Meeting friends at a bar is ideal when your house is being exterminated of pests or mined for the cash, pets, and ottoman collections that often fall between couch cushions. Avoid interfering with general domestic upkeep with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at Mahoney’s Grill in Oshkosh.
Drawing droves of local omnivores with an extensive menu curated by well-known chef Ryan Nolan, Mahoney’s Grill provides far-reaching fare- and drink-based fellowship. Starters such as the poutine, fries draped in cheese curds and demi-glace ($6), awaken taste buds from between-meal naps, and sandwiches such as the spicy pulled pork ($8) offer a meaty alternative to ice-cube wraps and rice-cake paninis. Entrees include the barbecue salmon ($16.50), served with potato salad and coleslaw, and the broasted chicken ($11), served with a choice of side dish and maple-glazed carrots. Mahoney’s features multiple TV screens to catch an NFL game or a day-long filibustering session, and since nearby road construction has officially wrapped up, it’s easily accessible by coupe or zamboni. A new wine list serves as a grape-based complement to the restaurant's hearty American meals.