Restaurants offer diners both a delicious reprieve from the kitchen and a secure environment that makes it virtually impossible for the dish to run away with the spoon. Keep your eating implements obedient with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of sandwiches, spirits, and more at The Foundry in the Southside District.
Tucked within the Chattanoogan Hotel, The Foundry vibrantly bumps on beats of live jazz, shaken martinis, and modern American cuisine with a southern edge. Bask in the moody nuances of The Foundry's interior while skimming its winding list of wines by the glass (starting at $6.50). After scanning the menu, organize your own prairie cartel with a steaming bowl of braised bison chili, which smuggles smoked cheddar sour cream and tender, carnivorous flavors on the back end ($8), while the blue crab sandwich showcases more regional style and is accessorized by green tomato, remoulade, and fries ($13). Those looking to sip and socialize can procure a cocktail ($8+) and cozy up near the fire pit of the lounge's tree-lined courtyard, or admire local artists' work within the main bar area, where live weekend jazz inspires sentimental, non-ear splicing moments.