Making food from scratch typically requires advance preparation, adherence to a recipe, and your third and final genie wish. Save the third wish for more wishes with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of eclectic sandwiches and café fare at Sammy T's in Fredericksburg.
The ingredient gurus at Sammy T's craft an eclectic menu of vegetarian and vegan café fare inside a historic building that once served as an auction house and a Civil War general's abode. Lunch-goers can oil rusty jaw hinges with black-bean cakes flanked by tortilla chips and homemade salsa ($9.10) or apple-cheddar melts ($6.40), which achieve meatless munch-a-tude by hijacking apple slices, sunflower seeds, and melted cheese. Gourmet hamburgers ($7.10) reunite bun halves with 7 ounces of lean ground beef through the tireless work of a private investigator. Chefs assemble the camper's special, a house favorite, by cramming bean-and-grain burgers, hummus, and sautéed vegetables into grilled tortillas and buddying them up with cheese and lemon-tahini dressing ($9.90). Patrons can keep cozy indoors as they hoard mouthfuls of pillowy cheese tortellini ($9.90), or they can snuggle into the outdoor patio for a staring contest with the corner stop sign.
Housed in a building that dates back to 1805, Sammy T's whips up vegetarian and vegan entrees within the same walls that once contained an auction house and a post office. Cooks combine all of their specialties to create the Camper’s Special, a bean and grain burger wrap that packs green pepper, mushrooms, melted cheese, and lemon tahini dressing inside a grilled flour tortilla. Diners can also enjoy tempeh stir-fries and black bean cakes as they admire nearby artwork or attempt to pull chewy strips of wood from the parquet ceiling. Strict carnivores can also chomp their way through Sammy’s menu by dining on salmon BLTs, burgers, and pulled pork made from a spicy family recipe. A sprawling self-serve frozen yogurt bar cools palates with 10 rotating flavors and 40 toppings.
801 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401