Food & Drink in Acton

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Food and Drinks at Sudbury Coffee Works ($20 Value)

Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury

Rich, imported coffees roasted on site, including more than 50 custom flavor blends, paired with fresh pastries, soups, and sandwiches

$5 $3

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Dinner for Two or $11 for $20 Worth of Brunch at Harvest Cafe

Harvest Cafe

Hudson

Butternut squash ravioli with amaretto cream, baked mac 'n' cheese, and salmon benedict with mimosas round out the menu of comfort food

$39.85 $19.99

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Hibachi and/Or Sushi Dinner for Two at Ruyi Restaurant (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Ruyi Restaurant

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Hand-rolled sushi, Japanese teriyaki, and marinated chicken, steak, or lamb seared at tableside grills

$50 $30

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$20 for $40 Worth of Italian and Persian Dinner Cuisine for Two or More at Sorentos Italian Gourmet

Sorentos Italian Gourmet

Marlborough

Italian and Persian flavors infuse beef kebabs, gourmet pizzas, and salmon with caramelized onions and almonds in wine sauce

$40 $20

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$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for One Large Pizza with Up to Seven Toppings at Papa John's (Up to $43.64 Value)

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

Hand-tossed thin- or original-crust pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and up to seven toppings

$21.82 $10

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Beer- or Wine-Making Supplies, or Beer- or Wine-Making Class for One or Two at Strange Brew (Up to 51% Off)

Strange Brew

Marlborough

Stock up on malt, barley, or other brewing essentials, or take a class on the basics of making your own batches of beer or wine

$30 $15

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Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Westborough

Chefs sear steak hibachi-style and fashion lobster and spicy snow crab into specialty rolls; local ingredients are used whenever possible

$30 $15

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Mediterranean Cuisine at Zem Han Mediterranean Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Zem Han Mediterranean Restaurant

Northborough

Kebabs of thyme-marinated beef, fall-off-the-bone lamb shanks, housemade baklava, and other Mediterranean specialties

$30 $15

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One or Two Dozen Cupcakes or Two Vouchers for Coffee and Baked Goods at Stella's Custom Cakes (Up to 50% Off)

Stella's Custom Cakes

Stella's Custom Cakes

Flavors ranging from a strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and a lemon curd filling to a marble cake with coconut buttercream

$18 $9

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food for Lunch or Dinner at El Potro

El Potro

Multiple Locations

Festive eatery serves sizzling fajitas, fish and pork tacos, steaks, and chicken enchiladas alongside live mariachi band on weekends

$20 $11

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$15 for 3 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Hamburgers & More at Stack-a Burger ($30 Value)

Stack-a Burger

Burlington Mall

Chefs grill fresh burgers and all-beef hot dogs and ladle on toppings such as baked beans and sauerkraut

$10 $5

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Sushi and Pan-Asian Dinner Food at Sushi Box (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Box

Waltham

Eatery praised by the Boston Phoenix cooks up Korean-style beef ribs, pad thai, and specialty sushi rolls

$30 $15

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Italian Dinner or Lunch at Caffe il Cipresso (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Caffe Il Cipresso

Tyngsboro

Classics such as chicken cacciatore and shrimp scampi, as well as sandwiches, including a Tuscan chicken sandwich with basil pesto mayo

$30 $15

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Upscale Three-Course Dinner for Two or Four at Left Bank Restaurant at Stonehedge Inn & Spa (Up to 53% Off)

Left Bank Restaurant at Stonehedge Inn & Spa

Tyngsborough

Inn restaurant with a four-diamond rating from American Automobile Association and Grand Award from Wine Spectator

$115 $55

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Italian Dinner or Takeout at Arcenia Cucina Rustica (Up to 42% Off)

Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Downtown Woburn

The menu includes chicken marsala, veal parmigiana, and homemade fettuccine pasta tossed with bolognese sauce, as well as wood-fired pizzas

$50 $29

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All-You-Can-Eat Dinner for Two or Four at Brazilian Steak House (37% Off)

Brazilian Steak House

North Woburn

All-you-can-eat steakhouse features tender cuts of Brazilian sausage, lamb, beef sirloin, and an extensive salad bar

$61.97 $39

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Mediterranean Food at Ani Take Out. Three Options Available.

