Splitting a dish with an amateur chopstick wielder can result in uneven portions, swift kicks to the shins, and the disdain of maimed rice grains. Divide your dainties before spearing them with your tree fork with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Chinese fare and drinks for dinner at Mandarin Cove. On Friday and Saturday evenings, this Groupon must be redeemed after 7 p.m.
Foodsmiths at Mandarin Cove craft generous portions of more than 100 classic Chinese dishes. The expansive menu, which has helped make this eatery a local favorite and intergalactic mystery since the '80s, includes mu shu pork ($11.50), sizzling scallops with prawns ($14.95), mandarin eggplant ($9.95), and mongolian beef ($10.95), which arrives at tabletops festooned with green onion, rice noodles, and hot peppers. With a wide variety of tasty choices, diners can pick and choose among poultry or vegetarian options, pairing their meals with hot soup ($5.95–$18.50) or shareable appetizers ($5.50–$8.95). The spacious atrium-style setting lends ample room for engaging in conversation with groups of friends or hard-working stunt doubles.