Hungry stomachs are forced to contemplate cooking their own food while our brains are busy plotting ways to make Hollywood starlets fall in love with our ungainly cousins. Quell an insurgent appetite with today's Groupon: for $14, you get $30 worth of American fare and drink at The Elbow Room, located off the Fuller Exit of I-196, one block north of Michigan Street. Today's Groupon is not valid toward happy hour or any other specials.
The Elbow Room's cozy neighborhood confines welcome grub-guzzlers and fryer fanatics for spirited rounds of conversation and culinary consumption. Plop into a cushy green booth and sidle up to the menu, bedecked with a bounty of bar favorites that are served till 2 a.m. nightly. Turophiles can take leave from composing their Piave-themed opera and enjoy the dairy deposits of cheese-slathered items such as the chicken quesadilla ($7.25), deluxe chips and cheese ($7.25), chili-cheese-loaded fries ($6.25), or cheese pretzels ($7.25). The Elbow Room's savory wings ($7.25 for nine, $10 for 15) send poultry patrons aflutter, while the bacon cheeseburger ($8.25) impresses meat historians with its monumental merging of previously warring proteins. Vegetarians can opt for a large green salad ($5) or a garden burger ($6.75).
Green brick bedecks The Elbow Room's exterior, while the orange interiors are adorned with the flags of celebrated sports squads. Take in the big spelling bee on one of the restaurant's six large televisions, or create competitive tension on your own by challenging a fellow imbiber to darts or gloves-off Golden Tee video golf.