Though swimming on a full stomach can be dangerous, sleeping on a full stomach ensures utopian dreams filled with pesto chicken plebeians and the benevolent despotism of a caesar-salad chieftain. Prep your REM cycle for its gastronomic taste regime with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fare at Palmer’s Restaurant, Bar & Courtyard in San Marcos.
Dedicated to satisfying seasoned gourmands and casual diners alike, Palmer’s menu offers everything from sizable steaks and chicken dishes to lighter, plant-based victuals and veggie-nestled seafood. Try the grilled ahi tuna steak with chipotle aioli, chef’s rice, and seasonal vegetables (4 oz., $14; 8 oz., $17), or nibble the tenderloin sandwich with tomato and portobello to harness the necessary brainpower to conquer your Sudoku-based home-security system ($14). A comfy atmosphere replete with multiple stone fireplaces colors the eatery’s interior, and a clean-air garden encourages postmeal relay races in the fountain courtyard.