You're probably thinking, "That sounds great, but I've never bought a car or a computer without first reading the Wikipedia definitions for car and computer—I'm not about to buy a Groupon either without a briefing." Well, neither would we, and since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Salt Lake City: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (50 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll get a printable gift certificate in your inbox the next morning that you can use whenever you want (well, at least until the deal expires—today's expires in six months). If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
It's nice to wake up to something new every day. Some people get their daily fix from desk calendars with a cute puppy and a funny caption every morning. Groupon is like a desk calendar, except the puppy is an unbeatable discount and the funny caption is a profound reflection on the flowers and needles growing from life's cactus. We selflessly share our deep insights, hoping that you will join our mob of consumers, thus strengthening our collective buying power and commanding even better deals.
With today's Groupon, quell an insurgent appetite with classic American cuisine. For $10, you get $25 worth of pizza, pasta, and pool at Stoneground Restaurant.
With a menu packed with grandmother-developed recipes, the second-floor establishment tempts patrons with carb-centric classics and finger-friendly fare. For starters, dip and delight in orders of mozzarella sticks ($7) or toasty garlic bread dusted with fresh mozzarella ($6). Entrees offer an alternative to casual cuisine. From the mushroom-packed penne con funghi ($14) in a goat-cheese alfredo to the pork tenderloin ($16) served with grilled polenta, there are options for all taste preferences. Selections from the favorites menu include the four-cheese pizza ($12 for 12''/$17 for 16'') and the pepperoni, sausage, and pepper-packed Stoneground classic ($13/$18). For dessert, Stoneground's tasty Tiramisu, house made and swirled with crème anglaise and raspberry sauce ($6), is not to be missed.
Exposed piping, local artwork, and a friendly waitstaff make Stoneground an appreciated step up from the standard neighborhood watering hole. Extended hours until 11 a.m. every night except Sunday satisfy nocturnal diners, second-shift employees, and vampires. Celebrate spring with one more carb-heavy pig out, challenge your bus driver to a game of pool, or chow down on classic cuisine with close friends.
Stoneground's pool-and-pizza combo has been assessed by Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune. Citysearchers give it a near-perfect 4.5 stars, Yelpers give it four stars, and 82% of over 100 Urbanspooners recommend it:
- Betcha that, after you visit Stoneground, you'll walk out counting up all the good things you've experienced. At least, that's what I did. – Stacey Kratz, Deseret News
- When there is no parade, Stoneground tends to be a comfortably quiet place to nosh, chat, play a little pool, sip a little beer or wine and watch whatever game is on TV. – Mary Brown Malouf, Salt Lake Tribune
- This is where I go for creamy tomato basil soup. The chicken pesto pizza is one of my favorites in Salt Lake. The baked ziti has been complimented by more discerning people than I. Everything I've had here has been really really good. – Skinofbrie, Citysearch