At Nopalitos Cantina & Grill, chefs prepare authentic Mexican eats, specializing in seafood. They whip up dishes such as fish tacos, crab chimichangas, and crab chile relleno—a Poblano pepper stuffed with crabmeat and cheese and topped with verde sauce. To augment the authenticity, the interior of the restaurant is designed to look like an outdoor Mexican plaza, with old-fashioned street lamps and brick-lined windows.
Diners watch, transfixed, as a chef deftly chops, flips, and sears their meal in front of them while flames leap from the grill. This is Shogun Grill, where customers are often just a seat away from the culinary action.
The griddle-cooked teppenyaki dishes aren’t just for show, either. Packed with fresh chicken, steak, and vegetables, the entrees sate taste buds whose idea of a Japanese meal is more than just tipping a few soy-sauce packets into your mouth. The chefs also whip up fresh sushi starring salmon, eel, soft-shell crab, and smelt eggs.
If you can take it, Zingers can dish it out, so long as the "it" is food. Today's Groupon gets you $30 worth of sips and savories at Zingers Bar and Grill for $15. Count on finding extensive appetizers, American eats, and a compound-word sport where the second word is most likely "ball" playing on flat-screen televisions. You can't use this Groupon during happy hour, but you can use it on lunch specials.
Chefs at Silver K Café pay homage to the best of Texas dining, plating hearty chicken and seafood orders off of a weekday homestyle-supper menu and a weekend fine-dining menu. Though menus change, like the public's opinion on Burton Gilliam, from week to week, the fine-dining menu stars plates such as roasted-artichoke pasta, a bed of farfalle peppered with marinated artichokes and roasted tomatoes ($15.95), and shrimp paired with a smooth herb-and-olive tapenade. Sunday through Thursday, Louisiana shrimp-and-tomato cheese grits ($15.95) waltzes out of kitchens. Fried chicken proves compatible with creamy honey-pecan sauce ($10.95), and the Texas-size pork chop ($16.95) takes more than 10,000 people and eight years to finish. Live local music and a bottle of Texas wine expertly accent dinner-table conversation (not included in this Groupon).
Koy’s seasoned chefs tempt pan-Asian palates with a blend of classic Chinese entrees and modern Japanese sushi. Full meal diners rev up for a full spread with appetizers such as crispy fried crab rangoon or salty edamame soy beans. Sizzling woks divulge mountainous portions of orange flavor beef and moo shu pork onto oblong porcelain entree-harboring vessels. Shrimp, scallops, imitation crab, and imitation crab’s Groucho Marx glasses simmer alongside freshly chopped vegetables in the seafood fire pot entree. Alternately, sashimi connoisseurs devour aqueous flavors such as salmon, tuna, or squid or revel in chef's selection rolls such as the 8-piece rainbow roll with assorted fish.