Food & Drink in Asheboro

Casual Italian Fare and Drinks at Mario's Pizza (37% Off). Two Options Available.

Mario's Pizza

Multiple Locations

Cooks at each locale follow family recipes, brought over from Italy, to craft fresh tomato sauce, authentic dough, pastas, and sandwiches

$30 $19

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Southern-Inspired Cuisine at Emerywood Fine Foods (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Emerywood Fine Foods

High Point

Upscale Southern favorites include tiger shrimp and grits in white wine cream sauce, lobster mac and cheese, and buttermilk fried chicken

$30 $17

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$8 for $20 Worth of Thai Cuisine and Drinks at Singha II Thai Bistro

Singha II Thai Bistro

High Point

Chicken satay, red curry duck, stir-fried Thai eggplant, and noodles served in golden-hued, low-lit dining room

$20 $8

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$8 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food — Taquitos to Go

Taquitos To Go

High Point

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

$15 $8

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$6 for $10 Worth of Smoothies — Fit plus Nutrition

Fit Plus Nutrition

High Point

From the merchant: Come enjoy a healthy, delicious protein/meal-replacement smoothie.

$10 $6

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Brunch or Steak-House Dinner for Two or Four at Bistro 135 (Up to 52% Off)

Bistro 135

High Point

Locals and hotel guests alike can enjoy 12-oz. new york strips, grilled Atlantic salmon, or grilled portobello sandwiches

$39.90 $19

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Marozzi's Pizzeria

Marozzi's Pizzeria

High Point

Hand-tossed, freshly made dough forms the foundation of New York–style and Sicilian-style pizzas in an eatery with a varied Italian menu

$20 $11

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$12.75 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at La Fiesta Restaurante Mexicano

La Fiesta Restaurante Mexicano

Multiple Locations

Family-owned eatery voted Best Mexican Restaurant nine years in a row by Times-News readers serves up freshly prepared Mexican cuisine

$20 $12.75

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$7 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at San Luis III

San Luis III

High Point

Chefs whip up plentiful Mexican favorites, including chalupas, enchiladas, chiles poblanos, and 10 fajita varieties

$15 $7

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Afternoon Tea for 2 or 4, or Mother-Daughter Tea Party for 12 at Hampton's at J.H. Adams Inn (Up to 55% Off)

Hampton's at J.H. Adams Inn

High Point

Elegant interior of Italian Renaissance–style mansion serves as backdrop for afternoon tea with light snacks

$31 $15

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Pub Food at Legends Bar and Grill (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Legends Bar and Grill

Greensboro

Classic pub food such as burgers and fries, steak and potatoes, wings, and reubens

$25 $12

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Villa Rosa Italian Restaurant & Grill

Villa Rosa Italian Restaurant & Grill

Greensboro

Rustic Italian dishes such as baked ziti, capellini with clam sauce, and chicken piccata served in a romantic atmosphere

$20 $11

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$16 for $30 Worth of Pizzeria Fare, Valid Sunday Through Thursday at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Greensboro

Freshly made dough crisps in a brick oven, absorbing flavor from an all-wood fire

$30 $16

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Casual, American Food for Two or Four at Fat Dog's Grille & Pub (45% Off)

Fat Dog's Grille & Pub

Lindley Park

This all-American neighborhood pub features big screen TV's, a lively patio, and a menu of burgers, sandwiches, wings, and more

$20 $11

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$11 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Pizza, Hoagies, and Salads at Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom

Greensboro

Psychedelic pizza place offers gourmet-pizza varieties, cheesy calzones, and craft brews as well as vegan and gluten-free options

$20 $11

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$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine at Café Pasta + Grille ($40 Total Value)

Café Pasta + Grille

State Street Station

Modern and homemade Italian dishes, such as chicken piccata, spaghetti bolognese, Cajun penne, and homemade lasagna

$20 $9

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Custom Wine Gift Baskets at WineStyles Tasting Station (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

WineStyles Tasting Station

Greensboro

Customizable gift baskets filled with fine wines, tasty snacks, and elegant wine accessories