Ani Take Out

Ani Take Out

Mediterranean menu features lamb, falafel, and eggplant-pomegranate salad topped with walnuts, molasses, and cumin

$25.98 $16.50

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$20 for $40 Worth of Vietnamese Food at Pho Dakao

Pho Dakao

Framingham

Vermicelli plates, spring rolls, and sizzling Mongolian beef are just a few of the hallmarks on this authentic Vietnamese menu

$40 $20

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$15 for $30 Worth of Asian Fusion Cuisine at Gourmet Garden Restaurant

Gourmet Garden Restaurant

Hingham

Gluten-free and diet-conscious Asian fusion dishes flavored with fresh produce and herbs rather than MSG

$30 $15

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Brazilian and American Dinner for Two or Four at Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar (Half Off)

Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar

Framingham

American and Brazilian-style entrees, burgers, and specialty pizzas, whose toppings include calabresa sausage and malagueta pepper

$30 $15

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American Food at Blue Angus Cafe (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Blue Angus Cafe

Dracut

Premium Angus beef burgers and homemade onion rings made fresh daily, along with menu packed with fresh seafood, wraps, and sandwiches

$35 $20

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One Dozen Regular or Flavored Buttercream Cupcakes or One Six-Inch Cake at Sugar Coated Bakery (Up to 46% Off)

Sugar Coated Bakery

Dracut

Bakers prep custom cakes, cupcakes, and pastries for birthdays or special occasions

$30 $17

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American Meal for Two or Four at Pantry Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Pantry Restaurant

The VERVE-Crowne Plaza Hotel

Americana in the form of a bacon burger made of scallops, 10 oz. aged striploin, and grilled salmon with risotto verde and lemon crema

$71 $39

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$15 for $30 Worth of Chinese and Japanese Food at Fusion Taste

Fusion Taste

Arlington Center

Menu blends Chinese and Japanese specialties, from black-pepper beef to sushi

$30 $15

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$17 for $30 Worth of Sushi, Noodle Dishes, and Hibachi Food at Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Watertown

Chefs build unique sushi and sashimi dishes as hibache chefs put on dazzling culinary side-shows

$30 $17

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$30 for $50 Worth of Italian American Dinner for Two or More at The Talk. Two Options Available.

The Talk Restaurant

Downtown Watertown

Chef Billy Holt prepares housemade pasta, steak, and seafood served in elegant dining area with black-and-white photos

$50 $30

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Italian Food for Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner at Cafe Piazza Dolce (44% Off)

Cafe Piazza Dolce

Winchester Town Center

Chef presses fresh pastas, hand tosses wood-fired pizza & grills salmon for dinner & serves brunch dishes such as gourmet paninis

$40 $25

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Dining for Two or Four at Social Restaurant & Bar (Up to 37% Off)

Social Restaurant & Bar

Newton Corner

Grab a drink and relax with friend over a round of appetizers like Brie fondue or lobster roll sliders then enjoy steak, pasta or seafood

$62 $39

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Two Dozen Assorted Gluten Free and Nut Free Mini Cupcakes at cupcakes on centreLLC (43% Off)

Cupcakes On Centre

Newton

Two-dozen gluten free and nut free mini cupcakes

$30 $17

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Pumpkin Pie and 4-Pack of Cookies or Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available.

Cold Stone Creamery

Medford

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$22.99 $14

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$17 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Yoki Restaurant

Yoki Restaurant

Medford

In a sleek, modern restaurant, chefs craft traditional entrees and creative maki rolls made with fresh and wild-caught fish

$30 $17

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Italian Cuisine at Pastalina's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

Flavorful dishes from southern Italy's Avellino region include pasta, chicken cacciatore, and veal saltimbocca

$50 $25

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Dinner for Two or More or Four or More at Link Café & Bar (50% Off)

Link Café & Bar

Sheraton Needham Hotel

Refined American cuisine such as fig and goat cheese flatbreads paired with wines that earned high scores from Wine Spectator

