The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about Colombia with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Colombian fare at Cacerolas Restaurant in Woodside.
Cacerolas Restaurant's gustatory spellcasters charm unsuspecting tongues with an appetizing menu of Colombian mainstays. Kick off the flavorful festivities with an appetite-whetting array of empanadas (starting at $1.50), or opt to begin with the chicharrón ahumado ($6.25) or chicharrón regular ($5.25), the world's primary pigskin products now that quarterbacks have taken to tossing entire pigs. Spoon slingers can explore the selection of soups, with bountiful baths of ox-tail, yellow corn, or tripe helping keep bellies warm and taste buds happy (starting at $6.95). Spaghetti con pollo en salsa Francesca (spaghetti with chicken in french sauce, $14.95) gives eaters a savory survey of multiple culinary cultures, and the multifaceted bandeja tipica cacerolas asada ($15.95) seeks and destroys hunger with grilled steak and an angry mob of traditional sides such as corn cakes, sweet plantains, and egg.
In addition to stuffing away South American mouthfuls, internationally inspired tipplers can savor sips from Cacerolas' extensive wine list, featuring reds, whites, and rosés from Chile, Argentina, Spain, and Italy (starting at $20). Cacerolas' cocktail list features classic concoctions such as the Alexander, a mix of brandy, Bailey's, and heavy cream ($7), or the gin-infused Tom Collins ($6.50). On weekends, Cacerolas' late-night nightclub helps diners stay up until the wee hours reminiscing about their meal.