Watching a show during dinner is the most exciting way to liven up a meal, next to juggling silverware at the table or paying the violinists to play the entire Black Sabbath catalog. Delve into a meal while being entertained with today’s Groupon to Churchill Grounds, steps away from the Fox Theatre. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a scotch tasting featuring a flight of five different scotches (a $40 value).
- For $25, you get $50 worth of eclectic fare and drinks off the menu.
Situated just steps from the historic Fox Theatre, Churchill Grounds tantalizes patrons with nightly live-jazz sessions and a menu of eclectic entrees and thirst-quenchers. During a scotch tasting, diners can sip, slurp, and dab their inner wrists with a quintet of mini whiskeys poured by laser-shrunken Scotsmen. Churchill Grounds’ proprietor highlights different scotches frequently, though a flight might include Glenlivet 12, Glenmorangie 10, or Cragganmore. For patrons seeking more solid fuel, chefs slow-roast boneless beef ribs before dousing them in soy-garlic sauce ($18.95), and wild mushroom ravioli with a light garlic cream sauce ($10.95) fills empty stomachs. The hummus dip arrives with warm pita wedges ($7.95), stir-fried calamari rings ($14.95) inspire fork-diving into a pool of spicy red-pepper sauce, and spinach-artichoke dip begins meals with light fare ($7.95). Cure parched pouts with red or white wine ($5.50–$9/glass) complemented by artisanal cheese plates (market price), or a selection of beers from around the world, including Pilsner Urquell ($4.50) and La Fin du Monde ($6.25).
Patrons can listen to jazz tunes inside Churchill Grounds’ café and bar, or ogle the musicians up close in the establishment’s Whisper Room, where a rotating cast of jazz gurus show off their skills every evening. Though the Whisper Room charges cover ($7–$15), Groupon customers can enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free admission if accompanied by a fellow human or robo-vacuum Tuesday–Thursday.