Astronaut cooks have made numerous attempts to wrangle hamburgers into space-ready meals, from dehydrated-pickle disks to vacuum-sealed burger bottles. Enjoy what our starry-eyed brethren never can with today’s Groupon to The Terrace Cafe in Kemah. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of American fare.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of American fare.<p>
The Terrace Cafe’s multitalented owner and chef, whose grandparents started Sonny’s Place, whips up delectable contemporary American fare in an atmosphere geared toward the entire family. Plunge cutlery into the café’s signature Tex-Mex pasta, thick with noodles buried beneath a hearty heap of homemade chili, zesty jalapeños, gooey cheese, and crunchy nacho chips ($15.95/half order). The double-meat, bacon-swiss burger ($10.95) quells carnivorous cravings, and the bacon-swiss-chicken melt ($11.95) reminds taste buds how much owners need them. Feast on the Shrimp Artery Clogger ($13.95) to delight in Jacques Cousteau’s greatest gift to humanity, deep-fried shrimp.
The Terrace Cafe employs a stringent no-cussing policy and has given the heave-ho to more than 300 dirty-mouthed diners. Parents can bring pooches and lounge on the expansive outdoor balcony while tykes busy themselves by playing board games or hustling city slickers in games of cutthroat billiards. Though The Terrace Cafe transforms into a full-service sports bar after 11 p.m., the kitchen remains serviceable, enabling late-night diners to counteract the hunger-instilling effects of the moon.