Canadian pop-rock troupers the Barenaked Ladies play ringmasters to a freewheeling circus of brainy pop, brawny blues, and carefree jams as the Last Summer on Earth tour lights up arenas and amphitheaters across the continent. On stage, they maintain their 20-year reputation as an engaging live act with audience interaction, hook-laced lyrical patter, bookworm wit, and mastery of the tone sequences that steered '90s hits such as “One Week” and “If I Had a Million Dollars” into perpetual ubiquity.
Every Thursday, the options for a quick midday meal can start to look grim. This is about the point when many hardworking folks start tentatively peeking into the back corners of the fridge, with disheartening results. Today's Groupon will make sure you're well fed, even into the desolate reaches of the workweek: $10 buys you $20 worth of sandwiches, salads, breakfast, and more at Bernie's Deli.
Mike's Smokehouse BBQ & Grill takes the best tasting things from the sea, garden, and pasture and turns them into delicious barbecued eats. The menu runs the gamut from frog legs to alligator to sweet rib tips and fried okra. Meats arrive in the form of wraps, salads, and sandwiches, or plated simply with a choice of two sides. Ambitious eaters can attempt the "redneck platter," a mountain of catfish, crawfish, and frog legs served on the pages of Jeff Foxworthy's diary.
Mayuri Indian Restaurant's servers dole out traditional Indian fare—including numerous vegetarian entrees—in a casual dining area with two flat-screen TVs. The menu includes regional specialties such as northern Indian paratha, or flatbread, and southern Indian dosa, or black-lentil crepes, as well as a smattering of Chinese fried-rice dishes. For large groups, chefs can tote sprawling catering spreads to on-location events or host up to 100 people at an onsite banquet hall.
Booth's Brewing outfits customers with quality beer- and wine-making supplies, from Briess dry malts to brew kettles by Blichmann Engineering. Hops-savvy staffers also guide students through the basics of crafting custom beers at home with beer-brewing classes. The sessions familiarize students with standard brewing equipment and ingredients, arming them with the theoretical and practical knowledge to successfully make beer at home without fitting their bathtub with a blowoff hose.