Pizza lovers in Green Bay should look no further than Rustique Pizzeria + Lounge. Dine beneath the soaring, vaulted wooden ceilings of the dining room (the 112 year old building used to be a chapel). Start off with funky appetisers like fried plantains or baked bruschetta dip before progressing to the exquisite hand tossed pizza. Feel free to be adventurous with toppings like shrimp and asparagus or mac ‘n’ cheese, or stick with classic options like the margarita. For those not in the mood for pizza, there are sandwich and salad options available too. If the weather shapes up when you’re there for dinner, snag a spot on the deck and soak in the pink glaze of Wisconsin sunset whilst enjoying your meal with a glass of wine.
Rustique Pizzeria + Lounge, 13201 Velp Avenue, Green Bay, WI, USA, +1 920 544 9379
Eating at Three Three Five is more than a meal, it’s an experience. On most nights, the fresh, airy space hosts concerts and private events organised by ‘Traveling Chef’ Christopher Mangless. On select Wednesdays however, the public is invited to the private dining studio to join Mangless for ‘Open Market,’ a multi course, gastronomic spectacular in which the talented chef and his team prepare innovative, experimental dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients. It’s the chefs’ opportunity to be as creative as they’d like and the results are often unlike anything diners have ever tasted before. American Way magazine writes, ‘if sauté pans were electric guitars and tasting menus were set lists, Christopher Mangless would be the ultimate rock star.’ Reservations are a must for these performances.
Three Three Five, 335 N Broadway, Green Bay, WI, USA, +1 920 431 1111
Hinterland itself isn’t off the beaten path, but some of the dishes on its adventurous menu may be uncharted territory for your taste buds. The chefs have made a conscious effort to embrace unusual food pairings while seeking out fresh, local ingredients to produce vibrant, unique dishes. Working closely with fishermen on the West and East Coasts and alongside farmers close to home, the culinary team is able to make elements like just caught fish and hand foraged mushrooms the stars of their dishes. The food is not the only delectable option however, Hinterland is also a celebrated brewery, winning the title of Wisconsin Brewery of the Year at the 2013 New York International Beer Competition. Wash the grilled abalone mushroom, Andouille encrusted Mahi Mahi, or wood fire grilled elk tenderloin down with brews such as the Packerland Pilsner or the ‘Bears Still Suck’ Rye.
Hinterland, 313 Dousman Street, Green Bay, WI, USA, +1 920 438 8050
Wisconsinites are more than a little passionate about their professional football team and who can blame them, considering the Packers have won the most championships in their league, earning Green Bay the nickname ‘Titletown, USA’. Titletown Brewing Co. honours the team’s history of excellence whilst also preserving a piece of the city’s past. The brewpub’s building is an old train depot built in 1899, which housed several companies throughout the 20th century but was vacant for some years in the 1990s. Luckily, it was resurrected when Titletown Brewing Co. came along, the building was finally placed on the National Register of Historic Places three years later. Celebrate this Wisconsin icon with an award winning Boathouse Pilsner Bohemian style Pilsner and an ‘Olden’ burger with a side of cheese curds at Titletown Brewing Co.
Titletown Brewing Co., 200 Dousman Street, Green Bay, WI, USA, +1 920 437 2337