Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Enjoy the convenience of chairs and tables with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Tex-Mex fare, pasta, and more at The Silvertron Cafe in Forest Park. This Groupon is not valid for alcohol or for The Silvertron Cafe's Monday-night pasta special.
The Silvertron Cafe provides a breakfast and lunch menu to match eclectic appetites. To inaugurate the a.m., opt for the Silvertron omelette, an eggy bundle of cheese, peppers, and onions served with either sausage or bacon plus grits and toast ($5.50). Silvertron's Cafe’s dinner and lunch choices (Tex-Mex and pasta plates) have won the hearts of career cowboys with penchants for parmesan lassos. Slurp creamy and peppery fettuccine all'alfredo ($10.50), or crunch into guacamole-laced steak fajitas ($12.95). The Cajun spiced black and blue burger ($9.50) and the chicken Caesar wrap ($8.95) reflect America's dual tastes for punching slabs of beef and naming chickens after emperors.
The Silvertron Cafe was recently revamped, incorporating classic diner accoutrements into its casually chic environment, but the generous portions of elegant comfort fare remain delightfully delicious. Owner Marco Morosini, a native Italian, has an enthusiasm for wining and dining that imbues the place with a lively air. Local artists' works hang on the walls, providing diners with something at which to look when conversations peter out during tandem chewing.