What You'll Get
If our eatering holes and houseware warehouses were all combined into multidisciplinary locations the way general stores are, the country would exponentially increase its capacity for hootenannies and what-to-dos. Today’s Groupon harkens back to the days of the general store: $8 gets you $20 worth of lunches, dinners, or goods and groceries at Winslow’s Home.
The good folks at Winslow’s Home transfer the bounty of their own farm, 35 miles outside St. Louis, to the tables and shelves of their storestaurant, which is just west of the Loop on Delmar. Combine your affection for delicious homemade lamb Bolognese ($16) with your love of folksy trinkets delicately balanced on mixing bowls and garden tools. Run your errands on a full stomach sated by Winslow’s always rotating, always fresh menu, which offers dinner from 5 p.m.¬ to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. A farm-fresh salad with smoked bacon and a sunny-side egg ($9) is a healthful choice, and the roasted turkey sandwich with jalapeño cream cheese on ciabatta may gamechange your perspective on sandwiches. Snag the brisket sandwich, which itself snagged Best Sandwich honors from the Riverfront Times.
Use your Groupon toward comforting down-home dishes, or take it into the general store where milk, eggs, bread, thread, books, pie, trinkets, and more have completed their peregrination from the farm to the shelves for your perusal. Stock your pantry, your ice box, your windowsill, the generous beak pouch of a pelican, or find a special gift for a loved one without the intimidation of unfavorable feng shui.
Don’t let the prevalence of alternating-current electricity spoil the honestly fashioned charm of this cozy stop-and-shop eatery. It’s a welcome-home experience, except without the chores, nagging, and mandatory family holiday-card photo shoot.
Note: Be sure to call ahead for a reservation because seating is limited. This Groupon cannot be used toward weekend brunch.
Urbanspooners give their approval at 78%, saying:
- I had seriously the best meal that I have had in St. Louis. From the moment I walked in, I felt I had stepped into a different world. The staff is so friendly and I love that they use food from their farm. They really know how to do it right. – debram
Winslow's Home (Disambiguation)
If you're looking for a homey dining experience with crafts and housewares of the general store variety, look no further than Winslow's Home. But if you came here looking for the antics of lovable nerd Steve Urkel, of Family Matters fame, then you might want to consider a visit to the home of Winslow family patron Carl Winslow (portrayed by Reginald VelJohnson). Here's a quick guide to help you decide:
At Winslow's Home: A gourmet twist on down-home fare will leave your belly as full and satisfied as an orchard at harvest-time.
At Carl Winslow's Home: Mischief-maker Urkel and his troublesome transformation chamber move in with the Winslows, as he wreaks household havoc by shrinking both himself and Carl in an experiment gone awry.
At Winslow's Home: Pick up unique holiday gifts you won't find elsewhere, from farm-worthy kitchen wares to an old-fashioned tiddlywinks set.
At Carl Winslow's Home: Another transformation-chamber mishap turns Urkel into a gyrating Elvis with a hunka hunka lot of explaining to do during a meeting with an MIT recruiter.
At Winslow's Home: Float into the dining area on the wafts of fresh-baked blueberry peach pie or a slow roasted turkey with fixins.
At Carl Winslow's Home: Urkel schemes to take the reluctant Laura to a hot-ticket concert; Carl takes out his frustrations on the family, unable to shake the memory of a hostage-situation shooting he feels he could have prevented.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 2, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per 4 people at table. Dinner reservations required. Not valid for weekend brunch. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.