Excessive hunger is the third most popular cause of Cheez Whiz consumption, second only to vending-machine proximity and shame spirals. Avoid bad sustenance decisions with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Irish and American fare at James's Gate Restaurant & Pub, located in Jamaica Plain.
James's Gate Restaurant & Pub, named and designed after Dublin's St. James's Gate Brewery, site of Arthur Guinness' famed stout, serves traditional Irish and American cuisine in a classic, inviting setting. Diners can take a seat in the restaurant section of James's Gate, filled with bright colors and elegant décor, such as local artwork depicting kings getting facials. After taking a gander at the restaurant menu patrons can stick a fork in the pan-seared duck, served with traditional roasted potatoes and a spinach salad ($21), or sink sharpened incisors into the hand-cut salmon, a savory combination of a grilled filet, red-beet risotto, and arugula salad ($22). For a more casual outing, patrons can pop into the pub, where a wood-burning fireplace and authentic Irish church pews support a pub menu spouting imported appetizers, including bangers and chips ($9) or chips and curry ($6), that open for a classy cast of sandwiches ($9+) and entrees such as the Gate meatloaf ($13) or shepherd's pie ($11).