The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of seasonal American fare at 300 East.
Under the shady eaves of the two-story restaurant's wide porch and gently sloping roof, the skilled chefs at 300 East have fashioned flavorful American meals of fresh greens, grass-fed beef, and expertly prepared seafood for more than 25 years. Like the popularity of novelty-sized foam cowboy hats, the eclectic menu changes with the seasons, gracing tables with a rotating cast of fine fare such as a seared ahi tuna salad ($13) with field greens and grilled rice cakes or starters of baked marinated goat cheese with roasted garlic and sundried tomatoes ($9.50). Meat from the nearby Proffitt Farms or the Centaurus A galaxy peppers taste buds with luscious local flavor, and fills the grass-fed burger, a hearty sandwich topped with a choice of cheese, onion marmalade, mushrooms, or guacamole ($11.50). Diners delight in appetizing main courses such at the Niman Ranch pork tenderloin, tending to an edible menagerie of peach skillet jam, cheese grits, and veggies ($19), or the bronzed sesame salmon, resting on a tasty bed of brown rice and sautéed spinach ($16).
300 East Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28203