Comfort foods are so named because their rich flavors recall home-cooked meals and their generous portions make them useful as back pillows. Indulge in comforting cuisine with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Southern fare at Patrick’s Steaks and Spirits in East Memphis.
Patrick’s Steaks and Spirits lures in locals with hand-cut steaks and savory Southern-style home cooking made from scratch and doused in house barbecue sauce. The dinner menu encompasses entrees such as the apple-bourbon pork tenderloin, a hickory-smoked pork portion chargrilled and coated in a tangy glaze ($14). A 16-ounce hunk of Sterling Silver USDA Choice beef, the King Cut ribeye ($23) commands the loyalty of his ever-present subjects, Sir Side and Sir Salad. The jumbo fried shrimp dinner pacifies hand breaded jumbo gulf shrimp with a balm of house tartar and cocktail sauce and a nap on a bed of rice pilaf ($18.50). A highlight of the lunch menu, the 6-ounce brie burger stuffs a beef patty with creamy brie, green onions, and garlic ($6.50). Although this Groupon is not valid for alcohol, drink-slingers decant a full roster of imports, domestics, and spirits.
Elvis memorabilia, stealthily borrowed from Graceland in the dead of night, decks walls jam-packed with novel curios. A chorus of televisions sing the accolades of Memphis Tiger baseball. Unburden your brain during the quick-fingery fun of Wednesday–night trivia, beginning at 8:30 p.m. each week. Weather willing, parties can also dine on an outdoor deck laden with strings of lights, where an unencumbered view of space fuels the invention of new constellations.