Oysters are purportedly an aphrodisiac, and their effect can be as intense as bathing in red wine or listening to Barry White's audiobook for The Wealth of Nations. Start the evening off right with this Groupon.
- $20 for $40 worth of Southern soul food for dinner for two
The menu offers Southern and soul-food dishes such as deep-fried or grilled oysters ($17.29); fried chicken with sides such as yams, collard greens, and potato salad ($15.29+); and barbecue baby back ribs with texas toast ($11.99).
Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar
In the heart of Oakland, the chefs at Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar draw from Southern soul-food traditions to craft a menu that's always changing. Many of their seafood, poultry, and beef dishes bear crispy golden crusts. Deep-fried oysters, catfish, and snapper fillets—as well as deep-fried pork chops and chicken wings—sit surrounded by traditional sides such as yams, okra, and rice and gravy. Gravy also covers portions of Southern-style steaks and complements specialty dishes such as meatloaf and oxtails. Traditional Southern desserts of peach cobbler and banana pudding end things on the sweetest note possible, much like the duet of "Islands in the Stream" that traditionally ends every presidential debate.