Many American bistros differentiate themselves from their European counterparts by serving region-specific dishes and replacing waiters with Bruce Springsteen. Satisfy a hungry heart with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of bistro fare for dinner (starting at 5 p.m.)
- $7 for $15 worth of bistro fare for lunch<p>
The menu includes fried mozzarella balls with smoked tomato sauce ($6.75), roasted turkey and brie on a croissant ($8.95), a slice of gourmet pizza with a drink ($4.50), and pan-seared snapper in an orange-basil beurre blanc ($13.75).<p>
Slyce Bistro and Pizzeria
Chef and owner Morgan Stringham starts each day with a bread run. After picking up artisanal loaves from a bakery in Dunnellon, he hits up produce stands for fresh vegetables and herbs, which he infuses into a menu of gourmet sandwiches, salads, quiches, and pizza slices.
Patrons can sip espresso or wine within the eatery's garden-like dining room, where painted trees and birds bedeck bold green and red walls. The tranquil trickling of a copper fountain complements cool stone tabletops and sleek tiling. Flat-screen televisions broadcast live webcam feeds and surveillance footage of people enjoying the metric system from around the globe.
Slyce Bistro's cuisine and ambiance help realize a dream that had yet to materialize in Chef Stringham's head just a few years ago. While at Lake Weir High School, he had been a self-admittedly lackluster student until he discovered the school's culinary program. He told the Ocala Star Banner that culinary arts "was the only class I passed. I got an 'A.'" However, today Stringham is more than passing with his work at Slyce and the time he spends teaching culinary arts at area schools.