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Groupon & Logan’s Bistro

by Meghann on August 26, 2010

If you follow me on twitter then you are probably already well aware of my slight obsession with Groupon.

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.

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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.

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I was not disappointed in my order.

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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 . 🙂

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The meal came with plenty of pita bread, but I only managed to enjoy three pieces with my meal.

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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.

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Since the Groupon required a $30 minimum we decided to order a slice of chocolate cake for dessert.

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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.

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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*

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 mindy @ just a one girl revolution. August 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm

I heart Groupon!

Can’t wait to see the changes! 🙂

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2 britchickruns August 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Ooohh that cake looks delicious!
And yay for changes! it seems everyone is changing at the moment 🙂

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3 Victoria August 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm

I love Groupon, but I wish there were more cool options in my area.

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4 stacey August 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Looking forward to seeing the new and improved site!

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5 Sarah August 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Groupon for my area really stinks. I’m still signed up though and waiting patiently!

Can’t wait to see your new site!!! You won’t lose me as a reader unless it doesn’t function on Safari and Firefox.

I was going to say, “I’ll follow you anywhere Meghann!” But that sounds extremely stalker-ish. What I mean is that I’ll switch to whatever new website you’ve chosen! Hahaha

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6 emily August 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm

OMG this comment is hilarious!

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7 Stacey @ The Habit of Healthy August 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm

I look forward to the updated blog. I’m sure it’ll be fab!

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8 Matt August 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Looks like a great place!

I am getting an overhaul too 🙂

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9 Erin August 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I’m always tempted to buy the food-related Groupons but I never have. I did buy one for CrossFit bootcamp classes, though. It was a great deal and I’m looking forward to doing it this winter after my marathon.

That’s really cool that the owner checked out your blog right away!

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10 runningwithsass August 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm

can’t wait to see the new changes!

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11 Emilyeatsclean August 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Blog facelift AND name change?!?! WOW!!

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12 Dorry August 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm

So excited for your new name and look! I love changing things up. 🙂

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13 What Kate Ate August 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm

I wish I lived in a bigger city so I could Groupon it up! Cant wait for the blog-lift.

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14 Lisa August 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm

I love Groupon. I’ve used it many times now and it’s a great way to try new restaurants I wouldn’t normally try.

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15 rebecca lustig August 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

oh what a shame– you had to have chocolate cake in order to use the coupon… such a bummer… (sarcasm)

😉

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16 Tina August 26, 2010 at 6:12 pm

What a fabulous idea to check out Groupon for a place you’re traveling to! I’ll have to remember that for the next time we go out of town.

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17 anotherannabanana August 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Can’t wait to see the changes!

Hubs and I adore groupon also — and we have a “subscription” to living social which is another groupon style coupon mailing. Using them is so nice because it feels like you’re eating for free!

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18 brittany August 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm

i went to logan’s one year for valentines day and got sooooo tipsy for my first time ever (i was only 16) and the waiter very politely took my glass when he came to take our plates. haha i was with older friends that were slipping me some of their drink. anyways the food was AWESOME! it was also the first time i tried buffalo and wow, it was soo amazing. the valentine’s day menu is very good and it’s a really great tiny, intimate restaurant.

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19 brittany August 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm

p.s. i can’t wait to see the new name!

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20 [email protected] August 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Good luck with your overhaul! You won’t lose me as a reader! : D

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21 Pearl August 26, 2010 at 7:43 pm

i love groupon, too!

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22 runningwifle August 26, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I’m not in love with Groupon… there are days when I see things that I think I would like, but I feel like it mostly just tempts me to spend money when I otherwise wouldn’t!

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23 inmytummy August 26, 2010 at 9:20 pm

You know what’s even better than Groupon? Scoutmob! I don’t know if they have it in your area, but you basically get a 50% off discount to a specific restaurant each day and don’t have to actually but the GC like with groupon. You just show the server the email and they take 50% off.

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24 carly August 26, 2010 at 9:44 pm

I miss Groupon … I used it like crazy in Atlanta, but it hasn’t taken off in Tallahassee yet. 🙁

I’m excited for the new changes! When you said a new blog name on Twitter, I immediately thought “M&M – Meghann and Maddy,” lol!

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25 Sana August 27, 2010 at 1:03 am

I just used my gap groupon today! The other 5 people in line with me had one as well!! This was my first one and I am obsessed!

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26 amystartstorun August 27, 2010 at 1:54 am

I. Love. Groupons. Seriously. My fiance and I have tried a lot of different restaurants because of it. Its such a great deal and introduces us to places we never would have known about. I never thought about using it on vacation trips, great idea!

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27 Fervent Foodie August 27, 2010 at 8:25 am

I’m excited to see what your new blog name will be!

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28 Lauren @ Team Giles August 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm

LOVE Groupon! We’re going to a new restaurant tonight, because of a deal we got from groupon.

I cannot wait to see the new blog roll out! YEA! 🙂

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