What You'll Get
You're probably thinking, "That sounds great, but I've never bought a car or a computer without first reading the Wikipedia definitions for car and computer—I'm not about to buy a Groupon either without a briefing." Well, neither would we, and since this is everyone in Cleveland's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Cleveland, such as restaurants, spas, sporting events, and theater. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (15 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll get a printable gift certificate in your inbox the next morning that you can use whenever you want until the deal expires; today's expires in 12 months. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
It's nice to wake up to something new every day. Some people get their daily fix from desk calendars with a cute puppy and a funny caption every morning. Groupon is like a desk calendar, except the puppy is an unbeatable discount and the funny caption is a profound reflection on the flowers and needles growing from life's cactus. We selflessly share our deep insights, hoping that you will join our mob of consumers, thus strengthening our collective buying power and commanding even better deals.
A fork with no hand to guide it, nor a pot roast to poke, is a sad fork indeed. Today's Groupon pumps all utensils full of shiny efficacy: for $15, you get $30 worth of comforting cuisine at Grovewood Tavern. Open daily at 5 p.m., Grovewood lets you toe the culinary line between rib sticking and elegant, through savory meals that excite a stomach more than a new mini-fridge filled with mini-cheerleaders and double-sized pizza rolls ever could.
Deep within the welcomingly cozy walls of the Grovewood Tavern lies a full menu of dishes that, like the settings of many Twilight Zone episodes, are at once familiar and deliciously unusual. Peruse a spread of recipes that blend international flair with American flair for double-flair flavor-flavors. Begin an evening of feasting with globe-hopping Mediterranean mussels (P.E.I. mussels steamed with fennel, tomatoes, chorizo, and white wine, $12), or reward your inner dipper with gruyère fondue (served with bread, fruit, and veggies, $16). With a stomach freshly awoken, arrive at fulfilling entrees, such as the bison pot roast (slow-braised with root veggies and served atop Ohio City gnocchi, $20), jumbo mango scallops (seared on top of sweet mango beurre blanc with herbed risotto, $26), and zinfandel short ribs (off the bone with zinfandel and dried cherries over creamy red pepper orzo, $22).
You don’t have to sully your clean kitchen to enjoy a celebration of wide-reaching tastes that will make your mouth glad it didn't drop the cash on a new passport. Wrap up this Groupon in charming wrapping paper and let your belly reach out for foodjoy with hungry belly fingers.
This Groupon is available for food items only.
- [The bison pot roast] falls gloriously apart, upon gentle forkage, into yummy threads on a bed of wild mushrooms, root vegetables and mashed potatoes…. – Tony Brown, Plain Dealer
- Creative food in a funky atmosphere with very eclectic crowd… – BobbieS441825 , Zagat
- Incredible good and unique food…AWESOME seared Ahi tuna with seaweed salad. – kathleenk3171, Zagat
- The Grovewood is classic Cleveland. It is a neighborhood place, unpretentious but very satisfying. – G. ChristopherM1530, Zagat
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Does not include wine or alcohol. No cash back. Reservations recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Grovewood Tavern
Though it isn’t a matchmaking service, Grovewood Tavern is responsible for more than 200 successful relationships in the past decade, all of which were realized over dinner. The brick-enclosed restaurant specializes in the delicious puppy love between food and drink, hosting meals that pair fine wines, beers, and spirits with bites from a globally conscious kitchen. The courses encourage guests to savor combinations in the moment, but also nod to the history inside the glassware. Trivia and origin stories accompany the drinks, detailing their flavors and the favorable reviews they've received. Some dinners benefit from presentation by expert hosts, including vineyard aficionados and people who know how the ghosts are added to each bottle of spirits.
Outside of these showcases, visitors can still enjoy selections from the tavern's regular menu. Lamb burger sliders dispel any worries about stereotypical pub fare, and the entrees' emphasis on local and organic ingredients adds a refreshing ease of conscience to each bite. Grovewood’s catalog of savory meats ranges from Japanese-style barbecued chicken to the bison brisket. Chefs accommodate vegetarians and vegans as well. A wealth of meat- and gluten-free options speckles the menu's pages, and the pairing dinners list substitutions for nonveggie helpings, replacing replacing tea-smoked duck breast with grilled tofu and skirt steak with vegan beef.