Food & Drink in Albert Lea

Italian and American Cuisine at Riverview Restaurant (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Riverview Restaurant

Forest City

Eatery dishes out Italian and American cuisine such as penne vodka, eggplant and ricotta pizza, philly cheesesteak sandwiches, and salad

$20 $11

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Sushi or Hibachi Dinners for Two at Sawa Japan (40% Off)

Sawa Japan

Timbercrest At Lakeville

Hibachi chefs dazzle diners with showy preparation of vegetables, lobster tail, and filet mignon in airy eatery festooned with Asian decor

$25 $15

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$16 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Drinks at Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee & Smoothies ($32 Value)

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee & Smoothies

Burnsville

All-natural smoothies and coffee drinks made from beans straight from Kona

$8 $4

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Jamaican Meal with Drinks for Two or Four at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen (Up to 46% Off)

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen

Burnsville

Winner on Food Network’s Food Court Wars serves up Jamaican entrees such as jerk chicken, pork, and curried veggies

$25 $14

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Dishes and Seafood at El 7 Mares

El 7 Mares

Savage

Empanadas, tostadas, and rellenos are filled with fresh shrimp, crab, and oysters

$20 $11

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Chinese Meal for Two or Four for Dining-In or Take-Out at D. Fong's - Savage Location (Up to 51% Off)

D Fong's

Savage

Chefs prepare Cantonese and Szechuan-style dishes from family recipes, crafting shrimp almond ding, mandarin beef, and kung bo chicken

$32.90 $16

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$25 for $50 Worth of Nutritional Supplements — Grown By Nature

Grown By Nature

Chaska

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $25

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$32 for $60 Worth of Upscale American Cuisine at Jensen's Food and Cocktails

Jensen's Food and Cocktails

Eagan

Seasonal fresh fish, prime rib roasted for 18 hours, half racks of ribs, and hearty pasta dishes pair with an extensive martini list

$60 $32

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Mexican Food and Drinks at La Fonda De Los Lobos (47% Off). Two Options Available.

La Fonda De Los Lobos

Eagan

Family-owned cantina specializes in New Mexican cuisine and margaritas

$30 $16

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Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Sundae (Up to $24 Value)

Yogurt Sundae

Multiple Locations

Self-serve frozen yogurt flavors include cherry almond cookie, pink lemonade sorbet, and sugar-free Tahitian vanilla; more than 50 toppings

$8 $4.50

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$16 for Two Panino and Two Beverages at Panino Brothers ($31.90 Value)

Panino Brothers

Eden Prairie

Panino—flatbread-rolled sandwiches filled with lean meats, fresh veggies, and cheese—are baked to satisfaction

$31.90 $16

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Upscale Comfort Food and Drinks at The Prairie Tap House (Up to 50% Off)

The Praire Tap House

Eden Prairie

Pit beef rubbed with spices and slowly grilled, handmade pastas, gourmet salads, and burgers topped with truffle cheese and chutneys

$40 $20

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Chinese Dine-In Dinner for Two or Four, or Chinese Takeout Cuisine at Tian Jin Chinese Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Tian Jin Chinese Restaurant

Chanhassen

Traditional, authentic cuisine inspired by the owner's frequent trips to China

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of Handcrafted Chocolate at Laketown Chocolates 

Laketown Chocolates

Waconia

This small chocolate factory produces a range of hand-crafted treats, including salty caramels, chunky bars, and peanut-butter cups

$30 $15

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Sushi and Japanese Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Raku Japanese Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Raku Japanese Restaurant

Edina

Traditional and fusion Japanese cuisine that incorporates elements of French, Italian, and other Asian cooking

$30 $16

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12 Assorted Muffins, or $15 for $30 Worth of Baked Goods at Little Pete's Bakery & Cafe (50% Off)

Little Pete's Bakery & Cafe

Edina

Bakers bring 4-oz. muffins to golden brown fruition in the oven, as well as bake up an assortment of pastries, cakes, and other sweet goods

$24 $12

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Wine or Beer Tasting with Cheese Pairings for Two or Four at Sunfish Cellars (Up to 61% Off)

Sunfish Cellars

West St. Paul

Two-hour wine- and beer-tasting classes introduce attendees to global flavors, and pair sips with aged artisanal cheeses

$100 $39

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Meal for Two or Four at Cocoa Loco (Up to 49% Off)

Cocoa Loco

Minnetonka

Fountain drinks wash down salmon salads, reubens, and burgers made with chili, hot sauce, fried eggs, and brisket

$28.48 $15

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Bread, Cupcakes, Pastries, and Cakes at Wuollet Bakery (Up to50% Off). Two Options Available.

