According to Emily Post, napkins may only be used to cover laps, clean up spills, or signal the waiter via semaphore that your table has hit an iceberg. Master restaurant etiquette over a gourmet meal with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of bistro fare and specialty drinks at 775 Gastropub in Meadowood Mall.
The culinary craftspeople at 775 Gastropub cultivate an epicurean jubilee by peppering a menu with gourmet pub fare––made from local ingredients, and fostering a cornucopian drink list stocked with more than 700 potables. The 775 burger packs a potato-rosemary bun with 8 ounces of sage-rubbed, house-ground beef, grilled onion, and manchego cheese ($11), just like sardines infamously packed Yanni's keyboard at the Acropolis in 1995. Braised belly slow cooks in a sweet bath of apples, onions, and carrots until its flavorful enough to be paired with blue-cheese grits ($22). Clams, mussels, shrimp, chorizo, and chicken snuggle up and bake with saffron rice, enabling the spanish paella ($17) to excite mouths with more facility than an edible piñata.
After treating tooth caves to home-cooked comfort food, patrons tipple taste-bud-tantalizing cocktails such as the 775 Old Fashioned, bacon-infused bourbon leavened with maple syrup ($7), and the Macho margarita, a tongue-jolting blend of habanero-infused Ambhar tequila ($6). A coterie of international beers and wines buttress the drink list with more choices than a choose-your-own adventure novel set inside of a self-service candy shop. To spread good vibes from the kitchen to the community, 775 Gastropub donates part of the proceeds from each meal to a different charity in northern Nevada each month.
Using local produce, dairy, bread, and meat, 775 Gastropub's chefs craft gourmet bistro burgers, tapas, and entrees cataloged on seasonally changing menus. More than 170 craft beers cascade from bottles and taps, alongside specialty signature cocktails mixed with in-house liquors. Amid ample drink and comestibles, revelers can lose themselves in deep games of pool and darts, the game geographers recommend over bocce when throwing at a map to indicate past vacations. Red paint covers the walls, and green plants prevent patrons from thinking that perhaps they’re dining on Mars.