Sharing a plate of appetizers brings people together, allowing them to get close enough to finally find out who has the roundest pinky fingers. Compare digits over sliders with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of casual American fare at Champps Americana. Choose between two locations on Sumner Boulevard and in Durham.
Champps Americana's servers supply platefuls of freshly prepared casual fare in a TV-trimmed sports-bar setting. The Mile High Nachos cover corn chips with chili or pulled chicken ($10.99), and potato skins face off with mozzarella sticks before a cheering crowd of buffalo wings and chicken fingers on the sampler platter ($15.99). Working in the medium of USDA Choice Angus beef, chefs sculpt patties and cook them to order, including the Pepperjack Bacon Stack burger, which boasts a pair of patty-meats under spicy cheese and applewood-smoked bacon ($12.49). The French Dip lives in a horseradish-brushed hoagie home, complete with an au jus-filled pool and french fry picket fence ($11.29).
Since 1984, Champps Americana's kitchen has sizzled with made-from-scratch dishes, satiating sports fans and families with a comfortable atmosphere. Amid sunlit dining rooms, diners seated at wooden tabletops can root for their favorite pixels on flat-screen TVs broadcasting live sports. In the kitchen, chefs prepare pastas with grilled chicken and roasted artichokes, pile buns with barbecued pulled pork and spicy buffalo chicken, and fill soft taco shells with grilled steak. Behind the bar, bartenders whip up specialty cocktails and margaritas and fill goblets with wine and local craft beers on tap.