When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of pub fare at Bay Hill Tavern in Clairemont.
The chefs at Bay Hill Tavern hand-press burger patties, slice fries, and cleverly group ingredients into scrumptious sandwiches, salads, and more. Ignite your appetites with a starter from the menu, such as chicken wings ($8.95), slathered in a choice of buffalo, barbecue, or teriyaki sauce, or combine all three for a trifecta more flavorful than the Beastie Boys. The hill-top dip sandwich ($10.95) lays a french-roll foundation and piles on stories of thick with fresh roast beef, sautéed mushrooms, and melted swiss cheese before celebrating construction with a dip in a jus jacuzzi. The little tavern burgers, a quartet of 2-ounce hand-patted patties, come dressed with flavorful frills such as cheese, guacamole, and barbecue sauce ($8.95) and can be buoyed by the currents of a root-beer float ($5.75).
Stop in on Saturday or Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to embark on Bay Hill Tavern's breakfast treasure chest, consisting of hearty options such as the sirloin steak Clairemont scramble ($9.95); indecisive diners can summon direction from the navigationally apt Capt. Crunch french toast ($5.95).