In his famous classical conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved that it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist's mouth not to water when it says the words “chicken satay." Moisten your own satay receptacle with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of food and drinks at PEOPLE Kitchen & Lounge, located on the Lower East Side.
PEOPLE Kitchen & Lounge gives its namesake a place to gather and gab over delicious Asian-inspired fare. Dig into dining with the seafood winter-melon soup, which includes winter melon, Asian mushrooms, green peas, scallops, and crabmeat ($6), or test out your tongue's flame-retardant lining with the spicy beef salad, served with a shallot-lime vinaigrette ($8). Entree-wise, the Asian barbecue pork ribs ($16) keep stomachs from attempting death-defying motorcycle stunts as a bid for attention, while the grilled whole prawns, served with crispy rice vermicelli ($17), re-asserts humankind's dominance over both crustaceans and grills. For diners desiring a meal without a biographical background, the grilled vegetables entree drizzles seasonal veggies in a lemongrass-daikon sauce ($14).
PEOPLE Kitchen & Lounge's bright and aglow ambiance casts an enticing effulgence upon the chewing cheeks of the restaurant's patrons. Sip on a cocktail as you admire the foliage adorning some of the restaurant's multi-level spaces, or grab a bite to eat off PEOPLE's late-night menu of finger foods and sliders (served nightly from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.) while you contemplate the geometric principles of the Bolyai-Gerwien theorem.