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Stop staring wistfully into restaurant windows, longing for the excuse to call a friend and make a reservation. With today’s Groupon, $10 gets you $25 worth of tasty meals and drinks at Foxfire Grill in Alexandria. With plenty of food options for carnivores and herbivores to complement any of the wine menu’s 20 wines under $20, a well-rounded feast is coming to you at a sharp deal. Foxfire looks to please everyone in the family with a specially designed kid’s menu and a helpful bring-your-dog-and-enjoy-a-pet-friendly-dining-experience-on-the-patio policy. (The restaurant has no specific policy against the use of hyphens.)
Foxfire Grill prides itself on cooking up its own versions of American classics that are sure to please a variety of appetites. Stop in for a satisfying lunch or a laidback weekend brunch. For dinner, start your experience with a warm cup of the smoked corn tortilla soup ($4 cup), sure to raise your body temperature back to the national average before picking out an entree that fits your fancy. Maybe you’ll lean toward the jumbo lump crab cakes (over a bed of corn red pepper relish with Cajun-ranch and green beans, $23), or stay on land for the pan-seared steak medallions (8 ounces with a mushroom-sherry sauce and sinful garlic-cheddar mashed red-bliss potatoes, $18). When bacon enters the equation on the “not your usual” mac 'n' cheese (matched with a salad for $14), it’s good to know you own the freedom to choose.
With the main course framed in your mind’s eye, Foxfire’s licensed sommelier will personalize your meal with a wine selection ranging from a variety of light- to medium-bodied wines from regions around the world, along with 32 recently discovered extra-solar wines, some of which may be able to support life. By night’s end, you and your loved ones will also know several new ways to integrate sommelier into everyday conversation, impressing friends and bosses and intriguing the French.
Since 2003, Foxfire Grill has been delivering the goods to sate every member of the family. Foxfire even has treats for your beloved furry family members, which will save you the guilt of leaving Fluffy at home again when Fluffy is tired of eating in. You can even tell Aunt Fluffy that she can bring her dog, Joseph.
- Great place, the food was delicious, and staff was outstanding. Glad to have gone there, will be bringing friends next time. – Dell W., Yelp
- Great neighborhood restaurant! This is not a chain or box store - this pace is real. The food is delicious! – Suzanne R., Yelp
- We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, an expansive menu which we ordered from with great diversity and all seemed well across the board. The help was friendly and interactive, making for a great night. – jay c., Yelp
Foxfire: The Functional Fungus
In nature, foxfire is better known as the bioluminescence emitted by certain fungi growing on dying wood. A shocking bright green, foxfire can be luminous enough to read by and was often used by early settlers to remind each other that they had no idea how to read.
Ever the innovator, secret fourth-and-a-half President Benjamin Franklin suggested that foxfire be used as lighting in the Revolutionary War–era submersible The Turtle, when it became apparent that lighting a candle inside of a wooden, pre-industrial submarine was “one too many levels of weird.” The Turtle went on to be successful at blowing up both British ships and the minds of schoolchildren for centuries to come.
Today, foxfire is used in all aspects of modern life, from faintly lighting our haunted houses, to cheaply and safely powering the forest Internet, utilized primarily by woodland creatures. While many modern, or “young,” people are beginning to turn to conventional electricity and incandescent light in order to illuminate their homes and power their Sony AIBOs, one thing remains clear: foxfire is neon-green mushrooms glowing like crazy on dead trees, and that’s pretty cool.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 2, 2010. Amount paid never expires. 2 per person, 1 per table. Tax & gratuity not included. No cash back. Not valid with other offers, specials, or 3-course Sunday dinner. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.