For familiar food you're sure to love, head to Reedy's Tavern for American-style cuisine.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Round up your coworkers and head to Reedy's Tavern for happy hour.
Weeknights are popular for dining and crowds often form at the restaurant.
At Reedy's Tavern, drivers will appreciate the ample parking options in the area.
Isn't it time you indulged in the old classics of American food? Stop by Reedy's Tavern to have a bite of deliciousness.
Pay Reedy's Tavern a visit today and fill up on some classic American dishes in a casual environment.
Come hungry and leave happy! Pizzadelphia in Philadelphia aims to please even the pickiest eater.
Shake off the stiff workday duds at Pizzadelphia — attire is casual.
Parking has never been easier at Pizzadelphia, a restaurant located near a variety of parking selections.
Locals flock to Pizzadelphia for a meal they know will be high-quality and low-price.
Whether you are looking for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, Philadelphia's Villagio offers a wide variety of pizza types and sizes.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Can't stay long? Not a problem with the pizzeria's take-out and delivery options.
Endless parking options are readily available close to Villagio.
Catering to diners throughout the day (and night), Villagio serves AM, PM, and midday meals.
Switch up your normal pizza routine and head on over to Villagio for a new take on pizza.
Bask in the flavor of summer cookouts when you grab a bite at Burger King, a mouthwatering burger joint in Philadelphia's Torresdale neighborhood.
Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Burger King can seat both large and small groups.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Parking is always free and easy when you dine at Burger King.
Chow down at Burger King without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15.
If you can't make it in the morning, try Burger King for lunch or dinner.
So when you're in the mood for a creative and juicy burger, come check out the tasty options at Burger King.
Make your next meal a pizza party! Apollo Pizza in Philadelphia's Torresdale neighborhood is a tasty departure from your weekday routine.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu.
You can also serve food from Apollo Pizza at your next party — the pizzeria offers catering.
Can't stay long? Not a problem with the pizzeria's take-out and delivery options.
Drivers will find parking not far from the pizzeria.
Your turn to pay the bill? Apollo Pizza's low prices make it easy to enjoy great food without relying on credit cards.
If breakfast isn't your thing, Apollo Pizza also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
So load up a few pizzas with your favorite toppings at Apollo Pizza and enjoy a night munching away with your friends.
Take a trip to Gaetano's Steaks in Philadelphia and make your next meal a good one.
If you prefer to drive to the restaurant, go right ahead. Parking is abundant in the area.
For those looking for an unbeatable bargain, Gaetano's Steaks invites diners to enjoy all the yummy-ness they can handle without burning a hole in their wallet.
Everyday, Groupon deals highlight some of the country's favorite local restaurants and bars. But now, we want to recognize the people who make those places so beloved.
This awards campaign celebrates a restaurant’s entire staff—from chefs to servers, dishwashers to house bands. They can be your favorite restaurants on Groupon, or those that have never run a Groupon deal. If they make your favorite bar or restaurant special, we want to hear about them.
Tell us a little bit about your favorite spot and about yourself:
Thanks for your nomination! Here's what'll happen next:
Nominations will close on Wednesday, March 9.
Voting on the finalists will begin on Wednesday, March 16.
Winners will be announced on Monday, April 4.
Stay tuned, and stay hungry!
Nobody wants to be a jerk when confronted with a check or tip jar. But it's hard to talk about cash, and it can be even harder to calculate how much to tip when closing out a bar or restaurant tab. Plus, tipping etiquette is constantly evolving, which makes the process a tad more stressful than it needs to be.
So, let's make it easy.
We've enlisted an anonymous restaurant server, Emily (surname and workplace withheld), to share her two cents about leaving dollars and cents. She’s slung plates and collected tips in Los Angeles, Hawaii, Phoenix, and Chicago, amassing a multi-city body of knowledge on the subject. With Emily's help, and with no holds barred, we'll visit this complicated, hush-hush intersection of money, morality, and math.
How much to tip at the bar?
If you're closing out a tab on a card, leave 20%. If you're using cash to pay as you go, do what Emily does and slap down singles. "I tip a dollar a drink on simple things," she says, referring to items such as beer and shots. However, she says:
"I tip 20% on craft cocktails," even when using cash.
That's because she's paying for the bartender's time. In the three minutes it takes to grate rare snozzberry zest over an artisanal negroni, the bartender could have netted a dollar each on six simpler drinks. Paying for time also means that a gold-star patron will tip a dollar on a free glass of water.
What about the coffee shop?
Tipping at coffee shops is similar, but not identical, to tipping at bars. Even Emily sometimes skips the tip at a café. "But never at a restaurant or bar," she adds quickly. "I would die." Baristas understand that they won’t receive tips from everyone. Just as with bars, however, you want to respect their time. If you look down at your cappuccino foam to find a painstaking replica of a Hieronymus Bosch triptych, then go ahead and tip more than one lonely Washington.
What if there's a tip jar?
