Hunger leads to dizziness, irritability, and the jealous closure of shades to prevent unsympathetic plants from drinking in the sun. Rein in appetite-driven impulses with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of casual American fare at The Hearth Restaurant in Chaffee.
The Hearth Restaurant's rustic, rough-hewn confines swell with warmth and friendly chatter as cooks grill, roast, and simmer dinner entrees ranging from steak to lobster. Forks dive into slow-roasted, hand-carved prime rib of beef ($15.50+), and cold-water lobster tails ($20.99 for one tail; $37.50 for two tails) allow diners to enjoy gifts from the sea far superior to the soggy holiday sweaters sent by Poseidon. Char-grilled sesame-pork chops ($14.50) travel beneath a mantle of The Hearth’s Hawaiian sesame barbecue sauce. Epicurean alchemists forge homemade soups and stews each day ($2.99–7.25) and send the steaming bowls to guests dining on the restaurant’s outdoor deck seating. Rotating features such as a Western New York fish fry ($9.75) save taste buds from the boredom brought on by gnawing on the reels of foreign films.