Pasta is a great source of energy, which is why swimmers eat spaghetti before big races and Leonardo da Vinci built his first flying machine out of macaroni and glitter glue. Fuel internal engines with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Bistro Restaurant located on Staten Island.
Bistro Restaurant's refined Italian lunch and dinner menus pave palates with fresh pastas and hearty entrees to give way to a traditional American brunch buffet on Sunday. At night, chefs grill double-cut pork chops ($21) before glazing them in port wine and spicing them with hot cherry peppers, and graceful forks tap dance through noodles, orechiette, and gnocchi in seven distinct pasta dishes ($15–$26). Bright basil and tomato take center stage on the margarita pizza ($10) at both dinner and lunch to sing operatic solos in the style of Frank Sinatra. Sundays between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., unlimited bloody marys and mimosas tip their rims to salute the brunch buffet, where an international congress of venerable in-between eats, including bagels, french toast, and eggs Benedict, meet to solve worldwide hangovers.
White tablecloths coyly display the ankles of dark wood tables in the elegant dining room, where ties loosen to release sonically gifted Adam's apples for live entertainment on certain Friday and Saturday nights.