Restaurant names, unlike library names, post office names, or courthouse names, are frequently misleading, causing potential diners anger, frustration, and plantar fasciitis. Today Groupon is proof that clear-cut, no-nonsense naming is the most delicious. For $15, you’ll get $31 worth of tasty cuisine at Taste and Thirst, a Gaslamp eatery that keeps it real. Since this Groupon addresses two basic human needs, it’s the perfect gift for any human with needs.
This gastropub’s lunch and dinner menus offer up all the American classics with entrees priced less than $14. Start with the sliders, three beef coins topped with cheese and grilled onions and served with a side of BBQ sauce ($7.95). On the greener side, try the spinach salad tossed with walnuts, blue cheese crumbles, and mushrooms ($7.95). For a bigger bite, try one of the seven varieties of half-pound burgers ($7.95–$9.95) or the chicken and broccoli pasta alfredo ($11.95). Taste also serves breakfast from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday.
Taste and Thirst believes that the longer you stay, the more you are enjoying yourself—you can still frantically shove food in your face if that's how you naturally consume, or you can show your love and feed yourself crumb by crumb. Bring your grandparents or other slow eaters you know who may feel uncomfortable eating in faster-paced establishments. Or bring someone you like (but who doesn’t feel the same way about you) and persuade them to stay by saying it would hurt the restaurant’s feelings if you left early.
Restaurant Pick-Up Lines
Restaurants are some of the best places to meet people, especially in a romantic way. In order to make a meaningful connection, it’s wise to use restaurant-specific pick-up lines. Here are some of the most effective, as voted by Harper’s Bazaar:
- “I’d like to change my order to include a side of you. On top of that, I’d also like some spicy potato wedges.”
- “You’ll be in my dreams tonight and I’m sure I’ll be in yours because I’m about to be the only guy who’s ever ordered a glass filled with half Coke and half Dr. Pepper.”
- “Can I order the chicken-finger basket off the kids menu?”
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Taste and Thirst
Though located on the edge of the historic Gaslamp District, Taste and Thirst draws in its clientele with a distinctly modern atmosphere. The lounge and bar's low lighting and flat-screen TVs cast patrons in a dreamlike glow as they revel from the morning until late at night. Early in the day, kitchen staff prepare breakfast with french toast, piquant omelets, and bottomless mimosas. They also craft traditional pub food such as burgers piled with cheese and house sauce, truffle fries and tater tots, and wings dressed up in nine styles of glaze. Throughout the day, illuminated by the festive white lights wrapped around the bar's pillars, bartenders sling drinks from a refreshing menu of domestic beers and cocktails.
715 4th Ave
San Diego, California 92101Get Directions