Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of upscale American fare and drinks at Offshore Tavern & Grill in Bay Park.
Offshore Tavern's recently updated menu presents juicy burgers and upscale pub fare made with ingredients culled from sustainable and local sources. Hand-dipped, beer-battered onion rings with chipotle ketchup ($7) and an order of tots or fries tossed with herbs, spices, and cotija cheese ($5) stretch stomachs until they are ready to accommodate larger meal deposits. The fuego burger wraps pepper jack, bacon, jalapeños, and habanero jelly in a spicy barbeque-sauce blanket ($9), an eight-ounce grilled ribeye ($15) demonstrates what a half-pound bag of flour feels like in terms of weight, and the B.L. fried green T. orchestrates a fried green tomato, sun-dried ancho aioli, and bacon symphony ($8). Glowing tongue embers can be put out with a jalapeños margarita or sudsy glass of brew.
Offshore Tavern's lively atmosphere pairs 20 sports-showing plasma TVs with live acoustic music on Friday (check the schedule here. A spacious covered patio protects diners from sun, rain, and plummeting crop dusters.
Yelpers give Offshore Tavern & Grill an average of 3.5 stars:
2253 Morena Blvd.
San Diego, California 92110Get Directions