Yesterday Food in the Fox left Appleton and traveled north to Green Bay. We have yet to have a bad eating experience in Green Bay and this time it was no different. With no specific destination in mind, we took Oneida Street up from Highway 41 and decided to stop and try a random place. Well, we drove past Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant, and the sign out from said Avocado and Shrimp Salad. That caught my attention because I was in the mood for some kind of seafood. Well, we turned around and as we did we drove past a large SUV filled with large men in Packers jerseys. I just so happen to noticed they pulled into Ray Nitchke field. Yup, a couple cheese heads heading to early season practice.
Italian Spices & Food
Walking into Sammy’s immediately noticed the smell of oregano and other Italian spices. It was pretty incredible and made me even hungrier. The place was almost empty except for one other table when we walked in, but as time went on, people began to funnel in. Looking through the menu, I noticed bruschetta, which if you have not gathered, is a Food in the Fox favorite. The menu had many typical Italian dishes such as pastas and pizza and a large selection of soups and salads. Everything was reasonably priced and looked pretty tasty. I decided to go with the special that was on the sign out front, the Avocado and Shrimp salad. Oh, and we HAD to order bruschetta as well.
Veggie & Shrimp Buffet on a Plate
As you can see below, the bruschetta consisted of slices of lightly toasted Italian bread with chopped tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil drizzled with our balsamic vinaigrette. It was good, but the Italian bread was a little too toasted, by that I mean it was hard to cut through with a knife. The balsamic vinagrette was good, but not quite as good as The Remedy in Two Rivers. I would give it a 3.5/5 on the bruschetta scale. When the salad arrived at the table, it looked more like a small buffet. Lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, hard boiled egg and shrimp with a separate plate for salad dressing and a (deep fried?) breadstick. Everything on the salad was pretty good, except for the avocado, which was a bit over ripe and mushy. The homemade vinaigrette dressing was very good and tasted somewhat like spaghetti sauce minus the tomato, if you can imagine that.
Overall, a good experience. I will be back. Oh, and for you Packer fans out there, Sammy’s is right down the road from Lambeau and will let you tailgate in the parking lot before and after the games (for a price of course).
Sammy’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant
2161 S Oneida Street
Green Bay, WI 54304