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RedZone Sports Bar N' Grill

Come to watch a game — any game. RedZone Sports Bar N' Grill has 14 television screens, more than any other Ashland venue, making the furor over favorite sports teams audible from a block away.

A dozen of the bar's high-definition screens hung on rustic, red-brick walls are 40 inches or larger and hooked to separate satellite boxes. That means mixed-martial arts fans don't have to settle for college football games, or the Portland Timbers play second string to the Trail Blazers.

While working at Louie's Bar & Grill on the Plaza, Austin Loreman identified the town's unfilled niche for a true sports bar: a place that airs all of the games all of the time. His fiancee's father, Rick Krebs, agreed. So the duo founded RedZone in September at the former location of Tease as a place for fans to gather and enjoy snacks, lunch, dinner and, of course, drinks.

The menu of typical pub snacks, burgers, sandwiches, wraps and fry baskets extends to breakfast specials on Sundays. Per-person prices topping out at about $10 reflect RedZone's effort to build appeal among locals, including students at Southern Oregon University, instead of just seasonal tourists. Loreman says he envisions a sports scene comparable with Eugene's.

Recommended: "Black and Blue" salad with tri-tip steak slices, mixed greens, chopped tomatoes, shaved carrots, crumbled blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette; tri-tip steak dip with au jus; hand-cut fries, including chili-cheese, garlic-feta and sweet-potato; deep-fried pickles and green beans.

Alternative diets: Garden, portobello mushroom, chicken, turkey and salmon burgers; grilled cheese sandwich, quesadilla and two salads are other vegetarian options.

Beverages: Extensive list of craft and other domestic beers on tap and bottled; local and other domestic wines by the glass and bottle; full bar; sodas; juices; coffee; tea.

Price range: Appetizers, $4.99 to $12.99, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, $4.49 to $9.99, hot dogs, $4.99 to $6.99; wings, $5.99 to $17.99, salads, $1.99 to $8.99; breakfast, $6.99 to $7.99; desserts, $2.99 to $6.99.

Extras: No minors allowed any time; no checks, American Express or Discover cards; reservations accepted; separate room with lottery machines; street parking or in a nearby lot on South Second Street.

Serving: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Info: 303 E. Main St., Ashland; 541-482-2429; www.redzonesportsgrill.net.

The Breadboard Restaurant

Cuisine and scene: If it weren't "the place with all the cars," this unassuming restaurant may garner hardly a glance from passersby on their way south toward downtown. But The Breadboard remains popular after nearly three decades with an encyclopedic menu that has a breakfast for anyone and everyone, including students, seniors and children. But allow for at least 30 minutes of waiting on weekend mornings.

Recommended: Eggs Benedict (traditional and veggie versions), the "mountain man," Breadboard rancheros and namesake omelet with ham, mushrooms, olives and bell peppers; Butte Creek cakes, "amazing" pecan waffle, house-baked muffins, multigrain bread and cinnamon wheel.

Alternative diets: Numerous vegetarian options, including breakfast burrito, several omelets, pancakes, waffles and portobello mushroom-topped Gardenburger; "calico special" and Ashland scramble are vegan choices.

Beverages: Coffee, tea, juices (including fresh-squeezed orange), dairy and soy milks, sodas.

Price range: Breakfast specialties, $5.99 to $11.49; omelets, $9.29 to $11.39; pancakes, $3.49 to $7.59; salads; $5.99 to $10.59; sandwiches, $6.29 to $10.39; sides, $1.89 to $3.79.

Extras: Children's menu; no reservations accepted; tight quarters may be challenging for customers with limited mobility but easy for wait staff to refill coffee hastily.

Serving: Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, lunch starting at 11 a.m.

Info: 744 N. Main St., Ashland; 541-488-0295.