The expression "behind the 8-ball" can apply to many of life's obstacles, from facing a traffic-court judge to accidentally baking your car keys into a pie. Sink problems into the corner pocket with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale bar fare and drinks at Cue Nine in Levittown.
At Cue Nine, hunger-havers and pool-hall junkies come together to pocket stripes and solids while feasting upon foodstuffs from eclectic lunch, dinner, and late-night menus. Perfect stick-trickery while playing host to the french fry’s better-dressed cousins, the pommes frites, which arrive in capes of grated parmesan and the posh scent of truffle oil ($9). A profusion of leafy alternatives includes the pear-and-walnut salad, a mixed-green landscape dotted with candied nuts and peaceful streams of citrus vinaigrette ($9). A ground-beef patty heaped with caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms forms the eponymous Cue Nine burger ($11), and pork enthusiasts revel in a slab of St. Louis–style ribs, known simply as “The Rack” to frighten away meat-thieving medieval heretics ($20).
Cue Nine sports a fully stocked bar with daily drink specials and food service, nine HDTVs, and more than a dozen billiards tables, complete with plenty of 8-balls that frustrated patrons can shake until they begin answering crucial life questions.