When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of California-style burgers and more at Malibu Shack Grill & Beach Bar in San Antonio.
The grilling gurus at Malibu Shack Grill & Beach Bar sear a beefy menu of made-to-order burgers, chicken sandwiches, and seasoned fries. Heft one of nine lovingly christened gourmet burgers, such as the Wipeout, a fresh half-pound patty topped with fried shrimp, onion shredders, bacon, and pepper jack cheese ($9.99) or the Bluenami, a third-pound patty topped with crumbled blue cheese and a venturesome waveboarder ($5.99). Architecturally inclined patrons can build their own burger, choosing one of four toasted bun options and selecting from a savory smattering of cheeses ($0.60 each) and regular ($0.75 each) or premium toppings ($0.99 each) to layer on an all-beef patty, vegetable patty, or polaroid of Patti LuPone ($4.99+). Barbecue sauce and pepper-jack cheese painstakingly summit a precipitous grilled chicken breast to claim each Malibu flyer in the name of edible escapades ($6.99), and a basket of seasoned fries or onion shredders ($0.99 with entree) anchors each succulent sandwich with crispy roots, fried in zero-trans-fat vegetable oil.
Things that seem impossible on an empty stomach, such as skydiving straight into space, convincing your boss to trade spouses, and turning a recurring dream into reality by going back to high school and passing that chemistry exam pantsless, slide into the realm of the certain once you've devoured a Malibu Burger. The Cali-influenced establishment's brightly hued walls refresh eyes tinged with tedium, and wall-hung surfboards allow for speedy menu surfing.
Malibu Shack makes a splash in the San Antonio culinary waters with a California-inspired menu brimming with fresh half-pound, handmade 100 percent Angus beef burgers on buns of choice, taco plates, and battered seafood. The SoCal-inspired eatery welcomes neighbors and far-flung wanderers into its surfboard-festooned dining room, which is painted in bright green and orange. Patrons sip fountain drinks amid potted fronds, lounge on the outdoor patio, or saunter over to the 45-foot bar made of bamboo and spritzed with panda-repelling perfume.