Like a classic work of Victorian literature, a trip to the bar often begins with an introduction to colorful characters and ends with the revelation that everyone in the room is related to each other. Continue an age-old struggle with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American and Italian cuisine at The Money Shot Restaurant & Lounge. Customers who redeem this Groupon Tuesday–Thursday will receive two complimentary drinks.
The Money Shot facilities cross-continental culinary escapades with an eclectic menu of American and Italian favorites. The chefs prepare authentic entrees such as sausage and peppers, a blend of house-cut sausage, sweet peppers, and marinara sauce served on a noodly bed of pasta ($13), chicken parmesan ($14), and chicken marsala ($13). Crispy Roman-style pizzas round out the menu (10”, $9; 16”, $14), adorned with savory toppings such as pepperoni, sausage, pineapple, and meatball (10”, $1.25 each; 16”, $1.75 each). The Money Shot also bates cravings for libations with a full bar and an extensive list of martinis and beer, served in bottles to prevent boisterous patrons from beginning construction of a can pyramid.
The Money Shot sets the scene for casual dining with plush booths, mood lighting, and a plethora of entertainment options. Tuesday nights play host to individual and team trivia night, while live music from local tunesters fills the airwaves on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, in a range of genres including blues, jazz, and rock.
The Money Shot Restaurant & Lounge
Bartenders at The Money Shot Restaurant & Lounge pour cocktails by the shakerful, and ovens bake American and Italian cuisine, including Roman-style pizzas with thin, house-made crusts. Always attending to sports fans, the restaurant projects big games or referee pageants on a 100-inch projection screen and two 46-inch flat-screen TVs equipped with surround sound. In the evening, bands drum out live tunes, comedians crack jokes, and rappers dish tips on properly estimating the amount of paper it will take to gift-wrap Ja Rule's birthday present. Tuesday-night trivia contests mine noggins for tidbits of information on categories such as pop culture and history. As diners participate in a variety of events, platters of favorite Italian fare such as pizzas, bruschetta, chicken parmesan, and garlic Ferraris accompany frosty brews and mixed cocktails.