The low blood sugar and gnawing pains that result from hunger can fatefully impair one's ability to drive, perform manual labor, or act as an effective ambassador to the high court of Candy Land. Head off furniture-eating diplomatic incidents with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fusion cuisine at Palette, located in Le Méridien Dallas Hotel.
Palette’s veteran executive chef, Eric Anderson, and his kitchen team serve up a toothsome menu of sophisticated comfort fusion fare inspired by French and Asian cooking styles. Prime appetites with starters such as the crispy fried calamari, served with sweet chili-balsamic glaze ($11), or the panko fried goat cheese, accompanied with sourdough chips for tasty dipping or high-stakes games of baker blackjack ($10). Burger fiends can sink patty-loving teeth into the grilled Black Angus burger, layered with black-pepper mayo atop a soft roll ($13). Grilled pork medallions with blue-cheese demi and white-corn polenta make for hearty dinner helpings and avant-garde neck jewelry ($18).