Unlike cinematic love scenes, cuisine can be enjoyed in the company of parents without embarrassment. Dodge future moments of uneasiness with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and cocktails at Stockton Joe's, located in the Lincoln Village Shopping Center.
Adorned with a posh lounge and recently renovated dining room, Stockton Joe's doles out hearty platefuls of Italian-fused cuisine and classic acts of American gastronomy. The lunch menu abounds with delectable midday eats, including lightly breaded orders of chicken parmigiana ($13), high-decibel slurps of minestrone soup ($4), and carnivorous bites of Joe's meatball sandwich ($10). Dinner diners can don their most flattering scuba suit for forkfuls of the seafood fettuccini, which wrestles scallops, prawns, and bay shrimp into submission ($18); meat-seekers can lock lovelorn incisors with the scaloppini dore, a sautéed veal steak basking in a light lemon wine sauce ($18.50). Conjoined by a kids' menu, cocktail bar, and extensive wine list, Stockton Joe's creates an edible experience fit for a romantic date, a family outing, or a intimate hearing with a pasta-twirling tax lawyer.