Enjoying the cuisine of another country can inspire people to someday travel there, where they will undoubtedly eat a cheeseburger and immediately come home. Save yourself the trouble with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of homestyle pub fare at Live Oak Bar and Grill.
Diners at Live Oak Bar and Grill bite into Texan pub fare from comfortable perches inside the 19th-century dining room or amidst cool breezes on the oak-lined outdoor deck. Clamp chompers onto a half-pound Wild West burger, festooned with swiss cheese, slivers of avocado, and a disdain for the telegram and its symbolic encroach upon civilization ($7.95). A trio of fish tacos ($7.95) fires up taste buds with a drizzle of jalapeño ranch, and the chicken-fried chicken ($8.95) lounges in a pool of country-style gravy, shaded by mashed-potato hillocks. Mold fingers around the cushiony bun of a Texas-style hot dog, capped with a smear of onions, relish, celery salt, and an abridged version of the state constitution penned in mustard ($4.95). Diners who mosey by on Friday nights can chew in rhythm with the groovy beat of live music.
Live Oak Bar and Grill
Thick branches of 140-year-old oak trees stretch above Live Oak Bar and Grill, shrouding its wooden outdoor patio in a gentle blanket of leafy shade. The patio stands behind the restaurant itself, a home built in 1876 that is still decorated with photos of its original occupants and recent shots of their poltergeists.
And while the building itself is steep in century old history, the grill's cooks prefer to use ingredients whose age doesn’t match Live Oak's historic surrounds. Instead, they source fresh, natural ingredients from local farms to create their homestyle versions of classic bar dishes, from half-pound burgers to fish tacos smothered with jalapeno ranch dressing. Feasts unfold amidst rounds of billiards, sports flashing on flat-screen TVs, and weekly karaoke, while outside, live musicians occasionally take to the stage to serenade diners.