Today's Groupon gets you $40 worth of innovative Mediterranean cuisine for $20 at Olivéa Restaurant. Olivéa's award-winning chefs serve dishes inspired by the cuisines of Spain, Italy, and Southern France in an elegant dining room with black furniture, sultry lighting, and warm earth tones, creating an atmosphere that is the scientifically-proven opposite of underwater bowling.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Tackle the mountain of airy, creamy frosting piled high atop the moist cupcakes at Lovely Confections Bakery. With today's Groupon, you get six scrumptious cupcakes for just $9 ($18 value). That's just $1.50 per cupcake, the perfect price for a birthday treat or a Monday sweet.
City, O' City is a community café serving vegetarian and vegan fare, much of it local, for friends and family around downtown Denver. Commence morning mealtime with a cup of Pablo's on 6th coffee and a fried banana-bread PB&J ($4.25), which, like a denim skort, incorporates two independently enticing entities into one awesome conglomeration. The appetizer menu features favorites such as meat-free seitan wings ($8) and a Mediterranean pesto plate, a hodge-podge of hummus, basil pesto, olives, pepperoncini, marinated eggplant, french fries, and flat bread ($12). City, O' City is lauded for its pizzas, which can be made gluten-free and vegan upon request. The Florentine ($10 for 10", $22 for 18") is a classic mixture of olive oil, spinach, mushrooms, roma tomatoes, fresh rosemary, and three cheeses and is so delicious that it may inspire diners to don their finest Dante mask and script an epic poem about the human soul struggling to ascend circle after circle of cheese and sauce.
Dark woods dominate the decor at My Other Bar, a stark contrast to the bar top, which is covered in license plates from across the country. That spirit of travel pervades the menu: an eclectic hodgepodge of small plates, wood-fired pizzas, and gourmet burgers. A number of dishes pass through My Other Bar's wood oven, which bakes portobello mushrooms stuffed with goat cheese and pies such as the pomodorini e diavola with salami, roasted tomato, and red chili.
Pizzas can also be customized with ingredients such as roasted chicken, goat cheese, and baby and tween arugula. The same goes for customizable half-pound burgers, whose toppings include fried eggs and artichokes. Red and white wines, top-shelf spirits, and seasonal draft beers complement feasts, which energize patrons for rounds of billiards on My Other Bar's twin pool tables or games in its modest arcade.
After years spent working in other restaurants and bakeries, Jyll Tuggle had a dream to open her own neighborhood eatery where folks could gather to enjoy quality cuisine and hearty conversation. That dream became Under The Umbrella Cafe and Bakery, a cozy brick-walled eatery that quickly won the Denver Post’s endorsement for its light, homemade fare and friendly, local vibe. Families can frequently be found filling seats in the kid-friendly confines, drawn in by a menu peppered with house-baked cinnamon rolls, filled croissants, breakfast burritos, and grilled sandwiches served with a choice of side such as homemade potato salad. Denver-based Pablo's Coffee fills cups with heady brews as laptops luxuriate in the waves of free WiFi and area psychics flock to read their futures in the loose leaves used to steep steaming cups of Sterling tea.
Billing itself as a new-wave dining destination, SE7EN's dinner menu is stocked with creative plates that combine flavors from China, Indonesia, Thailand, and a mysterious realm known only as "the West." Inaugurate the evening with a scallion pancake ($5) or SE7EN’s innovative eggrolls, which wrap shrimp, asparagus, and spiced egg in a flour blanket ($7). Entrees include Colorado-raised lamb chops seasoned with rosemary and garlic ($20) and the SE7EN Fusion Kick, a spicy plate of top-loin beef and shrimp marinated in jalapeño oyster sauce ($14). For lunch, SE7EN's $7 specials defuse coworker tensions with the inside-out bacon cheeseburger and the oyster-sauce-infused Jax' noodle soup—thus preventing any more tense three-way stapler stand-offs.