Food & Drink in Ashland

Up to 50% Off Vietnamese Food at Pho Dakao

Pho Dakao

Framingham

$40 $20

(12)

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

Half Off Asian Fusion Cuisine at Gourmet Garden Restaurant

Gourmet Garden Restaurant

Hingham

$30 $15

(5)

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

Half Off at Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar

Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar

Framingham

$30 $15

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

Up to 53% Off Pizza at Deli Max

Deli Max

Natick

$10 $5

New York–style pizzas come topped with steak tips, banana peppers, scallions,

Up to 45% Off American Cusine at Pantry Restaurant

Pantry Restaurant

The VERVE-Crowne Plaza Hotel

$71 $39

(40)

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

50% Off at Sorentos Italian and Persian Gourmet

Sorentos Italian Gourmet

Marlborough

$40 $20

(69)

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

Papa John's – Up to 54% Off Carry-Out Pizza

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

$21.82 $10

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

Up to 51% Off Beer- or Wine-Making Supplies or Classes at Strange Brew

Strange Brew

Marlborough

$30 $15

(10)

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

50% Off at Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Westborough

$30 $15

(23)

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

Up to 50% Off at Stella's Custom Cakes

Stella's Custom Cakes

Stella's Custom Cakes

$18 $9

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

40% Off at Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury

$5 $3

(32)

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

Up to 46% Off Pizza at Foodee's

Foodee's

Milford

$18.59 $10

One-year memberships get you a pizza per month inspired by different regions, such as the greek pizza, taco pizza, and reuben pizza

Up to 50% Off Dinner or Brunch at Harvest Cafe

Harvest Cafe

Hudson

$39.85 $19.99

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

Up to 51% Off Indian Dinner for Two or Four at Savoring Indian Cuisine

Savoring Indian Cuisine

Maynard

$68.70 $34

(24)

Chefs grind their own spices to add fresh flavor to meats, seafood, and vegetables cooked in a tandoor oven

50% Off Dinner atLink Café & Bar

Link Café & Bar

Sheraton Needham Hotel

$50 $25

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

50% Off at Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina

Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(70)

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

43% Off at Saga Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Saga Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Foxborough

$30 $17

Veggies, chicken, seafood, and steak prepared at a tabletop grill, plus teriyaki dinners and more than two dozen sushi rolls

50% Off Pub Fare at Cole's Tavern in Franklin

Cole's Tavern

Franklin Town

$30 $15

Guests enjoy burgers, sandwiches, and salads while lounging at the bar, in the dining room, or on an outdoor deck with courtyard views

50% Off Sweets at The Candy Hop

The Candy Hop

Shrewsbury

$10 $5

Retro treats sold in bulk, including Jelly Belly & satellite wafers; huge selection of colors to complement wedding & party color schemes

50% Off at Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

Newton

$40 $22

(16)

Shabu-shabu consists of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled and served with dipping sauces; also try the sushi and hibachi dinners

50% Off at YoFresh Yogurt Cafe

YoFresh Yogurt Cafe

Newtonville

$8 $4

(8)

Customers top nonfat, sugar-free, or tart yogurt with fruit, cereal, candy, and sprinkles; Nine flavors of smoothies available

50% Off Afternoon Tea at The Tea Leaf

The Tea Leaf

South Side

$24 $12

(34)

Guests sip tea accompanied by fruit scones, savory tea sandwiches, and a selection of sweets

Half Off at Sushi Box

Sushi Box

Waltham

$30 $15

(104)

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

Up to 33% Off at New Mother India

New Mother India

Waltham

$58 $39

(86)

Multi-course dinner for two or four with samosas, soups, entrees, flatbreads, dessert, and more

Up to 43% Off at BonCaldo Restaurant

BonCaldo Restaurant

Norwood

$53 $30

(45)

Wood-fired cuisine from all 20 regions of Italy, served in an opulent, yet cozy dining room

Up to 45% Off American Cuisine at Lafayette House Restaurant

Lafayette House Restaurant

Foxborough

$50 $29

(36)

Lafayette House Restaurant established in 1784 offers handcut filet, fresh seafood, and house specialties in a cozy, colonial atmosphere

43% Off at Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Watertown

$30 $17

(28)

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

40% Off Italian American Cuisine at The Talk

The Talk Restaurant

Downtown Watertown

$50 $30

(110)

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

Half Off Persian Fare at Shiraz Cuisine in Watertown

Shiraz Persian Cuisine

Shiraz Cuisine

$30 $15

(37)

Menu includes entrees such as marinated cuts of lamb, chicken, and beef served with basmati rice and topped with saffron and barberries

40% Off Pan-Asian Dinner at Ruyi Restaurant

Ruyi Restaurant

ruyi restaurant

$50 $30

(55)

