Most children won’t eat a vegetable unless it is fried, just like they won’t walk a dog who isn’t wearing a bow tie. Pick your battles with today’s Groupon to Lendy’s in Virginia Beach. Choose from the following options:
- For $9, you get $20 worth of American fare, valid through January 31, 2012.
- For $9, you get $20 worth of American fare, valid through March 31, 2012.
- For $9, you get $20 worth of American fare, valid through May 31, 2012.<p>
- For $24, you get a buffalo-wings feast for four (up to a $48.96 value). This option must be used by a table of exactly four adults. The meal includes the following:
- Four orders of buffalo wings (a $9.99 value each)
- Four sodas (a $2.25 value each)<p>
Lendy’s chefs’ salute walls lined with patriotic military paraphernalia when preparing the American menu headlined by tender buffalo wings doused in an escalating array of spicy sauces. Served by the dozen, Lendy’s signature wings can inflame taste buds in a quintet of fiery sheathes, from Hot and Killer to Atomic and Below Hell, which laces habaneros and diced photos of George Clooney into its bubbling lochs. Spice-averse palates may also opt for barbecue, garlic-parmesan, and teriyaki sauces, which complement pots of a rich, homemade ranch dipping sauce. Lendy’s menu also boasts an ample selection of handheld eats, including a homemade crab-cake sandwich ($8.49), as well as hand-breaded flounder fried golden brown and flanked by five crispy shrimp ($14.99). Served raw or steamed, clams and oysters ($4.99/half dozen; $6.99/dozen) glide into the open arms of taste buds with the grace of a butter-slathered figure skater. Twelve 42-inch’ LCD TVs shimmer in the background, and, though not included with today’s Groupon, a full bar wets whistles with an ample array of frothy suds.
It all started with the wings. When Lendy's opened in 1987, it was the restaurant's fiery buffalo wings that gained it the most attention. Since then Lendy's has not only expanded its selection of sauces, but also become a place to sip a beer and watch the game between trips to the raw bar.
- 1st Place: Best in Show
- 1st Place: People's Choice
- 1st Place: Most Original
- 2nd Place: Hottest, but Edible
- 3rd Place: Classic Buffalo
Lendy's signature line of sauces ranges from the habanero-spiced Below Hell to the mild barbecue glaze. In addition to appearing on other menu items, these sauces are available by the bottle, though plans for a 55-gallon barrel have been stymied by the national shortage of qualified coopers.
A Peek Inside
Whether you sit at one of the 16 chairs lining the bar or the 86 seats at the scattered tables, you're pretty much guaranteed an unobstructed view of a 42-inch HDTV: a dozen of the televisions hang from the walls, playing the biggest college and professional games all year long. If sports aren't your thing, pull on your singing sweater and volunteer for the Saturday night karaoke.