$50 $25

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Dozen Signature Cupcakes, Children's Birthday Party, or Ladies' or Men's Night Out at Shancakes (Up to 50% Off)

Shancakes

Leominster

Savor signature cupcakes or children or adults enjoy an event filled with cake decorating

$34 $18

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Mexican Dinner for Two, Four, or Six with Appetizers and Dessert at Mezcal Tequila Cantina (Up to 52% Off)

Mezcal Tequila Cantina

Leominster

Classic tacos, burritos, and quesadillas with unique ingredients such as barbecued duck, Asian beef, and cumin crema

$62.50 $34

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Pizzeria Fare at Piccolino's Restaurant (Half Off). Three Options Available.

Piccolino's Restaurant

Shirley

Pizza, grinders, authentic Italian dishes, along with steaks & seafood, served in a family sports bar; live music on Thursdays & Saturdays

$20 $10

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Brazilian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout from Comeketo Restaurant & Sandwichshop (40% Off)

Comeketo Restaurant & Sandwichshop

Comeketo Restaurant & Sandwich Shop

Brazilian-style sandwiches and burgers including the Copacabana sandwich with mild smoked sausage and onions

$5 $3

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Hot Dogs and Hand-Cut Fries at Elvis's Hot Dog Palace (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Elvis's Hot Dog Palace

Leominster

Named after the owner's pup, the eatery grills up a variety of hot dogs

$10 $5.50

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Beer- or Wine-Making Class with Equipment, or Bartending Class at The Wine Shop of Reading (Up to 61% Off)

The Wine Shop of Reading

Reading

The best student-made wine and beer will be sold at local stores

$200 $99

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Authentic Swiss Style Baked Goods at swissbäkers (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

swissbäkers

Multiple Locations

Swiss-style baked goods include Berliners, the original pretzel rolls, authentic croissants, Choco Weggli and more.

$20 $12

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ComedySportz Boston at Davis Square Theatre, August 8-November 29 (Up to 50% Off)

ComedySportz Boston

Davis Square Theatre

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Two comedy teams compete against each other with improvised games called by a referee during family-friendly shows

$30 $15

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American Cuisine for Two or Four at East End Grille (47% Off)

East End Grille

Somerville

This joint offers locally sourced ingredients to create food like sweet chili shrimp flatbread, barbecue pulled pork, and steak tips

$30 $16

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Indian Meal for Two or Four at Diva Indian Bistro (Up to 63% Off)

Diva Indian Bistro

Davis Square

Samosas packed with minced lamb and spices precede lamb curry, chicken dosas, dishes baked in clay tandoor oven, and vegetarian entrees

$67 $27

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Cook Authentic Thai Green Curry with an Expert Chef

Authentic Thai Cooking Class

Harvard Square

Thai chef Ploy Khunisorn teaches how to make two traditional recipes and reveals her local sources for healthy, sustainable Thai ingredients

$79 $79

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Dinner with Appetizers, Soup, and Sushi at Takemura Japanese Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

Sushi chefs craft everything fresh; original rolls include the deep-fried pumpkin roll and the grilled-salmon roll

$42.85 $21

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Tacos, Enchiladas, and Margaritas at José's Mexican Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

Classic Mexican dishes include a kaleidoscope of tacos, tamales made by the chef's mother, and specialty margaritas

$35 $17

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$15 for $25 Worth of Japanese Food at Shabu & Mein

Shabu & Mein

Cambridge

Tabletop stoves let diners cook their own shabu shabu hot pot meals and ramen or let cooks do the cooking for shumai, gyoza, and ramen

$25 $15

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Indian Meal for Two or Four at Passage to India (Up to 52% Off)

Passage To India

Porter Square

For 25 years, this Indian restaurant has embraced millennia-old techniques to craft classic northern and southern Indian cuisine

$51.86 $25

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$22 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Soul Food at Beantown Taqueria ($40 Value)

Beantown Taqueria

Cambridge

Chile relleno with egg-battered poblano pepper, tacos with hand-made tortillas and cilantro, and deep-fried chimichangas

$10 $5.50

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Sushi and Asian Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at O Sushi Restaurant & Bar (Up to 35% Off)

O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Cambridge

Appetizers such as sake-steamed mussels precede dragon and california rolls in a "Boston Globe"–lauded restaurant in Harvard Square

$40 $29

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Brazilian Barbecue Dinner for Two or Four Adults at Midwest Grill (50% Off). Two Locations Available.

Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

Waiters rotate around tables with unlimited servings of beef sirloin, brazilian sausage, and lamb at the churrascaria

$30 $15

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Gourmet Asian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Moksa (50% Off)

Moksa

Cambridgeport

Gourmet pan-Asian cuisine ranging from spicy sushi rolls to veggie teriyaki and steamed bao

$40 $20

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Italian and Portuguese Cuisine at Porto Bello Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Porto Bello Restaurant

Wakefield

Sea scallops and shrimp with housemade pesto, hand-breaded veal parmesan, and Portuguese seafood stew with clams, calamari, and mussels

$50 $25

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American Pub Food for Two or Four at Lakeside Bar and Grill (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Lakeside Bar and Grill

Wakefield

Omelets and pancakes start the day before chefs craft barbecue chicken sandwiches and fish and chips for dinner

$10 $5

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Cupcakes, Cookies, and Desserts at Sweet Spot Bakery (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Sweet Spot Bakery

Melrose

Bakers assemble full-size cakes in time for holiday celebrations and craft featured desserts with real vanilla, heavy cream, and frosting

$20 $12

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American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

$40 $21

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Tea Tasting for Two or Four at The Cozy Tea Cart (50% Off)

The Cozy Tea Cart

Brookline

Tea-tasting session allows two or four people to sample a variety of teas

$40 $20

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Hookah, Snacks, and Drinks at Sheesha Lounge (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

Sheesha Lounge

Allston

35 flavors of tobacco, plus sweet snacks such as cheesecake and baklava

$40 $25

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The Gas Show for Two or Four Presented by Anderson Comedy (Half Off)

Anderson Comedy

Great Scott

Friday-night comedy shows see sketches and local comedians

$10 $5

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Breakfast or Dinner Crepes with Drinks for Two or Four at Paris Creperie

Paris Creperie

Coolidge Corner

Sweet and savory crepes prepared in the Parisian tradition pair with smoothies, Nutella chocolate drinks, and leaf teas

$33.50 $24.79

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$15 for $25 Worth of Tex-Mex Cuisine at Patron's and Sunset Grill and Tap

Patron's and Sunset Grill and Tap

Multiple Locations

Adjacent restaurants have something for everyone, from juicy burgers to spicy tacos

$25 $15

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$12 for Drinks and Treats at Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream ($20 Value)

Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

Ice cream parlor and bakery serves up a variety of pasties, muffins, freshly brewed cofffee, and sandwiches

$5 $3

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Mexican Food for Dinner at The Fat Cactus (Half Off). Three Options Available.

The Fat Cactus

Lynnfield

Self-described Mexicali cantina dishes up classics including fajitas and tacos, as well as nontraditional Mexican cuisine such as steak tips

$40 $20

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream at I Love Milkshakes ($30 Total Value)

I Love Milkshakes

West Everett

Custom milkshakes and desserts blend frozen yogurt or ice cream with a variety of fruits or candy; smoothies, coffee, and self-serve waffles

$10 $5

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Three-Course New American Dinner for Two or Four on Sunday-Thursday or Friday at Masona Grill (Up to 46% Off)

Masona Grill

West Roxbury Center

New American cuisine, such as local seafood and five-spice duck breast, with an international flair

$82 $49

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$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina ($40 Total Value)

Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina

Multiple Locations

Pan-seared chicken wallows in mole sauce, and tropical tidbits such as mango and avocado grace fish tacos and other dishes

$20 $10

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Joy Behar at Wilbur Theatre on Saturday, October 18, at 7 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Joy Behar

Wilbur Theatre

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Co-host of The View and host of The Joy Behar Show unleashes bold and light-hearted standup comedy

$62.70 $32

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Upscale American Dinner for Two on a Weekday or Weekend at Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

East Boston

Plates of goat cheese and beet salad or grilled-eggplant caprese paired with pan-seared salmon or braised short rib

$81.50 $49

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Standup Show for Two at Nick's Comedy Stop Through December 6 (Up to 52% Off)

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

$45.70 $22

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Pumpkin Pie and 4-Pack of Cookies or Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available.

