Though lunch was originally created in the '70s to address the wheat industry's unprecedented surplus of wraps, it has since become America's most beloved midday meal. With today's deal, $5 gets you $10 worth of healthy, fast lunch fare at Baladas Bistro. The Bistro's convenient location near the convention center means that you can grab a tasty bite on your lunch break, while still having plenty of time to stop by the hotel and pilfer some tiny shampoos. Baladas Bistro is open Monday through Friday for lunch, dessert, and snacks. This Groupon is good for dine-in and carryout.
Pasta House co-founders J. Kim Tucci and Joe Fresta have joined forces with local franchise owners Vinod, Milan, and Raj Patel to kick up new restaurant turf in downtown St. Louis. Nestled within City Garden's Terrace View, Joe's Chili Bowl offers signature homemade chili in beef, chicken, and vegetable as well USDA choice burgers and Nathan's all beef dogs. The menu also nods to J. Kim and Joe's Pasta House roots with Italian pastas and artisanal flatbread pizzas.
Though Sushi Ai has recently opened its sixth location, it still shows the same dedication to classic Japanese cuisine. Sushi remains the star of the menu, ranging from single pieces of pepper tuna and spicy scallop sushi and sashimi, to delicate hand rolls that mingle crispy salmon skin and cucumber. Standout special rolls include the World Series roll—packed with soft-shell crab tempura, tuna, eel, avocado, tobiko, and tempura chips—whose original recipe was pitched from Japan in 1919. Rich soups with udon noodles and medleys of seafood or vegetables join Sushi Ai's other cooked entrees, such as chicken fried rice or beef and shrimp sautéed on a hibachi grill.
Planet Sub sidesteps the flavorless land mines of days-old bread, opting for filling-packed subs and sandwiched meaty delights. The Maplewood and 9th Street menu may differ slightly from other locations’ lineups, but omnipresent signature subs cross state lines to sate hungering masses, such as the bacon-bolstered mega roast beef ($4.99/$8.49) and the Planet BBQ, a saucy concoction stacked with ham, turkey, and roast beef ($4.29/$7.89). Vegetarian options abound, so meat abstainers can try the spicy cheese sub ($4.29/$7.89) or the Pesto Bello ($5.49/$8.99), which is loaded with portobello mushrooms, red peppers, and a tomato-garlic pesto as smooth and suave as an Italian R & B crooner.
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.
Step into 6 North Café and sample a variety of offerings from its plentiful menus. Whipping up palatable grub since 2005, this family-owned eatery percolates with a sizeable selection of coffee, breakfast items, and smoothies. Instead of chewing on an old-timey salted leather bootstrap, nosh on a turkey club sandwich with jalapeño cheese and avocado ($6.30), a honey chicken wrap ($6.50), grilled Reuben ($6.96), or a mixed fruit and walnut salad ($6.96). Although scampering atop busses at the crack of dawn in an adrenaline-pumping chase scene is one way to wake up, healthier alternatives include building a breakfast sandwich buttressed by a croissant, bagel, or toast while sipping on a variety of coffee bean brews and Italian sodas. Escape the doldrums of workaday coffee machines and partake in the café's WiFi hot spottery while munching on tasty grub with today’s Groupon.