The chefs at Kerbey Lane Cafe have spent decades combining locally sourced ingredients to craft a menu brimming with eclectic breakfast fare, Mexican-tinged entrees, and rotating seasonal dishes served all day long. Batter craftsmen flip stacks of Kerbey Lane's signature homemade pancakes ($2.99–$5.39), dressed up in a full wardrobe of adventurous flavors including gingerbread, apple whole wheat, vegan, and crushed velvet. The SoLa enchiladas pack tortillas with portobello mushrooms, spinach, and cheddar-jack cheese under a downpour of your choice of sauce ($7.99). Groups can scoop through an appetizer of the Kerbey queso ($8.09)—guacamole blanketed with queso and pico de gallo and served with tortilla chips for dipping and flinging at open-mouthed dinner dates.
Ever since Original Sin spawned from the bite of a single rogue apple, humanity has adhered to a strict policy of tasting no evil. Today’s Groupon plays by the rules with a dozen carefully catered muffins from Taste No Evil Muffin Company for $12. The Taste No Evil Muffin Trolley will deliver sweet salvation straight to your door when you call a day in advance to place your order ($3 delivery charge). Otherwise, you can pick up your angelic breakfast buddies for free at Taste No Evil’s South Lamar location from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays with later openings on the weekend. Taste No Evil Muffins will be running shortened holiday hours from Thanksgiving through Christmas with closings at 11:30 a.m. rather than 2:30 p.m.What Evil Sounds Like: Bats swarming, or any stand-up comedy theorizing what animals would say if they could talk
In early 2010, small business owners David Ansel and Matt Shook both happened to grab a midday bite at the same local bakery, according to the Austin Chronicle. As David lamented the summer lags at his soup shop, Matt commiserated with recollections of wintertime dry spells at his smoothie business. The solution suddenly became clear: they would combine their seasonally oriented enterprises and together enjoy thriving business year-round.
Matt and David’s joint enterprise, Juicebox & Soup Peddler, launched in a small, rehabbed shed. There, the duo began to dispense their largely vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free soups and sandwiches through a food window, as well as appease patrons with fruity juices and smoothie blends that are easier to throw in rivals’ faces than wet cement. In June of 2012, their venture expanded to include a storefront splashed with an orange hue and a mural of veggies, as well as a booming delivery branch that drops ready-to-heat soups and sandwiches on doorsteps or down chimneys.
Baker St.'s Oklahoma City menu offers pub classics along with tacos, sliders, and generously portioned sandwiches. Start with an order of the tripper dipper ($7.99), a medley of fresh salsa, creamy queso, and savory spinach-and-artichoke dip served with tortilla chips. Then filch a hearty helping of shepherd's pie ($8.99), a delicacy of seasoned ground sirloin, cheddar, whipped potatoes, and tomato mixed together and served with green beans and potatoes. From tender, crisped fish and chips ($7.99–$9.99) to a buffalo-chicken sandwich ($7.99) and southern-style mini-chicken sandwiches ($7.99), the menu's flavorful items bode well with a liquid companion. An impressive beer selection and a full bar shine during daily drink specials and happy hour, but they also provide an equally enjoyable sudsy-nectar blast to taste receptors at any time.
The gift package you get with your Groupon will depend largely on the nature of your recipient. If your special someone lives life in large portions, treat him or her to the “Big Gift Box”—12 chocolate-dipped graham crackers touched up with pretty, palatable prints and edible pink shimmer dust, plus a 1.5-oz. chocolate-bark gift bag for dessert. If the love of your life considers variety the chocolate of life, you'll be safer with the “Some of Everything, Please” (eight chocolate ganache-filled truffles, two chocolate-dipped graham crackers, and a 3-oz. chocolate bark gift bag). Chocolate is a natural aphrodisiac that soothes the nerves as much as it stokes one's ardor, so either gift will provide adequate jet fuel for a night of romance.
In 1997, friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz set out to create a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth bundt cake. What began as an endeavor in their own home kitchens soon blossomed into a bustling business with bakeries in 21 states. Rich cocoa browns and soft pastels lend a nostalgic feel to each bakery, where every day ovens warm up cake batter made from fresh eggs, real butter, and cream cheese. Flavors such as chocolate chocolate chip, red velvet, and white-chocolate raspberry are favorite staples, and a new seasonal flavor makes a guest appearance each month. Cakes come in several sizes, from the standard 8- or 10-inch bundt to the single-serving bundtlet and the bite-size bundtini, all crowned with signature cream cheese frosting.