When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon to The Apollo Cafe in Owens Cross Roads. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get $12 worth of Southern-inspired fare for lunch or brunch.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Southern-inspired fare for dinner or brunch.
Inside The Apollo Cafe's kitchen, chefs synthesize local produce and meats into lunch, brunch, and dinner menus of Southern-inspired comfort cuisine. Take a seat in the noontime sun to savor a battered and fried monte cristo sandwich ($7.95), pairing gouda, ham, and turkey with fruit compote to blur the boundary between sweet and savory and between waffles and Thanksgiving. Goat cheese and pears complement mixed greens and a house-made basil vinaigrette in The Apollo salad ($6.95). During dinner, cooks daub the honey-glazed pork chop ($12.95) with brandy cream sauce and surround it with brussels sprouts and smashed potatoes to keep feral steak knives at bay. Golden fried carrots, a creamy grit cake, and sautéed spinach accompany seared mahi mahi ($14.95) fillets on fantastic voyages to explore the inside of the human stomach.
The Apollo Cafe's brunch selections stumps diners with difficult decisions, such as whether to order a smoked salmon benedict drenched in béarnaise sauce ($6.99) or a Southern Style omelet loaded with meats and collard greens ($6.99). The desserts that sweeten patron's palates are made from scratch like the rest of the menu, so that each mousse, tiramisu and cake-wedge is as unique as a pastry-flour snowflake.