Eating at home is so relaxing your body may fall asleep mid-digestion—ergo, it's best to eat as close to a game of darts as possible. Worry your way into a well-digested meal with today's Groupon: for $11, you get two homemade chicken and andouille gumbos (a $4.75 value each) and two pints of beer (up to a $7 value each) at Roscoe's (up to a $23.50 total value). Check out what Roscoe's currently has on tap.
A Cajun oasis in the Pacific Northwest, Roscoe's publicans serve a rotating, craftsman-forged selection of beers and a simmering kettle of Southern cuisine. Dining duos can plunk themselves down before two Happy Hour–size bowls of homemade chicken and andouille-sausage gumbo at even the most melancholy times and wash them down with a pint of masterfully brewed beer. Although constantly shifting, the beer menu may include such sip collections as the friskily hoppy, pineapple-accented RPM IPA from Boneyard or Pike Brewing's Dry Wit, a summery wheat named for the cutting remarks it makes about noses as it flows into mouths beneath them. Curious thirsts can be quenched with the ineffably tart yet buttery Ichtegem's Grand Cru, and Roscoe's authentic Southern-fare menu lays a sturdy foundation for all-night pool tournaments.
Groupon is donating $1 from every Portland deal sold on Portland Beer Day to the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation's scholarship fund; up to $2,000 will be donated. Named for the late brewer Glen Hay, the foundation provides area brewers with opportunities to further their craft. In 2011, it is offering educational scholarships to the World Brewing Academy at the Siebel Institute and to the American Brewers Guild.