$50 $25

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food at Tropical Smoothie Cafe ($30 Value)

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Greensboro

Wholesome flatbreads, wraps and salads pair with real-fruit smoothies packed with vitamins and supplements

$10 $5

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$7 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at San Luis, San Luis II, and Casa Vallarta

San Luis, San Luis II, and Casa Vallarta

Multiple Locations

Traditional Mexican restaurant with an eight-page menu; features seafood, steak, and two types of margaritas

$15 $7

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Pub Food for Two or Four at Bender's Tavern (Half Off)

Bender's Tavern

Greensboro

Philly cheesesteak sandwiches served beneath flat-screen TVs playing pro and college sports; the pub also hosts trivia and karaoke nights

$20 $10

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four or Take-Out at Blue Agave Mexican Bar & Grill (Up to 48% Off)

Blue Agave Mexican Bar & Grill

Greensboro

Restaurant serves up authentic Mexican dishes including freshly prepared guacamole, grilled shrimp, and sizzling steak

$46.85 $25

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Mexican Food at Poblano's Mexican Bar & Grill (45% Off). Three Options Available.

Poblano's Mexican Bar & Grill

Multiple Locations

Chefs prepare specialties such as alambre mixto—grilled steak, chicken, shrimp, and chorizo with peppers, pineapple, and melted cheese

$10 $5.50

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Italian Meal for Two or Four at Giovanni's A Taste Of Italy (Up to 49% Off)

Giovannis Italian Restaurant

Greensboro

Homemade gnocchi, lobster parmesan, chicken breast stuffed with ham and ricotta, and filet mignon with jumbo shrimp

$89 $45

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Elizabeth's Italian Restaurant

Elizabeth's Italian Restaurant

Oak Ridge

Italian standards such as oven-baked ravioli and 6-ounce meatballs pair with more than 18 pizzas with or without red sauce

$20 $11

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Tapas for Two or Four at Bistro B & Wine Bar (Half Off)

Bistro B & Wine Bar

Kernersville

Seafood, sausage, and veggie tapas include tuna ceviche, lightly spiced chorizo, and sliced cucumbers with tzatziki

$30 $15

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Lunch or Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at Angelo's Family Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

Angelo's Family Restaurant

Graham

Family-friendly restaurant bakes warm pizzas and creates fresh, authentic pasta to pair with appetizers

$20.05 $11

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Pizza, Hoagies, and Bar Snacks at Mellow Mushroom (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Mellow Mushroom

Burlington

Made from dough with natural spring water, pizzas and calzones emerge from stone hearths

$20 $12

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Vincenzo's

Vincenzo's

Mount Tabor

Hearty Italian American cuisine shares cozy tables with Old-World standbys such as baked lasagna & eggplant parmigiana

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of Pizzeria Fare, Valid Sunday Through Thursday at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Winston-Salem

Freshly made dough crisps in a brick oven, absorbing flavor from an all-wood fire

$30 $15

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Cake Squares and a Quart of Ice Cream or Two Quarts of Ice Cream at Dewey's Bakery (Up to 48% Off)

Dewey's Bakery

Multiple Locations

Bakery open since the Great Depression serves up delectable treats including cake squares and quarts of creamy Blue Ridge ice cream

$21.39 $13

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Gourmet Popcorn at The Popcorn Fanatic (45% Off). Two Options Available.

The Popcorn Fanatic

The Popcorn Fanatic

Popcorn comes in more than 200 flavors, including banana pudding, green apple, Cheerwine, beer, buffalo wing, and spicy crab

$10 $6

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Pool and Pizza for 2 or 4, or Pool and Sandwiches for 2 at Break Time Billiards & Sports Bar (Up to 61% Off)

Break Time Billiards & Sports Bar

Winston-Salem

Groups get two hours of pool time with great food and drinks in an upscale billiard room and sports bar

$46.73 $20

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$22 for Japanese Dinner or Lunch for Two or More at Osaka Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar ($40 Value)

Osaka Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar

Winston-Salem

At the bar, sushi specialists expertly slice fresh fish and vegetables, and from the kitchen tempura and teriyaki favorites emerge

