What You'll Get
Grits rarely show up on menus north of the Mason-Dixon, as they rely on consistently toasty temperatures to cook and achieve the smoothest texture if serenaded by a Southern gentleman. Give explorative grits a warm welcome with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of innovative low-country fare at Geechee Girl Rice Café.
Restaurant owner and chef Valerie Erwin keeps the Zagat-rated Geechee Girl Rice Café wheeling and dealing with the help of her four sisters and a tome of inherited low-country recipes. Saddle up for dinner and encourage taste buds to wade into the tangy waters of the Carolina pulled pork, a dish that skyrocketed shoulders into the pantheon of palatable joints with house-smoked and slow-roasted pork shoulder enlivened by coleslaw, barbecue black eyed peas, and cornbread ($17). To create the shrimp and grits, chefs sauté plump shrimps and sizzling shallots in a decadent sauce before hoisting the concoction onto a bed of stone-ground grits and verdant greens ($17).
Geechee Girl Rice Café’s Sunday brunch, served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., tingles tonsils with intrepid entrees such as Senegalese chicken yassa with jasmine rice and sauteed greens ($17.50). Grilled pineapple with a ginger glaze ($5) is a sweet and spicy starter that recalls summer days spent slurping coladas while dancing in step to 42nd Street.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.