What You'll Get
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 could shoot a gun, were huge successes. Celebrate the failure of the 18th Amendment with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of small plates and drinks from Villa Southside on East Carson Street.
Villa Southside attracts diners and dancers alike with its two-floor layout, happy-hour specials on drinks and small plates, and minimalist décor. Chefs craft small-plate dioramas showing crisp fresh-cut fries searching for their reflections in malt vinegar ($4), Villa wings pursued by an angry mob of hot sauces ($8), and lightly breaded calamari ($10) dancing on the edge of a marinara volcano. An extensive drink list includes Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Sam Adams' seasonal selection on draft, and eight wines by the glass. Specialty cocktails include the banana-cream-pie martini, which melds the abandon of drive-by pie-tossing with the elegance of a sippable dessert ($9–$14).
Like empty apartments and feng shui-optimized hospital waiting rooms, Villa Southside's decor is intentionally minimalist, evoking Eastern architecture through stone pillars and dark hardwood floors. Patrons are asked to maintain a "casually dressy" clothes code to keep the atmosphere elegant and prevent the intrusion of rowdy gangs of biker shorts.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid for alcohol. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour food specials Wednesday through Friday. Not valid after 10 p.m. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.