As with all of his other innovations, Benjamin Franklin invented American food using his sheer ingenuity, a homemade kite, and a lightning bolt. Taste founding flavors with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of American cuisine and drinks from the dinner menu at The Village Cafe, located in Fayetteville, or for $7, you get $15 worth of lunch fare.
Continuing a tradition of creative comfort food and casual dining that started in 1990, this Fayetteville eatery reopened its doors in July, welcoming customers with flavorful cuisine and frescoed walls. Within the cozy confines of the café's four-tops, gourmands can graze from a diverse menu of classic appetizers, sandwiches, and grilled entrees. Start simply with fried green tomatoes, lightly breaded and topped with parmesan cheese ($5.99 lunch/dinner), before slicing into a signature dish of pecan grilled chicken, freckled with bacon bits and served over fettuccine carbonara ($10.99 for lunch/$13.99 during dinner). Dinner diners may consider netting the catch of the day (market price), or any of the savory surf and turf couplings, uniting partners such as filet mignon and salmon maison in holy, mouthwatering matrimony ($19.99). Weather permitting, guests may dine on The Village Cafe's open-air patio, seasoning suppers with outdoor ambience and fresh breezes.