Eating is necessary for human survival, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining still while a curious velociraptor rummages through your closet. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of American fare and homemade ice cream at any of Velvet Grill & Creamery's three locations in Lodi and Modesto.
Velvet Grill & Creamery's kitchen barons craft an Americana-inspired menu of decadent breakfast spreads, succulent sandwiches, and premium desserts. Fuel up protoplasmic energy tanks with a snow-crab benedict ($11.59), a morning-time dish boasting fluffy poached eggs and tender crab meat perched atop an english-muffin divan and draped in a buttery hollandaise-sauce pashmina. Velvet's original pancakes ($3.59–$4.99), packed with real oatmeal and buttermilk, bubble on the griddle until they achieve a golden hue and are fluffier than a sheep after a cloud binge.
Afternoon appetites can sate themselves with the mega grilled-cheese sandwich ($7.39), which amalgamates american, jack, swiss, and cheddar between three slices of freshly baked bread. Guests can also hang their fangs on the avocado-and-bacon cheddar burger ($8.99) or the quarter-pound all-beef kosher Big Dog ($7.39). Conclude feasts with a heartfelt commencement speech and a heaping of seasonal ice cream, such as the roasted butternut squash with candied pecans or the classic triple belgian chocolate with a D'Art port-wine infusion.