Though eating a crab can be a satisfying experience, being a crab can be unsettling to new friends or land you scuttling across the bottom of an ocean. Put hunger in a pinch with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get $35 worth of fresh, sustainable seafood at Starfish Brasserie in Bethlehem.
Owner and head chef Kristofor Sandholm curates an evolving menu of sustainable and locally farmed fish and seafood, all creatively crafted and artfully plated. Current selections include appetizers such as Montauk fluke ceviche with fried tortillas ($9) and stingray oysters on the half shell sourced from Rappahannock, Virginia ($13). Dishes hailing from the surf range from the tandoori-spiced Maine haddock served with curried vegetables, peanuts, and wild rice ($21) to the Montauk sea scallops ($23), otherwise known as “mermaid ruffles.” Turf natives include the new york strip steak, rolling to tables with a posse of roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli ($24), or the house-smoked pork loin with mashed sweet potatoes and grilled broccoli rabe ($18). Round out meals with spoonfuls from a menu of house-made dessertsthat, like the slowest county-fair ferris wheel ever, rotates nightly.