Dining out spares people from using up the last of their paper plates or incinerating the last of their paper ovens. Reduce your disposable-cookware footprint with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of seafood and two domestic beers (a $4 value each) at Spike’s Fish House in Rancho Santa Margarita (a $38 total value).
The skilled chefs at Spike’s Fish House grill a rotating cast of 8–10 daily fish specials to fill salads, rice bowls, and other entree options. A freshly cooked fillet can play hide-and-seek with forks in a salad’s nest of field greens, cucumbers, and roma tomatoes or bounce on the bowl’s bed of white or brown rice to the consternation of babysitters who insist it’s time to sleep. Chefs drizzle each dish in homemade sauces such as lemon-pesto aioli or chimichurri to infuse a final spark of flavor.
Patrons can also sling fresh morsels from a shrimp-cocktail appetizer ($9.99) in a pool of cocktail sauce for use as miniature life preservers or toast a friendly dolphin with their two included domestic beers. The prices of entrees at Spike’s Fish House fluctuate based on availability and market price, but the menu has previously featured salmon for $9.99 per entree, yellow tail for $8.49, and mahi-mahi for $11.99. (Plate entrees are $2.50 more.)