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: for $7, you get $14 worth of burgers, classic American fare, and drinks at the Rock N Roll Cafe in Metairie.
The Rock N Roll Cafe's shredders and grillers have whipped up a menu of burgers and other saucy American standbys dished out amid walls bedecked with memorabilia from local bands. Awaken sleepy taste buds with fried pickles ($4) or potato skins ($5), and then dig into one of the grill's signature burgers, each available in beef, veggie, or poultry varieties. The Top Cat ($8) bulges with mushrooms, bacon, and cheese, and the pastrami burger ($7) puts a new spin on a classic dish. Cali sliders ($2.50) slip safely into the mouth on bases of avocado and bacon, and the turkey-pesto club ($7) has become a hot spot for single herbs to meet available cold cuts. After the french fries have mopped up the last of the ketchup, patrons placate avaricious molars with desserts such as fried strawberries ($5) and bananas foster bread pudding ($5).
The café is smoke-free, and ankle-biters are welcomed with an exclusive menu of $4 treats, including chicken tenders and pizza. Adults have access to a full-service bar that provides drinks to fuel mad dreams of bar-band glory.