Though meals tend to bring friends together, meals peppered with magnets can push them apart. Enjoy an attractive repast with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of pub fare and sandwiches at Lucky Dog Pub & Deli.
A canine-themed eatery that boasts more delicious bite than bark, Lucky Dog Pub stocks its deli shelves with Boar’s Head meats and its dine-in menu with an array of decked-out hot dogs, burgers, and pub-style appetizers. Phantom tails wag as diners dig into shareable appetite stokers such as ultimate nachos layered with homemade chili, shredded cheese, and jalapeños ($8.99). A septet of all-beef or turkey hot dogs ($4.99 each) parades from the kitchen, led by a Swamp Dog smothered in sauerkraut and mustard and a Blue Heeler laden with bacon, tomatoes, and blue cheese. Hands can thwart unsolicited high-fives by grasping a California turkey burger crowned with fresh avocado and pico de gallo ($7.99) or a pan-fried crab cake smothered with rémoulade and sandwiched between a kaiser roll ($8.99). Man’s best friend would bark in hearty approval of Lucky Dog’s décor, which features a bone-shaped table that seats 30 among bright green walls and flat-screen TVs. Outside, a cartoon picture of the pub’s canine namesake—Emily—guards the eatery from trouble-making cats and reminds passersby that its owners donate 1% of all revenue to local dog shelters.