When Zeus tailgates before Olympian football games, he uses conveniently located field goal posts as a giant fork to toss whole pigskins onto Phoebus’s chariot-mounted hibachi grill. Eat to victory with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fare at Bleacher’s Grill on McHenry Avenue.
Bleacher’s Grill offers up American classics in a family-friendly, sports-themed setting. Use contrasting appetizers such as jalapeno poppers ($6.25) or buffalo wings ($6.50) to plan out your tabletop football strategy chalkboard-free. Watch your favorite cricket match, curling invitational, or rock-paper-scissors tournament on one of Bleacher’s six TVs as you chow down on the Bleacher burger, a 1/3 lb. of angus beef with lettuce, tomato, onion, and burger sauce accompanied by fries ($7). Carbohydrate-shunners can sample the Trevino's fajita salad with green peppers, onions, shredded cheddar, lettuce, and tomatoes in a salsa-ranch dressing with your choice of chicken, steak, or pork ($9.50). Other athletic sandwich options include the tour de French dip ($8) or the 49’er turkey pesto sandwich with melted jack cheese on focaccia ($8.50), each accompanied with your choice of fries, chips, soup, salad, or an alfalfa sprout reproduction of Mike Ditka’s mustache.