The perfect food and wine pairing is like the fateful meeting of destined lovers, best celebrated with a tiny mock wedding presided over by a curmudgeonly pepper mill with a heart of gold. Combine cuisine and cocktail the way nature intended with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Italian-inspired fare and drinks at Tuscan Oven, located at Westgate City Center in Glendale.
Tuscan Oven brings together a bountiful menu of casual Italian fare with a full bar and spacious dining room to provide dining digs for any size group during day and evening hours and an active nightlife on weekends. Unleash taste buds on Tuscan's series of small bites, which includes bruschetta ($6)—artisan bread brick fired with a tomato basil and creamy pesto sauce—and Chef's fritto misto sampler, green beans, chicken strips, stuffed gnocchi and seasoned, thick cut french potatoes with ranch and marinara ($13).
The list of main dishes provides culinary conquests more impressive than weaving your own dry-pasta fedora, including half roasted chicken ($15)–accompanied by seasonal vegetables and Tuscan mash—and Mamma’s lasagna with slow-braised meat sauce, béchamel, mozzarella, and parmesan ($10.99). Salads, pizza, and paninis can all be drenched in fermented fashionables from the bar, such as a selection of mouth-mollifying red wines ($5–$9 per glass) and giggle-infused beers ($4–$5).
When not warming bodies with Italian edibles, Tuscan After Dark keeps soul sacks shaking with a dance floor and DJ-woven rhythms every Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Like dancing to the ringtone of the person next to you on public transportation, there’s no cover charge for bouncing to Tuscan After Dark’s beats.