Stomachs only growl when they're hungry or preparing to bite the hand that keeps tickling them. Tame the beast within with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale Italian and American fare at Ignite in Carlsbad.
At Ignite, chefs hand-sculpt specialty Angus burgers and pitch Neapolitan-style pizzas into a wood-fired oven. Caputo flour and San Marzano tomatoes import the flavors of Italy to the menu's authentic pizzas, topped with wild cremini mushrooms and roasted garlic ($10.95 for lunch; $12.95 for dinner) or artichoke hearts and homemade mozzarella cheese ($11.95; $13.95). Made from 100% Angus beef, the huntsman burger ($11.25) slays hunger pangs with a stack of hickory bacon, caramelized onions, and stilton huntsman cheese on a brioche bun, all served under a wooden box propped up with a stick. Sandwiches made with freshly baked flatbread ($8.95) anchor the lunch menu, and for dinner, seared scallops pair with a pecan wild-rice pilaf in light lemon sauce ($18.95). During either meal, diners can sit inside, where TV screens and artwork surround a 360-degree bar, or move to the outdoor patio, staring into the stone fire pit's mystical flames for visions of the latest stocks and hockey scores.