Caterina’s Ristorante has been serving family-made Italian recipes since 1982. The dining experience begins with a complimentary antipasto appetizer and then it’s up to you to choose a delicious entree. Options range from pasta to seafood to veal and steak and lots in between.
The sizable Japanese menu is at once kind to lovers of raw fish and the theatrical hibachi. Spring for tempura (veggie and/or shrimp), sushi and sashimi, special maki rolls and any appetizer from the sushi bar. Wash them down with a cold Sapporo.
Chilango Express started in a space adjacent to a gas station. It’s since moved to a much larger location. Chilango’s creations start with homemade tortillas, which make all the difference. The freshness of that base ingredient (which yields a fluffy, light tortilla) combined with big meaty chunks of pastor is taco ecstasy. Come early on weekends for the lamb, a dynamite taco filling. Mentioned in:
It feels like a standard neighborhood watering hole, but the massive bank of 30 taps behind the bar sets it apart. The selection includes standards from New Glarus and Lakefront, as well as oddities like Old Heathen bourbon barrel aged stout.