There are many activities that should not be performed on an empty stomach, including swimming, surgery, and swimming 30 minutes after having your appendix removed. Acquire activity fuel with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of casual fare and drinks at Hot Rod Cafe, located in downtown New London.
Hot Rod Cafe halts the hankerings of hungry patrons with a menu sporting an array of hearty dishes, including more than 25 varieties of buffalo wings ($5.50/six). Wing fiends can flap their taste buds toward meaty morsels endowed with flavors such as chipotle barbecue, garlic parmesan, and spicy teriyaki, or they can opt for Cajun dry rub, the mystical blend of spices from which all Louisiana gator wrestlers derive their power.
Other finger-friendly fare includes the prime-rib sandwich ($12.95) and a chicken caesar wrap imbued with parmesan cheese, croutons, and caesar dressing ($9.95). Entrees such as teriyaki ginger beef tips, served with rice pilaf and garlic green beans ($14.95), keep forks from getting bored and picking fights with mild-mannered napkins.
Sated diners can digest their wings as they enjoy a game of pool or foosball, and youngsters can battle each other in board games or build a bust of Richard Nixon with the provided Legos. Ample splashes of hot-rod red, exposed brick, and other interior touches complement a waterfront deck to create an atmosphere of laid-back charm ideal for a night out with friends, a casual date, or an evening alone with your pocket thesaurus.
114 Bank St.
New London, Connecticut 06320Get Directions