$40 $22

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$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at La Botana Mexican Restaurant ($30 Value)

La Botana Mexican Restaurant

Winston-Salem

Mexican eatery voted Best Mexican Food by readers of "Winston-Salem Journal" crafts regional plates of sizzling fajitas and veggie tortas

$15 $7

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine at BLL Rotisserie Factory

BLL Rotisserie Factory

Winston-Salem

Crowd-pleasing Italian dishes such as New York–style pizzas topped with basil and mozzarella or calzones stuffed with rotisserie chicken

$20 $12

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Eight-Sample Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glass and Snack for Two or Four at Cauble Creek Vineyard (Up to 53% Off)

Cauble Creek Vineyard

Locke

Guests explore the grounds of a 36-acre vineyard after sampling eight wines

$36 $18

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Hand-Crafted NC Cheese at Old Stone Winery (50% Off)

Old Stone Winery

Salisbury

Each session includes one glass of wine per person, one take-home wine glass per person, and a sampling of handcrafted local cheese

$32 $16

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Two Entrees and One Sushi Roll, or $11 for $20 Worth of Japanese Food at Katana Japanese Fusion

Katana Japanese Fusion

Salisbury

Sushi chefs build traditional and specialty rolls using fresh ingredients; combo plates include paired proteins

$38 $17

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$10 for $20 Worth of Hibachi or Sushi at Kimono Japanese Restaurant

Kimono Japanese Restaurant

Salisbury

Chefs create specialty sushi rolls and hibachi meals of seafood or chicken paired with veggies and rice

$20 $10

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Two, Three, or Four Classic Sandwiches or at HoneyBaked Ham (Up to 48% Off)

HoneyBaked Ham

Multiple Locations

Cured hams hardwood-smoked for 24+ hours, served on sandwiches with cookies and beverages

$8.97 $5

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$11 for $20 Worth of Small Plates at MGLounge

MGLounge

Salisbury

Menu rotates every few weeks, and might include options such as mahi fish tacos or salted caramel ice cream with bourbon bacon topping

$20 $11

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Mexican Fare for Lunch or Dinner at Bandido’s Mexican café (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Bandido's Mexican Café

Multiple Locations

Sizzling fajitas, tacos, and combination platters in festive eatery with two locations

$20 $10

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Southern Diner Food at Old Richmond Grill (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Old Richmond Grill

Old Richmond

Barbecue ribs, cheese burgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken sandwiches and lunch specials available daily

$15 $8

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Healthy Food and Café Drinks at Oasis in Carr Mill ($30 Total Value)

Oasis in Carr Mill

Carrboro Central Business District

Locally baked pastries, vegan burritos, and sandwiches from Foster's; Counter Culture Coffee, smoothies, and organic beer

$10 $5

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Distillery Tour and Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Fair Game Beverage Company (Up to 63% Off)

Fair Game Beverage Company

Pittsboro

Guests tour distillery that uses fruits and other crops to form the base of spirits and fortified wines stored in oak barrels

$20 $10

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Brewery Tour and Beer Flights for 2, 4, or 10 at Railhouse Brewery in Aberdeen (Up to 56% Off)

Railhouse Brewery

Aberdeen

Brewing-process tour ends with take-home beer glasses, key chains & flights of five different brews

$31 $15

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$17 for $30 Worth of Italian and Mediterranean Dinner Cuisine at Vespa Ristorante

Vespa Ristorante

Downtown Chapel Hill

Mediterranean tapas platters, prosciutto-wrapped pork loins, chicken parmaggiano, and tilapia prepared in a lemon caper sauce

$30 $17

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Indian Food for Two or Four People at Tandoor Indian Restaurant (55% Off). Two Options Available.

