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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.



Chop Suey vs Chow Mein

Urban Diner - Monday, May 21, 2018

Chop Suey vs. Chow Mein
What is the difference anyway?

China Palace offers Chop Suey or Chow Mien with the choice of 
vegetable, roast pork, chicken, beef, shrimp or the house special.

The Urban Diner went with the roasted pork.  Tender flat slices of roasted pork
are tossed together with whole pea pods, matchstick cut carrots
fresh crisp bean sprouts, bok choy, bamboo shoots and mushrooms in a silky sauce.

Happy to entertain the pressing question to the difference,
China Palace served up a bowl of hot tender rice and a bowl of dry noodle
with a simple explanation.

Chop Suey = Rice
 Chow Mein = Dry Noodles

No matter which dish, China Palace serves it up the best and fast!

Bourbon Gastropub

Urban Diner - Monday, May 14, 2018

It's not only about the extensive bourbon list at Main Street Bourbon Room.
It's a gastropub menu that the kitchen executes with flavors and care.
It's the largest high-end bourbon menu in the state and farm to table fare.

So cleanse the palate with a craft cocktail, a Bourbon Smash,
 muddled lemon and mint and BuffaloTrace Bourbon over smashed ice
   with a garnish of lemon twist.  Bright and delightful. Then peruse the menu.

The Main Street Bourbon Room food menu provides a variety of selections,
making it all the more difficult presenting specials not on the menu.

 Sourcing fresh main ingredients like fish, some not usually available
flown in as a weekly specials are the likes of
Corvina, Lake Trout or maybe Mahi-Mahi.

So featured fish that day it was, Mahi-Mahi, a firm mild fish.
Main Street Bourbon Room's kitchen grilled it perfectly
 providing a nice portion of fish, surrounded
with grilled fingerling potatoes and seasoned sugar snap peas.    

Home of the Big Slice

Urban Diner - Monday, May 07, 2018

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 (BSL = 'Big Slice Legue') 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.  

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