Bowling and dining have been inextricably linked ever since turkeys began denoting a triplet of strikes and the balls developed holes for injecting the custard filling. Strike up a match made in heaven with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of bowling or pub fare at City Limits Bowling Center and Sports Grill in Mason.
At City Limits, a chorus of toppling bowling pins harmonizes with the sounds of big sports games, which pour down from flat-screen TVs as diners nosh on a menu of savory grill fare. The broccoli-cheddar-bacon-bites appetizer ($5.99)—health food's Trojan horse—forges a welcome precursor to City Limits' signature Angus burger ($7.99), which cozies up nicely to crisp veggies, bacon, and spicy ancho sauce. Wet burritos disappear beneath a crimson sea of enchilada sauce, jack cheese, and lettuce, and specialty pizzas ($11.99–$18.99) use a medley of 18 different toppings to grasp at prominence over mouthwatering grinders, steaks, and wraps.
Shod in a pair of rental footwear ($2.95), bowlers can sign onto single games ($2–$3.95), or rent lanes by the hour ($14.95–$19.95). Between frames, games, or score-screen nicknames, guests can dig up extra entertainment with weekly live DJs, trivia, and prime-time sports broadcasts.