It's always nice to help fill up a tip jar, especially if you appreciate the employee's help or craftsmanship. It's not as crucial as tipping on a bill or tab, but you can’t go wrong with generosity—especially if you’re a regular at the establishment in question. When it comes to tip jars, don't worry about percentages or dumping in a few coins. Emily says servers don’t mind change:
"Change adds up! It's fine.”
She then issues a swift, salty addendum, which we'll sanitize here so you can send this article to your mom: "I mean, but still, eff your pennies."
What if I'm at a restaurant?
Simply put, always tip at least 20%. Then double-check your math and confirm the 20%. That’s because you're actually paying your server's wage at a restaurant. "If they under-tip," Emily explains, "the server is still taxed on [the expected total], and also needs to tip out other parts of the house based on sales." In a cruel twist of algebra, Emily says this sometimes means that "the server pays to serve that table."
So, what if I'm at a restaurant with a Groupon?
Again, you're tipping for time and service, not ingredients. So if you have a Groupon, tip 20% of the full, pre-Groupon value of the bill. Think about it: with or without a Groupon, your server is still balancing the same heavy plates, fielding the same questions about substitutions, and knitting the same napkins by hand. Of course, 20% is just a rule of thumb. If the service is particularly good, tip 25% or more. If it's dreadful, take it up with the manager.
What if I'm with a large group?
"If you are a large group," says Emily, "it's often that you are the majority of the server's [financial] intake for the night, so just be respectful."
Servers’ biggest group-related grievance? Check-splitting.
The primary reason servers hate split checks has to do with—and here’s that word again—time. First, the server tracks down the order of every individual in the gaggle. This is an especially time-consuming feat at the end of the night, when food comas and multiple rounds of drinks muddy diners' memories. Then, it’s time to re-enter the whole meal into the restaurant’s system.
According to Emily, there's a second reason servers hate to split checks, though, and it's even more serious: "When tables split checks, often the tip gets screwed up. A lot of times, the last person is supposed to tip on the total bill but only tips on their amount, screwing the server over."
If you absolutely must split the check, then let your server know ahead of time, double-check your calculations, and communicate with your tablemates. If you follow these simple guidelines on how much to tip, both your server and your dining party can leave the restaurant without any regrets.
More stories to brush up on your table manners:
Who Should Pick Up the Check on the First Date
The Right Way to Split a Group Check
In his true romantic fashion, Piero Selvaggio will help couples celebrate Valentine’s Day at Santa Monica’s Valentino with “the [wine] equivalent of a great red rose.” That would be a single 2-ounce pour of Donnafugata Ben Ryé passito di pantelleria, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s best naturally sweet wines.
If Ben Ryé is a red rose, Selvaggio’s wine cellar—which features up to 130,000 bottles from 2,800 different labels—is a floral bouquet. This extensive selection of classic and obscure wines has earned Valentino Wine Spectator’s top-tier Grand Award every year since 1981, and the magazine has even gone so far as to call the cellar “the greatest wine cellar of them all.”
So when seeking advice on wine and chocolate pairings to make Valentine’s Day particularly memorable, we turned to Selvaggio.
Bitter Dark Chocolate
Structured, naturally sweet wines balance bitter dark chocolate’s sharp taste, a result of its high cacao content. “Sherry wines are always the very best,” he said. “They are the ones that have enough alcohol and structure to hold up to dark chocolate, and that is definitely one of the great directions to take.” He recommended cream sherries in particular, though Italian marsala and French banyuls also made his list of suggestions.
Sweetened Dark Chocolate
“Sweet and sweet are just two things that go together rather than fight,” Selvaggio said. Sticking to this guideline, he suggested coupling sweetened dark chocolate with a dessert wine, such as a rich, honeyed sauternes from France or a California port wine. An Italian brachetto—a slightly sparkling red wine from Italy’s Piedmont region—serves as a lighter, more effervescent option.
Any wine capable of complementing milk chocolate’s rich creaminess needs to “add a little refreshment,” Selvaggio said. For this reason, he recommended a wine containing aromatic, fruit-forward muscat, a large family of grapes that includes familiar favorites such as pleasantly sweet moscato d’asti. Some nonvintage ports may also work well with milk chocolate, but Selvaggio emphasized the importance of choosing a port whose initial flavor is strong and creamy.
It isn’t technically chocolate, but white chocolate lends its subtle taste to plenty of desserts. “Ice wine is probably the first [pairing suggestion] that comes to mind,” Selvaggio said. The honeyed fruit flavors of ice wine reinforce Selvaggio’s belief in the sweet-sweet combination. For this reason, he also recommended sweet and semisweet rieslings.
Selvaggio offered two options for chocolate-covered strawberries. Riesling is versatile enough to complement the dessert without overwhelming it. However, wine can also be the star of the pairing, as is the case with a Hungarian tokaji. “It will have a structure all on its own, and it will have a great, high content of natural sugar,” he said. “The little acidity of the strawberry will actually kind of harmonize with the richness of the tokaji.”
Chocolate photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon