Before the human stomach evolved a rumbling hunger-warning system, people only knew it was time to eat when lightning started shooting out of their bellybuttons. Alert your appetite with today’s Groupon to Circa 1926 in Winter Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch fare.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of dinner fare.
Named the city’s Best New American Restaurant in 2009 by Orlando Magazine, Circa 1926 continues to season the senses with savory delights. The lunch menu, laced with light fare ranging from salads to sandwiches, quells hunger squalls with innovative riffs on classic hooks, such as the Cuban-patterned black-forest ham-and-pulled-pork panini ($9). The dinner menu dallies with such seaworthy fare as grilled tiger shrimp sprawled on a soft divan of crab-mascarpone polenta dappled with pine nuts and a briny splash of kalamata relish ($22). Like a self-composed buddy-cop movie, surf 'n' turf entrees pair straight-laced fillets ($24) with an interchangeable selection of fish-out-of-water sidekicks such as shrimp (+$7), lobster tail (+$10), scallops (+$9), and Eddie Murphy. Meatier plot lines emerge amid a bacon-strewn landscape of blistered tomatoes and goat-cheese polenta, with the tamarind-tinged scent of braised short ribs ($28).
358 N Park Ave.
Winter Park, Florida 32789