Inviting somebody to break bread is an act of hospitality, like when a strongman breaks his door in half so you can come inside. Share a meal with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Casual American Food for Lunch or Dinner
Chefs whip up stacks of fried green tomatoes ($5), serve BBQ shrimp over cheese grits ($13), and sandwich grilled mahi mahi in a yeast roll ($13). See the full menu.
The Boot at Preserve Village
"This Boot was a lone house of public entertainment," Charles Dickens wrote in his novel Barnaby Rudge, with "several people drinking there, and a great merriment going on." The Boot at Preserve Village works to channel this homey vibe into its spacious dining room, where a pecan-wood fire burns inside a brick hearth. Made with organic chicken, beef, and veggies, its fast-casual American menu includes salads topped with homemade dressings, slow-cooked beef-brisket sandwiches, char-grilled smoky pimento burgers, and homemade brownies. Guests can wash down each flavorful bite with cocktails, wine, or craft beers from local Alabama and southeastern breweries such as Back Forty Beer Company and Terrapin Brewing Company. Its attention to detail and delicious food's paid off: it won the 2013 Best of Birmingham - Best New Restaurant award.