A Broadway-style extravaganza set aboard a replicated 18th-century Spanish galleon, Pirate's Dinner Adventure is one of the only theater performances to require a 250,000-gallon water tank outside of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Manatees. While the dastardly Captain Sebastian the Black lords over his feasting crew of rapscallions, guests get to dine from the deck of one of the six ships surrounding the galleon?and cheer on the plucky pirate representing their vessel in the show. What unfolds is a swashbuckling spectacle of stunts, songs, magic, and acrobatics punctuated with as many fired cannons as belly laughs. Pirates dangle precariously from silk off the 40-foot mast. Treasure chests overflow with booty. Heroes rise from the ranks?and select members of the audience might even be invited by Captain Sebastian to come aboard the stage.
If you're all dressed up in chainmail with no place to go, today's deal is an excuse to wear grandma's mail hood and mittens out of the house. Today's Groupon to Medieval Times gets you a sensuous four-course feast and live show, featuring horse-mounted combat, falconry, and mace-wielding professionals, for $39, a $64.75 value for adults, including tax. Call Medieval Times to schedule your outing soon, as this Groupon expires on January 31, 2010, the centennial of the Blue Knight's battle against Chaucer's time-travelling sword. An expansive stone castle bedecked in flags awaits you in Shaumburg, where you can satisfy your New Year's resolution to spend more time with the other family you've secretly been keeping in Shaumburg.
John's Incredible Pizza Co. graces guests with acres of incandescent entertainment options and a fully stocked buffet ($9.49 value, $1.50 value for drinks). In addition to a slew of soups, salads, pasta, desserts, and traditional pizza choices, the buffet brandishes a bouquet of specialty pizza creations, including spicy peanut-butter, barbecue chicken ranch, and alfredo pizza.
Fans of Golden Nights Restaurant come for the Lebanese food, hookah, and live entertainment, but the grand feel of the eatery opens with a sense of drama before diners even sit to order. Outside, a sandstone fa?ade impresses with inlaid arches and a massive, cylindrical turret. Inside, a classical expanse of white marble floors, multistory ceilings, and snowy linens take center stage. Arches, columns, and floor-to-ceiling windows draw eyes toward gold-glowing crystal chandeliers and ethereal drapery. It's a vivid sight, and one that is as memorable as the kitchen's kibbeh rolls, flame-kissed kabobs, and lamb chops. A covered, heated patio is home to the hookah area and on Friday and Saturday nights, a live band and belly dancers add their vivid artistry to dinners. There's also plenty of space for special events.
Namastey India looks like a small grocery store from the outside, but once inside, you’ll catch a delightful whiff of the OC Weekly's Best Indian Restaurant. According to the Los Angeles Times, owner, chef, and New Delhi transplant Ashish Pal grinds his own spices and bakes every batch of bread to order because he "wanted to do it authentic, do it right, do it the way it should be." Pal churns out regional fare such as channa batura, a spicy chickpea dish, as well as Indian staples, including samosas as perfectly crispy golden as if they were dipped in Midas’s fryer.
This fast food restaurant has tasty options while eschewing all added MSG, frying, dairy, skin, and trans-fats. At 146-plus The Flame Broiler The Rice Bowl King locations, visitors can enjoy bowls and plates for lunch and dinner with wholesome ingredients such as brown rice, Angus beef, and skinless chicken. Menu items with fresh veggies include carrots containing vitamin A and cabbage with Vitamin E for good eye health.