What You'll Get
Nostalgia bathes everything in shades of gold, which is why many financial advisors suggest investing in discarded love letters and fondly remembered bureaus. Envision a richer past with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of soup, sandwiches, and antique collectibles at Strawloo in Avon.
Strawloo's 4,000-square-foot showroom pays homage to a bygone era with its antique furniture and vintage collectibles, and its in-house café—Mama Gilmore's Bistro—serves up hearty house-made fare to patrons before they browse the timeworn objects. Every day, chefs at the café simmer soups brimming with fresh ingredients ($2.75 for small) to pair with café sandwiches with rye or whole-grain foundations and spiral ham, turkey, or albacore tuna toppings ($4.75). Grilled kaiser rolls bookend quarter-pound Angus burgers ($4), and ciabatta-bread paninis and tomato or spinach wraps encapsulate fresh meats, cheeses, and fixings ($5.75). The on-site ice-cream shop with 24 flavors of Hershey's ice cream and 26 smoothie flavors serves treats sweeter than a chocolate-covered Girl Scout.
After dining on delectable eats, patrons can browse Strawloo's rotating inventory of knick-knacks. Though stock frequently changes, some recent items have included a mahogany claw desk ($95), vintage tobacco pipes ($5–$9), and a Columbia Kilosphere record player, which spins discs for melodious sounds or for playing catch with the dog.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Not valid for delivery or catering. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.