Horse racing is often called "The Sport of Kings," a throwback to the days when the cultural elite would amuse itself by watching horses race each other atop local monarchs. Though the rules of the sport have changed slightly, the palpable excitement remains, and today's Groupon will let you palpate it all day: for $10, you get $20 worth of American fare and drinks at the Trackside Buffet, Downs Clubhouse & Lounge, Sensory 3, or any of the outdoor concessions (excluding Lit’l Al’s) at the Presque Isle Downs & Casino, from TrackPackPA.com.
Presque Isle Downs’ assorted eateries fill the bellies of hungry bettors while allowing them to feast their eyes on the horse races that are happening nearby. Feed your odds evaluator with multicourse offerings off the menu at Sensory 3, which features first-course offerings such as fried buttermilk quail ($12), quickly followed by elegant, exotic main plates such as pan-seared wild boar ($40). During lunch ($14.79) or dinner ($17.80), patrons can pile platters from one of four hot tables at the Trackside Buffet, where Asian fare, pasta, seafood, and chicken avoid colder, more critical tables. Hedge your bets from the large, track-facing windows of Downs Clubhouse & Lounge while chomping on chicken wings ($10), an 8-ounce char-grilled trifecta burger ($12), or other choices from the hearty, casual menu. Horses look on as visitors race to the outdoor concessions that line the track, cooking up a substantial selection of jumbo hot dogs ($3.75), funnel cakes ($2), and french fries delivered fresh from France by a team of beret-wearing jockeys ($3.50).