What You'll Get
Unlike a sand witch, a sandwich doesn't have the power to turn men into sand and sand into poisoned glass. Let a sandwich cast a devastating spell on hunger pains with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of paninis, salads, and more at Skimmer's, with locations on Marguerite Parkway in Mission Viejo and on Racho Viejo Road in San Juan Capistrano.
Skimmer's beguiles skeptical taste buds with fresh ingredients, artisan breads, and piping-hot paninis. All paninis are served on sourdough bread filled with Boar's Head meats, and grilled on a cast-iron panini press without oil or butter. Hot-sauce connoisseurs can try the "Screaming! Buffalo Chicken" panini ($7.99), packed with buffalo chicken, Tabasco mayo, and Skimmer's own hot-wing sauce, so hot and spicy it smokes hummingbirds out of their cocoons. In between panini savorings, munch on Skimmer's crouton fries ($2.99), served with a chipotle dipping sauce. Salad scarfers get their fill with the big city chef salad ($9.25), with bacon, ham, and turkey politely mingling with veggies, which tops the salad menu. Mission Viejo diners can complete meals with milky house-made Italian gelato, whipped up to a thick, delectable state, just like Italy itself.
Owner/chef Scott Kim boasts 25 years of restaurant experience and holds a master's degree in cooking. Partake in his and his staff's cheesy paninis indoors or in Skimmer's outdoor seating area, where diners can wear sunglasses while eating, thus hiding the tears over wasted crouton fries when their partner spells out "Will you marry me?" in crouton fries.
- A great panini sandwich and I do mean great. They don't use oil or butter on the bread - just grilled on their panini presses. Please be prepared to wait. It's worth the 6 minutes for this perfection. – doreen e., Yelp
- [G]ood paninis and surprisingly good service. We went to skimmers for a quick dinner one evening, and I was very surprised by the great, friendly service and delicious sandwiches. I will definitely be back for more. – iona l., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 25, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Valid at both locations. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.