Southern cuisine is often called "comfort food" because it reminds diners of home, and because its supple, buttery texture can be easily sculpted into human form and hugged during trying times. Embrace southern delicacies with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of southern fare and drinks at Roadside Kitchens.
Chef Daniel Justice and his staff at Roadside Kitchens elevate classic comfort dishes with local ingredients and a downhome atmosphere. Menu starters include a batch of roadside deviled eggs—two smoked salmon, two smoked bacon, and two traditional ($7)—and the baby-spinach salad, which trails a wagon full of peaches, strawberries, aged blue cheese, grilled red onions, and candied pecans topped with bacon vinaigrette in its leafy wake ($9). The Roadside house-smoked pork chop communes with creamy mac 'n' cheese, collard greens, and a caramelized-apple demi-glace ($18 for 12 oz.; $25 for 22 oz.), and the 12-ounce certified Angus rib eye mingles with mashed potatoes, grilled local asparagus, and a truffle demi-glace ($30). For dessert, red velvet cupcakes whisper bedtime stories to the topmost tiers of a three-layer caramel chocolate cake ($7 each).