Like attaching a fake mustache to a Halloween mask or cleverly changing your name from Obi-Wan Kenobi to Ben Kenobi, adding a new ingredient to something familiar can render it delightfully unrecognizable. Enjoy inventive eats with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of contemporary American comfort fare and drinks at Nick and Jake's, valid at both the Overland Park and Parkville locations.
Nick and Jake's upscale sports bar silences grumbling cuisine processors with a twist on American comfort fare made from scratch and an eclectic variety of specialty drinks depicted on the extensive menu. After settling into a padded booth or a cushioned chair, satiate hungry eyes with the rich wood décor and exposed-brick walls while mentally circling preferred staples such as the Irish Nachos—a blend of crispy potatoes and savory bacon warmed under a blanket of cheese ($8)—or the Fatty Melt, in which marble-rye slices swaddle a burger topped with corned beef and smothered in swiss, slaw, and thousand island dressing ($10). Or, peruse the array of soups, salads, sandwiches, and hearty pastas, such as the red-pepper vodka pasta, a pool of parmesan-tomato cream sauce swirling with italian sausage and mozzarella ($14), which can be paired with a refreshing draft beer such as a Boulevard Wheat ($4.50). Feel free to partner up any entree with one of more than 14 wines by the glass, such as an Ecco Domani pinot grigio, which, like da Vinci's famed painting of a lion clawing a Ferrari, comes from Italy ($7).
Though both locations' lunch and dinner menus mirror each other, the selection of libations varies. Overland Park's menu depicts palate pleasers such as the mango martini, fashioned out of Smirnoff and mango puree ($6), and Parkville's menu boasts golf-inspired concoctions including the Cart in the Creek, a boozy beverage fusing together rum, vodka, triple sec, and Coke ($8). Before getting your grub on, scoot into a high-back chair for closer viewing of the TV-lined bar, cozy up to a warmly lit table in the dining area, or sprawl out on the outdoor patio to practice tai chi amongst friendly waiters, curious customers, and uninhibited squirrels that mirror each pose.