Football and chicken wings go hand in hand, as first possessions were once decided by whichever team could fill a helmet with discarded bones the fastest. Carry on a saucy tradition with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of American fare and drinks at Gator Tails Restaurant and Sports Bar in Sarasota.
Combining more than 20 years of experience cooking wings and local athletics under the roof of Gator Tails Restaurant and Sports Bar, co-owners and Buffalo natives Bob and Dave present a classic menu of American fare and bar eats. A series of 22 televisions broadcasting major sports packages keeps eyes entertained while mouths busy themselves with naked or crispy wings (12 for $8.99), which arrive smothered in a choice of 10 sauces such as hot, suicidal, teriyaki, or garlic parmesan. Chow down on a Gator burger (11.99), which dresses a full pound of beef with four slices of cheese and a quartet of bacon piled into a 4-4 defense on a kaiser roll. Portions of traditional lasagna ($10.99) silence appetites, and fish 'n' chips ($9.99) rain down beer-battered cod fillets. In addition to the show-stopping fare, a full bar tides over thirsty gullets, and free WiFi allows patrons to instantly look up the world-record time for holding arms in a touchdown pose.
8383 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34238