Dating has historically been difficult for sandwiches, whose hard, crunchy shell often hides their soft, complex interior from potential suitors. Get to know these forlorn foodstacks with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of café fare at The Cutting Edge Cafe in Chesapeake.
The Cutting Edge Cafe imbues each item on its menu with fresh, natural ingredients from local farms and dairies. The ultimate grilled cheese delivers extreme midday dining, making a surprisingly delectable alliance between sharp cheddar, thick-sliced Smithfield bacon, granny smith apples, and a touch of whole grain Dijon on a platform of wheatberry, honey-potato, or sourdough bread ($7.99). The avocado club fights off steadily encroaching hunger with a protein-packed arsenal of oven-roasted turkey, ripe avocado, and Smithfield bacon ($7.99). The Cutting Edge Cafe's chefs also whip up fresh soups ($2.99 for a cup, $4.99 for a bowl) and a wide selection of salads. Indecisive diners satisfy culinary curiosity with the you-pick-two option, which provides a split solution of a half salad and cup of soup ($7.99). Vegetarian and vegan alternatives stand by, awaiting the request of a meatless meal before diving into action to transform any menu item into a wonder of plant-based nutrition.
The Cutting Edge Cafe
The menu at The Cutting Edge Cafe is written on a blackboard, neatly scripted in impermanent chalk. The chalkboard setup makes sense, because owners Matt and Melanie Hayes often need to update the menu with new specials that they craft using seasonal ingredients from local farms. They bake loaves of artisanal breads each day, then pile slices with gourmet ingredients such as grilled cheese and apple or wasabi braised beef. Diners can also find an abundance of vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO options for both lunch and dinner.
1434 Sams Dr.
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320