Since emigrating from Taiwan in 1978, Chinese Noodle Cafe owner, Peggy Hou, has cultivated a welcoming restaurant atmosphere brimming with Hunan-style Chinese fare that claimed Readers' Choice awards in the 2008, 2010, and 2012 Riverfront Times. A compendium of fresh ingredients and an absence of MSG keeps the focus on healthy fare throughout an array of traditional dishes such as general tso's chicken, steamed vegetables, and beaver-friendly items such as wooden chopsticks. Noodle soups outfit an already popular menu with spicy, seafood, and meaty discoveries to broaden diners' horizons.
Store up enough glycogen to surpass marathon world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie as a household name with today's Groupon to Bobo Noodle House. For $9, you get $20 worth of Southeast Asian cuisine from the 2009 A-List restaurant that St. Louis Magazine calls "a daily affirmation of carbohydrates." Recommended for endurance events lasting longer than 90 minutes, Bobo-loading can help you prepare for a marathon, gladiator match, or competitive Sunday grocery shopping. Your Groupon is good for dine-in or carry-out of the fresh and noodleful delights. Stop in for lunch Monday through Friday between 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m., or settle in for dinner anytime between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Artfully ingest the classiest Omega-3s, vitamin Cs, and B-12 vitamins with today’s seaweed-wrapped Groupon. For $10, you’ll get $25 worth of Japanese fare and drink at Jade, a downtown eatery specializing in sushi and stir-fry, a strategy that brilliantly encompasses all points on the raw-to-stir-fried cooking spectrum. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Though it sits squarely in St. Louis, Broadway Oyster Bar might as well inhabit New Orleans. Even from the outside, the 150-year-old building exudes the revelry of the French Quarter, as an art-deco neon sign emblazoned with music notes joins colorful string lanterns to form an illuminated invitation for patrons to come in and live a little. Of course, inside is where the Cajun atmosphere is most apparent, especially in whiffs of dishes named the favorite Cajun/creole cuisine of the Sauce Magazine readers? poll every year since 2003. Chef Brad Hagen's acclaimed recipes include marinated alligator with homemade tartar sauce, shucked oysters topped with spinach cream sauce, and fresh-baked Gambino's bread filled with traditional po' boy fixings, such as fried catfish and shrimp. Feasts unfold in a cozy dining room or an open-air patio enclosed and heated in winter. There, local and national musicians grace the stage seven nights a week to play funk and blues tunes, just like Mom used to.
King and I boasts expansive dinner and lunch menus brimming with traditional Thai favorites. Drop in through the skylight for dinner and assuage needy, codependent stomachs with an appetizer of chicken satay skewers served with peanut and cucumber sauce ($7.50). The Bangkok casserole brings together oceanic all-stars such as shrimp, calamari, mussels, and scallops to perform an Esther Williams musical number in a light Thai sauce ($14.95). Classicists can stick to the chicken pad thai ($9.95), Thai golden shrimp ($17.50), or spicy beef fried rice ($10.95). The red curry duck simmers roasted duck, sweet pineapple, fresh tomato, and fragrant coconut milk with peppers and basil leaves in a red curry ($13.95), creating a medley more thrilling than a fistfight atop the cone of a launching space shuttle.
Ditch your bottles, cans, and solo Solo cups for glassware, friends, and frank conversation with today's Groupon to Absolutli Goosed. You get $35 worth of culinary cocktails and snacks for $15. Let the buzzing atmosphere and liquor-wafted evening play muse to your inner mixologist and request whatever concoction you fancy. Whatever you choose, it’s likely to be on Absolutli Goosed's exhaustive and innovative drink menu ($6 and up). Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.