Butlers, forced by billionaires to mash piles of fruit by hand, invented blenders to prevent carpal tunnel and subsequent demotion to human towel rack. Reap the benefits of their creation with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of smoothies and sandwiches at Smooth on Bull Street.
The fruit mixers at Smooth churn out a menu loaded with vegan smoothies, hearty sandwiches, tempting snacks, and energizing coffee drinks. Daydream of jovial sitcom characters while slurping up The "Norm" for Norman, a strawberry-and-pineapple smoothie ($4.50 for 20 oz.). Georgia Peach, a hometown favorite, fills the senses with a mouthwatering marriage of strawberries and peaches ($3.50 for 12 oz.) and can build general wellness with the addition of a wheatgrass booster ($.75). Tuna-salad sandwiches ($6.95) fill up human tanks and accompany summer salad or chips, and white-chocolate mochas ($3.50 for 16 oz.) confuse the color conscious. Overcome snack cravings with soft pretzels ($2.75 each), bagels ($2.50 each), or targeted hypnosis.
Local art hangs on lime-green walls that overlook two display cases, which Smooth uses to house artists' handcrafted jewelry, fabrics, or bedazzled suspenders. The eatery caters to the Internet-crazed with free WiFi access on their café computers, and they cater to the catering-crazed with boxed lunches.