So there's a stylin' new bowling alley opening next Friday at downtown's long-awaited CityScape complex -- what's that got to do with you, hungry reader?
Turns out, Lucky Strike Lanes isn't just a place to knock down a mess of pins. The 18,000-square-foot, 12-lane bowling facility also has its own full-service restaurant with a surprisingly extensive, better-than-plain-ol'-bar-food menu.
Do they mean business? Well, they have an executive chef -- Albert Garza -- and three pages of comfort food to persuse.
More than a dozen small plate options include country corn hash with grilled shrimp, pan-seared chicken pillows with teriyaki sauce, tomato and cheese "s'mores," and baked potato chips topped with cheddar, bacon bits, sour cream, chives, and ranch dressing. There are sandwiches, "midi burgers" served on toasted mini garlic buns, pizzas, and even salads. Desserts include root beer floats and chocolate chip cookies served with milk "shooters."
And, as you'd expect from any decent bowling alley, there will be booze a'plenty at two bars. The joint goes 21-and-over starting at 9 p.m.
Lucky Strike Lanes, at 50 W. Jefferson, will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday.