To function properly, the human body requires a steady stream of nutrients, sunlight, and compliments from other species about its opposable thumbs. Use your bendable digits to provide yourself with nutrients with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of casual American fare at Pop's Safari Room, located on Morton Street. While not covered by this Groupon, Pop's Safari Room features an extensive selection of cigars, which customers are free to enjoy in the smoking-lounge area, but not in the dining room.
Pop's Safari Room dishes out succulent, straightforward creations in a chic and exotically bedecked space. The simple dinner menu helps famished patrons muffle grumbling stomachs with sound-dampening appetizers such as bacon-wrapped scallops soaked in teriyaki glaze ($12), a classic lump-crab cake ($14), and grilled boar sausage served with blackberry sauce ($13). Burger buffs explore the flavorful evolution of bun-based species with sizzling patties made out of sirloin ($8.50), buffalo ($10), and ostrich ($11) meat.
Entree-minded diners can set their satiating sights on a blackened ribeye steak ($32) or trout with white wine sauce ($24) served either pan-seared or pecan-crusted. Pop's also offers a robust lunch menu to fuel midday breaks with a corned-beef Reuben on rye ($8) or a plate of fried catfish with fries and hushpuppies ($13).
Tobacco connoisseurs share their 18th-century railroad-tycoon impressions while sprawling in leather chairs and admiring the striking décor of wall-mounted animal busts, vintage Marilyn Monroe posters, and a giant zebra skin. Pop's Safari occasionally features live entertainment such as piano players and singers to sonically season meals in the intimate dining area lined with latticework and wine shelves.