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 Restaurant Bar and Grill.
Presto Restaurant Bar and Grill spurns frozen and canned foods, instead favoring the freshest meats, seafood, and vegetables, artfully presented and crafted with personal attention. The eclectic 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 blemishless spinach-cheese pizza, made in-house with mozzarella, feta, and parmesan cheese ($9.95 for a 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'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