A tortilla makes a handy mousepad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. But there are many other uses for it, as evidenced by today's Groupon to Chips & Salsa. Choose between the following options:
• For $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican fare and drinks for dinner.
• For $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare and drinks for lunch (11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.).
At Chips & Salsa, bartenders pour on-tap brews, chefs sizzle up a multitude of Mexican dishes, and carousers enjoy an abundance of entertainment, from pool to more than 40 screens of sports. Biting into the taco alambre meal, diners savor a piquant bouquet of flavors, featuring zesty grilled chicken or beef layered with spicy chorizo, melted cheese, and hot jalapenos ($7.99). The gastronomic equivalent of urban sprawl, the fajita platter ($9.50–$12.50 for a single, $16.49–$22.50 for a double) requires hot tortillas to commute to an iron skillet heaped with grilled vegetables and a choice of four meats, while rice, beans, and salad learn to garden in a far-flung suburb. Traditional pub fare, including burgers ($5.95–$6.95), rounds out the brimming menu, while daily drink specials enliven the bar. A crew of 11 on-tap brews, including Dos Equis and domestic brands ($3), regularly sprawl out atop the bar, sharing peanuts and casting suspicious glances at flashy cocktails ($2+).
While noshing spicy platters or nursing beverages within Chips & Salsa, patrons can challenge a friend to a game of pool, fling darts, and virtually drive for the green in Golden Tee. More than 40 flat-screen TVs regale viewers with NFL and college football games, UFC fights, and heatless fires.