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35 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia

$16 for $25 worth of American Comfort Food at JJ Bootleggers

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Menu stocked with ribs, crab cakes, burgers, wings; extensive craft beer and moonshine selection

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44 ratings28 reviews2 photos
January 27, 2018
Natinal Mechanics was a more satisfying deal.
Gwenthatop reviewer
20 ratings5 reviews
January 26, 2018
Great food & drinks , atmosphere nice
Samanthatop reviewer
21 ratings14 reviews
January 4, 2018
An average bar/restaurant. Food was ok, nothing that really stood out flavor wise. Minimal craft beers on tap.
Petetop reviewer helpful reviewer
33 ratings28 reviews
December 6, 2017
The food and drinks are always top quality. Have been there several times and never dealt with large crowds or extended wait times.
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21 ratings20 reviews5 photos
October 18, 2017
Awesome wings and shoestring fries. Connect 4 game was a fun touch.
Michaeltop reviewer
42 ratings32 reviews
October 16, 2017
I was surprised at how great my burger was. One of the best I've had in a long time. It also came with a generous portion of really great shoestring fries. I went here because I got the Groupon, but I would go again without a Groupon.
Alexistop reviewer helpful reviewer
27 ratings20 reviews1 photos
October 13, 2017
The food was delicious excellent superb had a wonderful time this staff was awesome the whole Decor of the place it was wonderful very down-home comfortable feeling♡♡♡♡
1 ratings1 reviews
October 13, 2017
Food was amazing! Bartender was very friendly as well as cute. Look forward to visiting again in the future.
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About This Deal

The Deal

  • $16 for $25 worth of burgers, ribs, and comfort food
  • See the menu.

Food Cravings: Giving in to Science

You never know when a hankering is going to strike. Feed your need for knowledge with Groupon’s study of food cravings.

For years, scientists believed that food cravings were linked to nutrient deficiencies—a taste for steak might signify a lack of iron, for instance. But recent research has uncovered a different theory. A functional MRI study cited by the Wall Street Journal suggested that food cravings are more similar to an addiction, triggered by reward centers in the brain that relate to memory and emotion. Answering to the craving can trigger the release of neurotransmitters including endorphins (which produce feelings of well-being) and dopamine (which produces the sense of receiving a reward), explaining why we turn to less-than-wholesome “comfort” foods in times of stress.

Nutritionists would love it if we only craved broccoli seasoned with calcium chews, but the reality is that most hankerings tend toward the unhealthy. A survey of college students at an Ontario university found that 97% of women experienced occasional intense cravings, often for carb-loaded foods such as chocolate, donuts, and chips. In the same survey, 68% of men also reported food cravings, though usually for high-fat proteins such as burgers, steaks, and pizza. As you might expect from the “comfort” theory of food cravings, the results of such surveys change drastically depending on the culture.

Although humans may not normally crave foods based on nutritional need, it is true that weightlifters seem to actively crave muscle-building carbs and proteins such as potatoes and pasta. That’s because the body can adjust its cravings to be able to perform everyday activities more efficiently. Sports scientist Dr. David Stensel and his colleagues found that runners crave hydrating fruits and cold-water swimmers crave fatty foods that will provide protective padding, just as professional Scrabble players crave alphabet soup.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Not valid for AYCE nights or discounted food specials. Valid for food only. Not valid for gratuity, tax, or alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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