Cold Stone Creamery

Boston

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$13.88 $8

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$40 for One-Hour Chocolate-Tasting Course for Two at Gourmet Boutique ($80 Value)

Gourmet Boutique

Back Bay

Held on Sundays and Mondays, tastings include nibbles and knowledge about where chocolate is sourced, how it's made, and how to read labels

$80 $40

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$59 for a Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two at Pellino's Ristorante (Up to $102 Value)

Pellino's Ristorante

North End

The chef, a native of Naples, crafts rustic northern Italian cuisine with housemade breads, pastas, and desserts

$102 $59

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Southern Cuisine at Savvor Restaurant & Lounge (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Downtown - Leather District

Eatery dishes out southern and Caribbean small plates such as shrimp & grits, fried catfish, cornish hen & waffles, and macaroni and cheese

$25 $15

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Turkish Cuisine at Saray Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Saray Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

Lamb, seafood, and vegetarian entrees come together in Turkish menu of kebabs, salads, and soups; full menu is valid for lunch option

$30 $15

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Pub Food at The Red Hat (40% Off). Two Options Available.

The Red Hat

West End

Wings, fish 'n' chips, and burgers in a century-old establishment with a colorful history

$50 $30

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Ethiopian Dinner for Two or Four at Addis Red Sea (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Addis Red Sea

South End

Ethiopian eatery populates colorful wicker tables with spicy lamb, fish, chicken, and vegan dishes

$31.90 $17

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Indian Meal for Two or Four at Bukhara Indian Bistro (Up to 53% Off)

Bukhara Indian Bistro

Jamaica Hills - Pond

Menu of northern and southern Indian cuisine with tandoori chicken, lamb-stuffed dosas, and curries

$57 $28

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Indian Meal with Appetizers and Naan for Two or Four at Mela (Up to 56% Off)

Mela

South End

Enlisting a traditional tandoor oven, housemade cheese, and Indian spices, chefs whip up classic Indian staples with varying spice levels

$71 $32

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Tapas for Two or Four at Mojitos (Up to 51% Off)

Mojitos

Downtown

Dine on small plates of chorizo-stufffed potatoes, baked avocados, and slow-roasted pork sliders

$40 $20

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Helmed by experienced chefs Caitlin Adler and Christopher Vuich, Sweet Bites tantalizes taste buds with delectable baked goods, coffee, and lunchtime eats. While sitting in the cozy, wood-beamed dining room, diners can ogle paintings by local artists as they choose a joy-inducing indulgence from the bakery’s breakfast and lunch menu or fully stocked dessert counter. Delve into the fresh-baked goodness of mini or regular-size cupcakes ($2.50–$3.50), moisten a mouth with an individual quiche ($7), or abandon a boring nine-to-five for a whirlwind romance with a donut muffin ($1.95). Bite into layers of ham, mortadella, salami, capicolla, muenster cheese, and spicy olive and roasted pepper relish with a muffaletta sandwich ($9). Flavorful salads such as the cobb ($12), caesar ($8), or the crispy duck, sprinkled with herb goat cheese, roasted peppers, sweet 'n’ spicy nuts, and a lemon vinaigrette ($15) are sure to enchant, while the toasted tuscan bread bruschetta, spread with mascarpone cheese, fresh fruit, and honey, offers sucrose-rich portions to please sugar-starved palates ($8). Sweet Bites is a kid-friendly eatery, so pintsize companions can be treated to a grilled-cheese sandwich ($6) or pizza bagel ($6), while their fully developed wardens recharge with a cup of Java Tree fair trade coffee or Two Leaves and a Bud organic tea.

