restaurant trots out some dining bargains
By Cynthia Schuster-Eakin
Published Dec. 10, 2008
these tough economic times, it is always good to know that you can
go out and find a dining bargain.
Pacers restaurant in Lakewood offers daily specials
that make it affordable for you to dine out any night of the week.
Renowned for its barbecued spareribs, Pacers has competed
in rib cook-offs across the country, winning over $60,000 in prize
money. The restaurant was awarded the title “Best Ribs” and “Best
Sauce” two years in a row at the National Rib Cook-Off here in Cleveland.
You can pick up a bottle of the award-winning sauce at Pacer’s to
take home, in a 12-ounce ($3.50) or 32-ounce bottle ($6.50).
Pacers’ hearty beef chili is filled with chunks of
beef and beans in broth flavored with a hint of their famous barbecue.
Noontime diners can enjoy a cup or bowl of their chicken chili topped
with cheddar cheese ($2.39 a cup, $2.99 a bowl).
If you are craving ribs, but not hungry enough for
a full dinner, order the rib teasers, a four-bone serving ($6.99).
Ribs are a buck a bone on Tuesday, four-bone minimum, and you can
make it a meal with sides for an additional $2.29. Chicken wings
are also a specialty, with sauces like honey mustard, sweet chili
and teriyaki. Monday, Thursday and Sunday nights are wing nights,
with chicken wings priced at 35 cents, dine in only, with a 10-wing
minimum order. Another interesting appetizer is cocktail steak,
or bite-size pieces of charbroiled strip loin served with a side
of barbecue dipping sauce ($7.99).
Half-pound Black Angus burgers, cooked to your liking,
are served on a toasted Kaiser bun with lettuce, tomato and a side
dish. The Pacer burger is topped with American cheese and house
barbecue sauce ($7.19). The extra-cheesy Bleu Moon burger is topped
with Swiss cheese and a mound of bleu cheese ($7.49). The menu also
offers a variety of grilled chicken sandwiches and toppings, wraps,
barbecue beef with melted Cheddar ($7.49), and a broiled steak sandwich
on grilled garlic bread with raw onion, lettuce and tomato ($7.79).
The Greek salad topped with calamari, feta cheese
and Greek vinaigrette dressing ($10.99) is a meal in itself. Breaded
perch is available on a bun with a side of slaw ($6.39), or as a
fish fry dinner ($8.49). Fish fry dinners are $6.99 on Friday after
Barbecued rib dinners are served with garlic bread
and two sides. A third-slab sparerib dinner is only $7.49. You can
also order a half-slab dinner ($9.99) or full slab ($15.99). Baby
back ribs are slightly pricier, at $10.99 for a half slab and $17.99
for a full-slab meal. Ribs can be ordered to go, at $13 a slab for
spareribs and $15 a slab for baby backs.
Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, is open seven days a week for lunch
and dinner. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Monday through Saturday,
and noon to 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. Major credit cards are accepted.
Gift certificates are available. The restaurant has wheelchair access.
Phone (216) 226-2000.
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