Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of tasty American fare and beverages at The Wood, located in Maplewood.
Fresh from opening its doors earlier this year, The Wood's friendly neighborhood noshing quarters envelopes incomers in tasty pub eats, a comfy vibe, and lively local music. Hungry patrons excitedly wobble their dowsing rods over the varied menu, which yields a wide array of edible treasures. Stoke dormant taste buds with a pound of jumbo hot wings ($8), then fan the flames with each tasty leaf found in the stacked house salad ($3 small, $5 large). The 16-inch cheese pizza ($10) is outfitted with a flavorful garlic- and herb-brushed crust that's perfectly equipped for sharing and thwarting small-time crooks, and lonely tongue boxers can find an adequate sparring partner in the Not Quite French Dip sandwich ($8).
Warm, attentive service accentuates The Wood's relaxed, friendly vibe, and the soothing glow of six HD televisions and one HD projection screen comforts sports-starved visitors and homesick glowworms. Check out the events calendar and stop by for libations Wednesday through Saturday for a couple licks from the guitars of local musicians.