Restaurants are one of the few places where people can sit down and get to know each other without the harsh glare of an interrogation lamp or the steady bleating of a pet goat interfering with their conversation. Feast in peace with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of American grill fare and drinks at Brauns Bar & Grill on Blake.
Brauns' grill masters fire up an eclectic menu of mouthwatering sandwiches and American fare served in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Appetizers such as the meatloaf slider Little Buddies ($10) transport tongues to a tasty paradise atop Hawaiian rolls. The Steamboat tuna melt ($10), swimming in a sea of caper pico and spicy pepper jack cheese and bordered by a fluffy sourdough roll, leads the charge among Brauns’ armada of hot and cold sandwiches. Juicy beef showcases its diversity in the signature petite coulotte sirloin with french fries ($13.50) or in burgers such as the blackened blue burger topped with blue-cheese crumbles and dressing on a brioche bun ($10.50).
Inside the bar, an endless expanse of circular stools rests against a shiny oak bar, and comfortable booths and tables bedeck two levels of tiered seating. A game room featuring a pool table invites friendly competition, and regular trivia installments settle arguments between friends over who has more free time.