Though some eschew fusion fare out of a mistaken belief in its atomic origins, others embrace it for the chance to develop avocado-based superpowers. Wear your cape as a bib with today’s Groupon to Bamboo Lounge and its associate restaurants, Ami Sushi and T-Deli. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of brunch, dinner, and wine plates at Bamboo Lounge.
- For $12, you get $25 worth of fresh sushi at Ami Sushi, located inside Bamboo Lounge.
- For $12, you get $25 worth of deli fare and drinks at T-Deli, located next door to Bamboo Lounge.<p>
A man of diverse tastes, restaurateur Alexander Marin delivers a hat trick of international flavors in his three close-knit bistros, with exotic Asian-fusion fare at Ami Sushi, a rainbow of teas and sandwiches at T-Deli, and southwestern-leaning fare at Bamboo Lounge. Customers launch tongues across a citrusy sea of bottomless mimosas ($8) at the main restaurant’s weekend brunch—10 a.m. to 2 p.m.—docking at ports such as the isle of sourdough french toast ($12) or sinking into an archipelago of chilaquiles ($11). The Bamboo Lounge option also grants access to the restaurant’s elegant dinner plates, small plates, and extensive wine list. Nestled in the same flavor haven, Ami Sushi’s fresh-rolled specialties include the Sunshine roll, in which tempura shrimp and lemon peek from behind a silver lining of jalapeño, red snapper, ponzu, and solar flare ($11), and the Samurai roll, a wrap of salmon and avocado presiding over a shogunate of crab, shrimp, and cucumber ($13). Alive with rare tropical black bamboo, this loungey environ is also home to a monthly shifting gallery that spotlights local creative brains.
Wedged in next door, T-Deli conducts a heart-healthy symphony in the key of sandwich, with both vegetarian- and omnivore-friendly paninis, tortas, wraps, and heros. Sip on a kaleidoscope of teas including black, green, red, white, and oolong ($1.75–$3.50) while selecting the avocado BLT with jack cheese and jalapeños ($6.95) or a veggie torta packing mozzarella, roasted red peppers, eggplant, and mushrooms ($5.95). The vittlesmiths make all sandwiches available as wraps for no extra charge and use any tortillas not planted in the pizza-crust garden to prepare the chicken quesadilla ($5.95).
T-Lounge defies expectations. Though Japan, Italy, and Mexico are literally dozens of miles apart, the eatery brings their foods together on its eclectic menu. For example, gourmet sushi rolls are served with steaming plates of fettuccine pasta or chicken quesadillas. On Saturdays and Sundays, the kitchen converts to breakfast food, serving omelets and breakfast sandwiches, and their deli serves healthy sandwiches piled with freshly sliced meats and veggies. T-Lounge serves numerous varieties of beer and wine—such as draft Guinness Stout—and also doubles as an art gallery, which features work from local artists such as Stacy D'Aguiar or Kansley Pye.