Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of eclectic dinner fare at Presto Bar and Grill.
Presto Bar and Grill spurns frozen and canned foods, instead favoring the freshest meats, seafood, and vegetables, artfully presented and crafted with personal attention. Presto Bar and Grill's menu showcases international dishes such as lamb and beef shawarma ($7.95) and all-you-can-eat sushi ($19.95), as well as stateside platefuls of seafood jambalaya, a mixture of shrimp, scallops, and calamari sautéed in a piquant Cajun tomato-cream sauce ($16.95). Pizza purveyors use their jeweler's loupes to inspect the blemish-less spinach-cheese pizza, made in-house with mozzarella, feta, and parmesan cheese ($9.95 for 10"). Finish by indulging in one of Presto's alluring desserts, such as the tuxedo truffle mousse and its attendant white- and dark-chocolate icing ($6), which can be quickly applied as an emergency penguin disguise. Sit underneath the red umbrellas dotting Presto Bar and Grill's exquisite rooftop patio, which affords scenic views of the Charlotte skyline, or conquer the Internet on the restaurant's WiFi.
445 W Trade St.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202