Eating is necessary for human survival, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining still while a curious velociraptor rummages through your closet. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of gourmet pub fare and drinks at Baxter's Sports Lounge in Norfolk.
The clever chefs and libation-bearers at Baxter's Sports Lounge ply diners with an expansive menu of small plates, gourmet entrees, and drinks for game-day sustenance. Beneath the more than 70 flat-screen televisions indoors or on the breezy outdoor patio, revelers tickle taste buds with more than 15 small plates ($6.50–$10), including truffled Azar's hummus ($6.50), served with warm pita bread and the occasionally sentient chickpea. Fill beleaguered bellies with more substantial fare from the list of enticing entrees, including the avocado, mango, and sweet-chili-aioli-stuffed ahi-tuna tacos ($11), or the parmesan-laced seafood mac 'n' cheese ($16). Asian barbecue sauce envelops pork shank ribs, and sweet-tooth-sating desserts, such as the passion-mango cheesecake ($6.50), infuse tongues with crisp fruit flavors and coat chins in passion-fruit crumble.
A full bar, replete with extensive beer and cocktail options (not included in this Groupon), helps thirst quenchers to toast victories or jeer at under-performing silverware. Friendly rivalries cue up at one of a fleet of pool tables, comfortable couches invite visitors to amiably chat or covertly power nap, and a dress code guides visitors toward the appropriate clothing choices.