Before the advent of hamburger buns, beef patties and pickles barely acknowledged one another during picnics. Celebrate affably assembled edibles with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gourmet burgers, side dishes, and soft drinks at The Midtown Tavern.
The Midtown Tavern's menu's burger selection invites diners to wrap mitts around a fiery pepper burger kissed with jalapeño peppers and pepper-jack cheese ($8), or a greek burger crowned with tangy cucumber sauce and feta ($7). The towering Fat burger melds two massive ground-beef burgers with melted cheese and hearty slabs of bacon ($10), while the fresh bison burger swaps out a beef patty for a leaner alternative kissed with provolone ($9). Sidekick a meaty meal with mashed potatoes and gravy ($3), a side salad ($2), and coleslaw ($1), and quench parched palates with a sweetened phosphate. Although this Groupon is not valid for alcohol, a broad drink menu tickles the tongues of beer and cocktail connoisseurs.
Once inside The Midtown Tavern's rustic interior, natural light from various skylights envelops diners, and exposed-brick and hardwood floors create a cozy atmosphere free of jumbotrons. Pool tables and live weekly musical performances offer entertainment between bites, and TVs and free WiFi provide plugged-in comfort. The Midtown Tavern is open until 2 a.m. six nights a week.