Tandoor Indian Restaurant

Chapel Hill

Authentic dishes from the Punjab region served with housemade Indian breads in cozy paisley booths beneath TVs playing Bollywood films

$20 $9

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Japanese Cuisine at Tsunami Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Tsunami Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Concord

Combination steak and seafood dinners, hibachi meals, and maki rolls and sashimi

$30 $18

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Sandwich and Cookies for Two or Four at HoneyBaked Ham (50% Off)

The HoneyBaked Ham Company

Concord

Sandwiches stacked with HoneyBaked ham, smoked turkey, roast beef, homestyle chicken salad, fresh vegetables on bakery fresh breads

$15.56 $7.75

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$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Barbecue for Carry-Out at Lavell's BBQ and Catering ($30 Value)

Lavell's BBQ and Catering

Kannapolis

Barbecue classics such as chicken, ribs, and wings appear along side inventive items such as the Soul Roll, a Southern take on the egg roll

$15 $7.50

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$27 for $60 Toward WooHoo Natural Garcinia Cambogia Ultra 60% HCA 180 Capsules — U U Star LLC

Uustar Corp

Apex

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

$60 $27

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American Food at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Apex

Sandwiches, omelets, and homemade pancakes at restaurant with more than 400 national locations

$20 $12

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$22 for an 18" Specialty Pizza and 14 Wings for Two at Hawthorne's New York Pizza & Bar ($37.90 Value)

Hawthorne's New York Pizza & Bar

Multiple Locations

Specialty pies that garnered Charlotte Magazine Voters’ Choice pizza pick in 2011, 2012, and 2013 pair with four flavors of wings

$37.90 $22

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$16 for $30 Worth of Greek Cuisine at Spartacus Restaurant

Spartacus Restaurant

Durham

Award-winning restaurant serves steak, seafood, pasta, and traditional Greek specialties including lamb kababs, moussaka, and pastitsio

$30 $16

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$12 for a Saturday Tour Package with Tasting at The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company ($29 Value)

The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company

Durham

Tour a 1,300-square-foot facility that makes krupnikas, a traditional Lithuanian spiced-honey liqueur

$29 $12

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Mexican Food at El Rincon Mexican Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

El Rincon Mexican Restaurant

Durham

Mexican specialties, such as burritos with grilled shrimp, enchiladas with mole ranchero sauce, and sincronizada grilled tortilla sandwiches

$23.99 $14

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Mediterranean Food for Two or Four at Baba Ghannouj (45% Off)

Baba Ghannouj

Multiple Locations

Greek and Lebanese flavors packed into a variety of platters and pita wraps

$20 $11

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$12 for $24 Worth of Indian Food at Tandoor Indian Restaurant

Tandoor Indian Restaurant

Durham

Sample Indian-style vegetarian specialties like cheese-lover's mutter paneer or hearty meat dishes like lamb biryani or chicken tandoori

$24 $12

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Combination Dinner for Two or Four at Orient Garden Restaurant in Morrisville (50% Off)

Orient Garden Restaurant

Morrisville

General Tso’s chicken, chicken with black bean sauce, curry vegetables, curry Singapore noodle, and beef chow fun

$23.95 $12

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Indian Food for Two or Four at Delhi Darbar (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Delhi Darbar

Morrisville

Golden-brown samosas, saffron-flecked biryani, and fluffy naan are highlights of this traditional Indian menu

$30 $14

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Mediterranean Platter and Baklava for Two or Four at Greek Fiesta (43% Off)

Greek Fiesta

Multiple Locations

Mediterranean platter with Greek salad, hummus, cucumber sauce, grape leaves, choice of chicken breast, steak or lamb kebab and grilled pita

$33.08 $19

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Lunch or Brunch for Two or Four at Daily Grind (44% Off)

Daily Grind

Morrisville

Crepes, sandwiches, and specialty coffee drinks

$16 $9

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Mexican Meal with Soft Drinks for Two or Four, or Cuisine for Carryout at Burrito Loco (Up to 47% Off)

Burrito Loco

Mooresville

Cremas, pestos, tempura batter, and inventive salsas add zest to Mexican recipes

$19.80 $11

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glass at RayLen Vineyards & Winery (Up to 54% Off)

RayLen Vineyards & Winery

Mocksville

Sample a variety of award-winning wines produced locally in North Carolina

$42 $21

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Dinner for Two or Family Dinner for Pick-Up or Delivery at Turn 4 Pizza (Up to 51% Off)

