Today's deal scores you 20 medium, 12-ounce cups of coffee for $15 (a $35 value) at Germantown's DrinkHaus. Bring your Groupon into the store, five minutes from the heart of Nashville, to receive a punch card. The card entitles you to one coffee, and you can use up to four during each visit. So treat a few friends, or cut all that inefficient sleeping out of your schedule with 48 ounces of steam-pressed espresso blends. Your punchcard expires in three months. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Casablanca Coffee's menu is replete with dining delights supplied by local vendors. The café cuisine will turn a coffee run into a deeply satisfying lunchtime experience if given the chance, so pair your quad-shot power latte ($3.89) with the California Gentlemen (roast beef, avocado, provolone, sprouts, and honey mustard on sourdough, $7.95) and fill your body's gas tank with enough fuel to conquer your HR department’s deadly obstacle course of trust exercises. Early-bird mimes, meanwhile, can open the imaginary morning paper over a cup of house coffee (12–20 ounces, $1.37–$2.29) or a steaming cup of loose-leaf tea ($1.60) served alongside the Casabagel ($3.95, not served after 11 a.m.), a morning delight made of your choice of bagel, scrambled egg, bacon or ham, cheddar cheese, and tomato. Depending on your needs, Casablanca's specialty drinks can refresh the mouth with an Italian soda (variety of coffeehouse flavors, $3; add crème for $0.25), relax the mind with a 16-ounce real fruit smoothie ($4.75, seven fruit flavors, no added sugar), or recharge your lithium human cells without your plugging a finger into the nearest outlet with the signature coffee-blender creations ($4).
Patience is the key to great barbecue and, as it turns out, a great barbecue business. Southern boys Burke, Trey, and Herman found the job market had turned sour, so they set out to make a name for themselves in the world of barbecue. They slow-roasted meats for family and friends, spent long hours putting their recipes to the test at competitions, and finally, through their 30-foot mobile kitchen, brought their saucy meats and traditional sides to the public. In 2013, they achieved their dream of opening a sit-down restaurant, appropriately outfitted as a tribute to barbecue.
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.
Because cooking at home can prove cumbersome if you’re a busy bee or a freelance astronaut, Pranzo Jersey Italian Café offers time-strapped time travelers throughout Nashville a practical alternative. Patrons can place an order by 1 p.m. and swing by anytime between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday to pick it up. Pranzo's to-go menu changes weekly, and one type of dinner is offered each night. Recent tasty Italian fare has included turkey Marsala meatloaf with baby peas and quinoa; marinated grilled flank steak with roasted acorn squash; and shrimp and spinach risotto with Caprese salad. All meals include two side salads and bread or dinner rolls.
Symmetry is a one-stop shop for all things healthy living. Here, the staff treats physical ailments and dietary deficiencies with massage, chiropractic services, colonics, and nutrient-rich foods. They stock their shelves with bulk herbs, supplements, massage tools, and their own brand of essential oils and perfumes, which can help you feel more relaxed than a sloth in a bubble bath. They also cultivate several garden towers and a 3-acre plot of land dedicated to growing fresh produce, located just 2 miles from the store.
Recently, they expanded their array of services with the Organic Juice & Smoothie Bar, where staffers churn organic, local fruits and veggies into juice and smoothies. In addition to selling their concoctions individually, they also develop menus for juice cleanses. They've received much positive feedback on the new beverage bar and have had clients integrate their creations into doctor-prescribed treatment plans for diseases such as cancer.