Eating is necessary for human survival, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining still while a curious velociraptor rummages through your closet. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale American cuisine at America in Ripon.
America's cuisine crafters tickle patriotic palates with a menu of deliciously simple meat- and seafood-centric entrees composed of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. A pound of house-smoked baby back ribs steeped in chipotle seasoning sidles up beside potato salad and corn bread ($19) to test the structural integrity of white-tablecloth-covered tables. Asparagus, peas, and tomatoes join forces in the vegetable risotto ($15), and the homemade french onion soup's caramelized onions cower beneath a shield of melted gruyère ($5). The spicy garlic-shrimp fettuccini is infused with a chipotle-garlic citrus sauce ($17), helping diners warm up without having to do wind sprints while carrying a waiter.
Elegant chandeliers and wall sconces cast buttery light on homemade soups, garden-fresh salads, and seasonal risottos. Red and blue high-backed chairs and crisp white tablecloths congregate in the dining room, paying homage to the stars and stripes draped down the back wall. The restaurant is America––both in name, and in concept.
Here, Chef Eddie highlights heartland staples of steak, white fish, and ribs accentuated with produce procured from local suppliers such as Fraser farms, with its bounty of organically raised fruits, veggies, and vine-ripened measuring cups. His farm-fresh delicacies unite with suggested wine pairings from the drink menu, which also spotlights specialty cocktails blended with fresh herbs, fruit, and even ice cream. What's more, diners can sip these potables on a spacious outdoor patio peppered with blue umbrellas.
333 Watson St.
Ripon, Wisconsin 54971