According to most restaurant critics, the perfect Texan meal is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Try some authentic cuisine from down South the way it was meant to be served with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Southern fare at Hot Tub’s Back Porch Grotto.
Hot Tub’s chef, Randy Montoya, grills up a sizzling menu brimming with meaty entrees, seafood spreads, and Tex-Mex munchables. Commence nosh fests by bobbing for crispy fried crawfish tails ($8.99) or bolster Southern beach cred with a plate of shrimp and grits ($10.99). Appetites in the mood for heartier eats can pursue the chicken-fried steak ($14.99) or the Willie’s signature fried catfish that's coated in Cajun breading and accompanied by french fries and coleslaw ($12.99). Take tongues on a trek to Mexico without licking an atlas with an order of fajitas ($13.99–$19.99), or bite into a crab-cake burger ($13.99) for a taste of the sea slathered in southwest remoulade and bookended by brioche buns.
Hot Tub’s new management and new chef provide a relaxing, fun, and tummy-pleasing experience. Satiated stomachs can enjoy the decoratively tiled ceiling and artwork-bedecked walls by candlelight, or venture into the outside seating area to stargaze or mount an interpretive dance inspired by the 1988 tour de force The Great Outdoors. The bar menu includes chips eager to dance the salsa ($3.95) and a nonalcoholic southwest shrimp cocktail ($9.95).