Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of eclectic Southern fare at The Madison Inn Restaurant in Black Mountain.
The Madison Inn Restaurant's staff of culinary magicians conjures up astonishing Southern flavors with fresh, locally grown ingredients. Swan dive into the dinner menu for the panko-crusted outer-banks grouper, which is topped with béarnaise sauce, diced tomatoes, and scallions, and served with a homemade crab cake ($17.95). A local favorite among green gastronomes, the fresh vegetable risotto boasts sautéed, garden-fresh greens mixed with creamy mushroom risotto and topped with shredded parmesan, diced tomatoes, and scallions ($12.95+).
Rather than tossing their plates in the air and doing The Dougie, diners can celebrate a victorious dinner with Madison's homemade desserts, which sate sweet teeth with key-lime pie, triple-chocolate cake, and crème brûlée.
Madison's multitalented chefs also sling breakfast vittles for early-morning munchers from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (reservation only, $10 flat fee), and a Sunday-brunch menu that rockets taste buds to solar satisfaction with eggs, steaks, and more. Guests can sit in the dinning room, bedecked with decorative wreathes and warm, pendulant lighting, or on the outdoor patio among lush greenery, serenading birds, and wild wienermobiles.
15 Dixon Dr.
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711