Barbecue and American Food for Two or Four at Drakes Bar and Grill (45% Off)

Kokomo

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Barbecue sauce can make a good meal even better, as can good company and a waiter who rubs your throat as you chew. Chow down with this Groupon.

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  • $11 for $20 worth of barbecue and American food for two
  • $22 for $40 worth of barbecue and American food for four
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Food Cravings: Giving in to Science

You never know when a hankering is going to strike. Feed your need for knowledge with Groupon's study of food cravings.

For years, scientists believed that food cravings were linked to nutrient deficiencies—a taste for steak might signify a lack of iron, for instance. But recent research has uncovered a different theory. A functional MRI study cited by the Wall Street Journal suggested that food cravings are more similar to an addiction, triggered by reward centers in the brain that relate to memory and emotion. Answering to the craving can trigger the release of neurotransmitters including endorphins (which produce feelings of well-being) and dopamine (which produces the sense of receiving a reward), explaining why we turn to less-than-wholesome "comfort" foods in times of stress.

Nutritionists would love it if we only craved broccoli seasoned with calcium chews, but the reality is that most hankerings tend toward the unhealthy. A survey of college students at an Ontario university found that 97% of women experienced occasional intense cravings, often for carb-loaded foods such as chocolate, donuts, and chips. In the same survey, 68% of men also reported food cravings, though usually for high-fat proteins such as burgers, steaks, and pizza. As you might expect from the “comfort” theory of food cravings, the results of such surveys change drastically depending on the culture.

Although humans may not normally crave foods based on nutritional need, it is true that weightlifters seem to actively crave muscle-building carbs and proteins such as potatoes and pasta. That's because the body can adjust its cravings to be able to perform everyday activities more efficiently. Sports scientist Dr. David Stensel and his colleagues found that runners crave hydrating fruits and cold-water swimmers crave fatty foods that will provide protective padding, just as professional Scrabble players crave alphabet soup.

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    Kokomo

    115 West Sycamore Street

    Kokomo, Indiana 46901

    765-457-1611

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In a Nutshell

Mississippi native Randy Drake learned the slow art of barbecue at a young age and now dishes out ribs, rib tips, barbecue pork, and brisket

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Must purchase 1 food item. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose your deal:
$20 Groupon for Two People
$20 list price - 45% off - Save $9
Over 50 bought
$11
$40 Groupon for Four People
$40 list price - 45% off - Save $18
Over 10 bought
$22