Armed with fresh ingredients, Ronald uses fryers and smokers to create southern dishes such as gumbo, beef links with barbecue sauce, and smothered pork chops. Entrees on colorful plates pair well with sides such as red beans and macaroni salad. For dessert, Ron and his crew serve up sweet-potato pie and peach cobbler. At the end of the day, Ron donates all of the restaurant’s leftovers to locals in need of a hot meal.
Ono Hawaiian BBQ brings the island to the mainland with tender meats soaked in made-from-scratch marinades. Chefs hand roll chicken katsu in panko bread crumbs to give it a fresh, crispy texture, and assemble generous portions of crispy shrimp, island whitefish, and barbecue chicken in the seafood mix.
The cool air and sunshine on Renee’s Fish & Soul Food’s outdoor patio may be a far cry from the thick humidity of the South, but the restaurant’s fried and grilled comfort fare never fails to invoke the tastes and smells of a true Southern kitchen. Whether out on the patio or enjoying the shade of the dining room, guests can catch whiffs of lunch specials, such as fried buffalo fish and three-piece chicken wings, and dig into dinners paired with Southern sides, such as yams, black-eyed peas, and corn bread. On weekends, chefs tackle the Southern art of barbecue, simmering chicken and ribs in tangy sauce and holding them above napkins to create expressionistic drip paintings.
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