Although smaller portions may not fill you up right away, they eventually add up, similar to steps that lead to the top of a gigantic Rocky Balboa terrorizing the countryside. Knock out your hunger with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of eclectic tapas and drinks at Small Plates Detroit, located downtown near Grand Circus Park.
Inside Small Plates’ villa of victuals, guests discover appetite-sating secrets on a menu full of tapas, pizzas, and sandwiches. Veggie spring rolls accompany a dippable trio of hoisin, spicy mustard, and plum sauces ($8), and the Broadway baguette joins boursin cheese and roma tomatoes ($8) in a union as deliciously destined as Henry VIII's 17th marriage to a bowl of pudding. Feed yourself a plate of baby back barbecue ribs with hand-cut fries ($16) or indulge in an 8-inch, thin-crust italian-sausage pizza fired in a brick oven with gorgonzola cheese and caramelized onions ($10). Once stomachs grow accustomed to their new houseguests, diners can squeeze in a signature chocolate-chunk-cookie sandwich ($7) or a cucumber-gin-fizz ($8) from the extensive drink menu.
Small Plates' décor boasts amber-colored walls and hardwood floors that lightly complement the browns and reds of the chairs and high-backed booths. In addition to its warm ambiance and shareable smorgasbord, the restaurant has also won enough recognition to make scrolling down its website a chore.