One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good show 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 $12, you get $24 worth of Italian and American cuisine and improvised comedy theater at Yes And Food in Coon Rapids. Yes and Food charges a $5 cover fee on Friday and Saturday nights; this Groupon may be used toward the cover fee.
Yes And Food's playful menu of Italian and American fare preps stomachs for belly laughs during dinner performances of improvisational comedy. Set the stage for rowdy appetites with Improvachos, which feature corn tortilla chips dripping with cheese sauce and smothered with black beans, taco beef, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole, and jalapeños ($8). The Goosey Lucy burger falls flat on its face in Goose Island ale before being grilled, stuffed with cheese, and snuggled between a toasted bun with lettuce, onion, and tomato ($10), and a hand-tossed Rustic pizza may be topped with pepperoni, black olives, bacon, red or green peppers, and more (up to 3 toppings $15). Diners can put forks and fake Italian accents to good use with a plateful of penne gorgonzola tossed in a creamy white sauce and smoked, peppered bacon and drizzled with candied walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, and parsley ($12).
While sipping on glass of wine ($5–$7) or tap beers such as Goose Island ale and Urban wheat ($4 each), dinner-goers can direct their ears and mechanical clapping monkeys toward improvised comedy theater. The restaurant hosts performances between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, with occasional shows on Wednesdays. Check the online calendar for showtimes. The 6:30 p.m. shows on Fridays and Saturdays are family friendly, and all other shows have the freedom to tackle adult subjects such as relationships and stock tips.