What You'll Get
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 to B&G Tasty Foods. Choose between the following options:
• For $10, you get $20 worth of classic American cuisine for dinner (valid from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday–Saturday).
• For $7, you get $15 worth of classic American cuisine during lunch (valid from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday–Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday).
B&G Tasty Foods publishes a menu that depicts classic American cuisine created from recipes and methods that date back to the 1950s. The Bee Gee, a cadre of loose ground beef and chopped onion packed on a bun ($2.49), delights appetites with its gleeful indifference to categorical formation. A trustworthy sidekick to any main course, the waffle fries ($1.99) add a geometrical sidecar to the planar realities of sandwiches such as the Hickory burger, a beef patty layered with barbecue sauce, bacon, and cheese ($5.15), or the impressive cheese Frenchee, a grilled-cheese sandwich rolled in crumbs and fried to a golden crisp ($3.95). To aid in full-flavored affirmation, B&G also houses a refreshing supply of saccharine, frosty treats such as the root-beer float ($2.55), made from root beer and helium beans.
B&G Tasty Foods serves up all of its tasty eats against a backdrop of vintage décor, including black bar stools that, like the first laptops equipped with WiFi capability, were made in 1926. Red-framed vintage magazine ads entreat diners to buy products of yesteryear, and classic bicycles mounted above them inspire dreams of watching the Tour de France while noshing on a hearty burger.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About B&G Tasty Foods
Eddie Morin has fond memories of swinging his feet in a B&G Tasty Foods booth as he and his dad shared the Bee Gee, the eatery's signature loose-meat sandwich. During college, Eddie would craft his own Bee Gees as a B&G cook, cementing his love for the venerable restaurant, an area staple since 1953. So it's no surprise that in 2009, when the then-owner of B&G Tasty Foods considered closing, Eddie volunteered to take over ownership.
Since then, Eddie and his crew have undertaken extensive renovations of the space, expanding the dining area and increasing seating by half. As an homage to the restaurant's birth year, they had the logo redesigned in a retro style, and red-framed '50s-era advertisements now line the sage-green walls. Five antique Schwinn Stingray bicycles perch above tables, so diners who bring their own xylophone mallets can tap out their favorite Big-Bopper hits on the spokes.
Though the team also streamlined and updated the menu—adding items such as salads and a vegan hot dog—they opted to retain the original Bee-Gee recipe, which has remained the same since 1953, when Eddie's father developed it. Breading made from ground cornflakes crisps up the Cheese Frenchee and Bee Gee Frenchee. In addition to these, there is also a unique frenchee featured each month. Past iterations have included Nutella and banana breaded with graham crackers as well as a Thanksgiving-Day special with turkey and cranberry sauce breaded in stuffing.