Variety is the official spice of life, having lost the popular vote to chilies but won the critical electoral votes in the oven and stove. Partake in the kitchen's choice with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Mexican fare at Three Amigos in Manchester.
The kitchen wunderkinds at Three Amigos bundle spicy meats with traditional toppings to build a menu of authentic Mexican fare. Fajita platters showcase a trio of tortillas topped with chorizo ($6.75) or steak ($7.25), as the sizzling pans that contain them transcribe secret messages to rattlesnake operatives. Palm a 12-inch burrito especial, where beans, guacamole, and sour cream slather grilled chicken ($5.35), grilled veggies ($5.05), or pork ($6.05). For petite pie holes, a duo of soft corn tacos ($2.99–$4.45) or single quesadillas ($2.99–$5.75) guide mouths in testing their circumferential prowess without the use of pulleys and rubber bands. Three Amigos also stocks a fridge full of Jarritos Mexican Soda ($1.85) and whips up traditional flan desserts ($2.25) to round out south-of-the-border feasts.
The Stone and Paddle
The Stone and Paddle’s California-style thin-crust pizzas acquire their subtle crunch while baking atop a hot stone in a 600-degree oven. Gourmet toppings such as hot sausage, shrimp and artichoke, and spinach and gorgonzola grace the pies, which share table space with flatbread sandwiches that are also stone-baked. Though chefs must return nightly to the steel-encased bunker where they safeguard their secret dough recipe, guests can enjoy a new location in Rocky Hill, linger on the shaded patio at the Vernon location or watch sports on Manchester's flat-screen TVs.