Many people who are otherwise vegetarians are fine with eating seafood, mostly because neither fish nor plants can breathe. Inhale something tasty with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of seafood and pub fare at The Village Pub.
With a patio looking out onto Venetian Bay and a menu populated with local sea life, The Village Pub celebrates the Floridian waters it calls home. Fresh from the docks, the catch of the day comes decorated on a platter with beans and rice ($14.99), on a kaiser roll with tomato and lettuce ($9.99), or on a salad with maple-vinaigrette dressing ($13.99). The Bayshore baby-back ribs fall off the bone into the mouth padded by fries and slaw ($17.99) and mocked for their clumsiness by the adolescent-back ribs. Meanwhile the veggie-flatbread salad stacks a balsamic-drizzled combination of scorched portobello, roasted red pepper, and shaved parmesan and mozzarella on top of a grilled pita primed with garlic mayonnaise ($9.99).
While enjoying the views and lively debates about the benefits of naming a child "Peanut," diners can choose from The Village Pub's roster of beers, both free-flowing ($3.79+) and glass-caged ($3.99+) or an extended coterie of wines ($6.99+). Accompanying this smorgasbord by the sea on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays is Andy Wahlberg, a finger-picking harp-guitar expert with a crowd-pleasing bunch of wryly sung music-poems.