Restaurants across North America serve an assortment of appetizers,
which begs the question: What appetizers are the most popular on the menu? Well
for starters (pun intended), we admit that these small bites are perfect when
you want to snack on something before your main dish. From boneless wings to cheesy
mozzarella sticks, read more to find out which American appetizers reign
Easy to eat and deliciously flavored, boneless wings are at
the top of our appetizer list. You can’t go wrong with savory wings and an ice-cold
beer. At American-style restaurants, there are an array of flavors to choose,
such as BBQ, hot, mild, and more. This appetizer usually comes with a dipping
sauce too, which complements the flavor of the wings.
Although nachos are considered a Mexican dish, this cheesy
plate has made its way onto American menus everywhere. Nachos can simply be served
with melted cheese, but many restaurants are taking nachos to the extreme. Ground
beef, lettuce, tomato, jalapenos, sour cream, and salsa are just some of the toppings
that are found on top of nachos. They are not a “heavy” appetizer, which is why
so many people enjoy nachos!
Mozzarella sticks are definitely an appetizer you can
indulge in. They are prepared by breading the outside of a mozzarella cheese
stick and deep-fried until golden. This dish is typically served with a side of
warm marinara sauce. Mozzarella sticks are a staple appetizer at bars and
restaurants because of the fried bits and gooey cheese, making it an optimal
choice to pair with beer.
Do you have a favorite appetizer, maybe one that we didn’t
mention in this blog? Comment down below!
Gettin’ hungry? We recommend ordering from Johnny’s
Bar & Grill for dine-in, takeout, and delivery to try our famous appetizers
and entrees. You can find our full menu on DoorDash. Place an order by calling (815)
626-7767. We look forward to serving you soon!
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, several state governments
have mandated the closure of small businesses such as nail salons, restaurants,
and bars. Through these trying times, many businesses such as Johnny’s Bar and
Grill have been able to remain open while implementing steps to help combat the
virus. Going out to dine at a restaurant might not be the same as it was before,
but the support that one can provide to their favorite local restaurants is a
lot. Read along as we list a few ways in which you can support your local
restaurants during this pandemic.
You might not be able to dine at your favorite places to
eat, but you can still enjoy them in the comfort of your home! Restaurants such
as ours are offering curbside pickup or delivery to help flatten the curve
while remaining efficient. Call your order ahead of time or order online and
have it ready to go by the time you get there. If you don’t want to leave the
house at all, order through a food delivery service, they too are adapting to
the changes and some are even taking it a step further by offering contactless
delivery. Just remember to tip your driver!
Tip Your Server
Truth is, we are all experiencing this pandemic together.
And while some have been laid-off or furloughed, other’s such as our wonderful
team are still coming in to work to provide our customers with their favorites.
Recognize their hard work and make their day a bit brighter by leaving them a
Leave a Positive
Virtual appreciation goes a long way! This a quick and easy
way to show your appreciation for your favorite local restaurants, and needless
to say, it is also free! Froom Google to Yelp and Facebook, there are plenty of
platforms where you can share your positive comments. This will not only put a
smile on their face, but it will also grab viewers’ attention and convince them
to try that place out too!
Repost, Like, and
With everyone staying at home and being more socially active
online, it has made it easier for small business owners to connect with their
fan base. If you are following a restaurant or any other small business online,
make sure to like or share their content!
We hope that these ideas have motivated you to show your
support to the local businesses around you. If you are in the Sterling, IL
area, feel free to order some delicious American food from our restaurant! We
are offering curbside pick. Learn more about our local restaurant and updates
by following us on Facebook!
Appetizers and snacks are what we’re all about at Johnny’s
Bar & Grill! In order to satisfy your hunger, we thought we would share a
recipe that anyone can make from home. With just a few simple ingredients, you
can make your own baked
buffalo wings. These are easy to bake in your oven without having the mess
of a fryer. Just add a side of celery sticks and ranch and you’ve got yourself
a delicious homemade meal. Continue reading to find out what you need for this
cup all-purpose flour
teaspoon cayenne pepper
teaspoon garlic powder
cup melted butter
cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lightly grease with cooking spray. Place the flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt into a resealable plastic bag, and shake to mix. Add the chicken wings, seal, and toss until well coated with the flour mixture. Place the wings onto the prepared baking sheet, and place into the refrigerator. It’s recommended to refrigerate at least 1 hour before baking!
Whisk together the melted butter and hot sauce in a small bowl. Dip the wings into the butter mixture, and place back on the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and crispy on the outside. Cook for about 45 minutes. Turn the wings over halfway during cooking so they cook evenly.
Share Your Wings on Social Media
Follow us on our social media pages and post a picture to
show us your wing meal! We would love to see how your wings turned out. Our
customers can also place an order for curbside pickup for wings, burgers, and
more. Call us at (815) 626-7767 or visit our
When you sit down to eat at a restaurant, your expectations
of a great burger is juicy, tender, and grilled right? Seeing those appetizing
grill marks on a burger makes all the difference. Of course, it comes down to
the person standing in front of the grill making your food. If you want to learn
how to become a grill master yourself, here are a few tips and tricks to get
Basic Rules to Follow
Cooking on the grill is an American pastime and an honored
position whether you’re hosting a party or preparing a meal for the family. In
order to practice good grilling habits, you will want to begin by cleaning the
grate to prevent your meat from sticking. Next, you will need to reserve some
time for your grill to heat up. You want it to be hot enough to get your burger
cooked all the way through, even if it’s just medium-rare. Depending on if you’re
working with a gas or charcoal grill, you will want to keep an eye on your
food. Some grilling items may need a lower temperature to
cook, like your fish, chicken, and vegetables. If you’re cooking a burger,
it’s best to use a medium heat for a gas grill. Flip when necessary to get an
even grill on both sides of the meat. It’s also important to have the right
tools to flip the meat and have them nearby at a moment’s notice. One tip that
grillers should always follow is to not step away from the grill for too long;
the last thing you want to happen is for your perfectly marinated burger to
Grilling burgers is what we do best at Johnny’s Bar &
Grill. We have our seasoned chefs and cooks on the line to grill your burger to
perfection. Whether you want to enjoy a drink and game at our bar, you can
always count on us for a delicious burger. Be ready to order when you visit our
restaurant by checking out our menu online. We can’t wait to