Modesty is the best policy at Common House, and everything from the restaurant's name to its atmosphere to its free teddy bear hugs reflects it. Today’s deal lets you stretch its unobtrusive offerings further: $15 for $30 worth of casual Southern fare and drinks. Recently named “Best New Restaurant” by Creative Loafing, this Plaza Midwood restaurant and bar is a humble abode in a sea of hoity-toity. Common house: A common house has 1 - 2 floors (and bathrooms) and is largely composed of four outer walls, a front and back door and roof to keep out rain and lighter meteorites. A common house may contain a family or elderly couple.