Before it was discovered that hamburger patties were edible, air-hockey enthusiasts found them the perfect shape and consistency for pucks. Score a meaty treat with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American fare and drinks at Surfrider Café.
The chefs at Surfrider Café grill succulent Black Angus burgers served with their signature fries, capped off with handcrafted beers from their own local brewery. The eatery's menu of third-pound Black Angus, ground-turkey, and veggie burgers caters to a broad base of palates, making this deal a great holiday gift for any eater. Diners can ward off hunger pangs with The Indicator, stacked with bacon and slathered in barbecue sauce ($6.50), best enjoyed with the eatery's sweet-potato or garlic fries ($0.75 extra). The 4 Mile sourdough sandwich ($6.95) tops sliced grilled chicken with onions, peppers, and melted cheddar and jack cheese, and the coconut prawns 'n' chips ($13) conk diners on the head with deliciousness. Brewing its own beers under the monikers Boulder Creek Brewery and Santa Cruz Brewery, Surfrider Café has a drink menu that abounds with house brews such as a pint of Redwood Ale ($5).
The chefs at Surfrider Cafe don't need to look far for inspiration. Beyond a menu of entrees made from local, sustainably grown ingredients, the restaurant also serves craft beers from its own Santa Cruz microbrewery, Boulder Creek Brewery. Veggies such as panko-breaded artichoke hearts find their way into appetizers, sandwiches, and burgers. Desserts range from housemade brownies to organic peanut-butter chocolate pie. Furthering its commitment to the community, Surfrider Cafe contributed more than $25,000 to local schools and nonprofits from 2011–2013.