Instead of serving its sandwiches between buns or a pair of clean, white gloves, Fox’s Pizza Den takes a different approach. The pizzeria uses a fresh-baked, nine-inch pizza crust to create more than a dozen different versions of their signature Wedgies. The Italian, for instance, features ham, salami,and melted cheese slathered with gourmet Italian dressing, and the Veggie Wedgie loads up on mushrooms, onions, and green peppers.
Fox’s also uses its pizza crust for its original purpose: pizza. Ten different gourmet pies anchor the menu, including the steak rancher pizza, which chefs slather in ranch dressing and top with sirloin steak and mushrooms.
Led by a husband and wife duo with more than 15 years experience, CherryBones' expert photo takers assist party planners in freezing fleeting moments with a combination of modern philosophy and vintage charm. A pro photographer arrives at designated locations to set up a mobile studio that captures the frozen images of guests for three hours as they laugh, smile, or gaze longingly at distant ice-cream trucks. The seasoned imagist crops photos and zooms the camera, helping render snug close-ups or wide shots. Included props invite photo subjects to pose behind items such as masks or mustaches. Afterward, guests can log onto an online gallery to scan through snapshots or magnify them and scour images for clues to the location of lost car keys. DVDs with photos are available for an additional $15.
The Motley Menagerie’s hundred-year-old historic building brims with the burble of conversation fueled by full tea service and a menu of homemade soups, sandwiches, and desserts. Cheery duos gather for the Motley Teaser meal over the tile-mosaic tables of the colorful tearoom, or cluster outside on a patio in the shade of pecan trees. Bowls of soup brimming with a choice of vegetables; tomato and basil; poblano chicken; or broccoli and cheese provide the warming comfort of a teddy-bear bonfire. Egg salad, chicken or tuna stirred with fresh olives, and pimento salad crafted from homemade cheese beg for attention and a starring role on each plate's fresh-lettuce stage.
With an eclectic childhood that took place amid the bustling cityscape of São Paolo, Brazil, in the steamy kitchen of their parents’ Chinese restaurant and on surfboards riding the oceans of Mexico, brothers Wing, Ed, and Mingo have tasted a panoply of flavors. Their intimate familiarity with the international cuisines of their youth has coalesced into Wahoo’s Fish Taco, a taqueria with Mexican specialties that brim with Brazilian and Asian touches. House-made sauces, such as the roasted-pepper cilantro sauce and the spicy Mr. Lee’s sauce, drizzle wahoo- and ono-stuffed tacos and fork-ready entrees such as the Maui bowl, a customer favorite that combines teriyaki steak with beans and rice. The full bar serves margaritas infused with local limes, house-made sweet-and-sour mix, and straws handcrafted by artisan strawsmiths to anoint tongues during lunch, dinner, or the eatery's daily happy hours.
Head chef Kurt Ramborger harnesses local ingredients and interblends international flavors to fill seasonal menus. Shimmy into supper with an appetizer of Flapper bandits, outlaw chicken wings disguised in the choice of house rub, sweetened jalapeño, or other seasoned sauces and served with tequila-blue dip. The Helen supplies diners with a pair of hearty tacos, black-eyed-pea relish, and chipotle chayote, and Latin flavors invade The Drunkard to kick up wurst and farfalle pasta with roasted yams, Tejas slaw, and a sauce sauteed with Tito's vodka. Tongues sweat over the Viuda's 16-ounce bone-in yak sirloin, a grass-fed cut noted for being lean and juicy, much like a CliffsNotes tabloid. Though corkage fees aren't included with this Groupon, guests can bring their own bottle of wine from their personal collection or their neighbor's unlocked cellar.
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse's team of chefs crafts a menu bursting with delectable Japanese fare. In the teppanyaki dining room, chefs grill teppan dinners to perfection before diners' eyes on griddles set into each table that facilitate premeal entertainment as well as light after-dinner firewalking. Choose from entrees such as the yakisoba dinner, in which beef, chicken, or shrimp are tossed playfully with vegetables and japanese noodles ($13.50), or opt to have juicy white meat chicken breast grilled to a golden brown with the teriyaki chicken ($12.50). Showy chefs entertain throughout the inclusive, multicourse meal with culinary acrobatics, such as erupting onion volcanoes, skillfully twirling spatulas, or diving out of the window after dinner and landing in the driver's seat of a stolen Ferrari.
An extensive menu of authentic Thai cuisine bursts in a frenzy of sour, sweet, and salty flavors at Thai Thai Café. Muffle tummy rumbles with appetizers ranging from a pair of soft spring rolls stuffed with shrimp or tofu ($3.95) to a 12-pack of boiled shrimp ($3.95). Thai Thai's entrees ($7.95 for most) enable guests to marry meat with merry noodles and veggies. Options include pairings such as garlic pork ($7.95), teriyaki chicken ($7.95), and stir-fried bamboo shoots ($7.95), with most dishes available with vegan equivalents thanks to tofu, soy-based sauces, and the blessing of an ordained celery stalk. To turn any gathering into a chat worth talking about, simply extend a request for a tall, refreshing, and invigorating glass of thai iced tea or iced coffee ($1.95).