Good southern cooking can transport you to a country kitchen—biscuits in the oven, chicken frying in the skillet, and a bare-chested Ted Turner in the doorway with an armload of firewood. Experience true grits with this Groupon.
$12 for $25 Worth of Southern Comfort Fare and Drinks
The menu includes southern fried chicken ($15.95), Carolina shrimp and grits ($19.95), beef and egg noodles ($14.95), and crab cakes ($12.95). This deal is valid for lunch, served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and Sunday brunch, served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Science Hill Inn
Originally a 19th-century preparatory school for girls, Science Hill Inn now schools patrons on fine southern cooking served inside a warm-hued dining room laden with chandeliers and white-linen-draped tables. Inside the bustling kitchen, chef Ellen McCarty—who once showcased her skills by cooking for Julia Child—pushes the culinary envelope, stamps it, and mails it to Tastytown with dishes such as grilled salmon topped with a cucumber-dill sauce, marinated chicken breast splashed with a pineapple salsa, and Carolina shrimp and grits. Desserts, such as brown-sugar pie and biscuit pudding slathered in bourbon sauce, can be enjoyed with glasses of wine to cap off meals.