According to Emily Post, napkins may only be used to cover laps, clean up spills, or signal the waiter via semaphore that your table has hit an iceberg. Master restaurant etiquette over a gourmet meal with today's Groupon to Nosh. Choose from the following options:
- For $14, you get a three-course dinner for two (up to a $29 total value), which includes:
- One shared plate (up to a $9 value)
- One big plate (up to a $14 value)
- One dessert (a $6 value)
- For $7, you get $14 worth of eclectic cuisine during lunch.
- For $9, you get $18 worth of eclectic cuisine during dinner.
The head chef at Nosh peppers the eatery’s small-plate menu of inventive gastronomic creations with Southern and Asian influences. Each duo can begin their culinary journey with a shared plate of shrimp corn dogs or grilled chinese chicken wings dunked into a creamy cilantro dipping sauce, or by sneaking into the kitchen to grab some scraps. Big plates harbor hearty portions of Southern favorites, including bowls of shrimp and grits, or reinvented comfort fare, such as the rib-eye cheesesteak laden with pepper jack and cheddar cheeses alongside garlic-herb fries. For dessert, homemade italian doughnut holes double as pong balls for slam-dunking into white- and dark-chocolate truffle sauces, and candlelight projects graceful dipping maneuvers on the intimate eatery's exposed-brick walls.
Silo Elevated Cuisine
Considering the farm-inspired name and the refined dining rooms—white tablecloths, towering wooden wine racks holding bottles filled from carefully polished grapes—you could be forgiven for assuming that Silo Elevated Cuisine is a steakhouse. But a look at the dishes emerging from the kitchen reveals a less-predictable beast. On a menu that stars Silo's signature chicken-fried oysters, sources of gastronomic inspiration range from southern (applewood-smoked bacon, shrimp-and-andouille white-cheddar grits) to European (red-wine and cognac sauces), with more than a dash of Asian influence.
This is especially apparent in seafood dishes—crusted with Sichuan peppercorn or sesame seeds—and duck, served with five-spice seasoning or in spring rolls. Accordingly, Frommer's has hailed the restaurant as "one of the best places for fine dining when you want something other than French food." The original Alamo Heights location was joined by a new outpost in 2007, whose space Texas Monthly called a "minimalist study in black and white illuminated by crystal chandeliers and silvery globes."