Alfred Hitchcock once said, “Drama is life with the dull bits cut out,” which explains his penchant for casting crust-less sandwiches in every leading role. Chew on exciting art with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a three-course dinner for two people (up to a $54.80 value) at West End Grill and Pub, which adjoins the Gaslight Theater in the celebrated Gaslight Square section of the Central West End. The three-course dinner includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $9.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to an $18.95 value each)
- One dessert (up to a $6.95 value)
West End Grill and Pub boasts a laid-back neighborhood atmosphere and an extensive selection of upscale pub grub to entice eaters during dinner. Raise the curtain on the night’s curtain raises with the grill’s signature appetizer—Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in a green-curry sauce—or frolic through a garden of arugula, blue cheese, pistachios, and caramelized pear tossed in red-wine vinegar and oil with the Rocket caramelized pear salad. Recuperate after running an arduous marathon or tying a particularly heavy shoelace by feasting your heartiest buds of taste on the 16-ounce bone-in pork porterhouse—topped with apple compote and served with braised kale and sweet-potato gnocchi—or the Sonoma steak, which comes crowned with blue-cheese crumbles and flash-fried leeks atop a bed of horseradish mashed potatoes and zucchini. For dessert, sweet squares of peanut-butter-banana ravioli sit beneath coffee ice cream, and rich slabs of chocolate cake recline beneath pillowy servings of raspberry-chocolate-chip ice cream.
West End Grill’s full menu is served until midnight Thursday–Saturday, making it convenient for theater buffs who want to restore the calories burned while laughing through the uproarious second half of Arsenic and Old Lace. Theater-goers are allowed to bring drinks into the Gaslight Theater so that they don’t disrupt performances by trying to surreptitiously distill their own moonshine.