One of the great simple pleasures of traveling abroad is stumbling upon a restaurant frequented by locals, followed closely by bathing in gelato and loudly explaining why everything in America is better. Replicate that feeling with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $20 worth of eclectic bistro fare at FM Bistro in Beaver Falls.
FM Bistro packs tables and stomachs with an eclectic collection of sandwiches and entrees. Sandwiches might include toothsome hunks of juicy pulled pork seasoned with owner Mike McKinney’s secret spice blend and accompanied by a side salad, seasoned chips, fries, or sweet-potato nuggets ($7.95). If mouths require additional exercise, they can work out with entrees such as liver and onions ($10.95), bolognese and spaghetti ($12.95), and chicken alfredo ($11.95), which cloaks fettuccine fronds, succulent chicken, and roasted peppers in a warm blanket of handcrafted alfredo sauce tinged with hints of nutmeg and parmesan. More than 40 years of culinary experience buoy the talents of McKinney and Chef Frank Helisek, and 60% of FM Bistro's menu changes every Tuesday to reflect seasonal shifts in ingredients.