The hamburger, America's national meal, has always been served during Independence Day cookouts and the competitive-eating portion of presidential debates. Eat like Ike with this Groupon.
Bean & Barrel
The two best friends behind Bean & Barrel wanted to create a cozy space where patrons could feel at home and lounge for hours, so they decided to open a coffee, wine, and craft-beer bar. In 2010, the duo devised a way to make guests stay even longer without sneaking around and setting every person's watch back one hour—they hired a chef to whip up gourmet food that would pair with the drinks.
Executive chef Sam Allen dishes out American comfort food, including fried pimento mac 'n' cheese bites, Angus beef and lamb burgers, and a free-range-chicken breast in pan drippings. These plates accompany American craft beers and more than 20 rotating wines sourced from the Americas, Europe, New Zealand, and points beyond. Each glass is poured using a nitrogen-pressurized wine dispenser, which keeps the wine fresh enough for millionaires to use as mouthwash.