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

50% Off American Fusion at Ritual

Ritual

Downtown Worcester

$50 $25

(65)

Creative steak, seafood, and pasta dishes are served in an exposed brick dining room aglow in red light

Up to 52% Off Standup-Comedy Show

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape at Park Grill & Spirits

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up laughs

55% Off All-You-Can-Eat Tacos at Mezcal Cantina

Mezcal Cantina

Mezcal Worcester

$10.99 $5

(34)

At the lunchtime taco bar, guests can order as many tacos as they can eat with their choice of ingredients

40% Off Italian Lunch at Caffe Espresso Trattoria

Caffe Espresso Trattoria

Beaver Brook

$20 $12

Italian favorites such as steamed mussels in garlic wine sauce, genovese paninis, and grilled shrimp cavatelli with broccoli

Up to 43% Off at People's Kitchen and Citizen Wine Bar

People's Kitchen and Citizen Wine Bar

Central Business District

$70 $40

(60)

Wine pairs with upscale American eats including sweet-pea soup with pork belly, seared cod with lobster butter, and stuffed sole

Up to 53% Off Italian Cuisine at Viva Bene Ristorante

Viva Bene Ristorante

Viva Bene

$50 $25

(68)

Chefs cook Italian and Mediterranean specialties such as seafood fra diavolo, filet mignon in cognac-dijon demi-glace, and gourmet pizzas

Half Off Hookah at Electric Haze

Electric Haze

Worcester

$30 $15

Hookah in flavors such as include kiwi, jasmine, chocolate mint, peach, and watermelon

40% Off Smoothies and Juices at Nu Cafe

Nu Cafe

Worcester

$5 $3

(41)

Neighborhood cafe serves fresh smoothies, juices & coffee drinks with free Wi-Fi; craft beer, wine, & made-to-order food served after 5 p.m.

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Chiodas Trattoria

Chiodas Trattoria

Franklin Plantation

$30 $15

(14)

Authentic Italian dishes such as veal parmigiano and lobster ravioli crafted from generations-old recipes

Up to 60% Cookies, Cakes, and Desserts from David's Cookies

David's Cookies

Online Deal

$60 $25

Select from a wide variety of cookies, brownies, cheesecakes, and other baked goods

Up to 50% Off Pizzas, Burgers, and Sandwiches at Grill on the Hill

Grill on the Hill

Green Hill Park

$30 $15

Classic American cuisine—from flatbread pizzas to lobster-roll sandwiches—served on a patio overlooking a glassy pond

Half Off American Cuisine at Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge

Bella Luna & The Milky Way Lounge

Jamaica Plain

$40 $20

(317)

Chefs craft gourmet pizzas and hearty entrees, including fresh cut steak, adobo chicken, homemade meatballs, and spring risotto

Up to 43% Off New American Dinner at Masona Grill

Masona Grill

West Roxbury Center

$78 $49

New American cuisine with an international flair, such as semolina-crusted calamari with pickled hot peppers, arugula, and plum tomato sauce

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner

$20 $11

(270)

25 screens show pro and college teams' triumphs while guests dine on hearty burgers, inventive wraps, barbecue, and southwestern cuisine

37% Off at Dok Bua Thai Kitchen in Brookline

Dok Bua Thai Kitchen

Coolidge Corner

$30 $19

(445)

Crispy duck with tamarind sauce, pad thai, and deep-fried snapper with red-curry sauce in a Zagat-rated restaurant

Up to 50% Off at Bamboo Thai Restaurant

Bamboo Thai Restaurant

Commonwealth

$30 $16.50

(255)

Specialty dishes such as crispy tamarind duck or barbecued cornish hen with sticky rice and papaya salad; sake and beer

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas – Up to 55% Off Comedy Show

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

50% Off Tea Tasting

The Cozy Tea Cart

Brookline

$40 $20

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

Up to 56% Off Hookah as Sheesha Lounge

Sheesha Lounge

Allston

$40 $25

(60)

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

Crepes with Drinks at Paris Creperie

Paris Creperie

Coolidge Corner

$33.50 $24.79

(423)

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

50% Off at The Burrito Company

The Burrito Company

Woonsocket

$25 $12.50

Owners Denise and Anthony handcraft burritos, tacos, and other California-style food from fresh veggies, seasoned meats, and housemade salsa

48% Off American Food at Grumpy's Restaurant

Grumpy's Restaurant

Bellingham

$40 $21

(12)

Cuisine includes clams casion, buffalo chicken pizza, and burgers with toppings such as bourbon sauce, sautéed onions, chili, and honey ham

