Like a classic work of Victorian literature, a trip to the bar often begins with an introduction to colourful characters and ends with the revelation that everyone in the room is related to each other. Continue an age-old struggle with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get la creative-pub-fare unch for two at The City Beer Market (up to a $37 value). The lunch includes:
- One appetizer (up to an $11 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $13 value each)<p>
The chefs at The City Beer Market prepare a lunch menu that tempts midday diners with list of hearty pub fare. For the appetizer course, seafood-centric starters such as three variations of Prince Edward Island mussels or fried calamari coated in flour, black sesame, and chili flakes transform stomach growls into friendly whimpers. Sandwich options include the stout burger, an 8-ounce patty topped with roasted red peppers, mozzarella, and house-made Guinness barbecue sauce; or the portobello burger comprised of grilled mushroom, spinach, and goat cheese beneath house-made tzatziki. Alternatively, tandems can pierce their forks or novelty pirate hooks into seafood fettucine, a medley of shrimp, scallops, and mussels spiced by scallions and Cajun cream sauce. Though not included in today’s Groupon, The City Beer Market stocks more than 40 beers, with staff standing ready to recommend pairings or take an accurate count of the bottles of beer on the wall.
The City Beer Market is open for lunch Tuesday–Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.