Groupon has really helped me broaden my horizons when it comes to eating out. I am one of those people that eats at the same restaurants and orders the same thing just about every time. I am a connoisseur of chicken strips and hamburgers ;) Needless to say I am not the only groupon junkie...I have several friends who are equally as obsessed! My friend Brandon is one such friend. He and I got to talking about our groupon obsession and he mentioned he had a groupon expiring soon...and me loving food I of course volunteered to help him use it ;)
His groupon was to an Italian restaurant called Cascones...and who doesn't love Italian? When we got to the restaurant I started reading the menu and thinking to myself Where is the plain spaghetti and meatballs? Why don't they have raviolis?! I started to panic...what would I eat :) After looking over the menu and finding 2 different dishes that sound alright I couldn't decide which one...well my resolution guided my decision yet again...one of the two dishes was made with veal. I have never had veal...and thought to myself "What the heck....why not?"
Just for fun I included another "groupon" adventure. Friday night a group of us went downtown for dinner and drinks. After much discussion about where to go we decided on Dog Nuvo, a gourmet hot dog place. I was a little apprehensive after checking out the menu online...I even considered asking for a hotdog with only cheese on it...I told you I am not adventurous with food! When we got there I checked the menu one last time and decided to just go for it...I decided to order 2 hot dogs (don't judge) and I ordered the Mac n' Cheese dog and the KC. The Mac n' Cheese dog was a hot dog covered in macaroni and bacon bits...this was definitely my favorite. The KC was covered in burnt ends, an American Royal bbq sauce and butter pickles, this was also amazing!
If you haven't signed up for groupon yet DO IT! It doesn't cost to join and you don't have to buy anything...but I promise you that you will ;)