Wuollet Bakery

Multiple Locations

Descendants of the original owner bake an international selection of fresh breads and decorate custom cakes in a decades-old bakery

$30 $15

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Burgers and Drinks for Two or Four at Wild Boar Restaurant ($32.96 Off)

Wild Boar Restaurant

Minnetonka - Hopkins

Sandwiches and juicy hamburgers fuel romps on a mechanical bull and dancing on weekends; choose from house wine, beer, and well drinks

$34.48 $18

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Sushi Dinner at Aji Japanese Restaurant (Up to 42% Off)

Aji Japanese Restaurant

Minnetonka - Hopkins

Chefs tuck colorful medleys of specialty seafood inside sushi rolls, sear steaks on hibachi grills, and balance the flavors with house wine

$40 $25

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$24 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Beer and Liquor at Ace Spirits ($48 Total Value)

Ace Spirits

Minnetonka - Hopkins

Craft Beer and Whiskey boutique carries a vast selection of whiskey, bourbon, and all other spirits, as well as beer for every budget

$16 $8

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$27 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Beer, Wine, and Liquor at Booze Mart ($48 Total Value)

Booze Mart

West St. Paul

For more than 30 years, Booze Mart has stocked popular and hard-to find bottles to keep your home stocked with your favorite drinks

$16 $9

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$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Raku Sushi & Lounge

Raku Sushi & Lounge

St. Louis Park

Upscale Asian-fusion cuisine in futuristically decorated restaurant

$30 $15

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Gourmet American Food and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Cravings Wine Bar & Grille (Up to 48% Off)

Cravings Wine Bar & Grille

Woodbury

List of more than 225 wines complements seasonal specialties such as smoked potato crusted walleye, filet mignon, and seared scallops

$30 $16

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Finnish Cuisine and American Favorites or Brunch with Drinks for Two at Finnish Bistro (Up to 47% Off)

Finnish Bistro

St. Anthony Park

Finnish dishes such as salmon lox and rye bread, spicy reindeer sausage, and daily fresh quiches; brunch with bloody marys or mimosas

$25 $14

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$15 for $30 Worth of Classic American Food at 7th Street Tavern

7th Street Tavern

Highland

Buffalo chicken wings, bourbon salmon & bacon burgers pair with cocktails & brews beneath 25 TVs in family-friendly dining room

$30 $15

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Pub Food and Beer Flights at Chatterbox Pub (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Chatterbox Pub

Multiple Locations

Lobster grilled cheese, gourmet burgers & hops-infused cheese curds pair with craft beers, ciders & wines amid vintage video & board games

$50 $26

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Thai Food for Dinner or Lunch at Sawatdee St. Paul (47% Off)

Sawatdee St. Paul

Northwestern Precinct

Feasts of pad thai, spring rolls, tropical cocktails, and fresh seafood curries

$30 $16

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Breakfast or Lunch for Two or Dinner with Beer or Wine for Two at Twisted Fork Grille (Up to 47% Off)

Twisted Fork Grille

Macalester - Groveland

Locally sourced fresh ingredients make their way into American food such as bison entrees and walleye cake benedicts

$33.88 $18

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$8 for $16 Worth of Contemporary Diner Cuisine at The Grandview Grill 

The Grandview Grill

Macalester - Groveland

Unique diner dishes such as pineapple upside-down cake pancakes and blackened-catfish sandwiches paired with fair-trade coffee

$16 $8

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$8 for $16 Worth of Cajun-American Diner Food at New Louisiana Cafe

New Louisiana Cafe

Summit - University

Cajun-American Diner with chocolate-chip cookie-dough pancakes and half-pound burgers

$16 $8

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Italian Food at Eden Pizza (Up to 43% Off)

Eden Pizza

St. Paul

Traditional and specialty pizzas are baked from daily made crusts, and can be coupled with savory wings and crisp, fresh salads

$30 $17

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$12 for 3 Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at TrüBerry Frozen Yogurt ($24 Total Value)

TrüBerry Frozen Yogurt

Summit Hill

Fresh fruit and crumbly cookies decorate blood orange, dark chocolate, and other flavors of low-calorie yogurt; coffee drinks and tea

