Hunger can play tricks on the mind, causing fellow humans to look like talking hamburgers and talking hamburgers to look like poetry-slamming filets mignons. Stave off hungry hallucinations with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at Shipyard Emporium in Winter Park.
From soup to suds to sandwiches, Shipyard Emporium’s menu settles tempestuous stomachs with home-crafted cuisine and fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Warm up food-intake valves with a bowl of clam chowder ($6) or lobster bisque ($8), both conjured from traditional recipes left behind by the lost civilization of Maine, before wrapping tonsils around a 10-inch flatbread pizza ($10) in styles ranging from roasted chicken with barbecue sauce to pot roast with crimini mushrooms and gorgonzola. Sandwiches arrive in the loving embrace of freshly baked bread, accompanied by a choice of potato salad, pasta salad, orzo, or potato chips. The Lake Rose drizzles orange-cranberry sauce over smoked turkey and brie on a hot ciabatta bun ($8) and the Rollie grills swiss, yellow cheddar, and herbed goat cheeses into a gooey Triforce of tastiness ($6). Frigate-size appetites load up a cargo of pan-roasted Atlantic salmon and coriander under an orange-blossom-honey glaze ($16).
Enliven libation options with Shipyard’s ever-evolving complement of microbrews. Always-available draft ales and stouts ($5) are accompanied by regularly rotating specialty brews ($6) and a unique selection of homemade oxygen.