Once the secret resource of a small handful of pro players, TrueFire helps guitarists worldwide stay inspired and downright dangerous on the fretboard. Thousands of video guitar lessons comprise what is likely the planet's most comprehensive selection of guitar instruction.
Savannah Tea Company makes its dainty quiches, pastries, salads, and other menu items from scratch in its cozy brewing bungalow. At lunchtime, savor the sweet and salty symphony of a ham and apricot panini on rosemary bread ($8.95), or nosh on a strawberry and spinach salad peppered with blue cheese and walnuts ($7.95). All lunch entrees are served with fresh fruit, frozen cranberry salad, and muffins. Choose from more than 100 varieties of tea, ranging from lavender and Earl Grey to caramel cherry cheesecake and bohemian raspberry rooibos ($3.25 each). Light afternoon tea includes scones, muffins, clotted cream and jam (by request), desserts and pastries, finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, and sorbet ($18.95). Full afternoon tea is fancifully fortified by quiche and a cup of soup ($21.95).
To surprise diners with a new dish on a daily basis so that they don't resort to playing soup-can-recipe roulette, The Mad Platter's changing menu showcases new options every day. Appetizers such as the fried green tomato with gulf shrimp in a lemon-herb emulsion ($7), "chili mac" (blackened beef tips and ricotta gnocchi in a three-cheese sauce drizzled with white-truffle oil, $7), and hand-picked chef's cheese composition ($8) give the taste buds a drum roll as the curtain rises on dinner dishes such as black-iron pork loin ($18), artichoke risotto ($18), and caramelized salmon with a mango-rum glaze ($19). A wide selection of wines offers soothing sips with every bite, especially when paired by the knowledgeable staff. Lunchtime gourmands, meanwhile, can dazzle their fellow UPS workers with the curried-chicken quesadilla ($5.50) and Tuscan grilled-chicken stew ($10). Both meals can be crowned with a dessert of crème brûlée ($6), bananas foster ($6), or chocolate Elvis ($6.50), the size of your portion depending on its point in Elvis's career.
Mary's Old Fashioned Bar-B-Que Pit douses a selection of its pulled pork, rib tips, grilled chicken, and fried fish dishes in original hot or mild barbecue sauces, which have been stirred up in-house for more than 30 years. Chefs forge pulled-pork sandwich that culinary blogger A Radiused Corner describes as "nice and porky, only subtly smoky with most flavors seemingly coming from the tangy hot sauce and sweetness of the slaw." Diners can tear apart or study the infrastructure of rib tips inside the eatery or get carryout meals to devour at home.
Wielding their own supplies, Merry Maids' hyperefficient dusters and scrubbers clean more than 300,000 residences each month in North America. Unleashed on the interior wilderness of an unkempt abode, the cleaning commandos' voracious vacuums hunt down and devour dust dodos, paper-scrap porcupines, and other clutter-causing prey. Then, armed with sponges and scum-seeking lasers, the militant maids scour countertops and tile grout with the meticulousness of a pilot scraping Dubble Bubble off his plane's instrument panel.
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.