To function properly, the human body requires a steady stream of nutrients, sunlight, and compliments from other species about its opposable thumbs. Use your bendable digits to provide yourself with nutrients with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of fusion fare and drinks at IceKitchen on Westport Plaza Drive.
IceKitchen's dinner menu serves up a thrilling retreat from everyday foodstuffs with an inspired slew of appetizers, soups, sandwiches, robust entrees, and a flood of vodkas and cocktails. Smooth concoctions such as creamy elephant-garlic soup gracefully precede beautiful displays of un-self-consciously bite-sized items ($6.25/bowl). The trio of won-ton tacos fills crispy won-ton shells with steak and a taro purée beneath a smothering of avocado-chili sauce and nappa cabbage ($6.25), and the steak kebab skewers hunger with a savory sidekick of basmati rice topped with pine nuts, currants, and a smoked-paprika vinaigrette ($6.25/one, $11.50/two). Supsters with more sizeable hankerings will want to seek out the pan-roasted chilean sea bass, sake marinated and placed atop a grilled sushi rice cake ($21), or the peppercorn-crusted fillet of beef with wasabi-celery-root purée and chinese long beans ($17.75). Each dish can find its soulmate within IceKitchen's extensive selection of vodkas. A lunch menu gives day feasters a delicious excuse to get out of the office, house, or licorice mines.
A frosty yet friendly ambience emanates from the chilly core of the eatery's ice bar, where neon-blue beams cast their arctic light upon cocktails such as the bellinitini with Effen black-cherry vodka ($9) and the son of a peach with Stoli peach vodka, peach puree, orange juice, and cranberry juice ($8). The bar's surface is actually made of ice, keeping your drink cold while you adjourn to a dance floor that thrives under the booming beats banged out by live musicians and DJs. Reservations are recommended, so call ahead or send your speed-skating herald to foretell your coming.
At each of Drunken Fish's upscale restaurants, chefs create traditional and specialty sushi, along with stir-frys and other Japanese entrees. Fresh tuna nigiri and 10-ounce teriyaki-glazed strip steak make for tasty pairings with signature cocktails, such as the Madame Butterfly with raspberry vodka, mango puree, and pineapple and lemon juice. Drunken Fish has three convenient locations within St. Louis, each featuring modern decor.
Drunken Fish has won several awards and achievements, including being named Favorite Japanese/Sushi Restaurant by Sauce Magazine's readers. It also has earned accolades for Best Sushi, appearing on both the Riverfront Times Reader's Choice list and Alive Magazine People's Choice Hot List.