Though the "noble experiment" of Prohibition failed, other noble experiments, such as teaching horses how to shoot guns and giving suffrage to any horse that can shoot a gun, were huge successes. Celebrate the failure of the 18th Amendment with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of pub fare and drinks at Triple Deuces Bar & Grill in the St. Paul quarter.
The brainchild of a moonlighting firefighter, Triple Deuces fosters the tight camaraderie of a real flame-wrestling unit with an inviting ambience and a varied menu of bites and beverages. The fire-engine-red walls hung with firefighting memorabilia and soot-stained suits thematically match Triple Deuces' lineup of fire starters, such as The Freelancer chicken wings in four increasingly incendiary flavors ($10.95) and Nozzleman fried calamari ($8.95). Louder stomach snarls can be squelched with a Backdraft BLT wrap ($7.95) or a traditional Fireman's Badge of thick bologna topped with cheese, tomato, and onion sided with sweet-potato fries ($5.95). Novelty miniature adults, meanwhile, can sharpen their baby teeth on a Junior Firefighter of either spaghetti, hot dogs, grilled cheese, or chicken fingers ($4.95).
Triple Deuces accessorizes its upper and lower seating areas with dance-optional wood floors, exposed brick, and flat-screen televisions. The restaurant's weekly events also give diners a postprandial opportunity to shimmy hips to live salsa music, stretch vocal cords to karaoke, or publicly announce their candidacy for Dad during open-mic night.