$8 $4

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Pub Food and Drinks at Hoggsbreath Bar (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Hoggsbreath Bar

St Paul

Pub with a lobster vending machine also dishes out cuisine such as pizza and appetizers that are paired with domestic beer and cocktails

$30 $15

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Mexican Food at Zantigo ($24 Total Value)

Zantigo

Multiple Locations

Mexican restaurant home to the chilito, a blend of cheese and chili in a stretched-by-hand tortilla

$12 $6

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$15 for Three Groupons, Good for $12 Worth of Mexican Food at Taqueria Los Paisanos ($36 Total Value)

Taqueria Los Paisanos

Dayton's Bluff

More than 9-year-old taqueria uses generations-old family recipes to craft fajitas, tortas, tamales, and its specialty: tacos

$12 $5

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Thai Cuisine and Drinks at Bangkok Cuisine (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Bangkok Cuisine

Summit - University

Juicy sliced steak, scallops, and chicken serve as counterpoints to veggies and tofu in stir-fried noodle and curry dishes

$20 $10

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $11 Worth of Deli Sandwiches at Acme Deli ($22 Value)

Acme Deli

Macalester - Groveland

Deli crafts sandwiches to go with a range of customizable or classic options such as roast beef and grilled cheese

$11 $5.50

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$12 for $20 Worth of Drive-In Cuisine at Dari-ette Drive In

Dari-ette Drive In

St. Paul

A 1950s-style drive-in with menu-boards at each parking spot specializes in malts, meatballs, deep-fried chicken, and burgers

$20 $12

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$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food at La Cabana

La Cabana

Dayton's Bluff

Tuck into hearty potions of ceviche, carne asada, and pescadas empanadas, followed by a cold Mexican beer

$30 $15

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Chinese Dinner for Two or Four, or Chinese Food for Takeout at Cafe 99 (Up to 45% Off)

Cafe 99

Como Park

Authentic Chinese dishes such as chrysanthemum sole fillet in tomato sauce, Mandarin beef with golden garlic, and chong king spicy chicken

$20 $12

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$5 for Asian and American Cuisine at Maiv's Egg Roll Basket ($10 Value)

Maiv's Egg Roll Basket

Saint Paul

Banh mi sandwiches, sweet and savory egg rolls, and many varieties of bubble tea

$10 $5

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$20 for Pasta and Wine for Two at Yarusso's Italian Restaurant (Up to $37.18 Value)

Yarusso's Italian Restaurant

Payne - Phalen

Sauce and meatballs made from secret family recipes top pasta dishes at this fourth-generation-owned family restaurant opened in 1933

$37.18 $20

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Mexican Food at Manana (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Manana Restaurant y Pupuseria

Dayton's Bluff

Traditional Mexican and Salvadorian dishes including pupusas, tamales, tacos, tortas, and sopes

$22 $11

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Mexican and American Food for Breakfast or Lunch at Capital View Café & Catering (55% Off)

Capital View Café & Catering

Riverview

Friendly neighborhood café with excellent view of the capitol building serves homemade Mexican and American food for breakfast and lunch

$20 $9

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$15 for $30 Worth of Beer Gear and Accessories at The Beer Dabbler Store

The Beer Dabbler Store

Saint Paul

This store dedicated to craft-beer culture stocks pint glasses, shirts, growler brewzies, and other beer gear from more than 100 breweries

$30 $15

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$20 for Two Vouchers for Craft and Irish Beer, Wine, and Cocktails at The Dubliner Pub ($40 Value)

The Dubliner Pub

St. Paul

Pints of Guinness, Magners Cider, and Summit IPA poured alongside Jameson inside a traditional Irish pub with live music and dancing

$20 $10

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Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for One Regular-Size Bubble Tea, Smoothie, or Tea at XO Boba (Half Off)

XO Boba

Saint Paul

Green-apple and mango tea with flavored boba, chai tea, and smoothies served in a café with free WiFi

$4 $2

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$22 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Sunrise Market ($40 Total Value)

Sunrise Market

Hamline Midway

Since 1913, this shop has offered Italian and local cuisine, such as dry and frozen pasta, as well as sauces and ethnic specialty food

$20 $11

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$21 for $39 Worth of Baked Goods — Xtravagant Events & Sweet Treats, LLC

