Challenge Nation pioneered the urban-adventure race with a race season that includes visits to more than 35 cities across the country. Each scavenger hunt is personalized to the hosting city, exploring its many diverse neighborhoods with a series of clues that would test even the most skilled children's-book detective. The teams?composed of at least two people?vie for a $300 first-place prize. The Amazing Race?style competition rewards quick wits and wise planning over physical fitness, so the best way to prepare is by doing logic puzzles while eating Funyuns and lounging in a La-Z-Boy. The top 25 teams qualify, the top five receiving free entry, to compete in the national championship, which rewards winning teams with a $5,000 cash prize.
For $10, you get $25 worth of southern fare and adult beverages at Cabana. Specializing in dinner and late-night tomfoolery, this Hillsboro Village/West End hotspot keeps the energetic atmosphere and southerly cuisine cranked to 11 on a scale of one to three. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Rumba serves up Caribbean-, South Pacific-, and Latin-inspired plates in a chic, tropically inspired atmosphere. Sate burgeoning grumbles with coconut shrimp ($5) and crispy num-pang vegetable sandwiches ($3), ideally sized for one human, or please multiple tongue buds with spiced sesame tuna topped with sesame caviar and sided by miso-potato purée ($13). Heartier main entrees such as the signature shrimp masala unite the edible soulmates of mild Indian curry and jasmine rice ($18), while grilled satay skewers dive into three sauces and include South African sausage ($9), Montego beef with toasted coconut ($9), and good old-fashioned chicken ($8). Cool down a flaming mouth bungalow with the quenching power of tropical cocktails: Rumba specializes in hand-muddled mojitos ($9) and fresh pisco sours ($8). Ten draft beers and a long list of wines from Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are also available.
Due to the club's two-item minimum per person, customers who choose the first option must purchase four additional drinks or food items, which are not included in the price of the Groupon, and customers who choose the second option must purchase one additional food or drink item.
Barbecue masters at Mickey Roos spread dry rubs over choice cuts of meat before slow-cooking them in a Texas-style smoker. The hearty menu piles plates, platters, and buns with barbecue and Tex-Mex fare such as baby-back ribs smoked for eight hours and dished out with two sides such as Boot Kickin' beans or corn on the cob ($14.95 for a half-rack). The hearty barbecue plate ($9.95) packs a plate with smoked brisket, sausage, chicken, or pork and two sides, and the Tex-Mex burrito ($7.95) stuffs barbecue into a tortilla saddled with guacamole and refried beans.