The quiet, yellow walls at Luna are adorned with classic records and an iconic Bob Dylan poster. Toward the back, an acoustic guitar rests, as if waiting for Dylan to emerge from the wall and pick it up. Though people don't come just to stare at the décor, the laid-back iconography speaks to Luna's culinary ethos. The eatery's chefs blend locally sourced vegetables and meats with fresh herbs grown onsite to craft a capricious menu that blows in the wind, changing weekly or even daily. A few times a month, diners sit down to special BYOB Saturday dinners, featuring more upscale entrees such as gnocchi primavera and baked grouper in a light creole hollandaise. Warm weather draws patrons to the outdoor patio to enjoy "the best view of Captain D's in the city"—that's the seafood restaurant right next door—and watch birds busk for leftovers from meals heartily enjoyed.
Castrillo's Pizza surrounds its kitchen with open boxes, ready to pack up its signature pizzas for takeout or delivery transit. The staff make traditional hand-tossed and thin crust dough before topping it with a variety of toppings. 10" gluten-free crusts are available. The menu also includes customizable calzones, chicken alfredo lasagna, and honey-barbecue chicken wings topped with brown sugar, barbecue sauce, and slices of pineapple. Patrons can carry their meals straight home or settle down to eat in the courtyard just outside Castrillo's front door. For lunch, patrons can get individual pizza slices from 11am to 2pm every day. Although not valid for this Groupon, patrons can order online for delivery.
It's not every day that a dinner with friends risks a murder accusation. That's a good possibility for the guests of The Murder Mystery Company, who find themselves in the middle of a investigation for which any one of them could stand accused by a hapless detective. During each interactive dinner, the company's troupe of professional improv actors ignites the dining room with entertaining outbursts and hilarious one-liners in an effort to divulge clues and redirect guilt. Meanwhile, guests work together to sniff out the real culprit, which is definitely not the school janitor in a mask. Birthday parties, bachelorette celebrations, and corporate events can also get in on the interactive action by scheduling a private murder-mystery dinner.
Equipped with party rooms, live DJs, and a full bar, McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon might seem like a place that's strictly for nightlife. But from the kitchen, hearty American bar fare?and some Irish-influenced dishes, too?sate appetites and always go well with a pint. Start off meals with wings available in one of four sauces, or head straight to traditional Guinness-battered fish and chips for a taste from across the pond.
Surrounded by tan and terra-cotta earth tones, diners at Tamarind Indian Bistro can feast on seasonally inspired dishes from the lunch buffet or tandoori classics selected from the evening menu. Robust vegetarian options supply plant eaters with dishes such as savory portions of sauce-covered chickpeas.
10,000 Maniacs, the multiplatinum-selling darlings of alternative radio’s heyday, celebrate three decades of adventurous music on their all-encompassing 30th anniversary tour. Known for hits such as “Like the Weather” and “These Are Days,” the music of 10,000 Maniacs creates a soundtrack for fans' lives, with breezy melodies that turn laundry day into a dizzying montage and poignant lyricism that lures perfectly content window-washers down from the ledge. Fronted by gifted chanteuse and violinist Mary Ramsey, the five-piece troupe fills this tour with favorites from their oeuvre, spanning their 1981 debut and brief MTV tenure before meteors attacks made videos extinct. Sharing 12th and Porter's stage, the sweet, soulful sounds of singer-songwriter Steff Mahan submerge audiences in heart-crafted melodies and bottomless vocals that sting like a honeybee and salve like a yogurt massage.