Within a neon interior reminiscent of a 1950s diner scene, Boulevard Diner's menu packs in an extensive collection of nostalgic noshes alongside tasty international munchies. Dinner items such as homemade meatloaf ($11.95) or a 16-ounce broiled new york strip steak ($20.95), both accompanied by potatoes and veggies, make for a meal more American than working an unpaid internship. Midday hunger twinges dissipate into happy thoughts with a greek burger's 7-ounce beef patty, feta cheese, onion, and tomato ($6.75+), and the Neptune sub ($9.35) cradles a bed full of succulent fried shrimp snuggled up to a blanket of coleslaw and cocktail sauce. Offering large portions for every edible item, Boulevard Diner also beefs up its comestible cornucopia with savory seafood, Mediterranean, and deep-fried fare.
Ralphie B's dishes up a dinner menu brimming with homestyle cooking crafted from many locally sourced ingredients. Answer an appetite's growled demands with a slap from a baked Virginia-style ham slathered in pineapple sauce ($10.95), or let a 12-ounce roast-prime-rib of beef-au-jus muffle hunger beneath a heap of sides—a vegetable, potato, and choice of soup or salad ($17.95). The veal Leonardo bursts with sautéed onions, mushrooms, and rocket-powered peppers ($16.95), and the fried seafood combo sports a collection of jumbo shrimp, scallops, fillet of flounder, and crab cake pulled from Poseidon's own exotic fish tank ($16.99).
If you're all dressed up in chainmail with no place to go, today's deal is an excuse to wear grandma's mail hood and mittens out of the house. Today's Groupon to Medieval Times gets you a sensuous four-course feast and live show, featuring horse-mounted combat, falconry, and mace-wielding professionals, for $39, a $64.75 value for adults, including tax. Call Medieval Times to schedule your outing soon, as this Groupon expires on January 31, 2010, the centennial of the Blue Knight's battle against Chaucer's time-travelling sword. An expansive stone castle bedecked in flags awaits you in Shaumburg, where you can satisfy your New Year's resolution to spend more time with the other family you've secretly been keeping in Shaumburg.