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What You'll Get
Welcome to Groupon, Honolulu! For our inaugural deal, you get $22 worth of savory Southern cuisine for $10 at Soul, located at 3040 Waialae Avenue in St. Louis Heights. Since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Honolulu: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power." If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (100 for today's deal) signs up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupons, or redeem them with our mobile app. Use them whenever you want until the deal expires—today's expires in six months. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
Under the kitchen command of chef Sean Priester, Soul pampers its patrons with a menu of Southern-style cuisine tinged with an island inflection. Answer your belly’s pork pinings with a plate of barbecued spare ribs, which come partnered with Ma’o Farms collard greens, cornbread, coleslaw, and veggie chili. Or opt for a heaping helping of shrimp and cheesy grits, which––like most Southern belles––is most tempting when covered with garlicky bacon gravy. The Carolina pulled-pork adobo tickles tongues with a vinegar barbecue sauce, and buttermilk fried chicken combines every farmer’s favorite bird with every farmer’s favorite energy drink. Dinner-menu entrees range from $8 to $20, and brunch and lunch menus are also available, providing the incentive vampires need to change their sun-dodging ways.
Rather than encumbering diners with a leather-bound wine list, Soul encourages guests to bring their own bottles of wine, cans of beer, or flagons of mead. Today’s deal is good for dine-in or carryout, allowing you to enjoy Soul’s delicious eats within the confines of its casual interior––filled with café-style tables and records on the walls––or at a book-club meeting, where you can use it to bribe fellow readers into singing chapter five in the style of a Gilbert and Sullivan musical.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Metromix praise Soul's Southern- and Creole-inspired cuisine. More than 100 Yelpers give the restaurant an average of four stars, and OpenTable reviewers give it a 3.8-star average.
- Once lunch crowds got a taste of his honey-topped cornbread, fried chicken and jambalaya, there came requests for him to put down some permanent roots, and the lunchwagon proved to be just a pit stop en route to finding a home at the base of Waialae and St. Louis Heights. – Nadine Kam, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
- [Chef Sean] Priester uses a personal blend of herbs and spices based on his grandparents’ recipe to bring his buttermilk fried chicken to a new level. From just one bite through the very crunchy skin, you can taste everything he’s put into it. His spices turn what might be just another plate lunch into an exciting dining experience. – Melissa Chang, Metromix
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.