The concept is simple. Each day Groupon partners with a local company and offers an amazing deal that is only available to purchase for a 24 hour period. A certain number of people must purchase the deal for the deal to be on, but I’ve never seen a time where this has been a problem. Has anyone else?
I originally heard of the concept of Groupon on Tina’s blog well over a year ago, but it’s only in recent months that I’ve seen the concept take off in the Orlando area.
Side Note: When I was tweeting for ideas for my upcoming New York City trip, Meg suggested I sign up for the NYC Groupon for deals on what to see and do while in the area. Since Groupon mainly works with local Mom & Pop shops I thought this was a great idea to learn more about the city while staying away from the typical tourist what to see sites. In fact, the first day I signed up the deal of the day was half off for a Craft Beer Boat Tour of the city!
Currently I have a collection of three or four Groupons ready to be taken advantage of in my purse. And since the majority of them are food related, I decided to treat my supervisor for lunch with one of them.
The Groupon was for Logan’s Bistro near downtown Orlando. I had never heard of the restaurant before, but my supervisor was familiar with the name and said it was a great place to grab a nice bite to eat.
The restaurant was small, but homey. I actually loved the quaint, one room set up. It was the perfect place to getaway from the office and talk without dealing with large lunch crowds or noisey restaurants.
The menu itself was short and simple featuring lunch time classics such as salad, soups, and sandwiches. My eyes immediately drifted to the Mediterranean Plate description which included tales of taboule, roasted red hummus, couscous, grilled zucchini, and pita.
I was not disappointed in my order.
The serving size was petite and manageable. I enjoyed the mix of flavors and textures as well as the fresh spices. My only complaint was the lack of grilled zucchini on my plate. There were only three piece and it was my favorite part . 🙂
The meal came with plenty of pita bread, but I only managed to enjoy three pieces with my meal.
My supervisor ordered the Pulled Pork and loved it. She commented that the coleslaw was light and refreshing and the fries were crisp and salty.
Since the Groupon required a $30 minimum we decided to order a slice of chocolate cake for dessert.
Wow! The cake was moist, fluffy and delicious. You really can’t go wrong with chocolate cake and ice cream either. The two of use managed about 2/3rds of the cake and boxed up the rest for another time.
I have to give a shout out to the owner of Logan’s Bistro. He caught me taking photos of my food and to assist with his curiosity I offered up my business card. He immediately checked the blog out and returned to the table to declare his love for the new site. A new fan is born everyday. 🙂
With that being said I highly recommend Logan’s Bistro to all the Orlando peeps out there. It’s quiet, quaint and had a delicious menu that will satisfy anyone’s cravings. I guess now I just have to return for dinner sometime? 😉
Earlier this morning I snacked on 1/2 a peach and a tiny handful of mixed nuts.
Just a heads up…
www.graduatemeghann.com is going through a complete overhaul in the next week (including a new name!) so in case you see some funky changes I wanted to give you a heads up!
I promise to give everyone full warning before the name change happens! And I hope I don’t lose any readers in the process *fingers crossed*