The most common way to experience the Deep South is to find a street magician and hope he pulls a shiny Louisiana state quarter from your ear. Today’s Groupon presents another option when there are no illusionists handy.
$15 for $30 worth of Southern contemporary fare and drinks, such as:
- Pork loin atop potato gratin ($17)
- Pasta jambalaya with crawfish and andouille sausage ($14.50)
- Tavern pie stuffed with meat, diced potatoes, and parsley gravy ($13)
- Deep-fried Oreos with crème anglaise ($6)<p>
Jimmy’s on the James
Each night at Jimmy’s on the James, Jim Dudley flits from his kitchen labors to croon jazz standards in the dining room from behind a grand piano. Prior to performing, the culinary connoisseur toils over his from-scratch jerk rub upwards of four hours, infusing the savory elixir with oranges and onions. Along with his culinary showmanship, Dudley’s piano-side manner has earned the restaurateur praise in Lynchburg Living, with a flattering profile in which Jimmy says, "I like things that I call 'funkified.'" He also cops to punctuating the dining experience with visual panache. Large, black-and-white caricatures of American entertainers hearken back to the Roaring Twenties, when nearly every American household contained a four-piece jazz band.