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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.

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Hambriento?

Urban Diner - Monday, June 12, 2017


New to the downtown district dining scene, in a beautifully refurbished
and colorfully redecorated venue on North Washington Street,
Presidente Mexican Kitchen is a festive dining niche serving
up fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, Mexican specialities
 and dips for those beloved tortilla chips!

Featured here, is Presidente Mexican Kitchen's Burrito Deluxe.
A shredded chicken and bean burrito and a shredded beef with beans burrito
sit side by side and are topped with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and
a dollop of sour cream.  Delicous side dishes of rice and creamy
beans go hand in hand with the Burrito Deluxe.

 For a refreshing complement to go with the generous plated portions,
Presidente Mexican Kitchen has bottled Mexican beers,
Mexican Jarritos and, of course, classic margaritas. 

Diner's Note:  To assist those unfamilar with the pronunciation and preparation of Mexican dishes, the menu at Presidente Mexican Kitchen features a Meixcan food glossary.


Hash It Over

Urban Diner - Monday, June 05, 2017


While in Green Bay recently, doing a performance at the Weidner Center,
Alton Brown took time to stop in at Al's Hamburger Shop for a Swiss &
Mushroom Burger with Tator Tots.  What?  No cheese curds?

What Alton may not have been privy to, is knowing Al's fame for HASH
And Al's Hamburger Shop doesn't just serve it for breakfast either.

The Hash Burger comes with Al's famous corned beef hash
crowning a fresh pressed fried hamburger patty.
Fried onions follow, adding a hint of sweetness, and
covered withn a slice of Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing drizzle.

If you're really hungry you can make any burger a double.

Next time Alton, next time. 









Share The Best

Urban Diner - Sunday, May 21, 2017

Three Three Five says, "The best things in life are meant to be shared...

Creating a craving of edible desire, the menu of small seasonal
plates at Three Three Five are designed to do just that.
The plated ingredients beckon and the flavors sing.  

On this particular evening, BBQ Carrots, lightly charred to release their
sweetness, are paired with silky buttermilk, dill and hazelnut.

Followed by a bowl of Bolognese, Grana shavings melt into the handmade
pappardelle tossed with a meaty bolognese sauce and brioche.  

Three Three Five is a private dining studio and does open it doors to
the public all year long as long as there is no private event booked.
The "What's Up Downtown" newsletter lists when public dining is available.



Kick Of Chipotle

Urban Diner - Monday, May 01, 2017



One of Black and Tan's signature steak selection's,
 known on the dinner menu as it's own namesake,
The Black and Tan, a juicy center cut Iowa premium beef tenerderloin.
Black and Tan continues to showcase this juicy steak
on their lunch menu via the Chipotle Tenderloin Sandwich. 

A pillowy soft ciabatta bun is layered with peppery arugula
and sliced tomato then topped with delicate layers the beef tenderloin,
shaved and cooked in chipotle, a smoked dried chili creating
the flavors of the Chipotle Tenderloin Sandwich.
Cheddar melts into the hot beef shavings mellowing
out the slight kick of chipotle heat.

All of Black and Tan's sandwiches are served with
a choice of steak fries or soup of the day.
Upgrades to sweet potato fries, as shown here,
a salad or baked French onion soup, are also a delightful addition.




South African Nibbles

Urban Diner - Saturday, April 08, 2017

A wine bar has found it's place downtown. 

Interesting wines and good nibbles with a South African spin.
An Aardvark is an animal from the owner's native country,
South Africa, hence the South African twist.

A self serve wine bar.
Select the size pour from the many selections of wine dispensers (On tap).
A card tracks your wine tally until your ready for your tab.
Many a delicious wine can be discovered and tasted via this method. 

 There are South African wines with a balance of interesting New World wines.
The wines change regularly and are also available by the bottle.

Wines pair great with food so take a little trip around the world from
Cheese & Charcuterie Plates, Fondue for Two, Bruschettas or a selection from Something to Start pictured below.  Begin in South Africa with Biltong:
South African style jerky made from fillets of meat cut into strips,
 cured with salt and spiced with coriander.
This tender jerky is served stylishly on a slab of slate
 along with crunchy hand rolled breadsticks and African chutney.



