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 $10, you get $20 worth of American fare and drinks at Safari Grill or Lakeside Cafe at the Saint Louis Zoo during Jungle Boogie. This Groupon is only valid between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Fridays during concerts.
The Saint Louis Zoo's annual family-friendly concert series, Jungle Boogie, gets toes tapping and fins flapping every Friday through September 2 (there is no concert on June 17). The Safari Grill invites families to take a respite from the concert to indulge in jumbo hot dogs served with fries and a drink ($7.64) or nachos with cheese ($4.69). The nearby Lakeside Cafe tempts visitors with a menu rife with classic American fare, as well as kid-friendly favorites such as the grilled-cheese sandwich, which comes with fries or two sides, including cherry applesauce, grapes, or carrots ($6.29). Meanwhile, parents can sip a 24-ounce draft beer ($5.75) while supervising their offspring's feasting.
All Jungle Boogie concerts take place at the Schnuck Family Plaza. The lineup features a different act each week and admission is free, like sunshine, rainbows, and grape-flavored lollipops at the doctor's office.