Before the discovery of fire, humans grilled their food by aggressively asking questions about its whereabouts on Saturday night. Let the professionals put eats in the hot seat with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of steaks, seafood, and more at Michael’s Restaurants. This Groupon is valid at Michael’s Steaks and Seafood at Riverchase Galleria in Hoover and Michael’s Restaurant in the Aloft Hotel in Homewood.
For more than 50 years, Michael’s Restaurants have been sating foodies with a tantalizing menu of hand-cut, Prime Angus beef aged for at least 30 days and fresh aquatic fare. Diners can start a culinary journey through the Deep South with fried green tomatoes topped with lump blue crab in lemon-herb cream ($12). A 13-oounce bone-in filet ($37) satisfies the primal urge to gnaw, and the 24-ounce porterhouse, which combines a tender filet mignon and New York strip ($39), is suitable for sharing or consuming solo to impress a werewolf paramour. Guests can unite the immortal lovers surf 'n' turf by adding a Maine lobster tail ($16) or three grilled scallops ($6) to any steak. Wood-fire-grilled salmon over wild rice ($18) or grilled-chicken caesar salad ($12) appease lighter nibblers, and nonmeat eaters may savor the fettuccine alfredo ($12) or combine pan-seared pecan green beans ($4) with a wood-fire-grilled vegetable kabob ($4) to create a diverse epicurean garden.
Although not included in today’s Groupon, patrons can order libations from Michael’s full bar. Flat-screen TVs and live jazz entertain eyes and ears, and walls decorated with autographed photos of star athletes and celebrities make effective decoys for paparazzi dodgers.