Every 20 years our government allows one business to turn every day of the week into a Friday with a series of special calendars printed on stone. Today's Groupon honors the restaurant gubernatorially ordained in 1993 with $20 worth of week-ending cuisine at T.G.I. Friday's for $10. Bring your family, friends, or a group of tourists that follow you because they think you're Jamie Farr to indulge in distinctly Friday fare at a restaurant renowned for delivering the euphoric feeling of having two consecutive days off work.
Alesci’s embraces family traditions. If it’s not already apparent by the third generation of brothers who co-manage the deli and grocer, it shimmers to the surface in the stories of old regulars and those who remember Grandpa Frank Alesci. Starting with Frank, and now for more than 50 years, the Alesci family has curated a collection of imported products, providing immigrants with the sought-after goods from across the pond. Beyond that, it’s a place for fresh, crusty bread, pizza, a myriad of cheeses, and deli meats sliced by hand. Inside the 7,000-square-foot location, shelves are lined with everything from polenta to biscotti, olives to olive oil, and peppers who share space with their natural enemy: the tomato.
The gelato chef at GelatoStar draws on more than 20 years of experience when crafting Italian-style gelato and desserts with natural ingredients and fresh fruit. In addition to gelato, the chef also builds lemon strawberry tartufos and peanut butter chocolate gelato half spheres.
Borally’s provides a plentiful carryout menu of authentic Italian cuisine, captivating taste buds with hearty dishes designed to feed groups and families with ease. Sauce-loving snackers can opt for a full red sheet pizza, drizzled with house-made ripe tomato sauce ($17) and topped with sausage or pepperoni for an additional $3, while cautious bulls may opt to eschew scarlet bites in favor of a full white sheet pizza, rich with cheesy goodness ($16). Other appetizing entrees include meatballs in sauce ($2 per person) and succulent beef tenderloin to satisfy protein cravings (market price; serves 12). Those whose chompers hanker for saccharine sustenance may sink their sugar-craving teeth into a portion of their 100-piece pastry tray bedecked with glorious gobs of sweet treats ($65). For last minute soirees and get-togethers, Borally’s provides party packages packing items such as tossed salad, rigatoni, roast chicken, or chicken piccata, and a sheet pizza of choice into a plentiful picnic ($8 per person; $80 for 10 people). Each package, like conga lines and overachieving tandem bicycles, is intended for 10 guests or more,
At Austin's Wood Fire Grill, hand-carved hunks of filet mignon and swordfish sizzle over wood-fueled flames, soaking up a smoky aroma. The restaurant’s refusal to use gas or the pages of paperback romance novels reflects a commitment to traditional, down-home cooking. This commitment also surfaces in their made-from-scratch breads, pan gravy sauce, and cognac cream sauce.