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. Meet your fellow honchos on neutral ground with today’s Groupon to The Carlyle House in Ruleville. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $24 worth of Southern fare and drinks for a table of two.
- For $22, you get $48 worth of Southern fare and drinks for a table of four.<p>
The Carlyle House has garnered accolades for the dishes of chef David Crews, who placed second at the Great Mississippi Seafood Cookoff and helped the establishment win three “Best Of” awards from Delta Magazine. This year’s winter menu showcases the chef’s creative comestibles and eternal battle against Jack Frost, tempting palates with the Dr. Pepper chili cheeseburger, which blankets ground beef in Dr. Pepper chili, cheddar, and an onion ring ($9). A study in layers, the grilled pimento cheese stacks roasted red pepper, sharp-cheddar spread, and Texas-smoked bacon on sourdough ($6). Alternately, herbivore-friendly fare such as the five-bean vegetarian chili surmounts hunger like a giraffe plucking the highest-growing pot of chili ($5). Post-main options treat patrons to genuine desserts, such as the mason-jar cake of bacon, chocolate, and cardamom whipped cream. While tucking in, diners can luxuriate in The Carlyle House’s restored Southern architecture and swig libations from Lazy Magnolia brewery.