5 Spruce St
Acton,
MA
US

Italian immigrants Frank and Mary Napoli began a new life in America in 1898 when they purchased 40 acres of land to harvest vegetables, poultry, and eggs. With their three sons in tow, the Napolis began a pushcart delivery business that evolved into a produce stand dubbed Idylwilde. Nearly 90 years later, that small-town stand has blossomed into a booming grocery business run by a third generation of Napoli brothers. Together, the trio designed the current store, which was built in 1985 from 100 tons of ash and pine and includes a Dutch barn and greenhouse.

From beneath the wood rafters and high ceilings of Idylwilde's store, carts of fresh, seasonal produce such as cape cod cranberries, english peas, and squash glisten under the lights. The deli houses the farm's own freshly made turkey burgers and daily delivered Scottish salmon, as well as Creekstone Farms Black Angus beef and Boar's Head meats. In the bakery, fresh-baked breads and jumbo cookies fill the air with the sweet scent of the hearth. Joining Idylwilde's proprietary stash of goods are items from other well-known vendors, such as Hogan Brothers coffee and Silver Cloud Estates spices, as well as special dietary foods including gluten-free breads. The market also carries an extensive stock of craft beer and wines ready for pairing with gourmet New England cheeses from their enviable pantry.

366 Central St
Acton,
MA
US

Boredom meets its demise at Acton Bowladrome, a multifaceted complex owned by a family that has been entertaining other families for more than 40 years. There, 16 synthetic candlepin-bowling lanes speed balls toward rattling glory as friends, leagues, and parties rack up high scores. Away from the smashing pins, the Bowladrome's onsite, ‘50s-style restaurant, Burgerdrome, takes taste buds on a ride through time with burgers, shakes, pizzas, and views of the alley from its polished counter, bright-red booths, and checkered floor. Those vintage vibes continue into the arcade, filled with titles such as Guitar Hero and Bed Monsters, and the Retrocade, where gamers swap quarters for classic-game play and the chance to beat the Fonz’s high scores.

257 Main St.
Acton,
MA
US

The chefs at Savoring Indian Cuisine have a couple different tricks for imparting every dish with a burst of flavor. The first involves their spices, which they grind in-house before sprinkling them onto coal-roasted eggplants and various flavored naans. The second's in their tandoor oven, which gives meat a smoky flavor and a light, juicy texture. This makes the resulting cuts of lamb, chicken, and salmon perfect for the house kebabs. The chefs don't only craft meat entrees, however. They also have a full menu of vegetarian entrees, which showcase vegetables like the invite list to a scarecrow's retirement party.

155 Main St
Maynard,
MA
US

Vincenzo's Ristorante & Bistro's owners understand that people have different tastes, or sometimes just feel like a different experience. So, they decided to split their space in two. In the ristorante, they ferry fine Italian cuisine to candlelit, white-linened tables. In the bistro, they serve deliberately more casual fare as live singer-songwriters ply their trade at the piano with jazz and blues standards.

1200 Main St
Concord,
MA
US

Minute Man National Historic Park preserves the scene of the first Revolutionary War battle 1 mile north of Concord's Colonial Inn. Official and self-guided tours originate at the Minute Man Visitor Center where a multimedia theater presentation elucidates Paul Revere's Ride, the Lexington Green showdown, and the "shot heard 'round the world." Outside the center, the revolutionary spirit propels travelers down Battle Road Trail, a 5-mile stretch of restored colonial landscape between Concord and Lexington that approximates the path of the American Revolution's first battle and the road traveled by the minutemen. One mile east of the Colonial Inn, The Orchard House, former home of Louisa May Alcott, enchants visitors with its rich 19th-century history and authentic family heirlooms and foosball tables. During guided tours, the clapboard manor house where Alcott wrote and set her literary masterpiece Little Women reveals itself to harbor a multitude of period pieces that populate the beloved novel. Perched on an orchard of apple trees, the family home may have hosted legendary intellectuals including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Amos Alcott, Louisa's father, purchased the original property in 1857. It has undergone few structural changes since the family left in 1877, as ongoing preservation efforts help to retain its authentic charm and character.

48 Monument Sq
Concord,
MA
US

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