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. Savor a simpler fusion with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of Italian fusion fare at Shmos Italian Bistro in Shenandoah.
Shmos Italian Bistro teams traditional Italian recipes with modern ingredients, which has earned it praise from the Conroe Courier. Ten pizza options grace the menu, including a margherita pie topped with fresh basil ($13.95 for a 12") and the pesto-chicken flatbread (13.95 for a 12"). Meanwhile, tiger shrimp pounce upon skeins of fettuccine alfredo, batting them into diners' growling stomachs ($12.95); pasta salad benefits from a Polynesian makeover with Hawaiian poke sauce and sashimi-style ahi tuna ($10.95). Shmos also serves piadinas, Italian-style folded flatbread sandwiches with crunchy flour bread shells. And after tasting the club piadina filled with turkey, ham, and Applewood bacon ($8.95), tone-deaf taste buds might find themselves serenading incisors with John Fogerty lyrics.
Combining free WiFi and an outdoor patio, Shmos lets visitors cruise the information superhighway convertible-style, soaking up rays as the wind whips through their hair. Groupon holders who opt for takeout may enjoy their meals in real cars or vividly imagined hovercrafts.