What You'll Get
People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents inner-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with flavorful eats: for $20, you get $45 worth of upscale comfort fare at Andrew Blair's.
Andrew Blair's makes its menu of seasonal, American comfort fare from fresh, largely local ingredients whenever possible. These homegrown seeds can take the form of food-flowers like the montford corn dog, a hand-dipped boudin sausage served with crispy pickles and rémoulade sauce ($5.95). The restaurant's namesake AB's Burger is crafted in-house by formerly mad scientists out of ground chuck, rib eye, and brisket before being grilled to life in an electrical storm and stacked with fried egg and pimento cheese on a brioche bun ($9.95, limited availability). Heartier hungers can aim for total satiation with a meaty, loafy slice of gourmet meatloaf with a side of mac 'n' cheese and green beans ($14.95), or take a Southern-style bite out of a grateful growers pork chop, topped with grilled local peaches and Riesling syrup, then served with warm potato salad ($16.95). Traditional mid-morning delicacies, including eggs benedict and crème brûlée french toast ($9.95 each), are served at brunch every Sunday from the sleep-in-able hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Andrew Blair's laid-back dining room, with its comfortable booths and large tables, makes it an opportune venue for family consumption and family consortiums. The outdoor patio offers both covered and open sections, giving al-fresco enthusiasts the option to avoid the sun's stink-eye or risk alien abduction as they see fit. No matter where you sit, the restaurant's home-style fare will spark comforting memories of steamy loafs of meat and grandpa’s stories of digging trenches in stylish trench coats during the trench-digging fad of '49. Enjoy hearty fare at Andrew Blair's while reminiscing about the good ole days, when flat screens kept out mosquitoes and high-definition viewing meant reading a dictionary while perched atop a tree branch.
This Groupon may not be used towards alcohol.
Charlotte magazine, Creative Loafing, and the Charlotte Observer featured Andrew Blair’s. Seventy-five percent of nearly 190 Urbanspooners recommend it, and nearly 850 Facebookers are fans of the restaurant.
- …when the fourth warm staffer passing your table recommends the Madison Park Chicken – even if you don't like chicken or hardly ever order chicken in a restaurant (I never do on my own dime) – go ahead and try it. It's surprisingly vibrant and colorful, too, a breast stuffed with feta and served over risotto with lots of capers and some tomato, artichoke and onion. It's Andrew Blair's in a nutshell. – Helen Schwab, Charlotte Observer
- The service was outstanding and the food was second to none…AB'S is a great place for casual dinner… – Jessie, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 27, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Limit 1 per visit. Valid for happy hour. Gratuity not included. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About El Camino
A new player on Charlotte's vibrant culinary scene, El Camino greets diners with a menu of fresh, scratch-made Tex-Mex dishes that are as innovative as they are family-friendly. Meals often start with the kitchen's signature guacamole, which contains traditional ingredients—hand-smashed avocados, fresh tomatoes, and cilantro—but with a creative addition of roasted peppers. Warm flour tortillas play triple duty; they envelop spinach and cheese to create quesadillas, hold unusual fixings, such as fried chicken or beef brisket, inside half a dozen taco varieties, and wrap themselves around nine kinds of overstuffed burritos. The El Camino kitchen prepares north-of-the-border specialties as well, including Cowboy Burgers topped with pepper jack cheese and a West Texas chili made with five varieties of peppers.