Food & Drink in Grant Park

$17 for $35 Worth of Drinks — The Hookah Hideaway

The Hookah Hideaway

Atlanta

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

$35 $17

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$25 for a Caribbean Meal for Two at Mangos Caribbean Restaurant ($44 Value)

Mangos Caribbean Restaurant

Downtown

Caribbean specialities include red snapper, jerk chicken, and curry shrimp pasta

$44 $25

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Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Buffet Fare at Kenley's Restaurant (50% Off)

Kenley's Restaurant

Downtown

American and southern classics such as biscuits and sausage, collard greens, barbecue pork ribs, and grilled or fried tilapia

$10 $5

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

The Venetian Room

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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$30 for Three Dozen Mini Cupcakes from A Bite Of Heav'N (50% Off)

A Bite Of Heav'n

On Location

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

$60 $30

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Carryout Pizza Meals at Mama Mia Pizza, Subs, & Wings (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Mama Mia Pizza, Subs, & Wings

Downtown

Large pizzas piled with choice of toppings, paired with salad or garlic bread, Pepsi, and optional wings for easy at-home meals

$26.20 $15

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Pizza, Italian Food, and Drinks at Slice Downtown (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Slice Downtown

Downtown

New York–style slices dressed up with baked-potato toppings or chicken cordon bleu in a bar with floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed brick

$20 $11

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Three-Course Internationally Inspired Dinner with Wine for Two or Four at Thrive (Up to 51% Off)

Thrive

Downtown

Starters such as crab rangoon with jalapeño jelly and Spider rolls prelude plates of duck with orange marmalade or scallops and grits

$95 $48

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Baja California Specialties for Two or Four at Big Kahuna (44% Off)

Big Kahuna

Atlanta

The surf culture of Southern California meets the warm embrace of Southern hospitality

$25 $14

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Two-Hour Scotch Tasting and Appetizers for One or Two on Saturday, December 20 at CNN Center (Up to 80% Off)

EventGeekUSA

Downtown

Aficionados can spend two hours sampling scotch whiskey from six distilleries, listening to smooth jazz, and snacking on light fare

$149 $39

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Pizza and American Food at Super 7 Pizza (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Super 7 Pizza Shoppe

Castleberry Hill

Quick meals such as all-beef hot dogs, pizza, wings, and italian sausage alongside grocery items for on-the-go eating

$10 $5

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Ethiopian Dinner or Brunch for Two or Four at Kimis Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

Kimis Bistro

Little Five Points

Traditional Ethiopian fare, such as kitfo and doro wat, and homemade crepes make up the dinner menu; brunch includes bloody marys or mimosas

$42 $22

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Large Pizza with Appetizer and Drinks for Two at Spin: The Spinning Pie (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

SPIN: The Spinning Pie

Castleberry Hill

Specialty pies include barbecue chicken, meat lovers, and margherita; craft beers on draft

$44 $23

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$179 for a Private Atlanta Pedal Pub Crawl Bike Tour from Peach Pedaler ($375 Value)

Peach Pedaler

Atlanta

Enjoy a private tour of Atlanta, from viewing city centers to enjoying a pub crawl, via a huge bike that holds up to 15 people

$375 $179

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Half- or Full-Dozen Cupcakes, or Catering Package of Baked Goods at Kevy Kakes (Up to 52% Off)

Kevy Kakes

West End

Bakers infuse cupcakes with seasonal flavors and frostings, including sweet potato pie and carrot cake

$15 $8

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$12.99 for $24 Worth of Gastropub Dinner and Drinks at G's Midtown

G's Midtown

Piedmont Park

New neighborhood eatery features fish tacos, jalapeno mac and cheese fritters, braised short rib sandwich, and blackened mahi-mahi

$24 $12.99

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$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for One Juice, Shake, or Smoothie at Soul Vegetarian ($32.50 Value)

Soul Vegetarian

Mechanicsville

Refreshing fruit-juice blends, shakes made with Dream Kream non-dairy ice cream, and smoothies made with fruit, coconut milk, and nut butter

$6.50 $3

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Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or $8 for $14 Worth of Japanese Food for Lunch at Genki Noodles & Sushi

Genki Noodles & Sushi

Multiple Locations

30+ sushi rolls and 15+ noodle bowls made with traditional Japanese ingredients and inventive additions such as parmesan cheese or mango

$45.80 $27

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Dinner for Two or Take-Out at China Soul (Up to 51% Off)

China Soul

West End

Chef Shawnee blends classic soul recipes with traditional Asian cuisine to create a range of fusion dishes

$82 $40

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16-Inch Pizza or Lunch for Two at Urban Pie (Up to 39% Off)

Urban Pie

Kirkwood

Signature pies such as the Grease Monkey pizza, which comes bedecked with bacon, ground beef, pepperoni, and ham

