A high-protein diet can help build muscle, which comes in handy for fighting off a shark that is also on a high-protein diet. Take a bite out of the circle of life with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of steaks, seafood, and drinks at Union Street Public House.
A renovated colonial warehouse, Union Street Public House evokes a sense of history while spoiling diners with a fresh selection of signature entrees and 15 on-tap beers. A cavalry of potatoes roasted with oregano vinaigrette holds new york strip steak prisoner ($27.95); grill-fellow barbecue pork belly cavorts with risotto, dixie bell tomato, and garlic ragu ($21.95). Customers can order a half-dozen oysters on the half-shell ($10.50 for locals; out-of-towners pay market price) to share as they await a serving of tipsy mussels in steamed riesling with lemongrass and coconut ($18.95). Craft beers such as Yuengling Lager ($4.25) and Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale ($4.95) help troubled pint glasses overcome existential feelings of emptiness. Happy hour runs Monday - Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., ensuring that parched mouths are watered at half price.
Arched doorways, wooden rafters, and exposed brick walls immerse guests in an old-world dining experience without the hassle of having to bring forth a new nation conceived in liberty upon the continent. Dig in to brunch on weekends before 3 p.m. for a shot at classics like eggs benedict ($9.95), steak and eggs ($18.95), or biscuits and gravy ($8.95).
Reservations accepted for parties of eight or more. Call (703) 548-1785.
121 S Union St.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314