50% Off Chinese and Japanese Food at Fusion Taste

Fusion Taste

Arlington Center

$30 $15

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

42% Off Cambodian and French Cuisine at The Elephant Walk

The Elephant Walk

Porter Square

$50 $29

Amuse your taste buds with a mix of dishes, such as flat-iron steak in red-wine beef jus and peanut-topped chicken sautéed with lemongrass

Up to 51% Off at Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

$42.85 $21

(144)

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

Finale Desserterie – Up to 52% Off Tasting Menu

Finale Desserterie

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

(907)

Chocolate-dipped strawberries start off a sojourn through such desserts as apple a la mode and a chocolate plate

Up to 51% Off at José's Mexican Restaurant

José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

$35 $17

(327)

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

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

Passage To India

Porter Square

$51.86 $25

(110)

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

45% Off Mexican Soul Food at Beantown Taqueria

Beantown Taqueria

Cambridge

$10 $5.50

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

Up to 35% Off Sushi & Asian Fusion at O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Cambridge

$40 $29

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

50% Off Brazilian Barbecue at Midwest Grill

Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(299)

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

Up to 44% Off Upscale American Food at Bondos Dining

Bondo's Dining & Takeout

Marshfield

$40 $24

Chefs use local ingredients and produce, including from an onsite garden, to craft upscale pastas, salads, and entrees

Up to 63% Off at Diva Indian Bistro

Diva Indian Bistro

Davis Square

$67 $27

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

The Dinner Detective – Up to 40% Off Murder-Mystery

The Dinner Detective

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill

$98.17 $59

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

47% Off at East End Grille

East End Grille

Somerville

$30 $16

(62)

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

Up to 50% Off at Asahi Asian Restaurant & Bar

Asahi Asian Restaurant & Bar

Cumberland

$30 $15

(18)

Fennel-crusted duck, Chilean sea bass, and fried rice dishes join a menu of sushi and special rolls

38% Off Prix-Fixe Italian Meal at LaStoria Trattoria

LaStoria Trattoria

Stoughton

$55 $34

(43)

Enjoy two dishes each off the tasting menu, featuring items such as veal parmesean and eggplant rollatini, followed by a dessert to share

Half Off Cafe Food and Drinks at Yes, It's All Good

Yes, It's All Good

Located inside of L.A. Fitness

$12 $6

Specialty health-conscious, fruit-based shakes such as Blueberry Bonanza along with wraps, salads and egg white sandwiches

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Pastalina's Restaurant

Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

$50 $25

(56)

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

Half Off Italian and Mediterranean Dinner at Lantana Café

Lantana Cafe

Medford

$30 $15

(50)

Lobster ravioli, veal marsala, grilled sirloin steak, and brick oven pizzas served at cozy neighborhood restaurant

Up to 50% Off Handmade Biscotti at Two Papas Biscotti Company

Two Papas Biscotti Company

Mundy's Gift Shop

$30 $15

Handmade and hand-cut biscotti in traditional Italian style come in vanilla almond, limoncello, cranberry walnut, and other flavors.

50% Off Indian Dinner at Bombay Club

Bombay Club

Burlington Town Center

$20 $10

Vegetable curry served on a bun and samosas lead into entrees ranging from chicken or goat curries to tandoor paneer, lamb, or fish

50% Off Hamburgers and More at Stack-a Burger

Stack-a Burger

Burlington Mall

$10 $5

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

40% Off Mexican Food at Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill

Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(18)

Pork chili-verde burritos topped with enchilada-style sauce and cheese, fajita-style chimichangas with sour cream, and chicken tortas

41% Off Beer and Wine Festival

Red, White, & Brew Summerfest

Boston Center for The Arts

$59 $35

Wine and beer fest offers sips from around the country

40% Off Southern Dinner at Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

Boston’s South End

$75 $45

Jazz musicians roll through the scales as chefs whip up Southern-style classics in a lounge-like atmosphere

Laugh Boston – Up to 55% Off Standup

Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

$56 $25

Comedy superstars, including Brian Posehn, Tommy Johnagin, and Andy Kindler, fill the summer schedule

49% Off Boston Beerathon for Two

Boston Beerathon

Multiple Locations

$65.28 $33

Beerathon event with 26 featured stops includes live entertainment

Fairmont Battery Wharf – $29 Off Tea Service

Fairmont Battery Wharf

North End

$78 $49

Sip tea on a terrace overlooking Boston Harbor while snacking on scones with cream, watermelon, tea sandwiches, and macaroons

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With more than 70 years of color combination experience, Economy Paint Supply distributes liquid chromatics and provides custom stain matching, in-home consultations, and equipment rentals. The paint shop furnishes a host of habitat enhancements including Benjamin Moore paints ($27.99+ per gallon), wallpaper ($16.99+ per roll), single-roll carpets ($12.99+ per square yard), and window treatments ($200+ per window). Flinging a can of reddish royal flush or lagoon-like Lucerne at a living room’s backdrop can give walls a sense of newfound pride and astonish nearby floors and ceilings. Customers can also peruse a free in-store copy of Envision Color 2011, which highlights the palettes—soulful, spirited, dreamy, and phantasmagoric—comprising Benjamin Moore’s annual paint trends.

