The Renaissance Center's Gaslight Dinner Theatre, located on the basement level of the Renaissance Center, has been bringing together mouthwatering theatrical productions and first-rate dining for nine years, especially during the steak tartare's triumphant 2003 performance as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. A ticket ($35) to the Gaslight Dinner Theatre scores you access to the sprawling and savory dinner buffet, which opens at 6:30 p.m. and includes a drink and dessert, as well as intimate seating for the night's performance at 7:30 p.m. All Gaslight Dinner Theatre productions boast a cast of professional actors culled from regional auditions and international hang-gliding tournaments.
Back Yard Burgers serves up 100% Black Angus burgers that are made-to-order on genuine flame-licked grills. Third-pound patties dress for dinner with fresh lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, dill pickles, and a condimental trio of ketchup, mustard, and mayo. Patrons can further gussy up for patty prom with premium add-ons, including coleslaw, chili, sautéed mushrooms, and bacon, available at additional costs. Though not covered by this Groupon, sides such as loaded baked potatoes, chili, seasoned fries, and chili-cheese fries are also available to help diehard Weather Channel fans stay satisfied through five-day forecasts explained in real time.
The Murder Mystery Company's talented troupe of improv actors performs live-action murder mysteries at public and private events to sharpen guests' latent detective skills. Throughout the play, the cast drops hints and misdirects blame, inviting audience members to get involved in a web of intrigue and hilarity. Besides public dinner parties, murder mysteries can unfold during corporate events, team-building exercises, and birthday parties for aging Sherlock Holmes impersonators.
Antonios' of Nashville combines the traditional flavors of northern Italy with a down-home Southern hospitality. The savory menu includes a variety of pampered veal dishes, such as the costoletto di vitello al parmigiana ($25.95), which features a French-cut veal rib chop, dusted in seasoned bread crumbs, sautéed in clarified butter, layered with tomato filets, fresh mozzarella, unconditional love, basil, and parmesan, and served over linguine. Antonios' of Nashville specializes in preparing fish, the vegetables of the sea, and the scampi alla Antonios' ($22.95) comes baked with heart-healthy olive oil, garlic, tomato sauce, a dash of Sambucca, herbs, and feta. The costolette di agnello ($25.95)—roasted rack of lamb marinated with rosemary, thyme, and garlic—is carved tableside by an expert knife-wielder in order to protect patrons from tempted lamb pirates. No Italian meal or pre-inquisition carbo load would be complete without pasta, and Antonios' of Nashville offers many al dente delights—including melanzane sorrentino ($16.95), a thinly sliced eggplant and cheese bake—sung to sleep on a bed of angel hair pasta.