For years, European navigators searched for a direct route to Asia's tasty cuisine, eventually burrowing through the earth and accidentally rediscovering Luxembourg. Blaze a path toward savory satisfaction with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of sushi, small plates, and drinks at MyTie Lounge in Brunswick.
Exposed-brick walls and reflective, azure floors decorate MyTie Lounge's laidback space where patrons savor specialty martinis, sushi, and Asian-inspired small plates at intimate tables and clusters of chairs. Orders of gyoza and shu-mai ($5) gather pan-fried dumplings insulated with edible linings of shrimp, pork, or veggies. Chefs glaze the paper-thin tuna or beef carpaccio ($11) with olive oil, red-wine vinegar, and hunks of arugula, arranging slices on plates or stuffing them in envelopes addressed to diners. A concise selection of seven sushi rolls builds from tempura sweet-potato roots in the idaho roll ($5) and to bold bites of the dynamite roll ($11) filled with deep-fried salmon, asparagus, and cream cheese. Patrons sift through the selection of specialty martinis ($8+) and order from an internationally articulate service staff that speaks eight different languages verbally and in Morse code. MyTie Lounge also hosts live entertainment on weekends, including jazz, blues, and reggae.