Eating comfort food reminds you of the way your parents cooked before they, according to some beliefs, became beings of pure energy. Take a bite down memory lane with this Groupon.
$8 for $16 Worth of Homestyle Breakfast and Lunch
The breakfast menu features a chorizo-sausage burrito with pepper jack cheese ($9.25), a smoked-chicken burrito with red-pepper sauce ($9), and a belgian waffle with powdered sugar ($7). Cinnamon rolls ($3.25 each) and muffins ($2.50 each) in a variety of flavors complement hearty meals. The lunch menu features a grilled bacon cheddar sandwich with housemade barbecue sauce ($9), hardwood-smoked St. Louis–style pork ribs ($11.50), and a ham quiche with shredded cheddar and parmesan cheeses ($6.75). The Backporch Cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.
The Backporch Cafe
You’d be hard-pressed to find a can of vegetables, a bag of sliced bread, or a box of instant cake mix in The Backporch Cafe kitchen. The chefs are wary of the premade foods, bottled sauces, and magic beans found in grocery stores, preferring to whip up all their dishes from scratch. So they bake fresh apple pies, bran raisin muffins, and buttermilk biscuits each morning, along with from-scratch loaves of rye, wheat, and cheddar sourdough bread. As a yawning breakfast crowd begins to wander in, the chefs turn their attention to three-egg omelets, chorizo burritos, and lightly grilled french toast. Come lunchtime, they’ll layer housemade bread with house-smoked chicken, turkey, and ham before plating the sandwiches alongside handfuls of fries and scoops of potato salad.
Complementing all of this homestyle cooking is a beverage list that includes coffee, juice, bloody marys, screwdrivers, and Manmosas—orange juice mixed with Easy Street wheat beer from the nearby Odell Brewing Company. When the weather's nice, diners can lounge beneath magenta umbrellas on the patio.