The Yard consoles discouraged palates with a menu of tasty pub eats and a full assortment of bar-style beverages. Guests can settle down indoors or find a seat outside, plying their munching trade with deep-fried crusted duck tenders accompanied by a cranberry-orange relish ($7.99), or stuffed poblano peppers packed with veggies or rice and pepper jack cheese ($5.99). Grab a gourmet sandwich such as the soft-shell crab B.L.T. ($9.99) or fill your food hole twice with two Koegel hot dogs buried under National chili and a pile of onions ($4.99). Your whole tongue is a stage, and the 8-ounce flat-iron steak covers it with a flavorful presentation of steak, boursin cheese, grilled veggies, and garlic asiago mashed potatoes ($12.99). Diners can also chew on cornflake-coated chicken and waffles ($8.99), or listen to their stomachs to discover that all they really want is a flatbread pepperoni pizza ($6.99).
When searching for the perfect place to open up their new eatery, Fish Tales Seafood & Steak House owners Dan and Peggy Wesner got all the way to the edge of the ocean, threw up their arms, and said, "good enough." Today, their endeavor has paid off, and diners from near and far come to feast on the restaurant's flaky fish sandwiches. Each day, the kitchen releases its bounty of freshly caught whitefish and tuna onto plates, serving it in steak, fillet, or sandwich form. Chefs also assemble steak, chicken, and salmon into skillets, which arrive to tables chock-full of potatoes, tomatoes, onions, and green beans.
Fish Tale’s marina-side location attracts visitors from water and land, with room to dock your sailboat or warmongering naval flotilla. Wooden benches and tiki accoutrements adorn the dining room, and bartenders at the eatery’s two waterfront bars dispense a bevy of frosty brews.
Today’s Groupon is sure to perk up any lethargic latte-lover. For $10, you’ll get $20 worth of fresh-brewed sips and snacks at Kahwa Coffee Roasting Company, a change purse–friendly caffeination station in downtown St. Petersburg that never requires patrons to wear bowler hats.“Too Much Trouble”: After escaping from The Institute, Hunter pretends to be Dr. Boreas, a physics professor, to solve the mystery of a vanished student. Along the way, he stumbles upon a group of smugglers using baby formula to sneak drugs into the United States.
Set amid the largest collection of Dalí's work outside Spain, the Groupon-exclusive “Shades of Night: After Hours” bash combines world lounge music with docent-guided tours of the Dalí Museum. Visitors can feast their eyes on essential works and lesser-known pieces in journeys that parallel Dalí's career. Each night, a different DJ spins international jams for dancing and movement-based interpretations of melting clocks. Though not included with the Groupon, Café Gala throws open its doors to reveal a bounty of Spanish-themed tapas, desserts, and glasses of Shades of Night sangria ($3). Silent films presented in the museum theater tickle the eyes as tarot readings extract secrets from the future with fate-drenched cards and cryptic notes disguised as utility bills.
Midtown Sundries quenches guests’ thirsts with refreshing drinks served in an upscale, sports-centric atmosphere. Parched patrons can imbibe goblets filled with 1 of 16 American or European craft beers on tap ($3.50–$8) as they watch professional athletes hit baseballs, catch footballs, and whisper sweet-nothings into soccer balls’ ears on the bar’s 35 televisions. Well drinks ($4.75) require a full-fisted grip, and glasses of wine ($5.25–$8.50) permit guests to elegantly sip with two fingers and a prehensile tail. Located down the street from Tropicana Field, Midtown Sundries also provides visitors with free garage parking and complimentary trolley service to and from Tampa Bay Rays baseball games.
Chef Scott Vogel calls upon fresh, seasonal ingredients to inspire his dynamic dinner menu of European-spun sustenance. Practice your dish-passing skills before Thanksgiving by sharing some tasty tapas with your table, such as lump blue crab cakes, which come paired with spicy aioli and Asian slaw ($12), or pulled-duck quesadillas, which will pull at your stomach's heart strings with a symphony of meat, asiago cheese, and roasted peppers ($10). The bistro specializes in fresh fish dishes; opt for the wild-Norwegian-salmon entree ($16) if you have the appetite of a Viking or if your body's omega-1 and omega-2 fatty acids need a mediator. Diners that prefer a finless feast can savor a citrus-soy- marinated sirloin with chipotle balsamic glaze ($18), and vegetarians can indulge in the creamy wild-mushroom and grilled-vegetable risotto ($17). Complement your meal with something from the bar's ample selection of craft beers, specialty martinis, and wines by the bottle or glass.