Though originally invented to preserve the modesty of naked plates, food has quickly become an edible and essential part of daily life for many Americans. Join the food craze with today's deal: for $12, you get $25 worth of lunch or brunch fare (or $30 for dinner) at Savor Cafe on Morehead Street.
Housed in a quaint brick building with ample natural light, the welcoming café features buttery walls, chalkboard specials, and wooden rafters checked morningly for rafter goblins. Settle in the cozy dining room as you peruse the lunch or dinner menu for an appetizer. The grilled pita starter skates gracefully across hummus and a tomato-and-cucumber salad ($5.25), and chili sauce lubricates collard greens and smoked turkey for easy Crispy Soul Roll swallowing ($6.25). Greens run the gamut: try the Savor salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded carrots, and chickpeas ($5.50) or the iceberg wedge with candied pecans, applewood-smoked bacon and blue-cheese crumbles ($7). Co-owners Lisa Burris (a Johnson & Wales–trained chef) and Lori Pearson (a pastry chef) put a southern spin on classics like the 8-ounce ground-sirloin burger ($7.50), and Pearson keeps a rotating cast of delicious dessert bars in play.
- Johnson & Wales-trained owner Lisa Burris and co-owner Lori Pearson have created a warm, casual spot that feels like you’re having lunch at your best friend’s house -- if your best friend happened to make a rich pimento cheese dip appetizer…or a BLT with seared and cracked-pepper salmon on fresh and fluffy focaccia... – Sarah Crosland, Charlotte magazine
- Offered on a rotation basis, consider yourself lucky if you arrive on the day of the elegantly uncomplicated corn and ham chowder made densely flavorful with tender kernels, sweet ham and a glorious base. – Tricia Childress, Creative Loafing