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$48 for $80 Off Your Bill at The Cardinal

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Authentic North Carolina cuisine such as fried chicken and catfish, pork chops, and black-eyed peas made with local, organic ingredients

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Expires May 8th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid Friday or Saturday. Not valid for brunch. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$48 for $80 Off Your Bill at The Cardinal

The dinner menu keeps things simple with old-fashioned "meat-and-two" plates made with organic ingredients. Diners can match mains such as fried chicken ($19), cornmeal-crusted fried catfish ($16), or three kinds of barbecue ($24) with such sides as candied yams, black-eyed peas in chow-chow sauce, and fried green tomatoes.

The Cardinal

The Cardinal, named after North Carolina’s state bird, serves the region’s signature style of barbecue while hewing to a simple philosophy: traditional recipes and quality ingredients. Using free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, heritage pork, and housemade sausage, bacon, and pickles, the soulful southerners serve classic Carolinian cuisine such as pork chops in red-eye gravy and blue-crab hush puppies. The house specialty—fried chicken marinated in brine and breaded with crispy cornflakes—earned The Cardinal a spot on the Village Voice's 10 Best Chicken Dishes list in 2012. The back-to-basics ethos extends to the decor, done up with whitewash, the restaurant's name in black paint over white bricks, and a stuffed turkey in mid-flight instead of standing at a ticket counter on a layover.

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    the Cardinal

    234 E 4th St.

    New York, NY 10009


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