The most common way to experience the Deep South is to find a street magician and hope he pulls a shiny Louisiana state quarter from your ear. When there are no illusionists handy, today's deal presents another option: for $19, you get $40 worth of Southern-style cuisine and drinks at B.B. King's Blues Club at the Pointe Orlando.
Amid an intimate supper-club atmosphere featuring live music, B.B. King's Blues Club whips up lunch and dinner dishes encompassing a soulful range of Southern-style comfort fare. Start off in style with the Soul Sampler, a table-pleasing platter with fried pickles, catfish nuggets, barbecue ribs, and Memphis barbecue or buffalo wings ($15). Lunchtime diners and lighter appetites can sate a Cajun craving with the char-grilled mahi-mahi sandwich, blackened and served on a warm bun with remoulade and a side of coleslaw ($12). To whistle culinary Dixie, try the buttermilk-marinated and breaded chicken fried chicken, with white-cheddar mac 'n' cheese and caramelized-onion pan gravy ($13), or take an overseas mouthtrip with B.B.'s Mediterranean pesto pasta—spaghetti noodles tossed in pesto, tomatoes, kalamata olives, and feta cheese with a side of garlic toast ($18; add chicken for $4, shrimp for $5).
B.B. King's Blues Clubs satisfy two of the basic requirements for a rewarding life—sweet, delicious music and a soulfully full stomach. The Orlando location's patio allows patrons to savor the Floridian sunshine, whereas the mezzanine level affords a wonderful view of the main stage. There are also three full bars that provide the fizzy courage necessary to ask a stranger to dance, even in the absence of music.