Healthy living, like catching a really fast pig, requires balance, discipline, and a lack of grease. Move toward a healthier existence with today's Groupon to The Artisan Gourmet Market in Black Mountain. Choose from the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of coffee drinks and deli fare at the coffee-and-wine bar. This Groupon is not valid for alcohol.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of groceries at the gourmet market.
The Artisan Gourmet Market stocks larders with a cornucopia of locally sourced meats, organic produce, and house-made sausages, and its coffee-and-wine bar caffeinates customers with fair-trade coffee and tea. Hormone- and antibiotic-free meats such as certified-Angus rib-eye steaks ($8.49/lb.) sing savory siren songs to shoppers strolling past the meat counter, and freshly sliced Boar’s Head cheeses such as colby ($7.99/lb.) and Vermont cheddar ($9.89/lb.) also attempt to catch carts in their clutches. Elsewhere, epicureans can peruse Artisan’s line of house-made sausages and pastas or impress the neighbors with imported cheeses and a ’92 vintage Cheez Whiz. Artisan’s slew of daily specials—such as a $2 savings per pound on chicken (Tuesdays) or salmon (Fridays)—can help guide shoppers’ purchases, offering refuge from paralyzing dinnertime indecision.
Not to be outdone by its steak-slinging sister, the Artisan’s coffee-and-wine bar and deli serves up house-made soups, freshly baked cookies, and sandwiches stuffed with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. A chicken-pesto sandwich ($7.95) cradles tender roasted-chicken breast, spicy monterey jack, avocado, roasted red pepper, lettuce, and pesto on a pillowy loaf of choice, such as marbled rye or multigrain ciabatta. Each of the six Artisan sandwiches arrives armed for antihunger combat with potato-chip shields and pickle spears. Customers can wash down their meal with a simple cup of joe made from locally roasted beans, or opt for specialty espresso drinks spiked with rumors of chamomile tea’s dalliance with a rakish bottle of soda pop.