Turn 4 Pizza

Mooresville

Hand-tossed pizzas decked in toppings such as barbecue sauce, chicken, bacon, mozzarella, cheddar, and onions

$28.48 $14

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Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at TK Sushi (Half Off)

TK Sushi

Mooresville

Friendly staff serves sushi and other Japanese cuisine including hibachi steak entrees and spicy shrimp

$20 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food for Two at Italy Cafe

Italy Cafe

Mooresville

Chefs treat guests to rich, flavorful Italian cuisine, from toasty paninis and subs, to bubbling pizzas and sauce-laden pastas

$20 $12

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Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Tokyo Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Tokyo Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse

Mooresville

Hibachi steaks, tokyo shrimp kabobs, and sushi rolls fashioned from fresh seafood and vegetables

$40 $20

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$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Lunch or Breakfast at Golden Corral ($30 Total Value)

Golden Corral

Fuquay-Varina

Never-ending homestyle buffet serves Bourbon Street chicken, pot roast simmered for 12 hours, and made-to-order omelets.

$15 $9

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$10 for $20 Worth of Services or Delivery from Rx Care Pharmacy

Rx Care Pharmacy

Fuquay Varina

Pick up over-the-counter medications, get your current prescriptions delivered, or even grab housekeeping products

$20 $10

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Brewery Tour or Sunday Tasting for Two at Aviator Brewing Company (Up to 50% Off)

Aviator Brewing Company

Fuquay-Varina

A tour guide elucidates each step of the beer-making process while navigating a brewery; tasting includes pint glasses and aviator hat

$38 $19

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$12 for $20 Worth of Frozen Treats or One Ice-Cream Pie at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 44% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Cary

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

$20 $12

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$16 for $30 Worth of Italian Food at Paisan's Italian Ristorante

Paisan's Italian Ristorante

Cary

Authentic, regional Italian cuisine, including Italian meatloaf, shrimp scampi, veal saltimbocca, and roasted vegetable lasagna

$30 $16

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$11 for $20 Worth of Japanese Food for Two or More at Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Cary

Sushi chefs craft dozens of sushi rolls, while grill masters prepare hibachi salmon, chicken, beef, and veggies

$20 $11

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Lunch or Brunch for Two or Four at Daily Grind (44% Off)

Daily Grind

Cary

Crepes, sandwiches, and specialty coffee drinks

$16 $9

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Home-Delivered Produce and Farm-Fresh Goods from Papa Spud's (Up to 48% Off).

Papa Spud's, Inc.

Papa Spuds, Inc.

Customized deliveries of produce, baked goods, dairy, and meats from local and sustainable farmers

$34.48 $18

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Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies at Maui Wowi (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Maui Wowi

Cary

Rich, creamy smoothies made with fresh ingredients in a variety of tropical flavors forgo artificial colors; authentic Hawaiian coffee

$10 $6

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Greek and Lebanese Lunch or Dinner at La Shish Mediterranean Cafe (40% Off). Four Options Available.

La Shish Mediterranean Cafe

Cary

Greek and Lebanese cuisine such as chicken or beef shawarma, flaky spanakopita, and baklava that food critic Greg Cox called “without peer”

$15 $9

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Since its maiden curing of 1947, the Phillips Brothers Country Hams family has been transmogrifying plain old pork into the Southern country-style hams that earned them the National Country Ham Association’s 2004 smoked-ham grand-championship trophy. The magic begins as each lucky leg marches through two pampering cycles of cure-mix massage and relaxation in chilled oak bins for 40–45 days. After a quick dip to remove excess salt, heroic hocks bask in dry heat for at least 25 days before their debut. Customers exercise culinary imaginations with a whole country ham ($49.95) or staple packages of Phillips wafer-thin slices ($8.99/lb.) together to construct an edible self-portrait. The Midnight Snack pack, a down-home treasure chest of biscuit-cut country ham, baking mix, syrup or jelly, and grits, begs to be assembled into a late-night buffet ($37.95). Accent savory tastes using condiments including Saluda honey on the comb ($24) and locally made jellies ($5), with varieties such as garlic pepper and raspberry brandy complementing each ham's flavor, coloring, and collection of novelty shotglasses.

