Without restaurants, financiers, families, and mobsters would have nowhere to eat, make small talk, and close sinister deals regarding who gets to use the car this weekend. Take advantage of productive culinary outings with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of café fare and drinks at Louie’s Corner Café in Santa Fe.
Louie’s serves up fresh homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare, made with locally and sustainably produced ingredients when possible. The Judd Nelson breakfast panini layers ham, swiss, and tomato with free-range organic eggs from Flying E Ranch in Estancia ($8.25), while the vegan breakfast burrito transforms ordinary black beans, potatoes, grilled veggies, and green chili into an animal-friendly feast ($7.95). The Walk Of Shame makes up for last night’s 12-hour World of Warcraft session with a heaping plate of deep-fried potatoes, bacon, red onions, green chilis, eggs, and melted cheese ($7.75–$11.25). While breakfast is served all day, lunch specialties such as The Girly Boy salad, with mushrooms, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, feta, and walnuts ($11.25), as well as dinner eats such as the half-pound Louie burger ($14.75), made from hormone-free Dakota Farms beef, round out the offerings.
Louie's outdoor patio provides a respite from oppressive ceilings, dotted with cool bowls for leashed dogs and children pretending to be dogs. The eatery's cheerful interior serves as a wake-up call alongside organic, fair-trade coffee from local Agapao Coffee & Tea and giant homemade cinnamon rolls. Grownups can also sip libations from a selection of local beers and wines.