Rating: 5

janesvillecomments Cozy Inn Chinese & American

Cozy Inn has been around for nearly 90 years, and the two reasons for that are excellent food and service. Generations of Janesville diners have had their delicious Chinese cousine and they are still in business despite several competitors (including 3 all-you-can-shovel-in-at-a-single-setting buffets). They are reasonably priced, they have generous portions, and their take-out food is served very hot and stays warm for a long time. If you dine in, their hot tea is good.

A family favorite has been the beef subgum chow mein, and I usually also get wonton soup or shrimp-fried rice to go with that. Their Four Seasons Delight, Sweet and Sour Pork, Bok Choy Char Sue, Pork Egg Foo Young.... sniffle, 11 hours to go before they open.

Their only drawback is the steep set of stairs to get to the second floor location.

I just recently found their web site: http://www.cozyinnchineserestaurant.com/ It has their current schedule and menu.

krelisbliesa replies...

After reading all this excellent reviews I will also give that try.

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Rating: 5

janesvillecomments fuji Sushi & Steak House

I visited the Fuji Japanese Steakhouse tonight (09-07-10) which is a Tuesday, so it wasn't as crowded as it would be on a weekend. We had a 5 minute wait for a table. I had a Hibachi Samurai Steak. As of this writing, you need to have at least 2 in your party order off the Hibachi portion of the menu to get a chef cooking at your table. Our chef was very skilled (if it looks easy to you, try playing paddle ball with a spatula and a raw egg and see if you can go a minute without breaking the shell). Diners have a choice of onion or miso soup, receive a small tossed salad, 2 grilled shrimp as an appetizer and fried rice.

My steak also came with a serving of mixed grilled vegetables (including sliced mushrooms, broccoli, and carrots). Two dipping sauces were provided to each of the diners. There was a long list of extras you could order in addition to the 10 or 12 basic Hibachi-style meals (Samurai steak, Teriyaki steak, chicken, salmon, calamari, etc) and since I don't care for Sushi, I didn't pay any attention to that part of the menu. They had an extensive drink list as well, which I have no interest in.

Chopsticks are available upon request, and in addition to being a talented Hibachi artist, our chef took a couple of minutes to explain and demonstrate the use of chopsticks to a diner trying them for the first time.

The only downside of the Fuji Steakhouse I could see was the P*psi beverage sign.

Rating: 2

janesvillecomments Mercy Outpatient Sports Medicine & Rehab Center

sunday night Gazlo site reported they were open at 7:00 am today. At 7:10 am I got a recording that their normal business hours start at 8:30 am.

Kacey Kaderly replies...

I called a verified the times. I was told that all of the doctors share the center so there are different times depending on who and what you are looking for. The out-patience therapy does in fact start at 7:00am and goes until 6:00. Depending on what doctor you are looking for some start at 8:00, others at 8:30 like Dr. Garcia. I added a 2nd hour set to try to clarify that.

Rating: 4

janesvillecomments Woodman's Food Market Inc

Woodman's is a local mega-grocery, and is bigger than the local stores of the Sentry, Logli, or Piggly Wiggly chains - I'm not sure if it's larger than Pick 'n Save on Janesville's south side. The strong points of Woodman's include low prices, wide variety, and one-stop shopping.

Woodman's has a respectable selection of ethnic Mexican and Asian foods, especially for a community like Janesville, which isn't even quasi-cosmopolitan. If you are into mouth-burning, gut-churning, spicy hot food, there are plenty of spices, peppers and hot sauces available at Woodman's. Woodman's also has a large selection of magazines and paperback books, and does film developing. They also sell gasoline and liquor (although due to a Janesville ordinance, the liquor store is through a separate door in the same building - Logli and Pick 'n Save have the same configuration).

Their meat isn't quite as good as it's competitors, but it is cheaper. They have a lot of variety and brand names of sausages, bacons, pre-packaged chicken and turkey, etc.

The "rabbit food" at Woodman's isn't as good nor neatly coiffured like Logli and Pick 'n Save's produce departments, but the pricing is more attractive. Fresh vegetable/fruit quality has been a little spotty at Woodman's the last year with some staples such as bananas, tomatoes, and green peppers. I'm not sure how much of that is attributable to their wholesaler shopping and how much to the crop availability. I read that Florida's spring tomato crop got hit hard by frost this year. If you are feeding your own face or stuffing the kids, go with Woodman's. If you are laying out veggies for a party or event and are going for the 5 points for plating (© Iron Chef ☺), you may want to pay the higher prices at their competitors for better looking greens and fruits.

Weak points include:

The bakery - it isn't as good as it's competitors. I get my commerical bread, such as Beefsteak Rye, or Gardner's sandwich and hotdog buns there, but I go to Logoli's for fresh "real" bread. I've never ordered a custom cake at a grocery store, so I don't know how that service at Woodman's compares to their competitors (that would be a good idea for someone to write a review on).

The deli is the weakest point of Woodman's. Unless you are picking up 20+ pounds of sliced ham for the company picnic or family reunion, skip it and go to Logli's (which also has a great build-your-own salad bar) or one of the Sentry stores for good deli food.

Almost any time I go through Edgerton or Milton on the way home to Janesville, I make a pit stop at "the Pig". Piggly Wiggly has a great bakery and deli at both locations.

Due to its size, Woodman's seems to have more free samplings going on than their competitors.

Woodman's is a good grocery to do the bulk of your shopping at for a wide variety and to save money.