Unlike having bicycles, apartments, and guard dogs, having many small plates can be just as effective as one big one. Collect a hunger-tackling cadre of cuisine with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of tapas and drinks at Lit Lounge and Tapas Bar.
Lit Lounge beefs up traditional tapas with muscular spices and sauces that sedate even the most rapacious appetites. The candied coconut jumbo shrimp ($17) offers a laconic discourse on sweet versus savory, with sweet mango chutney set against a deep-fried crust and cashew vinaigrette. Specialty libations ($9–$11) longing to cleanse palates with tiny, delicious towels include carb-conscious skinny margaritas and the X Pop Rock, whose trio of strange liquors tangos with a smattering of Sprite. Small plated portions of chicken spring rolls ($8) satiate groups with highlights of chili sauce and curry aioli. Party-ready ranks can take advantage of Lit Lounge’s socially stimulating atmosphere, in which mood lighting casts seductive shadows on couples nestling in intimate booths or playing aggressive games of footsie to determine who pays for dinner.
1129 S 180th St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68130