Xtravagant Events & Sweet Treats, Llc

Saint Paul

We offer delicious gourmet cupcakes and sweet treats to satisfy your sweet tooth

$39 $21

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Modern American cuisine for Dinner or Takeout at Faces Mears Park (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Faces Mears Park

Lowertown

Local, sustainably farmed ingredients flavor Mediterranean-influenced restaurant cuisine that pairs with a wide wine selection

$90 $49

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5, 10, or 15 Pounds of Italian Sausage from Angus Meat Market (33% Off)

Angus Meat Market

Maplewood - Oakdale

Fire up the grill or get your stovetop cooking for a crowd with up to 15 lb. of italian sausage, packaged in 1 lb. portions

$23.95 $16

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One, Two, or Three Custom-Labeled Bottles of Champagne, Merlot, or Chardonnay with Decorative Wooden Box from Select Vintage (Up to 55% Off)

Select Vintage

White Bear Lake

Customized wine labels feature unique words and pictures on bottles of Champagne or Wine ideal for gift-giving

$72.95 $39

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Beer Flight and Pint Glasses for Two or Four at Sand Creek Brewing Company (Up to 40% Off)

Sand Creek Brewing Company

Black River Falls

Enjoy flights of beer from a selection of 10 year-round and seasonal brews, such as Oscar's Chocolate Stout and Sand Creek Hard Lemonade

$24 $15

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Sandwiches, 1/3-Pound Burgers, or Wraps with Beer for Two or Four at Bo's 'N Mine (46% Off)

Bo's 'N Mine

River Falls

Burgers made with Pierce County meat in nine varieties, including the Packer Backer bacon burger and the Jerk Burger covered in jerk spices

$35.40 $19

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Comfort Food at McCarron's Pub and Grill (Up to 44% Off). Four Options Available.

McCarron's Pub and Grill

Maplewood

Pub dishes out comfort food such as bacon cheeseburgers, buffalo chicken wraps, fish tacos, pulled pork sliders, and spicy turkey melts

$18 $10

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$22 for $42 Worth of Sushi and Hibachi Food at Osaka Sushi and Hibachi

Osaka Sushi and Hibachi - Maplewood and Coon Rapids Riverdale

Multiple Locations

Teppanyaki chefs entertain diners while cooking filet mignon and lobster; sushi chefs stuff rolls with shrimp tempura, eel, and mango

$42 $22

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Modern American Cuisine for Two or Four at Gulden's Restaurant & Bar (50% Off)

Gulden's Restaurant & Bar

Maplewood

Tender sirloin steaks, slow-cooked hickory pork ribs, and a full menu of fresh seafood

$30 $15

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Homemade Bar Food at Freddy's Tiki Hut (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Freddy's Tiki Hut

Roseville

Tropical-themed restaurant and bar serves up half-pound, Angus beef burgers, southern fried chicken, thin-crust pizza, and 16 beers on tap

$30 $16

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$16 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine and Drinks for Two or More at Kobe Restaurant

Kobe Restaurant

Plymouth

Chefs entertain guests at the hibachi grills or sushi bar as bartenders mix specialty cocktails or pour Japanese beers, wines, and sake

$30 $16

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$22 for $40 Worth of Food and Drinks at Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

Loring Park

At tableside grills, chefs sizzle north atlantic salmon and filet mignon; sushi artists make more than 40 inventive rolls and sushi items

$40 $22

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Brewery Tour for 1, 2, 4, or 15 from RentMyPartyBus, Inc. (Up to 53% Off)

Rent My Party Bus, Inc.

Minneapolis

On a tour of the Twin Cities’ breweries and tap rooms, customers sip the best local brews

$75 $39

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Nightmare On Hennepin Street Halloween Pub Crawl for Two or Four on October 31 from My Drink On (Up to 65% Off)

My Drink On

Uncle Bucks

Drink vouchers and specials fuel spooky fun during Halloween-themed pub crawl with $1,000 grand-prize costume contest

$56.36 $25

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Urban Feast for Two or Four at Urban Eatery (Up to 46% Off)

Urban Eatery

Cedar-Isles-Dean

Chefs turn local ingredients into playful takes on classic dishes, such as smoked-duck nachos and thai lettuce wraps

$102.50 $55

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$16 for 2 Groupons, Each Valid for $14 Worth of Lunch at Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant ($28 Value)

Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Mexican dishes such as enchiladas and flautas fill tables during lunch hours

