Like attaching a fake mustache to a Halloween mask or cleverly changing your name from Obi-Wan Kenobi to Ben Kenobi, adding a new ingredient to something familiar can render it delightfully unrecognizable. Enjoy inventive eats with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary fare and drinks at Social Bar & Grill.
Joining the Kingston restaurant scene only a few weeks ago, Social Bar & Grill entices diners with a menu of contemporary fare designed by Chef Stephen Buchignani. Seafood dishes such as pancetta-topped scallops ($26.95; available after 5 p.m.) pair with local vegetables, red beet purée, and a port reduction to reward stomachs for not growling at the postman. For heartier appetites, cooks braise barbecue pork ribs ($16.95 for half rack; $22.95 for full rack) before grilling the meaty slabs in house-made sauce. Lighter bites include the vegetarian panini ($10.95) comprised of marinated portobellos, charred tomato chutney, and arugula, or two mini Yorkshire puddings ($9.95) stuffed with prime rib and Rosenborg blue cheese. Gourmands can also peruse Social's selection of draft beers, wines, and cocktails, and, for an indulgent conclusion, hand-catapult spoonfuls of sticky toffee ($9.95) into waiting mouths.