Like attaching a fake mustache to a Halloween mask or cleverly changing your name from Obi-Wan Kenobi to Ben Kenobi, adding a new ingredient to something familiar can render it delightfully unrecognizable. Enjoy inventive eats with today’s Groupon.
$25 for $50 worth of American comfort fare
- Choose from dishes such as:
- Fried chicken ($16)
- Shrimp and crab burger ($14)
- Cornbread-crusted catfish ($16)
- See the full menu
- Run by nonprofit Hands Inc.
- Live music from local artists<p>
Hat City Kitchen
Local blues musicians and other artists generate a suitably warming and varied aural backdrop on which executive chef Patrick Pierre-Jerome swirls together flavors from New Orleans, Europe, and further afield. Hat City Kitchen's menu fills plates with inventive takes on comfort food such as shrimp and grits, jambalaya, bread pudding, and baby back ribs. The ribs don a combination of plum sauce, hoisin sauce, ketchup, and cocoa, which the New York Times says "sounds like a mouthful and, happily, is."
In front of a blocky quilted curtain, a rotating roster of live performers strums guitars and charms snakes back into drum kits beneath the exposed ductwork that runs above the cabaret-style seating. Hands Inc., a local nonprofit, presides over the eatery and works with a variety of artists to raise funds for projects designed to improve the Valley area.
A friendly bar with a diverse crowd, generally good music, good southern-style food and a great attitude.Tim P., Yelp, 10/17/11
City of Orange
459 Valley Street
Orange, New Jersey 07050