The chefs at King Seafood Market & Restaurant have the largest pantry around: the open water. Their location in the Florida Keys sits at the nexus of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, where their own boats go out in search of stone crab, spiny lobster, mahi-mahi, and other species. On a good day, they might even bring home a blue marlin so big a forklift is required to raise it above the docks. In addition to their own catches, King Seafood sources fresh seafood from some of the best local anglers around.
Of course customers never see all that hard work, though they can't possibly miss the giant mural of Poseidon painted above the restaurant's entrance. Behind his powerful trident waits a casual dining room surrounded by blue walls, mounted fish, and other nautical decor. In an open kitchen, chefs fry and grill fish platters and sandwiches along with non-seafood dishes such as pork sandwiches or philly cheesesteaks. Alternatively, King Seafood's team sells fresh fish for customers to take home, assuming their freezers aren't completely filled with green popsicles nobody wants.
It took a decade of setbacks and toil, but "Farmer Bob" Petrucci and his family diligently transformed a mundane cornfield in the Redland growing region into a rich cornucopia of exotic tropical produce from equatorial lands ranging from Thailand to Brazil. The farm's bounty includes the arrestingly colorful yet surprisingly mild dragon fruit, sweet lychees, and tart kumquats, as well as rarer fruits such as canistel and tamarind, which launch culinary odysseys free of Poseidon–related detours. Fresh Gardens offers tours of its spacious grounds replete with fruit trees as well as seasonal U-pick opportunities throughout the year.
Founded in 1935 as a high-end dairy manufacturer, Farm Stores accommodates time-efficient shoppers with its unique drive-through grocery-ordering system. Pull up a car or rocket-powered shopping cart at one of the 22 locations and inform a friendly staff member of grocery needs, then relax as he quickly retrieves it from the thousands of items in inventory. Model a loving marriage after the unending circles of bagels, or perk up mornings with coffee that's freshly ground by the heel of a giraffe. Though each location's stock is slightly different, all shops carry standard items such as eggs, milk, bread, fruit, magic beans, vegetables, and beer. Although online ordering is not available for this Groupon, regular customers enjoy the benefit of choosing items from Farm Stores’ website and designating a pickup time.