderloin as one of the entree selections from their three course menu. This "prime" cut of meat is available in a six-ounce, eight-ounce or a bone-in fourteen-ounce portion size.
The six-ounce tenderloin is plated atop a deep flavorful demi and then veiled in a rich golden sauce béarnaise. Nestled next to the tenderloin is a mound of truffle mashed potatoes.
In artful simplicity, the Grilled "Prime" Beef Tenderloin entrée is accompanied purple and orange cauliflower, carrot bundled haricot vert, sprouts, spears of asparagus and a single pared baby carrot. Fresh, simple, and elegant.
Urban Diner - Monday, November 18, 2013
Smoked Duck Pizza and a steaming cup of Big Tomatoes Minestrone
with Pesto soup makes for a simplistic light dinner full on flavor at Big Tomatoes.
Smoked Duck Pizza starts with a simple individual size base of thin crust topped with shreds of smoked duck breast and sliced mushrooms. Creamy morsels of tangy goat cheese and slivers of green onion slices crown the pizza with a dusting of dried sage.
Big Tomatoes Minestrone with Pesto soup is packed thick with chunks of vegetables, white beans and juicy tomatoes in a light and savory tomato broth.