One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half-right with today's Groupon: for $11, you get two martinis (a $7 value each) and one small plate of eclectic American fare (up to a $12.95 value) at the Waterfront Restaurant in Battle Creek (up to a $26.95 total value).
The Waterfront Restaurant treats palates to a menu of eclectic bites and 50 martini options, served amid sweeping views of Goguac Lake. Small plates include crab cake towers surrounded by a moat of Serrano aioli, and crispy dragon wings. Patrons can nestle up with pan-fried frog legs garnished with garlic butter inside near the fireplace or trade whistling techniques over a plate of jerk-marinated chicken on one of three decks overlooking Goguac Lake.
The Waterfront Restaurant cures parched pouts with 50 unique martinis, such as the hull drink with dark rum, coconut rum, pineapple and orange juice, or the echo concoction with vanilla vodka, coffee liqueur, a splash of cream and coke. A DJ spins tunes in the Seaside Sports Bar Friday nights, and live music drowns out the sounds of the earth rotating every Saturday on the marina.