One of Sir Isaac Newton's last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half right with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of buffet fare and drinks at Top of the Fair Restaurant, located in East London.
Three tiers high above the packed bleachers at Western Fair Raceway, Top of the Fair Restaurant offers patrons fine dining with a view of live harness races on the track below. When doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday evenings from January to May, diners and feral wolfchildren migrating from the free parking lot will have an hour to load their plates with hearty hunks of spit-roasted pork loin or leafy braised bok choy from the five food stations that compose the dinner buffet ($30) before settling at their tables to watch the race begin. Jockeys ride low-slung lightweight chariots that bring their vulnerable bodies close to the horse's slashing heels, rendering the spectacle exciting whether or not you choose to make a bet. For those who fancy even more of a gamble, Western Fair also hosts a year-round slots casino to which diners can retire after dessert or impromptu jaw-harp recitals. Otherwise, stay behind and use the remainder of your Groupon on a half-litre of South African Obikwa wine ($19) from Top of the Fair's extensive wine list