Eating is necessary for human survival, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining still while a curious velociraptor rummages through your closet. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American Fare at Stop 45 Tavern and Wine Bar in Avon Lake.
Stop 45's owner, Tom Curry, commemorates Avon Lake’s years as a stop on the Lake Shore Electric railroad with this freshly renovated, 2,400-square-foot flavor depot, featuring a remodeled menu brimming with specialty pizzas, savory wraps, and flavorful starters. With the Ohio meat-and-cheese plate, strewn with state-produced Holiday meats and Middlefield cheeses ($9), patrons relish an authentic Ohioan coupling without the risks involved in luring a white-tailed deer up a buckeye tree. Steamed mussels can take a dip in a pool of marinara or luxuriate in a broth of garlic butter and white wine ($9), and ancient-Roman salad dressers bedeck the caesar-style wrap in an ensemble of parmesan and grilled chicken ($8). Stop 45 also hosts an entourage of specialty pizzas blanketed in homemade sauce, including the Hawaiian pizza, whose oven-baked crust sets the stage for a luau of pineapple, banana peppers, and bacon ($15–$19), and the Meatza pizza whose bountiful helping of five meats fuels competitors with enough protein to emerge victorious from heated games of Scrabble ($16–$22).
A delicious apple-red ceiling border wraps around the canary-yellow wood of Stop 45’s fully stocked bar (purchases of alcohol are not included in the value of today's Groupon), accentuating the fresh grains of brand-new cabinetry and hardwood floors. Patrons are welcome to enjoy the restaurant’s outdoor patio or snuggle up in the warming glow of its indoor fireplace.