One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view after eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half-right with today's Groupon: for $119, you get a three-course dinner and sightseeing flight tour for two at Delta Charlie's, located at the Dallas Executive Airport (a $225 value).
Delta Charlie's fills patrons fuel tanks with classic American fare in preparation for a postdinner flight over the Dallas metropolis. After prepping palates with a caesar salad, patrons can rally their taste buds around a fish, poultry, beef, or vegetanimal main course. Grilled or blackened, the tilapia comes crowned with mango pico de gallo, and the grilled chicken lazes on a bed of linguini snuggled in an onion-and-garlic-cream-sauce blanket. Devour the rib-eye steak, marinated in a cabernet-mushroom sauce, or quell herbivoracious appetites with a school of artichokes, zucchini, squash, bell peppers, and tomatoes swimming in a sea of swirly, tricolor rotini pasta. To conclude the ground-bound activities, couples can treat their tummies to a raspberry-sauce-smeared slice of cheesecake or chocolate-brownie sundae as sweet as a valentine from a cupcake.
During the 30-minute sightseeing flight, provided by Slipstream Aviation, couples will board a privately piloted plane and soar over downtown Dallas in a sky filled with countless ready-to-shoot stars and the moon's romantic crooning. Satiate avian appetites on bird's-eye views of Dallas landmarks including the historic Cotton Bowl and expansive Fair Park.
Whether travelers are freshly arriving in town, meeting a loved one at the airport, or simply gathering evidence for the theory that the landing at Kitty Hawk was faked, Delta Charlie's aims to serve up culinary comfort. Lunch and dinner options such as tortilla soup and the fried texas catfish contribute local flavor, and specialty cocktails made from Bacardi Superior rum, Grey Goose vodka, and Collingwood Canadian whiskey keep spirits high over long layovers. The restaurant's dinner-and-flight packages elevate the traditional date night with an aerial tour of the Dallas skyline.