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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.



Seasoned Sear

Urban Diner - Monday, October 24, 2016

Tataki is a fantastic way to enjoy ahi tuna.  KOKO Sushi Bar & Lounge
    uses this Japanese method of flash searing to prepare Seared Ahi Tataki.

Maguro Ahi, a deep cherry red, firm texture and mild flavored tuna,
often eaten raw or rare, stands up to the spicy seasoning of the togarshi
pepper blend KOKO uses on the surface of the tuna before searing.
 The searing creates a slight crust that accentuates the meaty interior.

Seared Ahi Tataki is simply enjoyed dipping in to
soy sauce that accompanies the dish.

Between The Cheese

Urban Diner - Monday, October 17, 2016

This is the one you've been hearing about!

The Hungry Cat is a "grilled cheese" burger. 

White Dog Black Cat Cafe stuffs a juicy
 half pound burger between two classic grilled cheese sandwiches.
 White bread and American cheese and meat! Add lettuce, tomato, and onion.
 For an addtional charge mushroom and/or bacon is the cat's meow.
Crunch home made potato chips rounds out the plate.

Taste of Tapas

Urban Diner - Monday, October 10, 2016

Madrid Tapas Restaurant & Wine Bar is the formerly named Cafe Madrid
now settled in a new downtown location.  Along with the move is a revamped
simplified menu version of tapas, salads, "bocadillos", a Spanish style sandwich.

Avocado Shrimp is one of the tapas selection on the
Perfectly cooked shrimp is anchored in a smear of avocado spread on
a toasted crostini.  A creamy cheese topping and dusting of Spanish paprika finishes the dish.

As is done in Spain, order a few different tapas from the menu to
share or combine to make a full meal!

Thai Fried

Urban Diner - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

While waiting for the entree to be served, the kitchen at Bangkok Garden sends out this simply plated delectible Crab Rangoon to enjoy.  The appetizer is included with an entree and arrives hot and crispy outside with distinctly sweet bits of crab and cream cheese inside.

The Fried Rice entree is comprised of a delicate Jasmine white rice along with
a choice of beef, pork, chicken, tofu, vegetable, shrimp or seafood stir fried and seasoned with Bangkok Garden's special Thai seasoning and a cilantro garnish.

Since each dish at Bangkok Garden is cooked fresh to order the Thai
seasoning heat can be adjusted according to your taste.
Just let your server know if you preference: mild, medium, hot or extra hot.  
 Want more spice? Additional spice and peppers can be served on the side.

More Fish

Urban Diner - Monday, September 19, 2016

A staple on the menu since the opening of Titletown Brewing Co.,
 Fish & Chips are also a Titletown specialty item under the list of entrees.

 Titletown Brewing Co. takes liberty with incorporating it's Silver Medalist winner from the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, "Johnny Blood Red Ale", an Irish Red Ale with caramel malts and toasted barley, into the batter that coats North Atlantic cod before being rolled in Panko crumbs.  The cod is deep-fried to a crunchy crust that envelopes the tender piping hot white fish inside.

 The "Chip" selection of Fish & Chips are either pub fries or, pictured here, sweet potato waffle fries.  This entree also comes with Titletown's classic cucumber salad which is a slight sweet-heat-vinegar style version and their claimed famous house tartar sauce to dip your fish.

The Fish & Chips entree can be ordered in a small (seen here) or large portion.

Fish At The Park

Urban Diner - Monday, September 12, 2016

Mahi Mahi is a firm white flesh and delicious sweet flavored fish.
Hagemeister Park grills up this great tasting fish with a
light honey glaze then pairs it up with a savory sweet and tart
condiment topping of a cranberry - pear chutney.

Here the Grilled Mahi Mahi is served on an
 accompaniment of vegetable pearled couscous. 

Another side choice available with Hagemeister Park's Grilled
Mahi Mahi is potato (French fries, roasted red potatoes,
or mashed potato) and a vegetable medley.
 A fresh baked Sister Shubert roll accompanies this entree.


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!
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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!

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