The majority of monolingual Americans are often bitterly disappointed when they find that René Magritte's Ceci n'est pas une cheeseburger is not a cheeseburger. Equip your hands with very real edibles with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers, beer, drinks, and more at Arthur's in Hyde Park.
A member of the Cincinnati Enquirer's Burger Hall of Fame, Arthur's quells cravings with a menu that concentrates on comfortable classics. Keep idle lips from humming 19th-century military marches by ordering up an appetizer of chilled spinach and artichoke dip served with homemade spinach nachos ($6.50) or start off with beer-battered fried cheese ($7.50), the most popular of all fried dairy products. Buffalo chicken salad contrasts the zing of spicy chicken with the pragmatic sobriety of lettuce ($9.50), and the cod sandwich ($9.50) is a winner of Cincinnati Magazine's Best Late-Night Bite designation. Burgers—whether beef, turkey, or black bean—come in an array of arrangements, from a Boursin cheese burger ($9) to a gourmet burger with goat cheese, roasted red peppers, and pesto mayo ($10.50). Creative carnivores can also come by Sunday through Tuesday for Arthur's Burger Madness special, which, like the popular Sirloin Susie dolls of the 1950s, allows customers to accessorize their beef with 13 different options, from banana peppers to chili, for a flat $7 rate.
With an antique mahogany bar and a mural by cartoonist Jerry Dowling, Arthur's provides a comfortable setting in which to enjoy its edible offerings or peruse its lengthy beer list. The relaxed interior is complemented by a patio inspired by the gardens of New Orleans, giving guests a picturesque place to dine, drink, and shout fashion advice to gauche butterflies.