$14 $8

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$8 for $16 Worth of Diner Food for Breakfast and Lunch at 50th Street Cafe

50th Street Cafe

50th Street Cafe

Classic diner serves organic, free-trade coffee alongside omelets, pancakes, bacon, and burgers

$16 $8

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"Show X" on Monday Nights at HUGE Improv Theater, Through December 29 (Up to 53% Off)

"Show X"

Huge Improv Theater

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Weekly show features veteran players in long-form improv performances

$29.78 $14

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$32 for $60 Worth of Sustainable Italian Food and Drinks at The Butcher Block Restaurant

The Butcher Block Restaurant

Northeast Minneapolis

Grass-fed, organic, and sustainable meats dominate authentic Italian menu in items such as pan-roasted duck breast and veal-liver marsala

$60 $32

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$20 for $40 Worth of Locally Sourced Cuisine at SIX15

The SIX15 Room

Downtown Minneapolis

Globally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients, such as Mexican pizza topped with chorizo and caramelized onion sauce

$40 $20

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Latin Fusion Cuisine at Cafe Ena (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Cafe Ena

Kingfield

Chef trained at three-star restaurant in Paris blends Latin American flavors with continental French flair

$60 $39

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$12 for $20 Worth of Healthy and Organic Food for Dinner at Tao Natural and Organic Foods Cafe

Tao Natural and Organic Foods Cafe

Uptown Minneapolis

The chefs here reach for seasonal, nutritious ingredients as they plate up casual vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free eats

$20 $12

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Drinks and Small Food Plates at The Tangiers (50% Off)

The Tangiers

Minneapolis

Gourmet bistro-style fare includes flatbreads, small plates like tacos and a hummus platter, and inventive cocktails

$50 $25

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Weekend Brunch for Two or Four, or $20 for $40 Worth of Lunch or Dinner at Devil's Advocate

Devil's Advocate

Downtown West

Duck and prosciutto on toast, biscuits and gravy, or toffee french toast for brunch; bacon burgers, falafel, and crab balls for lunch/dinner

$42 $20

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Authentic Mexican Lunch or Dinner at El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurante (50% Off)

El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurant

Longfellow

Sturdy wooden tables prop up plate after plate of authentic, regional Mexican food under warm light of rustic lanterns

$24 $12

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Sandwiches and Salads at The Simple Sandwich (Half Off). Two Options Available.

The Simple Sandwich

Downtown West

Custom salads, hot sandwiches, soups, and breakfast are made from a choice of five breads, six meats, and locally sourced ingredients

$12 $6

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Pizza or Pasta & Drinks for 2 or $12 for 2 Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Lunch at Jakeeno's Pizza & Pasta

Jakeeno's Pizza & Pasta

Minneapolis

Cheesy pizzas topped with tomatoes, peppers, or pineapple or Italian-style pastas pair with glasses refreshing beer or robust wines

$12 $6

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Latin Meal with an Appetizer and Drinks for Two or Four at Conga Latin Bistro (Up to 53% Off)

Conga Latin Bistro

Nicollet Island

Eclectic Latin American food cha-chas its way to tables amid evocative wall murals and nightly salsa dancing

$67.85 $32

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$26.50 for Neapolitan Pizza for Two with Wine or Beer, Valid Monday–Thurs, at Pizza Nea (Up to $43 Value)

Pizza Nea

Nicollet Island

Red or white Neapolitan-style pizzas baked in a stone-fired oven and served with craft beers or wine

$43 $26.50

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Tutored in the ways of cookie craftwork, Cookies, etc.'s team of bakers bend batter to their will to bake a variety of tantalizing treats from scratch using tested family recipes. Take the echo out of lonely cookie jars with a lid- and taste bud-lifting dozen baked discs in any combination of six flavors. The chocolate-chocolate-chip cookie settles exponential cocoa cravings by embedding milk-chocolate chips into a chewy brownie circle, and the pecan-chocolate-chip cookie infuses a nutborne crunch to please textural tasters. Cookies, etc.'s Frankenstein refreshment fabricators have harnessed all the powers of edible science to assemble the monster cookie, a rich blend of crunchy peanut butter and oatmeal dough packed with M&M'S and chocolate chips.

