Each month, Restaurant.com focuses on a different restaurant genre in our Behind The Menu feature. Several of our restaurant partners, united by the common theme – think alfresco dining or a lesson in Italian cuisine –  are highlighted, and inspired readers can search Restaurant.com for even more related options. The monthly “Behind the Menu” theme is selected based on cultural and seasonal relevance, and the restaurants are chosen by how they relate to the theme, based on criteria including the restaurant’s popularity with diners, high standards for service, unique cuisine and memorable ambiance.

This month, we pay homage to the end of summer and the start of football season with an ode to sports bar and grills. Whether you never miss a game or just tag along for the burgers and wings, the fun and excitement of watching the big game in the comfort of a sports bar is sure to sizzle. Click here to learn more about this fall-dining staple and to check out this month’s featured restaurants.

What themes would you like to see in coming months?  Tell us in the comments section below!