Soul food is a leading source of edible comfort, matched only by a luxuriant swim in a pool of chamomile tea or a calming facial from a sentient ice-cream cone. Soothe the spirit while pleasing the palate with today’s Groupon for Southern fare at Lowe's Good Eaton Soul Food in Eatonville. Choose from the following options:
• For $7, you get $15 worth of lunch fare (11 a.m.–3 p.m.).
• For $12, you get $25 worth of dinner fare.
• For $70, you get a 10- to 15-person catering platter (a $150 value).
Lowe's Good Eaton Soul Food’s chefs fry, stew, and slow-roast a full menu of hearty Southern fare served cafeteria-style and bolstered by candied yams, cabbage, and supersaturated sweet tea. Barbecued ribs swelter languidly over an open charcoal grill, inspiring messiest-face competitions on Fridays and Saturdays ($11 for four ribs, $22.50 for a full slab). Slap Yo Mamma oxtail stew marries tender meat to devoted peppers and potatoes ($8.75 small, $11 large), and Caribbean–influenced curried chicken ($8.79) hoists the skull-and-crossbones before firing wantonly on taste buds. Lunch specials (11 a.m.–3 p.m.) pair an entree with one side and fluffy corn bread for quick eats ($5 each).
Feed a family gathering or a traveling mariachi band with a full catering platter for 10–15 feasters, loading a choice of fried, barbecue, or baked chicken or smothered or fired pork chops alongside corn bread and steaming sides. Lowe's Good Eaton Soul Food delivers smorgasbords to doorsteps within 10 miles of Maitland for free, and to far-flung locales for an additional $25 using a precision trebuchet.