Like attaching a fake mustache to a Halloween mask or cleverly changing your name from Obi-Wan Kenobi to Ben Kenobi, adding a new ingredient to something familiar can render it delightfully unrecognizable. Enjoy inventive eats with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary American cuisine at Wood Fire Grille in Avon Lake.
Savvy chefs grill fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables, and Angus beef over oak and maple fires to forge Wood Fire Grille's inventive menu items. Saffron and cheese-filled risotto cakes launch culinary voyages or double as kneepads, buttressed by a piquant marinara arrabbiata sauce ($7), while the slightly sweet coconut shrimp pleases palates ($9). Creamy roasted gold potatoes snuggle beside grilled 9-ounce sirloin medallions ($18) and the hearty hulk of the 12-ounce new york strip ($31), grilled on the restaurant's signature wood grill. Nine sandwiches ($7+) offer hand-held feasting while satisfying dietary requirements for stacked fare, and sweet dining send-offs take the form of indulgent vanilla-bean cheesecake, laden with Grand Marnier strawberries ($6).
Wood Fire Grille's welcoming outdoor patio encourages alfresco dining at one of several iron-wrought tables, while the interior's tiny pendant lights cast a warm glow onto feasters. Gauzy blue curtains mask the windows, and the elegant dropped ceiling creates a fusion of architecture and gravity rivaled only by Buzz Aldrin's moon sandcastles.
32858 Walker Rd.
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012