Though meals tend to bring friends together, meals peppered with magnets can push them apart. Enjoy an attractive repast with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of diner fare at Black Bear Diner. Choose between the following locations: Gridley or Sacramento.
Black Bear Diner's breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus teem with mountainous portions of homestyle eats, and the restaurant’s dining room abounds with carved wooden bears. House-made corned-beef hash and eggs ($8.99) sidle onto breakfast plates with an entourage of country potatoes and a fresh biscuit. Sandwich crafters design savory bread stacks such as the classic Reuben ($8.99), which bridges slices of grilled rye with corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and a handful of suspension cables. Broccoli- and cheese-stuffed chicken breasts ($9.99) ensconce themselves in bacon, and platters of meatloaf ($10.99) appear alongside a supporting cast of sautéed vegetables.
More than 200 wooden black bears carved by Washington-based artist Ray Schulz adorn the restaurant, staring down at passing diners and demanding a 4-foot salmon from each guest before accepting their order.