Due to a phenomenon that science has yet to explain, encasing an inedible object in a light, flaky crust—be it a bowling ball, Styrofoam pellet, or Pop-Tart—automatically renders it delicious. Test this phenomenon on food with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of pasties, ice cream, and more at Superior Pasties in Livonia.
Using fresh produce from Michigan-owned businesses whenever possible, Superior Pasties concocts a diverse menu of scrumptious pasties, homemade soups ($2.25/cup), and local ice cream. The original superior steak or chicken pasty tumbles diced sirloin or chicken breast with a rich potato-and-onion foundation inside a light pastry shell, creating a handheld meal that keeps one's pointing hand open for making dramatic accusations during trials ($4.35). Advance orderers, however, will enjoy the privilege of trying daily specials such as the pork pasty ($4.35) or the chicken-cordon-bleu pasty ($5.25)—best when complemented by sides such as three-bean salad and applesauce ($0.75/small) or chased with a scoop of Michigan’s own Ashby’s Sterling ice cream ($2.10/single-scoop cone). To give your meal a decadent edge, close with a fudge brownie delight ($4.50) or banana split ($4.95).