Today's deal gives eco-friendly epicureans all the gourmet delights of eating organic, classic cuisine without having to spend an entire afternoon in the kitchen reading cookbooks and The Wind in the Willows. For $25, you get $50 worth of organic fare and drinks at Miel Restaurant, the Sylvan Park eatery that relies on a bevy of local ingredients, cares about its carbon footprint, and won Best Brunch for 2009 in Nashville Scene. Miel is open for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, and for Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
James Beard Award Nominee | French and Italian Cuisine | Seasonal Ingredients | Garden Patio | Daily-Changing Menu
Where to Sit: Request a spot on Margot's covered brick patio, which is surrounded by fragrant, flowering gardens. If the patio's full, ask to be seated near the open kitchen to sneak a peak of the chefs preparing your meal.
While You're Waiting: Visit Margot's marble bar for a glass of French or Italian wine or a seasonal cocktail crafted with top-shelf spirits and cordials.
When to Go: According to Nashville Scene, "Margot's Sunday brunch . . . is all the reason many need to get out of bed early." Like Margot's daily menu, the brunch menu changes frequently, spotlighting seasonal dishes such as mushroom-and-goat-cheese-filled crepes served with arugula pesto.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Catch up with the latest in contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography at Bryant Gallery (1113 Woodland Street).
After: Shake your tail feather to the eclectic sounds of local bands—ranging from country to indie rock—at The 5 Spot (1006 Forest Avenue).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Head to Marché Artisan Foods (1000 Main Street), Margot's European-style café specializing in Mediterranean dishes and gourmet groceries.
The story of Sperry’s Restaurant began in Jacksonville, Florida, with famed restaurateur and hotelier Burton W. Sperry, whose reputation for fine food and sterling service made him the toast of the South in the late 1800s. Fast-forward to 1974, when Sperry’s descendants—eager to uphold their great-great-grandfather’s commitment to dining excellence—started their own restaurant to honor his memory. Since opening its doors more than three decades ago, Sperry's Restaurant has expanded to two locations and developed a loyal following thanks to its continued dedication to cooking palate-pleasing steaks and seafood entrees and bending over backwards for its guests. The aroma of crab legs and bacon-wrapped filet mignon converge to form a culinary siren song for diners sitting at tables made from the hatch covers of World War II Liberty ships.
SOL's creative menu of fresh Mexican cuisine is inspired by traditional recipes, world travels, and culinary daydreams. Enjoy a classic combination of Haas avocados, serrano chili, lime, and cilantro in SOL's Gaucamole Casero, which is prepared before your very peepers in a tableside display of vegetable domination ($9.95), or start your feast with an order of spiced-tuna nachos topped with avocado, pico de gallo, and ancho aioli ($10). Gourmet plates are piled high with savory options such as chicken molé over cilantro rice and dressed with pico de gallo ($17), enchiladas de mariscos (tortillas rolled around crab, shrimp, scallops, and spinach, and topped with salsa-verde cream, $18), and the vegetarian wild-mushroom sauté (mushrooms sautéed and happily coated in ancho cream and served over a sweet-corn masa cake with crumbled goat cheese, $16).
Diners flip their own flapjacks at The Pfunky Griddle, where every oversize table is topped with its own grill. Unlimited ladles of organic five-grain and unbleached white batter sizzle to golden-brown before they're sprinkled with such toppings as coconut flakes, peanut butter, and blueberries. The menu also accommodates special diets with options for gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan batter. Chef-made sandwiches—such as a blue-cheese-and-roast-beef wrap—can also be constructed with gluten-free bread upon request.
If The Pfunky Griddle's menu emphasizes homey comforts, the decor channels the great outdoors. Painted trees and blades of grass adorn the walls, and tangled branches traverse the ceiling, bringing to mind a rugged forest campsite or that time you watered all your houseplants with Muscle Milk. A skylight lets in ample sunshine on a spacious back deck.
A sandwich board etched with colorful chalk sits outside Sky Blue Cafe, beckoning patrons into the historic brick building with handwritten descriptions of blue cheese stuffed burgers and homemade peach cobbler. Patrons drawn in by the daily homemade specials are soon greeted by friendly baristas with steaming cups of Drew’s Brews coffee and fresh-baked bagels from Bagel Face Bakery, located just down the street. The staff encourages patrons to relax for a while inside the cafe’s sunny yellow walls or outside on the patio with a plateful of stuffed french toast or sandwiches. Breakfast and lunch don’t end until 5 p.m., when the kitchen starts crafting dinner fare, such as roasted chicken, fish 'n' grits, or boiled chef’s hats.