Infusing a nation’s culinary traditions with flavors from other countries can add interest to a meal, especially when your ancient ancestors insist on having lasagna again. Change up a flavorful heritage with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$24 for tapas and martinis for two (up to a $51 total value)
- Choice of any two tapas (up to a $21 value)
- Two martini flights with choice of any three mini martinis (a $30 value)<p>
$45 for tapas and martinis for four (a $102 total value)
- Choice of any four tapas (up to a $42 value)
- Four martini flights with choice of any three mini martinis (a $60 value)<p>
Tapas include marinated short ribs, chicharong manok, which is a deep-fried chicken skin wrapped in lettuce and served with fish sauce, and pancit, a traditional rice-noodle dish tossed with meat and vegetables. See the full menu here. Choose from martinis such as the Boracay Martini with vodka, rum, and pineapple juice or the signature Thirteen Martini with vodka, cucumber, ginger, tonic, and simple syrup.<p>
Thirteen Asian Tapas + Bar
The number 13 has gotten a bad rap through the years, but the Pineda clan is attempting to turn that around. Thirteen members of the Pineda family run Thirteen Asian Tapas + Bar, with four crafting meals in the kitchen while Gary Pineda leads the pack as general manager. All of their recipes are sourced from Filipino culinary traditions, themselves a fusion of Asian and Latin influences, as evidenced by dishes such as soy-sauce-infused adobo chicken and the roasted and fried lechon, or pork, topped with achara, a traditional pickled papaya garnish.
The kitchen calls on overseas recipes in selections such as pancit, a traditional Filipino birthday dish comprised of thin rice noodles sautéed with cabbage, carrots, and meat that diners unwrap to reveal a miniature band of singing party guests. On some nights, live jazz fills the intimate dining room, where purple walls and exposed brick surround a bar that begets nine specialty martinis that mirror the cuisine's manifold influences with flavors of ginger, mint, tequila, and imported Philippine gin.