What You'll Get
Eating at someone else’s house usually means overcooked yams, reedy string beans, and tedious games of red rover. Today’s Groupon invites you over to someone’s house for good food and no tedious games of red rover. For $25, you’ll get $50 worth of colorful cuisine at Eddie’s House, a delicious dwelling inhabited by local celebrity chef Eddie Matney. Phoenix Magazine’s Number One Chef in the Valley rolls out his signature Mediterranean-influenced New American fare in a new namesake spot.
Start with the Mo’Rockin shrimp, a Matney classic that pairs bulbous shrimp with honey dough balls and a modestly spiced chile beer sauce ($12). You can’t go wrong with Signature Eddie selections, such as the famed “what’s-in-this?” steak, a meat-loving mash of bacon-infused meatloaf topped with crispy onion strings and served with juicy mushrooms and Yukon potatoes ($29 full order, $15 for half). A la carte sides sized for sharing are available for $7 and include tasty ways to meet your daily veggie needs (garlic broccolini, bacon brussels sprouts, grilled seasonal veggies).
The ambience at Eddie's is decidedly more upscale than the dining scene in your own home: stately high-backed chairs, wrought-iron chandeliers, and nary a TV dinner stand in sight. You might even spot the famed chef himself—Eddie’s known for meandering through the dining room and chatting up guests with words.
Get this Groupon as a kind gesture for your culinary-challenged friend who always insists on inviting you over for disastrous dinners. Or, entertain pals at someone’s house without dealing with dishes or puddles of engine lubricant.
Eddie’s House has cooked up a healthy amount of press with features in Phoenix Magazine and Phoenix New Times. Chef Eddie Matney served on the Top Chefs Panel for the Arizona Republic, and the restaurant won Best Comeback from the Phoenix New Times:
- Well, now Matney's back with a place all his own, and the menu's got plenty of the dishes that made him famous in the first place. Even the meatloaf. – Phoenix New Times
- Everything at Eddie's House is memorable. You are bound to become a regular after trying Eddie's food just one time. The staff makes you feel welcomed, you actually feel like they want to take care of you. – Liz, Urbanspoon
What Most Waiters Want to Say, But Don’t
One Urbanspoon reviewer says the servers at Eddie’s House make “you actually feel like they want to take care of you.” At most restaurants, the wait staff acts politely to your face, but deep down they are filled with an unholy rage that’s directed squarely at their customers. Here’s a guide to what those non-Eddie’s servers really think and what they say:
Think: Your eyes reveal that this meal is the highlight of your day. I feel pity for you.
Say: You guys look like you need some nacho poppers. They go great with our cheesy-chicken skewers!
Think: Great. This old lady is a year closer to not being alive.
Say: I hear it’s somebody’s birthday! I have an Ultimate Frozen Mudslide for a Rita-Hayworth lookalike!
Think: Honestly, how many demons would it take to make quick work of you and your pathetic brood of ungrateful brats?
Say: Honestly, how many demons would it take to make quick work of you and your pathetic brood of ungrateful brats? Oh, I’m going to be fired, aren’t I?
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 13, 2010. Amount paid never expires. 1 per person, 1 per table. May buy multiple as gifts. No cash back. Reservation required. Tax & gratuity not included. Valid after 10/12/09. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.