Although combining food and dance may seem natural, pumpkin masks create huge, dangerous blind spots in moonwalkers' vision. Dine in safety with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Southern-style bar fare at Rapture in Charlottesville.
Rapture's gourmet variations on soul-food themes put the spotlight on organic and locally sourced ingredients. The lunch menu's specialty sandwiches elevate noontime dining to an edible art, with combinations such as country ham and gruyere cheese with apples ($8) and the portobello and choice of cheese in the quasi-burger ($8). The dinner menu embellishes classics with creative flashes of gustatory genius, such as the shrimp and grits gussied up with goat cheese and thyme ($11) and a hearty, bourbon-marinated pork loin garnished with frosty sugared blackberries and andouille-sweet-potato hash ($15). Brunch your way into the weekend with classic eggs benedict, served over a buttermilk biscuit or english muffin alongside fresh fruit and choice of grits or homefries ($8).
In addition to scrumptious cookery, Rapture sets the stage for memorable meals with elegant wrought ironwork reminiscent of old New Orleans. The restaurant also shares a symbiotic physical connection to R2, a chic dance club with mod furnishings and a full array of lights, sound, and fury.
303 E Main St.
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902