Revelers reel through Planet Jump's 11,500-square-foot bouncy empire, unleashing imaginations over eight inflatable playgrounds and obstacle courses. A 16-foot Superman guards the entrance to the Superman Challenge, where contestants bop and tumble their way through pop-up barriers before scampering up and gliding down an enormous air-filled slide. Aspiring pirates commandeer the Ahoy Matey's ship for a swashbuckling battle, leap around the 250-square-foot expanse of the Wall-E house, or fly down the Cars double-lane slide, just as the first Model T rolled off the line at Henry Ford's inflatable bouncy factories. Children three years old and younger have a dedicated play space away from older children, scampering through the under-sea themed Crab Cake. Since Planet Jump does not impose time limits, tykes can show up at 10 a.m. and cavort all the way to closing time.
Between bounces, visitors bolster brain power, aiming acumen, and earn prize tickets with video games, skee ball, and air hockey, or fuel more fun with treats and drinks from the snack bar, including chicken strips, soda, and juice (not included in this Groupon). Parents can relax in front of 65-inch TVs, watch their kids play, or carry on riveting conversations in binary code with the complementary WiFi.
Mo’ Ziki piles beef, lamb, and chicken into pitas and wraps for a menu replete with modern fast-prep Greek fare. Midday and evening patrons pair their choice of grilled chicken or steak with red-pepper hummus or spicy feta, adding panache with the lemon-avocado or kalamata-olive sauces. Dinnertime diners tip back imported Mythos brews or domestic Bud Lights as they warm up with pita wedges wed to an original blend of melted cheeses and spices. Whole-wheat pitas bulging with beef, cucumbers, and lemon-avocado sauce starlight the entree lineup, with guests chewing toward to the finish line so chefs can drape golden chocolate-chip medals around their necks.
The next best thing to eating under the sea is eating creatures from the sea while sitting next to the sea. Succeed in achieving this fantasy of extraordinary culinary proportions with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of seaside eats and drinks at Jimmy Guana's in Indian Rocks Beach. Located roughly 300 physical miles from Key West, Jimmy's takes its atmospheric and barometric cues from the famed island. The atmosphere is laid-back on the surface, but in the watery depths lies a full menu and professional staff who will ensure that your vicarious tropical escape goes off without a hitch.
Forged in oven fires from freshly tossed dough, Your Pizza Shop’s menu of pizza creations features flavor circuses of savory sauces, local produce, meaty flavors, and rich cheeses. Protein-packed pizzas summon carnivore cravings and include the barbecue, steak, or five-meat Meat Pie ($9.99–$15.99), and the Meatless Gourmet beckons vegetarians with locally grown green peppers, mushrooms, and banana-pepper sprinkles ($9.99–$15.99). Customers can also start with a plain-cheese pizza palette ($8.99–$11.99) and decorate it with a plethora of toppings, such as pineapple, ham, and black olives ($0.75–$1.25/topping). Like the earth's crust, Your Pizza's crust is completely flat and can be ordered thin, hand-tossed, or deep dish. Subs, calzones, and pastas sate non-circular noshers, and a variety of salads summon cool, crisp bites of fresh vegetables, meats, and cheeses. Flocks of wings take flight into mouth-caves dressed in a variety of flavors, including mild, hot, super hot, barbecue, garlic, and teriyaki ($6.99–$14.99).
Baltic Amber's Spanish colonial exterior belies the smorgasbord of Polish delights found within. Servers cart out lunch portions of thick European stews alongside meaty plates of kielbasa and polish sausages. The hand-stuffed Polish dumplings known as pirogis warm up appetites for dinner entrees of chicken, beef, and duck that tour taste buds through Eastern Germany, Russia, and Hungary, with a layover in France for samplings of crepes and pastry dough. Behind the restaurant, a tree-shaded outdoor patio overlooks a pond where diners can savor a glass of beer or toss table scraps to famished lily pads.
Dale Del Bello remembers everything about his first hibachi experience. While stationed in Korea as a part of the Air Force National Guard, Dale and a group of friends visited Tokyo on leave. They followed a traditional route among his fellow service people, which took him to a hibachi restaurant. Immediately he sensed that he’d stumbled upon more than just dinner. The chefs’ showmanship fascinated him as they seared meats and vegetables on their tabletop grills, allowing guests to sample forkfuls directly off the 600-degree surface. After returning to Buffalo, New York, in 1971, Dale opened his first Arigato location, attempting to recreate what made that dining experience so remarkable. Since then, he has distilled the authentic experience into something that families can enjoy without traveling abroad, establishing Arigato restaurants throughout New York and Florida and staffing them with more than 60 chefs from Japan.
Surrounded by 8–10 diners, these chefs act not only as the restaurant’s culinary creators, but also as showmen and magicians of sorts, dexterously slicing ingredients, flipping shrimp tails into their hats, and conjuring soy sauce out of thin air. Away from the flaming tabletops, meanwhile, bartenders make use of their own skill sets as they mix specialty cocktails, which occasionally use splashes of plum wine or sake to imbue familiar-sounding drinks with new dimension.