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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, August 29, 2016

Packed with a whole grain that has the highest protein content, the
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers at The Cannery are enough for a
shared side dish or perfect as a meatless meal.

Bits of roasted vegetables, garlic and shallots are mix with quinoa and
 generously stuffed into two huge sweet red peppers and topped with freshly
grated parmesan cheese before oven roasting.  The final touch of flavor, 
a drizzle of balsamic vinegar over the Quinoa Stuffed Peppers.

Diner's Note: In keeping with the "farm-to-table" concept at The Cannery
the sweet red peppers are grown by local farmers when in season.

Quick Bite

Urban Diner - Monday, August 22, 2016

Need to grab a quick bite to eat?   

 Something simple with a punch of flavor?

Hot, Fresh and Fast?

Chili Cheese Dogs at Kentro Gyros!
A Vienna all beef hotdog tucked into a soft poppy seed bun
 and topped with Kentro Gyros's homemade chili, cheese and onion.

Stop on by and grab a bite to eat!
Dine in - Carry Out - Catering - Delivery

Autumn Maki

Urban Diner - Saturday, August 13, 2016

Billed Green Bay's first sushi bar, Little Tokyo Restaurant lists
a varied selection of Maki under Sushi on their menu.
 Maki is a type of sushi.  Seafood, usually raw, or thinly sliced vegetables
or both are wrapped and rolled in toasted nori (seaweed) and a layer of rice.

The Autumn maki roll at Little Tokyo Restaurant reveals stunning colors of the fall season as the name suggests. Ingredients of shrimp tempura, raw tuna, cucumber and a spicy sauce provide crispy, cool, and smooth textures complimented by the mild smoky slight salty taste and crunchy texture of the red-orange tobiko (flying fish roe) coating the outside of the Autumn maki roll.  The popular Japanese garnish, pickled ginger and wasabi, flank this delectable maki roll.  

Urban Diner Tip: Sushi Etiquette - Sushi is meant to be a finger food.  It is preferable to eat with ones hands rather than chopsticks, although both ways are acceptable in America.  Eat the whole sushi roll at once.  It is not appropriate to eat part of a piece of sushi and place then other piece (bite) back on a plate.  Once you have picked up something you need to eat all of it.  Maki rolls made with rice on the outside are not to be dipped into soy sauce as the rice portion of the sushi will become too moist and can cause it to fall apart.  Maki rolls with Nori (dried seaweed) on the outside can be dipped into the soy sauce before eating as it will hold together.  

(Sushi Etiquette information was found at


Green And Fried

Urban Diner - Monday, August 01, 2016

Long awaited was the opening of The Creamery Downtown, whose presence
adds a daily modern breakfast/brunch/cafe option to downtown.
It is now open and serving!

A riff on a classic Southern favorite, The Creamery Downtown, serves
Fried Green Tomatoes, featured in the classic presentation of Eggs Benedict.

Crusty cornmeal fried green tomatoes serve as the base for the
poached eggs which are spooned with a silky hollandaise. 
 Crowned with chorizo, the Fried Green Tomato Benedict is adorned with
tender arugula, house pico and a salsa verde.

And why get a side order of bacon when you can share a Bacon Basket!
Welcome to Downtown Creamery!

The Adams and Mango

Urban Diner - Monday, July 18, 2016

Buzzing around downtown?

Grab a lunch at the corner of Walnut and 
Washington at the Daily Buzz!

A refreshing thick smoothie made from fresh mango hits the spot along
side of the Daily Buzz grilled panini The Adams

 The Adams features layered slices of ham, Genoa salami, pepperoni,
carmelized onions, roasted red pepper, tomato, provolone cheese
 and a smear of red pepper aoli comes with crispy kettle chips and a pickle.

The Daily Buzz paninis can be ordered as a half or full size.

Delighting The Senses

Urban Diner - Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Hamachi Crudo
grapefruit / ponzu vinegar / cilantro/ crispy radish / shisho

It may be market night, a notable wine dinner, or ramen pop-up and an
 amazing array of epicurean plates are revealed in Three Three Five's 
open kitchen dining studio delighting culinary senses.
From the starters to deserts to the custom crafted beverages, only
 the finest quality of available seasonal ingredients from the midwest or other 
regions of the US await discriminating diners of fine food at Three Three Five.

On this particuar evening, Three Three Five hosted a Ramen Pop-Up Night.  On the menu, Hamachi, a Japanese amberjack used in sushi, is plated Crudo (In Italian crudo means "raw"), along with the ingredients of grapefruit, radish, ponzu vinegar and shisho, an aromatic herb to compliment this starter dish.

Restaurant Week 2016

Urban Diner - Monday, June 27, 2016

Mark the calendar!  July 14-21, 2016 is Restaurant Week  #GBEatWeek 
 Start planning a dining route and be sure to include some or
 all of the twelve downtown restaurants listed here that are
participating in this year's Restaurant Week.

What's on the menu?  
 Just click on the name of the restaurant to see the
specially created menus each downtown restaurant is offering. 
Happy Eating!

* The Urban Diner highly recommends calling ahead for reservations during
 this popular dining week when planning your culinary explorations.


Urban Diner - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

No bones about it!  
Fox Heights Pub & Grill serves up a crispy batch of traditional chicken wings,
 "naked" as it is called in some circles, sans breading or batter.

Wings are ordered by the pound and Fox Heights Pub & Grill
offers a litany of flavors to choose from if plain doesn't cut it.

Flavor selections are: 
 Tropical Habanero, Spicy BBQ, Chili Dusted, Extra Hot, Hot, Medium,
 Mild, Hot Garlic Parmesan (pictured here),Thai Chili, Honey BBQ,
 BBQ, and good old Plain.

Fox Heights Pub & Grill serves their wings with the traditional
 celery and choice of blue cheese or ranch dressing.

Breakfast Bite

Urban Diner - Monday, June 06, 2016

Get a bite of breakfast at Liberty Cafe, a little corner coffee shop cafe 
serving espresso drinks and coffee from Anodyne Coffee Roasters out of
Milwaukee, WI.  Keepng it simple, Liberty Cafe offers four breakfast selections.

One of the four breakfast selections is a Breakfast bagel or muffin.
The sandwich is lightly toasted and is topped with cooked egg.
The next layer of cheese, is a slice of cheese with a multitude of choices:
Swiss, Cheddar, Provolone, Smoked Gouda, Pepperjack or Feta.
Choose bacon or ham capped off with tomato and red pepper slices.

All of Liberty Cafe's breakfast sandwiches come with fresh fruit.

Check out Liberty Cafe's Facebook page libertycafegreenbay for pictures.


Spring Scallops

Urban Diner - Monday, May 23, 2016

A new scallop dish from Black and Tan Grille's spring menu emphasizes 
simplicity of presentation that is beautifully created with tantalizing ingredients.

Delicate elements of perfectly seared sweet scallops resting on a bed of coconut bamboo rice trimmed with thinly julienned strips of ripe papaya, Frenso chili and a hint of ginger, provide unique flavors while showcasing the nouvelle cuisine cooking style of Black and Tan Grille's chef.

The Black and Tan Grille kitchen changes the menu seasonally, and with
the exception of a few signature dishes, availability for this dish and
others come to an end.  Diner's Tip: Make Haste.

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