Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Enjoy the convenience of chairs and tables with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of southern-influenced eclectic eats at Emerywood Fine Foods in High Point. A 20% gratuity, which is not included with this Groupon, will be added to the pre-discounted check.
Emerywood serves bistro sandwiches, salads, and wraps for lunch and pizza, salad, and gourmet dishes for dinner. Preheat your evening appetite with Cajun shrimp and crawfish cakes, served over greens with sweet-chili remoulade ($8.95), or the veggie quesadilla, with black beans, corn, roasted veggies & cheddar cheese, served on a flour tortilla ($6.50). To fill your appetite bucket to the brim, try a Big Daddy's pizza, which packs pepperoni, chicken, Italian sausage, jalapeños, onions, mushrooms, olives, and tomatoes onto a mozzarella-slathered crust ($12.95). Elegant entrees include shrimp and organic grits (with veggies, andouille, and a white-wine sauce, $17.95), pan-seared pork chop ($17.95), and cedar-plank salmon ($18.95).
The casual-yet-elegant eatery boasts a warm and welcoming environment, complete with table-top vases of flowers superb for sniffing or dropping into your dining companion's drink as an unexpectedly romantic gesture. The owners, Steve and Amy Shellberg, have years of hospitality experience and know how to foster friendliness in their staff and in their food, which never forgets to say "thank you" after being bitten.
Emerywood Fine Foods
Locally sourced, Southern-inspired cuisine rules the roost at Emerywood Fine Foods. Since opening the eatery and catering outfit 15 years ago, owners Steve and Amy Shellberg haven't strayed from their mission to provide the community with fresh, homemade creations whether patrons are dining in or networking at a nearby convention. The menu boasts a range of flavor combinations such as a salad that blends North Carolina oysters, served over mixed greens with roma tomatoes, cucumber, roaring forties bleu cheese, and peach pecan vinaigrette. Traditional dishes such as mac and cheese benefit from butter-poached lobster, truffle-infused panko, and applewood-smoked cheddar, and even classic pizzas come topped with seared beef tenderloin.