$39 for American-Food Meal for Two at Star Fusion($65 Value)

Overbrook

12 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

In casual, BYOB environment pairs sit down to spicy chicken wings, crispy bruschetta, and crusted sole fish

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid for dine-in only. Not valid until Sept. 1. Reservation required, same-day reservations accepted. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Entire voucher value must be used in one purchase. Only valid Monday–Thursday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $39 for one appetizer and two entrees ($65 value)

Chili Peppers: The Globalization of Flavor

Today’s culinary landscape is incredibly diverse, but many of the dishes we’ve come to love are linked by one bold flavor: chili peppers. Before biting into a spicy dish, grab a glass of milk and check out Groupon’s guide.

Although today chili peppers add palatable heat to everything from Thai stir-fries to Indian vindaloos, the fiery fruits first found their place in the culinary canon in South America. Since roughly 7500 BC, humans have been mixing wild varieties into their food, beginning controlled cultivation a few millennia later. It was Columbus himself who named them “red peppers,” for he believed they were related to black peppercorn, just as he believed he had landed in India on the back of a unicorn. On his return to Europe, he brought the plants with him, completing the first step in a worldwide gastronomic revolution.

When most people think chilies, they think fire. That heat, which piques the mouth’s pain receptors instead of the taste buds, comes from capsaicin, a powerful alkaloid that forms in glands in the peppers’ inner membranes. But not all chilies sear the palate. The term properly refers to all members of the genus Capsicum, which includes fruits at every point along the Scoville scale, the index used to measure perceived heat. Bell peppers have 0 Scoville heat units, whereas Trinidad Scorpions, whereas Carolina Reapers, for the moment the hottest peppers on the planet, have a mean heat of more than 2.2 million Scoville heat units—more than 24 times the average habanero. Australian Geographic reported in 2011 that its developers had to wear chemical masks and full protective gear when simmering the Butch T variety into hot sauce. In the mouth, the heat can be chased away with a simple drink of milk or the head of a chocolate bunny—since capsaicin is an oily compound, water doesn’t do much to wash it away, but the oils found in dairy products can help.

Customer Reviews

12 Ratings

Great FOOD!!!!
Linda L. · June 18, 2016
Delicious, thank you for an awesome experience! I love the personalized attention. Food is delicious...
Twanda O. · May 18, 2016
It's a BYOB so I suggest you bring your favorite drink and favorite person to talk to. The food is delish! However the preparation time is a little longer than average. The staff is very friendly. The owner is down to earth and so sweet! I'd rate a 4/5 because of the time it takes to get your food but as I said before if you're having a good drink and conversation it won't even matter much.
Sabrina M. · April 6, 2016
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    2013 North 63rd Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19151

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