Chopstick masters are capable of amazing acts of dexterity, such as juggling rice and tuck-pointing a sandcastle one grain at a time. Boost your mitt fitness with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Asian fare at Lotus Bar & Grill in Scottsdale.
At Lotus Bar & Grill, diners can dig into a menu of Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes, either at the dining room’s cherry red tables or perched at the exposed-brick bar. Crispy calamari lounging in a spicy szechuan sauce ($8) fuels sports fans as they track games on nearly 30 HDTVs, accented by framed jerseys hanging on the walls. The eatery’s signature entrees range from a classic japanese teriyaki chicken ($11) to the korean bulgogi ($13), whose blanket of barbecue sauce tucks in a helping of savory beef. Mix-and-match platters let more serious eaters orchestrate custom feasts beginning with a soup or salad, followed by two appetizers, and finishing with an entree such as thai volcano beef or polynesian macadamia nut chicken ($13–$16). Desserts such as ginger coconut cake ($5) mark the end of the meal, preventing confused eaters from gnawing on the steering wheel on the drive home.