Astronaut cooks have made numerous attempts to wrangle hamburgers into space-ready meals, from dehydrated-pickle disks to vacuum-sealed burger bottles. Enjoy what our starry-eyed brethren never can with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of burgers, drinks, and other American fare at Smitty's Place in Elyria.
Since 1934, Smitty's Place has bombarded appetites, including President Obama's, with a deluge of meaty burgers and wraps. The signature Smitty burger ($4.50) slathers a beefy double-decker with special Smitty sauce and melted cheese, and the nautical nutriment of a crab-cake platter ($7.50) powers up bellies for the difficulties of laughing through a snorkel. The chicken-bacon-ranch wrap ($7.15) bathes crispy or grilled chicken in cayenne ranch before wrapping it up in the warm arms of bacon, lettuce, tomato and a spinach wrap.
Smitty's cornucopia of delectable rations can be enjoyed on the umbrella-shaded patio, or inside surrounded by wood-paneled walls flowing with neon signs, sports memorabilia, and gravity-defying ketchup streams. High-top tables are peppered throughout Smitty's, along with multiple televisions and a big screen.