Organic vegetables are grown without the use of pesticides, as they naturally repel pests by repeating everything they say in a singsong voice. Savor the taste of these wonder foods with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of healthy, organic dinner fare at Black Bean Co. in James Island.
The vegetable-wielding chefs at Black Bean Co. deploy fresh produce from Thackeray Farms in their healthy, earth-friendly dishes, earning them the title of Best Vegetarian Restaurant 2011 by readers of the Charleston City Paper. The menu, populated by hearty wraps, power gyros, and salad-like salads, muffles rumbling stomachs with organic dishes, all of which can be prepared to meet the needs of vegan guests. Marinated mushrooms mingle with fresh spinach and roasted red peppers in the portabella wrap ($9.95), served, like all the restaurant's wraps, with a choice of couscous, pasta salad, yogurt, or a seasonal side. Cooks fill the five Pure Energy wraps until bursting with the diner's choice of protein and an array of flavorful ingredients including steamed zucchini and local squash and chicken coated in a ginger-soy vinaigrette. Find inspiration to build toothpick-Parthenons by feasting on one of three power gyros, each laced with homemade tzatziki or guacamole ($5.50), or curb leafy cravings with one of six full or half salads ($4.95). Dinner guests chow down within the local artwork-lined walls beneath energy-efficient lights, or spirit feasts home for pajama-clad banquets. Like dinner parties for office poltergeists, this Groupon is valid only after 5 P.M.