When someone's getting all up in your grill, the best thing to say is "You better step off! The surface temperature of grills can approach 550 degrees Fahrenheit—you shouldn't be standing on that thing!" Today's Groupon demonstrates a high regard for safety by leaving the grilling to the professionals: for $8, you get $16 worth of grilled fare and more at Stony’s in Madison or South Orange.
Stony’s grill gurus sizzle up a menu of bun-swaddled fare crafted with fresh ingredients from local butcher shops and bakeries. Quell carnivorous stomach butterflies with a double-patty bomber burger, which can sport a bevy of complimentary toppings that include grilled mushrooms, jalapeño peppers, and barbecue sauce ($4.99–$5.99). The pineapple-topped marinated-chicken sandwich satiates poultry-leaning palates ($6.69), and the rib-eye sandwich gives edible-xylophone players much needed practice ($9.49). Or choose from a selection of hot dogs, which cooks can speckle with sauerkraut and pushcart red-onion sauce upon request ($3.29–$4.99). After consuming flame-licked meals, patrons can lower their elevated tongue temperatures with a milkshake ($3.49–$3.99) or freshly squeezed lemonade ($2.75).
When the weather is friendly, Stony's throws open the cover on its outside seafood shack Wednesdays through Sundays. Sea-spawned spreads include clams ($9.95), jumbo shrimp ($15.95), and the fish of the day ($15.95)—all of which are cautiously grilled out of sight of pesky pelicans or prowling oceanographers.