The new menu includes “pre-game” fare, including Ultimate Nachos, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Jalapeño Poppers, Chicken Tenders, Fried Macaroni & Cheese and a Chicken Nachos Platter.
A “Build Your Own Fries” options allows guests to choose between crispy fry, steak fry or tater tots, then add a protein, cheese and topping.
The restaurant also serves homemade soup, soon to be gluten-free, as well as traditional and boneless chicken wings, salads and tacos.
Fifteen “Slide Into Home” sandwiches include everything from a Steak Hoagie, Classic Double Decker BLT and a Teriyaki Philly to Pulled Pork, Deluxe Grilled Cheese and Grilled Fish Fillet sandwiches.
Baseline Burgers include a Basic Burger, Patty Melt Burger, and Ultimate Bacon Cheese Burger, plus a Blondie Burger (burger patty topped with an onion ring, pulled pork, cheddar cheese and jalapeños on a buttered, toasted bun with barbecue sauce) and a Heartbreaker Burger (burger patty with ham, crispy bacon, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, served on a buttered, toasted bun).
Transforming the business also meant adding outdoor seating.
Gary Gilbert, 74, of West Chester Twp., said camaraderie shared by patrons of Blondie’s Sports Bar & Grill reminds him of the fictitious bar portrayed in the popular “Cheers” TV show
Gilbert said he dines at Blondie’s daily because “the food’s very good and it’s a family-friendly place.”
The restaurant will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. today and a grand opening celebration all-day Saturday. The festivities that day include all-day Happy Hour prices, a free appetizer bar in the evening, hourly giveaways and raffle prizes. A deejay will spin tunes from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and a “big prize” will be awarded to one customer at the end of the night.
Because the business is female-owned and predominantly female-staffed, it doesn’t give off a “guys-only” vibe found at some pubs, Perkins said.
“Plenty of females love sports, so we want to make them feel just as comfortable as males would as well,” she said.