1523 S Fayetteville St
Asheboro,
NC
US

Joy Hall Thompson spent her childhood in the kitchen?she was either helping her mom cook classic Southern food or spending time with her father, learning to make his signature marinade. Her parents' love for cooking was passed down to Joy, who now runs Southern Sisters Restaurant & Grille out of a renovated historical building in downtown Thomasville.

Just like her mother before her, Joy focuses on Southern favorites, but she adds a creative, upscale twist to each dish. Ms. Daisy's BLT updates the classic sandwich with fried green tomatoes, and the fried chicken is served with a house-made peach sauce. Hand-breaded fried oysters and shrimp are accompanied by pineapple slaw that's made with Joy's mom's own recipe. Her dad's influence is on the menu as well?Hall's Steakhouse Steaks are soaked for 24 hours?the average time a ribeye steak can hold its breath?in that same family-recipe marinade that Joy learned to make as a little girl.

11 E Main St
Thomasville,
NC
US

Steak Street whisks the senses on a transatlantic voyage. Gustatory journeys embark in the bar, where baseball gloves and bats accentuate a Cooperstown, New York, theme, before touching down amid the ivy-draped ceilings, commissioned murals, and wrought-iron balconies of the dining room's Tuscan-inspired decor. The corpulent dinner menu continues the global trek by collecting cuisines from Southern locales such as Charleston, the New Orleans French Quarter, and El Dorado.

Guests can savor hand-cut steaks soaked in specialty sauces and marinades after feasting upon appetizers such as the grilled Voodoo shrimp, which inspires conga lines on the ocean floor every time a fork prong is stuck into it. Live music accompanies meals most Friday and Saturday nights, and the bistro’s retractable enclosure reveals a stunning view of starry night skies or bright sunny days, during which visitors can enjoy snacks from the light-fare menu.

3915 Sedgebrook St
High Point,
NC
US

Though the low-lit amber tones of its dining room create a darkly romantic atmosphere, Singha II Thai Bistro has nothing to hide. In a surprisingly gutsy move, the owners opened a message board on the bistro's website and gave diners free reign to speak their minds. The resulting forum crackles with tips (the chefs keep a stockpile of habanero peppers if you like your curry spicy), recommendations (Mike is a fan of the shrimp with cilantro sauce), and a panoply of plaudits (including "best thai food in nc"). Though the authentic Thai menu features a handful of signature dishes, you probably won't go wrong with the roasted duck basil. The boneless crispy fowl flavored with garlic, chilis, and fresh basil leaves seems to be a real crowd-pleaser.

2401 Penny Rd
High Point,
NC
US

Brick columns topped with ivory triangles ascend over the Greensboro Scoop Shop's sprawling outdoor patio, a spread the eponymous Ben and Jerry could never have imagined when they slung their first scoop from a ramshackle gas station in 1978. Although renowned for flagship flavors such as Chunky Monkey and chocolate fudge brownie, Ben & Jerry's vaulted itself into the upper echelon of ice cream with playful, candy-studded concoctions named after celebrities, such as Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Jerry Garcia. Velvety scoops can be reimagined as ice-cream cakes or drizzled in fudge and nuts to forge towering sundaes that patrons can chase with strawberry-cheesecake milkshakes, an ideal treat for those born with a straw proboscis.

5836 Samet Dr
High Point,
NC
US

It's been more than a half-century since the first Char-Grill opened its doors on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, but not much has changed at this beloved local chain. Whether in the original cinderblock building or one of the 10 locations that have been added since, people still approach the counter to jot down orders, pass them through the window, and then look on as cooks grill half- and quarter-pound steak patties over charcoal flames.

In addition to the signature smoky-flavored burgers, Char-Grill also fires up grilled chicken, chili dogs, and pulled-pork sandwiches. Milkshakes and fries add to the eatery's classic feel, helping land it on USA Today's list of 51 Great Burgers and reminding guests of simpler times when hamburgers were used as currency.

1529 N Main St
High Point,
NC
US