100 S Federal Ave
Mason City,
IA
US

Wow! Zone entertains bodies and minds of all ages, boasting attractions and activities such as bowling, laser tag, miniature golf, and arcade games. Kick off a day of family fun with two games of bowling on one of Wow! Zone's 16 bowling lanes, fully decked with automatic bumpers and 42-inch LCD scoring monitors. Bowling balls and shoes are provided, maintaining unstubbed toes and preventing the need for using balled-up hedgehogs to knock over pins. Strap on a laser lobber for one game in the multilevel laser-tag arena, where players can go at it solo or team up with friends to perform reenactments of favorite battles from the Hundred Years War. An indoor miniature-golf course shimmers with the incandescent glow of Wow! Zone's specially designed black lights, illuminating vibrantly hued jungle-themed obstacles to be conquered by hand-eye cahoots. The super-variety package also includes a $5 gift card to satisfy the voracious appetites of machines in the arcade area, which is stocked with classic attractions such as skee-ball and newer favorites such as Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution ($0.25–$1/play).

2030 Adams St
Mankato,
MN
US

The wine gurus at The Wine Cafe instill their deep love of the grape-fermented drink in others with a long-winded wine list and a tastefully matching menu. While slurping down a glass of Woop Woop's Australian chardonnay ($6), diners can snack on deluxe sandwiches such as the salami-stuffed and tapenade-topped Italian ($6.50–$8.50), or accompany a build-your-own pizza ($11) with 16 available garnishes and Gnarly Head's California zinfandel ($6/glass). Chunks of grilled bread and kalamata olives swim in a tasty pool of mediterranean spinach and artichoke dip ($8.95), but only because all the other pools are closed for the summer. For dessert, save wear and tear on your teeth by ordering a banana cream cheesecake ($3.50) and imagining how good it must taste while sipping Casillero del Diablo's merlot ($7) or a beer.

301 N Riverfront Dr
Mankato,
MN
US

Edible art—that’s how New Osaka views its cuisine. The restaurant’s chefs meticulously plate elegant sushi dishes, occasionally adding fun touches, such as using sauce to draw a palm tree on a white plate or a picture of Warren G. Harding bare-knuckle boxing Calvin Coolidge.

New Osaka’s design reflects this artistic mindset, too, with its modern décor and elevated dining area. Guests can sit there or, if they want to watch the chefs assemble their elegant creations, at the sushi bar. Nearby, a full-service bar dishes out imported and domestic beers, cocktails, and plum wine.

1854 Madison Ave
Mankato,
MN
US

• For $10, you get $20 worth of French-American cuisine at brunch or lunch. • For $20, you get $40 worth of French-American cuisine and drinks after 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Restaurant's blend of fine French recipes with hardy American ingredients increases gustatory alliances at tables sprinkled throughout its homey dining rooms. In a contemporary take on the timeless roasted duck a l’orange, Grand Marnier and seasonal fruit accompaniments simmer next to a crispy quarter of tender duck ($16). After being pan seared and flambéed with cognac, the steak au poivre's black-peppercorn-encrusted fillet bathes in delicious blend of crème fraîche and bordelaise sauce next to a potato, pasta, or vegetables ($20). The salmon mosaic weaves strips of wild Alaskan salmon and fresh Canadian walleye into a replica of Starry Night before a light poaching and drizzle of lemon beurre blanc and dill ($18). Capturing the essences of classic French cuisine, the chicken coq au vin slow cooks locally raised chicken with bacon, pearl onions, and mushrooms in a red-wine sauce ($19 for dinner, $13 for lunch).

723 2nd St SW
Rochester,
MN
US

White Wolf Creek's ever-changing bistro menu teems with wild-game entrees, each paired with a complimentary chunk of house-made fudge. Have a seat at a cozy table and feast peepers on Lisa Loucks Christenson's bald-eagle documentary and wildlife-themed art while stealing glances at the day's sumptuous offerings, which include a heaping plate of elk meat loaf ($19.95). Three pairs of frog legs cartwheel through a field of homemade breadcrumbs, landing in a pool of house tartar sauce and drying off with a pillowy baked potato ($18.95). Treat yourself to scratch-made chocolates, fudge, dipped fruits, and chocolate bacon, all housed in display cases much in the way a third grader displays his collection of prized cootie catchers. While scooping up salsa, guacamole, and sour cream with buffalo chips ($7.95+), patrons can take a gander at gifts such as handmade wooden toys, hand-turned pens, and handmade jewelry and art from local artists (purchases of gift items are not valid for this Groupon).

4125 East Frontage Road
Rochester,
MN
US