Like the landscape, the dialect, and the person who gets to be president, American cuisine varies by region. Sit on a throne of comfort fare with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Southern fare and midwestern staples at Makhenda’s Girls.
Melding dashingly handsome Southern cuisine with taste-bud-friendly midwestern fare, the chefs at Makhenda’s Girls pack the eatery's menu with meaty main courses and singular sides. A pair of deep-fried chicken wings ($3) and barbecue rib tips ($3) help to fill strictly enforced, countywide meat quotas, and Makhenda’s fried fish gives pescatarians a choice between a large cut of basa, swai, or tilapia fillet ($3). Sides such as OMG mac ‘n’ cheese ($3–$5) and phenomenal green beans ($3–$5) deliver home-cooked flavor without requiring eaters to don the matching tracksuits necessitated by most family-meal dress codes. After dinner, desserts that include peach cobbler ($2–$4) overrule notoriously bossy sweet teeth.