Flat cooking surfaces were invented by samurai, who used wide, sun-heated stones to make their armor hot enough to melt enemy swords. Melt away your hunger with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of create your own stir-fry at Flat Top Stir-Fry Grill, located at Huron Village in Ann Arbor.
As hungry guests approach the flat-top grill after which the restaurant is named, they'll find it a sizzling island surrounded by a sea of rice, noodles, fresh vegetables, and colorful sauces. Disenfranchised by the undemocratic menus of all other restaurants, Flat Top Stir-Fry Grill's menu empowers diners with the right to vote for the ingredients of their choice. Start the process by choosing rice or noodles. Then fill your bowl with fresh, seasonal vegetables (such as tomatoes, snap peas, and carrots), mix and match three or four ladles of sauces to create a sweet, spicy Asian-inspired flavor or your own personal concoction. Finally, add a hearty protein (including white fish, calamari, chicken, beef sirloin, tofu, or a host of vegetarian and vegan options). Add the finishing touches with clever customizations such as hot-and-sour soup, mu shu wraps, skewered shrimp ($2.99), or roti prata bread.
Lunch bowls are $8.99, and dinner bowls are $12.99. Once your dream dish is assembled, let Flat Top Stir-Fry Grill's experienced chefs bring it to life on the grill while you treat your taste buds to an appetizer such as the kung pao prata ($4.99) or Thai sticky wings ($4.99). Flat Top Stir-Fry Grill rookies needn't fear: the knowledgeable staff is happy to offer advice, popular recipes are perched atop tables, and tips are available on oversized chalkboards around the dining room. For an extra $2 (or $1 at lunch), diners can enjoy unlimited trips through the line, allowing them to try a wide variety of stir-fry combinations.
Today's Groupon can also be used for Flat Top Stir-Fry Grill's weekend breakfast, where diners choose delicious morning toppings to adorn French toast, scrumptious fillings for pancakes, or perfect proteins and veggies for omelets. Each of the unlimited breakfast bowls is sidekicked with morning classics such as bacon, potatoes, fresh fruit, muffins, and an increasingly impatient school bus driver ($9.99).