Comfort food garbs your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavor, as opposed to discomfort food, which clings to the face like an overtight ascot. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary crampers with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of casual Italian-American dinner fare and drinks at South Side Grille in South Bound Brook.
South Side Grille delights hungering hunger tubs with its hearty Italian-influenced comfort fare, all complemented by a lively bar and a newly renovated dining space. Begin an eating excursion with dinner menu starters such the stuffed portabella crammed with sausage, red peppers, and mozzarella and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette ($8) or the nacho supreme ($8), or snag a trifecta of indulgent flavors with a sample plate, complete with chicken tenders, fried zucchini, and fried mozzarella ($12). The balsamic chicken salad keeps poultry patrons enthusiastically stomach saluting ($8), and entrees such as the frutti di mar ($20) sate sea-based cravings without the risk of stumbling upon a snoozing Charybdis. Knock back a draft beer at the bar while catching the latest scores of the big game or live-action chess tournament, pair your ravioli with a rousing game of Texas Hold 'Em on Monday and Tuesday evenings, or meander in on a Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday night for karaoke, where you can belt out a tribute to your favorite Dewey decimal number.
Five Yelpers give South Side Grille a 3.5-star average: