The monopoly tycoons of the 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at fine-dining establishments, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their parents. Feast upon fancy cuisine with today’s Groupon to Stronghill Dining Company. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of upscale American fare during dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of upscale American fare during brunch, which is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.<p>
Stronghill Dining Company’s chefs, the recipients of numerous accolades from Richmond magazine, weave Creole flavors into the classic American fare central to their recently revamped menu. Globetrotting cheese plates ($4.50) pacify appetites and nosy TSA officers with an international array of gourmet cheeses from Spain, France, and Great Britain. Swirl spoons through the vegetarian jambalaya’s spicy lochs of creole sauce to churn a fragrant whirlpool of local tomatoes, corn, summer squash, and mushrooms ($14). Crawfish or trout cloak themselves in a rich rémoulade before plopping into a po-boy sandwich ($9), just as Santa slathers presents in gravy before dropping them down chimneys.
Brunch-time diners can sully fingers with cinnamon and brown sugar when pulling apart sugary sections of monkey bread ($4) or opt for the Magnvs burger, which huddles beneath a fried egg to make for a heartier midmorning meal ($10). Jets of light cut across an outer shell of exposed brick at the casual eatery, where art nouveau décor and live tunesmiths distract diners from intense dinner debates about the true inventor of cilantro.