Cup Or Bowl

Urban Diner - Monday, March 06, 2017



A quick lunch with sustenance is on the menu at Liberty Cafe
This little corner coffee shop and cafe ladles up tasty soups du jour.
 Take a look at the "Soups of the Day" board to see what's been cooking.
 Here, a steaming bowl of thick creamy Chicken with Brown and Wild Rice
Liberty Cafe offers tasty soups by the cup or by the bowl.


 




Seafood Stew

Urban Diner - Monday, February 20, 2017




Tricky for many to pronnouce, ciopinno (cio-pi-no / choh-pee-noh), is a seafood stew of fish and various shellfish usually cooked with tomatoes, spices and herbs originating in San Franciso and created by Italian immigrants by 
using the bounties of the ocean.

Chefusion Eclectic Cuisine & Lounge's creation of this stew is Seafood Ciopinno, a delicous steaming bowl of P.E.I. Mussels, shrimp, lobster, and fish swimming in brothy goodness.  Tomato, onion, and fennel provide a simple delicate balance of vegatables to the seafood in this stew.  Served alongside the Seafood Ciopinno is a large toasty slice of bread making for great dipping in the broth.

Chefusion Eclectic Cuisine & Lounge offers Seafood Ciopinno as one of the entree selections on their small plate three course menu that includes a choice of first course, entree and dessert or it can be ordered alone from Chefusion'small plate menu.

 

Brunch-A-Tizer

Urban Diner - Monday, February 13, 2017


Those familar with the eclectic fonts and creative identifying labels of menu items at The Creamery Downtown won't be surprised ordering a Brunch-A-Tizer.  Avocado Toast, simple and to the point in it's own name, passing as breakfast, brunch or lunch, is one of the Brunch-A-Tizer items on the menu at The Creamery Downtown.

Avocado Toast is a choice of toast that is perfectly layered with buttery ripe slices of avocado, halved cucumber slices, juicy tomato wedges, micro greens, thin slices of radishes, extra virgin olive oil drizzle and the Chef's signature pickled onions.  If that's not enough to balance on the Avocado Toast, add an order of smoked salmon or crispy bacon to top it off.

Be sure to also check out  The Creamery Downtown's seasonal cocktail menu to enjoy (responsibly).  The Blushing Gold, a tincture of bourbon, fresh lemon, maple syrup, apple cider vinaigarette, Peychaud Aperitivo shaken with egg white arrives with a smoldering pineapple leaf making for an interesting element to this beverage.

 

Cheves & Grill

Urban Diner - Monday, February 06, 2017

Cheves & Grill is new restaurant that has opened downtown in the On Broadway district corner of Walnut and Broadway streets.  Cheves is Mexican slang for beer and the grill part is, of course, what's cooking in the kitchen.  

Appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, entrees and Friday fish make up the menu categories at Cheves & Grill along with Stone Baked Artisan Pizza.  Here, the Cheves and Grill Signature Pizzaa garlic crust pizza, is topped with a scattering of Parmesan, pepperoni, sausage, red onion, green pepper, tomato, mushrooms, slabs of fresh mozzarella, and EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).  The pizza is served up to the table on a pizza rack and cut into wedge shaped slices. 

Diner's Note: Cheves & Grill has beer, wine and a full bar.  Closed Mondays.


Southwestern Flavors

Urban Diner - Monday, January 23, 2017



Taste a sense of the American southwest in one bite of Kavarna's Southwestern Wrap without even having to leave downtown Green Bay.  Evoking the warm flavors of Mexican, Native American and Spanish cultures, this toasty wrap will entice even meat eaters to this vegetarian offering.

Center stage in the Southwestern Wrap is crumbled black bean burger, red onion, tomato bits and Wisconsin's owner Carr Valley pepper jack cheese, adding a creamy hit of piquant on the tongue.  Folded and neatly packaged in a tortilla, Kavarna's Southwestern Wrap is perfectly toasted allowing the flavors of the ingredients to meld together.  Served with a side of sour cream, the wrap also comes with a choice of either chips or fruit.




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