Topping the food chain is a tremendous achievement, which is why humans triumphantly plant flag-like toothpicks in burgers and belt the national anthem at their steaks before devouring them. Enjoy life at the top with today’s Groupon to Magoo’s Grill in Pleasant Hill. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get a meal for two or more people (up to a $32 total value), which includes the following:
- $20 worth of any food menu items, including burgers, sandwiches, and entrees
- Two microbrews (up to a $6 value each)<p>
- For $25, you get a meal for four or more people (a $56 total value), which includes the following:
- $40 worth of any food menu items, including burgers, sandwiches, and entrees
- One pitcher of beer (a $16 value)
At Magoo’s Grill, owner Scott Davis and chef Yema Nunez have cultivated a low-key neighborhood environment for more than a quarter century, employing a menu of classic grill and American fare. Like gossip about the local haberdasher, patrons share buffalo chicken wings with ranch and celery ($8.49) to begin meals. A tri-tip sandwich ($10.99) pairs robust, seasoned tri-tip steak with a toasted french roll, whereas a veggie burger ($7.59) elegantly replaces meat with healthy soy and spices. In the fish tacos ($7.59), crispy cod rolls up in a soft corn tortilla with tangy sauce to excite taste buds and satisfy stomachs. Dining parties wash down bites with microbrews brandishing names such as Shocktop and Longboard, or pitchers of Bud Light, Sierra Nevada, or Hefeweizen. Magoo’s dining room draws in eyes with eight DirecTV screens, and an outdoor patio allows burger scents to inspire patty-shaped ‘dos at nearby salons.
In its early years, Magoo's Grill was, in its staff's own words, a "nondescript local watering hole." Twenty-five years later, the entrance twinkles with holiday lights, welcoming guests into an open space with dark-wood floors and deep, cozy booths. The kitchen staff hand crafts half-pound burgers, sealing in their juices by broiling them over an open flame. To make Magoo's signature sandwiches, chefs also grill chicken breasts and tri-tip steaks, which get topped with cheese or applewood-smoked bacon. Meals can be paired with a selection of microbrews or specialty drinks, such as Magoo's melon margarita, made with melon liqueur and lime juice.