Taste buds can easily turn into viciously passive-aggressive taste frenemies without proper attention. Keep your tongue from gossiping behind your back with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of comfort cuisine and drinks at Two Saints Restaurant. Two Saints offers a soulful selection of artfully prepared fare with flavors as rich and familiar as Santa Claus. The ambient dining room seats 40, making for an intimate, romantic setting in which to enjoy a menu of entrees ($15–$40) such as the mac 'n' cheese, made with four cheeses, fresh jalapeno, thick bacon bits, and dusted with parmesan; or the braised beef short ribs with shitake, kale, and mascarpone potatoes.
Though this Groupon isn't good for alcohol, Two Saints is BYOB, and The Vine Room wine store is across the street, making this option as convenient as a vending machine that sells television remotes.
- The food we tried from the small but refined menu was outstanding. Calamari was served with yucca fries and two spectacular sauces — one avocado and one chipotle pepper. Truffled onion rings were the find of the year; they were crispy, greaseless and served with a seriously delicious aioli. – Paul Galvani, Houston Press
- Two Saints set out to become a neighborhood comfort food restaurant, and it has already exceeded those modest expectations. – Robb Walsh, Houston Press