If not kept entertained, bored taste buds become squabbling taste foes who refuse to tell each other whether apples taste sweet, salty, or seedy. Keep tongue-chums entertained and cooperative with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one admission ticket to the Sip & Chow Tasting Tour (a $50 value), taking place at Martin's West on June 5, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tour participants must be 18 years old to attend and 21 years old to taste alcoholic offerings.
The Sip & Chow Tasting Tour guides culinary adventurers across a carefully chosen menu of savory snacks and sweets, exotic wine and liquor, and specialty beers. Each admission ticket grants diners 15 samples from a panoply of dishes and desserts, such as a mac 'n' cheese plate baked with fresh sausage, jumbo crab, and pulled pork slow-cooked in a secret Southern sauce as mysterious as the password to Robert E. Lee’s screensaver. Each bon vivant also receives 15 alcohol samplings that enable tasty combinations of creamy rice pudding, Corsendonk Abbey brown ale, and lucid dreams about living in a Masterpiece Theatre production. Sip & Chow Tasting Tour gourmands can expect to consume and imbibe the equivalent of four glasses of wine and a large plate of victuals before returning home sporting food-sated grins.