What You'll Get
He who desires but acts not breeds pestilence, which in turn is the source of most failed movie remakes. Act on your rabid desires with today's Groupon. For $20, you get $40 worth of artisanal comfort food at American Craft in Brookline.
Like Mr. Rogers dressed in a banana-yellow zoot suit, American Craft's menu gives comfy American fare a tasty artisanal twist. Each of its appetizers ($8–$11) conceals a variety of inspired tastes, from the butternut-squash risotto to the pulled-duck hash with root veggies. Fresh salads and a trifecta of soups (du jour, oven-roasted tomato, and onion) will appease dainty diners, though they also go really well with a build-your-own burger of beef, turkey, or veggie served on a hi-rise challah roll with hand-cut fries or mixed greens. Once all the palate's previews have played, it's time for the main movie: American Craft's heartier plates include a grilled flat-iron steak au poivre with grilled asparagus and gorgonzola mashed potatoes, a veggie-friendly grilled tofu steak with broccoli rabe, and stout-braised short ribs with whipped potatoes. Entrees range between $14 and $24, and sandwiches are $9 to $12.
Though alcohol is not included in this Groupon, American Craft lives up to its name with a sumptuous collection of small-batch beers from equally small American breweries, a few tipples from small American distilleries, and a 100% domestic wine list—all of which provide hilarious punch lines to the diverse, eclectic menu's carefully structured set-ups. American Craft is open daily for dinner and weekend lunch. Two Groupons can be combined for groups of four or more, so invite along the rest of your barbershop quartet and discuss concept album ideas over dinner at American Craft.
Groupon not valid toward alcohol.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 for tables of 4 or more. Dine-in only. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid toward alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.