What You'll Get
Stone-ground grits are a time-honored tradition of the American South, second only to stealing magnolias and midnight Yankee tipping. Indulge in refined southern customs with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary southern cuisine at The Blackbird in Black Mountain. With a seasonally rotating dinner menu punctuated by local ingredients, The Blackbird proffers contemporary southern cuisine in a casually elegant, mountain-view setting. Rev stomach engines with a collection of small plates, such as the house-made sausage with creamy grits, caramelized onions, and a roasted-red-pepper demi-glaze ($8), while warming undercarriages in front of the restaurant’s outdoor stone patio fireplace. Sunburst Farm's trout big plate—caught, pan-fried, and released into buttermilk mash, french beans and tasso-hominy sauce—melds nuanced flavor with local flair ($18), as does White Mountain Farm's pork chop with sweet mash, spiced apples, farm vegetables, and an apple-jack demi-glaze ($18). Lunchtime offerings include grilled sandwiches and special plates, such as catfish 'n' chips with chili-lime remoulade, perfect for snack breaks in between high noon duels and midafternoon performance meetings ($10).
Mountain Xpress reviewed The Blackbird's New American cuisine. TripAdvisors give the restaurant an average of 4.5 owl eyes. Eight Yelpers give The Blackbird 4.5 stars, and 72% of Urbanspooners recommend it.
- In the daytime, the large floor-to-ceiling windows that span the restaurant afford views of the surrounding courtyard and mountains while letting light pour in. During the night, the restaurant is brightly lit, inviting and warm. – Mackensy Lunsford, Mountain Xpress
- Excellent place to eat after working up an appetite hiking in the mountains. – txtravelgrl, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 27, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Not valid for alcohol. Not valid towards special events. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.