Dining out is one way to explore your town, along with clinging to the back of a bus and borrowing a police horse. Try something new with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of New American Food and Drinks
The menu includes Moroccan-spiced barbecue ribs ($15.99), walnut-crusted salmon ($19.99), and cajun-spiced pork belly and pork chop arranged as "three little piggies" in a toasted-almond puffed pork belly wrapping ($19.99). The range of tapas plates includes shrimp and grits ($12.99), a trio of lamb sliders ($14.99), and quail saltimbocca ($14.99) with sage, prosciutto ham, swiss, goat cheese, and dandelion greens.
Cherries from Michigan bedeck rainbow trout from a farm in Harrietta. Mrs. Dog’s Disappearing Mustard, from Grand Rapids, drapes across sausage made from lamb raised on a family farm in McBain. Though many of the ingredients at Bar Divani are local, the chefs draw culinary influences from around the world. They dunk Bay of Fundy salmon in walnuts and apple horseradish relish, and combine dollops of aged cheddar-cheese grits with small plates of cajun-spiced black tiger shrimp. The trio of lamb sliders prance through a range of flavors, from sweet cinnamon honey yogurt to pickled carrot and pistachio butter.
The earthy scent of simmering bourbon barbecue sauce suits the warmly hued dining room, where light dances off rich wooden accents. An illuminated wine cellar showcases 40 varieties, allowing patrons to find the ideal pairing for any dish or discretely cheat through the Wine Connoisseur Weekly crossword. Servers cut among bronze columns beneath exposed-brick walls, leaving a wake of aromas that hint at alligator and exotic grains of paradise as they visit curved booths swaddled in ornate fabrics.