Eating comfort food reminds you of the way your parents cooked before they, according to some beliefs, became beings of pure energy. Take a bite down memory lane with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of American Cuisine and Cocktails
Appetizers of crab cakes ($9) and creamy risotto cheese balls ($8) lead into country-style dinner plates, such as hand-breaded chicken tenders ($8.50). The Big Ol' Fish—atlantic cod battered in Boulevard Brewing Company pale ale—comes with slaw and seasoned fries ($11.50), whereas the Downtown Dip sandwich ($10) contains Jack Daniel's horseradish, melted provolone, and shaved prime rib. Check out the full menu and live music schedule.
The Phoenix Jazz Club
Like the musical acts on its stage, The Phoenix Jazz Club's oyster-belly sandwich is an eclectic and flavorful mix of American traditions. The hoagie packs fried and marinated oysters in with grilled pork belly, fried green tomatoes, and Cajun rémoulade, creating a crispy flavor profile that typifies the menu's country-style cooking. Guests can bite into a similar sub or an entree of seafood-stuffed salmon as they await the night's show—a performance that could range from classic jazz to soul or R&B.
Between its exposed brick walls, the historic club boasts a floor-level stage where bands such as Tim Whitmer and the KC Express strut their stuff. Lonnie McFadden showcases his tap-dancing chops every Friday alongside instrumental accompaniment, and the Everette DeVan Trio encourages patrons to improvise with them on open-jam Tuesdays. These artists play by the glow of lamppost-like lights every night except for Sunday, when they allow their saxophones to take a well-deserved nap.