$23.25 $15

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Admission and Two Drinks for One, or VIP Package with Drinks for 8, 15, or 20 at Opera Nightclub (Up to 73% Off)

Opera Atlanta Nightclub

Midtown

Deemed best local dance club by Citysearch, the nightclub offers admission and drinks for one or a VIP group

$70 $19

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Pizza Slice, Daiquiri, and Cover for Two or Four at Flip Flops (Up to 46% Off)

Flip Flops

Midtown

Tiki bar offers pizza slices and nine variates of daiquiris to enjoy while listening and dancing to live DJ tunes

$42 $23

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Pub Food or To-Go Soul Food at GME Sports Lounge and Grill (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

GME Sports Lounge and Grill

Atlanta

Wings, nachos, cheeseburgers, turkey burgers, and fish sandwiches; soul food buffet includes baked tilapia and chicken and mac 'n' cheese

$25 $12.50

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Four-Course Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two with Two Mugs (Up to 48% Off)

Dinner Detective Atlanta

Atlanta

Amateur sleuths dig into a choice of chicken, fish, or vegetarian entrees while solving a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

$169.88 $89

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Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Couscous (46% Off). Reservation Through Groupon Required.

Couscous

Atlanta

Modern takes on Mediterranean specialties such as braised lamb sandwiches, Tunisian seafood pasta, and couscous with local vegetables

$50 $27

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Dinner for Two or Four at Eclectic Bistro and Bar (Up to 58% Off)

Eclectic Bistro and Bar

Atlanta

Guests share apps and desserts, and pick entrees from a menu of modern international fare like pasta carbonara or salmon au beurre blanc

$71 $34

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$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 worth of Italian Ice from Giovanni's Italian Ice ($20 Value)

Giovanni's Italian Ice

Central Park

Giovanni's Italian Ice stations its mobile cafe in convenient outdoor locations, giving customers respite from the heat with Italian ice

$5 $2.50

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Wine and Art Fundraiser for Two, Four, or Eight from Catalyst Sports on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 59% Off)

Catalyst Sports

Westside Cultural Arts Center

Live music, art, and auctions fill the Westside Cultural Arts Center during a charitable event benefitting the physically disabled

$90 $40

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$19 for a Mexican Dinner for Two at Bad Dog Taqueria (Up to $40 Value)

Bad Dog Taqueria

Emory Village

Outrageously creative tacos stuffed with everything from Korean pork belly to curried potatoes pair with icy margaritas and chips and salsa

$40 $19

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Dinner for Two at Room Service Lounge (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Room Service Lounge

Midtown

Stylish nightclub hosts dinners of Southern-inspired new American fare such as crab cakes, jambalaya, lobster tail, and lamb-chop lollipops

$40 $21

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$39.99 for Two American-Food Entrees with House Wine (Up to $76 Value). Reservation Through Groupon Required.

Frank Ski's Restaurant & Lounge

Buckhead

Former radio personality Frank Ski’s 8,000-square-foot restaurant and lounge features American food, an extensive wine list, and notable DJs

$76 $39.99

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$18 for Tailgating Package with Sliders or Sushi and Large Side from Maki Fresh Atlanta ($40 Value)

Maki Fresh

Peachtree Hills

Sushi with ingredients such as panko shrimp and spicy tuna; sliders made with local beef aged 21 days or grilled chicken

$40 $18

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Wine Tasting for One, Two, or Four or Mixology Class for One or Two at Villagio Italian Kitchen (Up to 63% Off)

Villagio Italian Kitchen

North Decatur

Sample three wines—one white, two red—during the wine tasting, or learn to mix six essential cocktails during a mixology class

$50 $22

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$7.50 for $15 Worth of Malaysian Cuisine at Malaya Restaurant

Malaya Restaurant

West Midtown

Menu features more than 100 Malaysian dishes, including fish with black beans and sweet-and-sour chicken

$15 $7.50

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Two or Four Visits to US Cafe (Up to 54% Off)

US Cafe

Lindbergh - Morosgo

Classic American burgers and hot dogs or sandwiches such as the philly cheesesteak, cajun chicken, and grilled cheese

$13.50 $6.75

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Winemaking Class and Store Credit for Two, Four, or Six at Wine Workshop and Brew Center (Up to 75% Off)

Wine Workshop and Brew Center

Decatur

Class teaches techniques to make custom blends, and store credit can be applied toward kits with winemaking services

$335 $99

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Souvenir Package with Pint Glasses, Samples, and T-Shirts for 2 or 4 at BlueTarp Brewing Co. (Up to 45% Off)

BlueTarp Brewing Co.

