Monterey and Carmel restaurants and bars offer tax day relief

Idaho Trout with herb vinaigrette and sauté of Brussels sprout leaves, cauliflower and new potatoes (recent dinner entrée at Rio Grill, which is offering two lunch entrée discounts on April 15) Photo credit: Rio Grill Facebook page

Idaho Trout with herb vinaigrette and sauté of Brussels sprout leaves, cauliflower and new potatoes (recent dinner entrée at Rio Grill, which is offering two lunch entrée discounts on April 15)
Photo credit: Rio Grill Facebook page

If you’re feeling the crunch from paying your taxes, you can get some relief at three Monterey and Carmel restaurants and bars offering tax day specials on food and drinks.

  • From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tarpy’s Roadhouse in Monterey and Rio Grill in Carmel are each serving two lunch specials for $10.40 each. The entrees are not being announced ahead of time. Also, customers that purchase these “1040” specials can enter their business card in drawings to win $50 restaurant gift cards.
  • Knuckles Sports Bar, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, is serving up $10.99 burgers and $4.15 draft domestic beers. They are open from 4 to 11 p.m.

See below for locations and contact info. If you’re unfamiliar with these restaurants, here are a few facts:

  • Tarpy’s Roadhouse Executive Chef Todd Fisher made a special guest appearance on TV’s The Today Show a few days ago. Since joining Tarpy’s in 2014, he has consistently delivered stellar, innovative food. The restaurant is in a beautiful 1917 stonehouse.
  • Rio Grill was voted “Best Carmel Restaurant” in the 2015 Monterey County Weekly readers’ poll. Executive Chef Cy Yontz creates delicious dishes; the restaurant’s most popular dish is house-smoked half chicken with mild-smoked chile butter.
  • Knuckles Sports Bar is a family-friendly venue that many refer to as the best sports bar in Monterey.

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The Details: Promotions valid Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Locations:
Tarpy’s Roadhouse is at 2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, 647-1444, tarpys.com
Rio Grill is at 101 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel, 625-5436, riogrill.com
The Hyatt Regency Monterey is at 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, 372-1234, monterey.hyatt.com