The most common way to experience the Deep South is to find a street magician and hope he pulls a shiny Louisiana state quarter from your ear. Today's Groupon presents another option when there are no illusionists handy: for $6, you get $12 worth of homestyle Southern fare at Meat and Three Cafeteria in Homewood.
Meat and Three Cafeteria’s menu whisks palates back to homestyle kitchens with hearty staples such as chicken dumplings and chop steak. Building off sturdy foundations such as turkey, meat loaf, or fried catfish, diners construct a gustatory pleasure dome with one ($5.49), two ($6.75), or three sides ($7.99) and a starchy veranda of dinner rolls or cornbread. Though the meats rotate on a daily basis, fifteen vegetables such as fried okra, turnip greens, and mashed potatoes consistently report to the kitchen for duty. Peach cobbler ($1.59), lemon pie ($2.19), and carrot cake ($2.19) boost blood sugar, attracting the attention of sweet-toothed vampires.
Meat and Three Cafeteria
Nestled in Homewood, Meet and Three Cafeteria keeps American culinary traditions alive with home-cooked comfort food for customers either dining in or just passing through. Just as a dining-room table hosts different portions for all tastes, the menu features an array of country-style meats and vegetarian-friendly sides from which patrons can customize their own platters. Dishes such as beef tips, chicken and dumplings, and fried catfish join steaming servings of sautéed squash, fried okra, or yams, and desserts such as fresh pecan pie keep sweet teeth from storming out of their gums in envy.