Cooking at home involves the risk of improperly seasoned foods, spilled liquids, and the advances of an oven in heat. Avoid stovetop suitors with today's Groupon: $12, you get $25 worth of gourmet meats and homestyle American fare at HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Café. This Groupon is valid for in-store purchases at the Newport News or Virginia Beach locations.
Chefs at HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Café lovingly roast and smoke handcrafted signature meats, glazing them in-house to fill plates with fresh deli sandwiches and hearty dinners. Whip up an impromptu dinner starring honey-crusted slices of the meat magnate's celebrity ham ($11.99/lb.) supported by a cast of 11 heat-and-serve side dishes such as green-bean casserole or sweet potato soufflé ($8.99 for a large, serves 6–8). Roast beef wrapped in a rich croissant meets privately with cold sides and a fresh brownie or cookie within executive boxed lunches ($7.29), an upgrade from midday meals toted in brown bags or a shoelace. Hands outfit the Thanksgiving mascot with melted cheddar cheese and hickory honey-mustard sauce in the hot Turkey Bacon Blitz sandwich ($6.49), but leave tender baby back ribs bare but for a blanket of barbecue sauce ($17.99). Meals end on a sweet note with a creamy cheesecake ($8.49), whose velvety clouds of dairy sing sweeter than a well-tempered contralto.