98 Boston Tpke
Shrewsbury,
MA
US

When it comes to food, Tomasso Trattoria is a champion of the locavore and farm-to-table trends. The restaurant fuels its fresh Italian dishes with meat and produce culled almost exclusively from New England–area farms. The same, however, cannot be said for the wine. To enhance the feeling that its guests are dining on the Amalfi Coast or the banks of a Venetian canal, Tomasso maintains a wine cellar populated chiefly by Italian vintages representing every region of the country. Every bottle on the list is available for purchase at the adjacent partner shop, Panzano. In addition, wine director Shaun Snow teaches classes for foodies who want to learn about Italian wine customs without having to interview a Sicilian grapevine. The eatery’s menu changes weekly to adjust for seasonally available ingredients, but its commitment to quality never wavers. Chef Josh Brown and his staff make the pasta fresh daily, and gluten-free pasta is available on request. Guests can dine and drink in any of four spaces decorated in rich red and yellow hues, including a bar area lined with leather booths and a more rustic alcove with mottled walls.

154 Turnpike Rd
Southborough,
MA
US

Krua Khun Yah's vast lunch and dinner menus encapsulate the many and varied flavors of Thailand's culinary history with dishes such as massaman curry, tamarind duck, and Bangkok beef. Chefs willingly adjust the spice level of dishes based on how many ounces of sweat bead on customers' brows from just the smell. Authentic ingredients include rich coconut milk and native chilies, and fresh ingredients come from local farmers' markets. Meals are also cooked in pure vegetable oil to bring out each flavor, coaxing any shy ingredients out of hiding.

325 Pond St
Ashland,
MA
US

Steeped in centuries of rich tradition, Italian cuisine relies on quality ingredients and simple preparations to yield beautifully bold flavors. Since 1983, the chefs of Nello’s Cafe have drawn on such traditions to fill their extensive menu with Old-World staples such as lasagna and seafood diavolo, which they serve alongside burgers and other American fare.

300 Eliot St
Ashland,
MA
US

Ken's Steak House is an improbable success story. Ken and Florence Hanna opened the Lakeside Cafe in 1935, the throes of the Great Depression. Bite by bite, they built a loyal base of customers (who always just called the eatery "Ken's"), and after five years, the restaurant took up residence in a small diner on Route 9, then known as Starvation Alley.

But Ken dreamed of a day when the grimly named strip would flourish. Today, it's known as the "Golden Mile"—and Ken's Steak House itself has mushroomed. The kitchen still serves the salad dressing recipes created by Florence Hanna—now a national line of salad dressings—and Ken's son, Timothy, and his wife are in charge.

Chefs broil and fire-grill prime cuts of steak, marinating the chateaubriand's center cut roast tenderloin in a reduction of port wine, or infusing the 8-ounce filet mignon with the earthy smoked notes of the warm cedar planks it's served on. Seafood options nestle up against their turf counterparts, including bacon-wrapped scallops, a full pound of lobster stuffed with crab and shrimp, and pistachio-crusted Atlantic salmon. Chicken and pasta dishes round out the menu, and diners discover Italian influences and plenty of seafood-pasta plates. The rustic wood paneling harkens back to Ken's Steak House's roots, and the upscale fare and soft light cast from chandeliers make the spot an ideal choice for an anniversary dinner or a piñata's last meal.

95 Worcester Rd
Framingham,
MA
US

For three decades, the chefs at Aegean Restaurant have skillfully sautéed and seared authentic Greek cuisine. Although prices vary slightly at each location, both the Framingham and Watertown menus boast an array of traditional treats such as mousaka—towering stories of wind-resistant eggplant mortared with cheese and béchamel sauce ($12.95–$14.95)—and stuffed grape leaves ($12.95–$15.95). Specialties range from sautéed shrimp blanketed in melted feta ($16.95–$19.95) to skewered lamb souvlaki ($12.95–$16.95), which playfully fences with a swashbuckling squadron of seasonings. Diners sup comfortably at tables draped in crisp white tablecloths in the restaurant's spacious dining rooms, which can accommodate large groups for corporate meetings or Trojan War reenactments.

257 Cochituate Rd
Framingham,
MA
US

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