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 $10, you get $20 worth of reinvented classic dishes at Manny's Uptown Kitchen, located in the Gateway Shopping Center. This Groupon expires on August 23.
Manny's Uptown Kitchen channels the spirit of beloved New York delis to imbue its fresh, modern fare with old-school charcuterie flavor. The menu boasts revamped deli classics such as Reuben eggrolls ($10), an Asian-inspired take on the iconic sandwich, filled with pastrami and served with Dusseldorf mustard. Childhood-nostalgia-inducing Dr. Brown's root beer forsakes the ice-cream float for barbecue sauce, glazing a fresh salmon filet served with Gulf rice pilaf ($18). Kicked-up potato cakes ($7) load traditional potato latkes with such toppings as chili con queso, guacamole, or pico de gallo, and the fried-green tomatoes ($5) sport a sophisticated goat-cheese schmear.
For a more traditional bite, warm up in Manny's upscale yet welcoming dining room with a bowl of homemade matzo-ball soup ($7), authentic enough to make grandmothers tear up their tea cozies in fits of jealousy. In classic delicatessen fashion, score breakfast all day in unexpected incarnations such as challah french toast ($7), or try New York City's famous H&H bagels, which transport taste buds a whole time zone without the jetlag or loudly snoring seatmate.