Dining out with friends can foster healthy relationships that might otherwise be limited to impersonal group texts or overly personal bath-time visits. Get a bite in person with a person with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American, Italian, and Mexican fare for lunch or dinner at Big Crumbs.
Big Crumbs' robust menu takes taste buds on a world tour, making traditional Mexican and Italian pit stops before returning stateside for hearty American plates. Diners launch culinary journeys with Italian appetizers such as mozzarella sticks ($5.87) or calamari accompanied by a sweet-chili sauce ($6.97). Mexico also beckons with a savory beef-fajita burrito—tender bites of beef, rice, and red and green peppers hugging fluffy bean pillows while covered in a blanket of cheese ($7.98). Patriotic patrons can opt for a half-rack of slow-cooked baby back ribs sidekicked by coleslaw and fries ($9.98), a meal ideal for transporting tongues to summertime barbecues where they don't have to bundle up in miniature snow suits. Sweet conclusions such as the flan Napolitano infuse mouths with vanilla-flavored spoonfuls of Mexican gelatin and cream cheese drizzled with caramel ($4.88).
In a restaurant decorated with festively warm colors and grainy wooden tables, La Rivera aims to summon the cuisine and atmosphere of a Mexican street fair. Each day, the eatery's kitchen dishes out their specialty—sizzling fajitas made with steak, shrimp, or chicken, accompanied by rice, beans, sautéed onions, and peppers. Plates of carne asada arrive fresh from the grill coated in sauce, with tortillas for sopping up every last morsel. Chiles rellenos harbor beef or cheese, and huge burritos hide treasure troves of rice, beans, veggies, and a slightly tinier burrito.