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$20 for $40 Worth of High-Concept Cuisine at Block 7 Wine Company

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

86% of 284 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

  • Creative, elegant menu
  • Local & organic when possible
  • Live music Sundays
  • Lunch or dinner

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 13th, 2011. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour. Not valid towards alcohol. Not valid toward retail purchases. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Recent archaeological evidence suggests that Neanderthals could make lifelike shadow puppets and parallel park mastodons, leaving the fork as the sole element distinguishing modern humans from their prehistoric forebears. Take full advantage of several millennia of human development with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of sophisticated fare at Block 7 Wine Company on Shepherd Drive. Today's deal is not valid for alcohol or retail purchases.

Block 7 Wine Company offers customers a concept-fusing combination of retail wine space, wine bar, and restaurant, the latter of which delights diners with a menu of elegant dishes backed by premium ingredients. Start by noshing on a Slow Dough Bakery pretzel with herbed honey mustard ($4), or opt for truffle popcorn with Italian black truffle salt ($4), the secret snack served to the Illuminati at movie-theater concession stands across America. Dry-aged fans of dry-aged beef might go for the 21-day dry-aged prime rib eye ($29) or choose the handheld convenience of the dry-aged patty on the Block 7 burger, which also sports gruyere cheese and smoked bacon "relish" ($12). Flatbreads, such as a "whole pig" option topped with Italian sausage, prosciutto, and smoked bacon ($12), defy Einstein's Law of Two-Dimensional Flavor Containment, and a "sloppy Giuseppe" with ground venison and wild boar confit ($10) exposes the inadequate sloppy sandwiches of childhood. A downsized lunch menu is also available to quash midday appetite coups, in addition to $9 lunch specials served Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (and Saturday beginning at noon). With a different lunch special each day, you can opt for choices such as bacon-wrapped meatloaf on a Wednesday, whiskey-infused pork chop on a Thursday, or fish tacos on a Friday.

Although today's deal is not valid for alcohol, Block 7 gives its customers the option of ordering any bottle on its wine list at retail price or purchasing a selection from the retail operation and enjoying it with no corkage fee. Oenophiles and novices alike should stop by on Sunday evenings, when live music helps eardrums block out the taunting num-num sounds emanating from taste buds.

This Groupon is valid for dine-in only, and it is not valid for happy hour.

Reviews

The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Wine & Spirits magazine, and the Houston Business Journal featured Block 7 Wine Company. Citysearchers and Yelpers give Block 7 Wine Company an average of four stars.

  • American classics are deftly infused with Euro spins: there’s a hefty “sloppy Giuseppe” — a satisfyingly oozy sandwich made with ground venison and wild boar confit on oniony challah — and one of the best burgers in town, a dry-aged-beef patty topped with arugula, Gruyère and a Dijon-spiked aioli. – Salma Abdelnour, New York Times
  • Everything I admire about Block 7 was there on my table: a wine much better than I could ordinarily afford to purchase at a restaurant, thanks to the near-miracle of retail-level bottle pricing from the adjoining wine shop, with no added corkage fee; plus the kind of simple, self-assured cooking that gives the wine room to shine. – Alison Cook, Houston Chronicle
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    Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

    720 Shepherd Dr.

    Houston, Texas 77007

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