A marriage between two cuisines is preferable to a marriage between two clones of Sylvester Stallone, a process that eventually results in a baby reared on raw eggs and meat punching bags. Savour a simpler fusion with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Indian and traditional pub fusion fare at Rowan's Roof.
Rowan's Roof's chefs marry traditional pub fare with Indian-influenced recipes to curate a diverse menu that welcomes group sharing and solo culinary endeavours. Tongues herd handmade vegetable samosas with tamarind sauce ($7) or coax Cajun or tandoori halibut sandwiches ($14) out from under a bed of yam fries by threatening them with a broom. Madras vegetable curry gathers an ensemble of broccoli, carrot, and mushrooms to steam over basmati rice and naan ($12). Chefs prepare 6-ounce new york strip loin steak to strut from the kitchen with an entourage of garlic prawns and roasted potatoes ($17), while ciders ($4.50) expedite bites down throats, much like a dollar coin taped to a postage stamp.
Every two weeks on the second and last Thursdays of each month, diners pair plates with stand-up comedy routines, submitting a donation for admission. For no additional fee, guests gather on Wednesday nights to tame twitching ears with live music and ride pentatonic scales to the Just Jazz Trio on Fridays. Rowan's Roof maintains a comfortable perch on a second floor, high above passing traffic and pedestrians breaking into sudden musical numbers.