Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, scraped knees, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary American fare at Natasha's Bistro & Bar on Esplanade Alley.
The food flingers at Natasha's Bistro & Bar serve up a diverse menu of lunch and dinner options as well as a wide selection of wine and traditional cocktails. The melted mozzarella on the Cha Cha Cha sandwich seeps delightfully into chewers' teeth ($6.25) while Elizabeth's chicken pot pie, a medley of chicken and veggies, fills tummies with comforting sustenance and nostalgia ($6.50). A peanutty thai stir-fry ($18) shares dinner space with the Spaceburger made of buffalo meat and sandwiched between a kaiser bun ($12.75). The retro Tom Collins cocktail swaggers into mouths with class and refinement ($5.66) while shots of Bulleit bourbon quietly burn down the throat, increasing conversation and emotional outbursts ($6.60).
For an extra cover charge, diners can swig in front of the stage and take in live music and theater performances each night at around 9 p.m. Performances are sometimes taped by local NPR affiliate WUKY, which well-documents unforgettable evenings and complicated first names.