So winter is in full swing. The Island has had its first big snowstorm, and now hibernation has set in for a lot of people. This is nothing new. It happens every year. The towns are quiet after 5 p.m.
However this winter, JB and his team at Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company (ChoCo) are giving you four nights of amazing deals to tempt you out of your sweats and off of the couch. Hello Frugal Foodie! All you have to do is choose your deal and go.
Let’s start with Sunday Burger Madness. On Sunday nights, you pay the time you are ordering for your burger for dinner. Eating at 5:00 p.m.? Then your burger is just $5. That’s a great classic, 1/2 pound LTOP (lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle) with fries burger. It’s 6 p.m.? Then that’s the cost.
Of course, you can build it to your liking with some of the awesome toppings ChoCo offers like American cheese, cheddar, swiss, caramelized Onions, banana hots, roasted peppers ($1 each) or bacon, sauteed mushrooms, ricotta or bleu cheese
However you slice it, Burger Madness is a great deal for all us burger fans. I have to say I don’t think I’ve ever had the burger at ChoCo but now I think I have to try it.
A big fan of multiple courses when dining out? Then Monday nights might be your night at ChoCo. For the Frugal Foodie, this night offers you a free appetizer and a free dessert with the purchase of an entree.
You could try the Pan Fried Crispy Salmon with spaetzle, asparagus, and tomato marmalade which is $24 and bookend it with the perfect app and dessert. That’s a lot of good food for not a lot of dough! You can create your own amazing three course meal for under $30.00 (not including bevys) which is a great price. Better even than Restaurant Week pricing.
Since I have kids who have to eat early, this is the deal for me. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, you can either save %40 or %20 off your food bill. From 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., entrees are 40% off. Yes, 40% off which you can’t beat. So, my beloved Pan Seared Local Scallops with roasted veggie risotto and white balsamic reduction and beurre blanc is $17 instead of the usual $29.
I went on a Tuesday night, nice and early with my friend Cameron. All together, there were four kids and two adults, and it was a really great night out for us. Also our server, Chet, was simply amazing. He was great with the little ones and helpful with to indecisive moms.
You can have an amazing dinner without breaking the bank, the kids are happy, have a cocktail if wanted, and be home by 6 p.m. Now that’s what I call incentive for venturing out on a cold dark night. Being met by the warmth of a friend’s smile, and a great meal at a nice restaurant, is the way to stave off the winter blues. Also, you’re most likely going to run into a friend or two – added bonus!
Speaking of cocktails, I highly recommend the Hawkeye. While not a huge bourbon fan, I am fond of this cocktail. It’s Bullet Bourbon, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, lemon juice, Agave, Angostura Aromatic & Orange Bitters, and it warms you up, takes the chill away in a nice way.
On a side note, I ask JB why he was offering these great deals and for him the answer is personal. “We are constantly looking to bring new forms of entertainment to the island. My three children are born and raised here, and I want them to grow up looking at this island as exciting and fun 12 months a year. We love the fact that now a couple or group of friends can come to Chowder Co. for a discounted or specialty dinner and then venture upstairs to play lots of games, many free, and have a blast…7 days a week, year round.”
Well said JB!!
Though not part of the Frugal Foodie menu, I do have to mention that Indian Night is back at ChoCo. Thursday nights get exotic on Martha’s Vineyard.
I have not gone yet this year, but it is one of my favorite off-season activities and was one of my favorite food blogs from last year. If you want to learn more, you can read Indian Food Night On Martha’s Vineyard – Warming Up Cold Spring Thursday Nights
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