Restaurants bring people together to eat, drink, and be merry, unlike the fourth of July, which brings people together to eat, drink, and throw firecrackers at statues of Abe Lincoln. Enjoy a flavorworks display with today's Groupon to SideDoor in Manhattan Beach. Choose between the following options:
• For $10, you get $20 worth of happy hour specials.
• For $25, you get $50 worth of eclectic dinner fare and creative mixed drinks.
SideDoor's beach-house-style decorating scheme sets the scene for patrons to surf through a mixed menu of internationally-inspired fare and specialty cocktails. Heal hankerings with an appetizer, such as shoestring fries tossed with roasted garlic ($7) or a roast pork and green chile quesadilla ($11). The dinner menu flaunts more filling fare, and includes the pan-seared salmon, a healthy helping of retired tide-skipper soaked in signature sauce and chaperoned by an entourage of white rice and vegetables ($23). Opt for the half rack with fried chicken, coated in panko rice, flour, and spices and topped with a tapatio cream sauce ($21) or flat iron steak salad donning ponzu dressing ($13). Conclude with a tiramisu ($7) as tart and fruity martinis ($12 each) line up to march down gullets and tickle the throat-dangly like parade floats roll down streets and scrape past light poles. The key lime variety blends Stoli Vanil vodka, lime, and pineapple juice; the summer hummer mixes Stoli Strasberi, Stoli Citros, Cointreau, and pink lemonade. A survey of beer and wine ($9–$14) selections, as well as a smattering of champagne options by the bottle, warms bellies, whets whistles, and lubricates vestigial gizzards.
During happy hour, select appetizers and selections from the wine list sell for half price, and well drinks may be imbibed for $5. The low prices start at 5:30 p.m. Monday–Friday and last for a full 90 minutes, meeting the demands of wine-lovers who lose track of time polishing their goblets. While guests slurp down their drinks and eats, they can soak in SideDoor's intimate ambiance with candle plush couches, and low-key, candlelit vibes.
900 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, California 90266