Adding gourmet ingredients to a meal makes a commonplace activity feel special, much like brushing your teeth with a sparkler or withdrawing money from an ATM while holding it at gunpoint. Spice up a mundane day with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh gourmet fare and drinks at Meg's Café on in Glencoe.
Specializing in sandwiches and salads served from the kitchen of An Apple A Day Catering, Meg's Café maintains a cozy setting for the day's ritual food sacrifice. At lunch, a vegetarian foccaccia sandwich overspills its banks with pesto, red onions, goat cheese, and zucchini flotsam ($7.59). A create-your-own omelette ($9.99), meanwhile, will appease architects tired of clients rejecting their vision of condominiums filled with mushrooms and melted cheese. At the sound of the dinner sousaphone, quell querulous appetites with a Thai chicken salad ($11.99) before digging for buried flavor-treasure through the grilled salmon topped with chilled cucumber-dill sauce ($16.99) or the orange-glazed half roast duck ($16.99).