Recipes are written in a language all their own, leading amateur cooks to confuse a pinch for a dash or forget that the chef's word for "water" is "salt." Trust a native speaker with today’s Groupon: with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of sandwiches, burgers, and spuds at Quinton's Bar & Deli. Choose between the following locations: Coralville and Iowa City.
The chefs at Quinton's Bar & Deli buffer sips of chilled spirits with a classic pub menu filled with local burgers, 30 different sandwiches, and enticing daily specials. Chefs burden brioche rolls with never-frozen and never-evaporated blends of chuck sirloin and rib eye that compose burgers. Crumbled bacon-and-cheddar buoys float in a bread bowl ($1) of creamy potato-bacon soup ($3.99), and tubers take solid form with two Grade A Idaho spuds deluged in cheeses, sour cream, and bacon. Myriad sandwiches decorate white, wheat, and rye frames with deli mainstays such as original corned beef ($6.99) or stuff croissants with a grilled cheese ($6.59) whose three-cheese sediment offers the thrill of an archeological dig with less risk of cracking priceless dishware. Younger diners can chomp away on kids' menu selections and parents can indulge in their own treats with a menu of handcrafted cocktails.
Quinton's Bar & Deli
The cooks at Quinton's Bar & Deli know the ingredients that make a good Reuben—corned beef, sauerkraut, melted Swiss, and housemade dressing. But they also know the Reuben's extended family, which is why their menu has a section entirely devoted to the sandwich. The Rachel exchanges corned beef for turkey, whereas the Patsy switches in grilled navel pastrami. They can even combine two or three of the meats to create a Combo Reuben with twice the cheese.
Sandwiches in general happen to be the deli's bread and butter. Their most popular is the TAC, which stands for turkey, avocado, and cream cheese. Other options include the beef and brie, whose house-seasoned roast beef is covered with imported cheese, and the Aloha chicken, stacked with grilled pineapple and served in the pocket of a Hawaiian shirt. Burgers make an appearance as well, featuring hand-shaped patties from Bud's Meat in Riverside, Iowa.
And if you'd like some soup with your sandwich, Quinton's serves up the combo with a twist, ladling the soup inside bread bowls. A sizable selection of beers, wines, and spirits—including cocktails with homemade ginger beer—wash down bites.