Decatur

Sample five craft brews, and take home a souvenir pint glass and T-shirt

$44 $27

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One or Three Lunch Vouchers or American Cuisine for Dinner at J.R. Crickets Lounge (Up to 60% Off)

J.R. Crickets Lounge

Cascade Heights

Chicken tenders, battered fish 'n' chips, and wings in 7 flavors including mild, medium, & hot buffalo, barbecue, lemon pepper, & teriyaki

$20 $8

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$27 for Two Soups and Two Entrees with Two Drinks at Grand China Restaurant ($60 Value)

Grand China Restaurant

Garden Hills

Restaurant serves variety of Asian cuisine, from Chinese meals to Japanese and Thai dishes

$60 $27

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Brewery Tour and Tasting with Souvenirs for Two or Four at Red Brick Brewing Company (Up to 60% Off)

Red Brick Brewing Company

Atlanta

Guests sample four craft brews while touring a centuries-old brewery

$58 $24.25

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Stand Up Comedy at Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre and a $20 Credit for Cellar 56 (Up to 57% Off)

The Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre

Atlanta

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Atlanta outpost of storied comedy-club chain hosts nationally touring comedians seen on sitcoms and late-night television

$70.40 $30

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Pizza Fare or Large Pizza with Garlic Knots and Large Salad at Buckhead Pizza Co. (Up to 42% Off)

Buckhead Pizza Co.

Multiple Locations

Chefs hand toss whole-wheat and regular dough before firing made-to-order pies in a 500-degree oven and topping them with housemade sauce

$34.20 $20

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$5 for $10 Worth of Café Food and Beverages at Good Karma Coffee House

Good Karma Coffee House

Avondale Estates

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

$10 $5

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$10 for $20 Worth of Nepali and Indian Cuisine at Himalayan Spice

Himalayan Spice

Atlanta-Decatur

Steamed momo dumplings, noodles, and other specialties of the Himalayas at a spot named one of 2013's best new restaurants by Atlanta

$20 $10

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Authentic Ethiopian Cuisine at Piassa Restaurant & Mart (Up to 53% Off)

Piassa Restaurant & Mart

Scottdale

Vibrant artwork & traditional furniture surround diners as they enjoy fresh sautéed meats & vegetables with traditional Ethiopian drinks

$60 $28

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$6 for Three Groupons, Each Good for a Jr. Deluxe Cheeseburger and a Medium Tots at Sonic ($11.64 Total Value)

Sonic

Multiple Locations

Carhops deliver brown-bagged burgers, hot dogs, and chicken strips to cars at iconic hamburger stand

$3.88 $2

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Two Dozen Cupcakes, 8" Round Cake, or Half Sheet Cake at Scrumptious Cakery (50% Off)

Scrumptious Cakery

Atlanta-Decatur

Cupcakes and cakes topped with swirls of buttercream icing come in such flavors as classic butter, carrot, and strawberry

$30 $15

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Caribbean Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Cala Bar and Grill (Up to 47% Off)

Cala Bar and Grill

Atlanta-Decatur

Caribbean-fusion dishes such as jerk-chicken paninis, curry jumbo shrimp, crawfish pasta, and slow-braised oxtails

$71 $39

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Tea Tasting for Two or Four at ZenTea (Up to 51% Off)

ZenTea

Chamblee

Tea tastings focus on a particular type, such as green or hot-tea lattes, and include 5–6 samples and a dessert

$40 $20

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$10 for Four 10 oz. Frozen Yogurts at Yogurt Mountain At Prado

Yogurt Mountain

Atlanta

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

$18 $10

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Indian Cuisine or Brunch at Himalayas Indian Restaurant (Up to 48% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

Himalayas Indian Restaurant

Chamblee

No passport needed to explore a menu of pan-regional Indian and Himalayan cooking based on generations-old family recipes

$25 $12.99

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Caribbean and International Food at Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Chef Rob's Caribbean Café & Upscale Lounge

Sandy Springs

Caribbean selections include braised beef oxtails and curry goat; international choices include North Atlantic salmon

$40 $25

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Grilled Fish and Chicken for Two or Four at Boneheads (Up to 50% Off)

Boneheads

Atlanta

Fresh local ingredients mix with seafood entrees and chicken smothered in piri-piri pepper sauce

$20 $12

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Standup for Two at The Punchline Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

The Punchline Comedy Club

Atlanta

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Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal, Last Comic Standing winner Jon Reep, and other headliners bring the laughs

$50 $25

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Mediterranean Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Aldo's Cafe (Up to 47% Off)

Aldo's Cafe

Tucker

Italian, Persian, and Greek dishes include hearty pastas, charbroiled kebabs, and gyro platters served with warm pita bread

$20 $11

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$10 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Organic Medicinal Teas at J'Lore Holistic Health & Beauty

J'Lore Holistic Health & Beauty

Beauty by Bowers

Designed to boost health for both the body and mind, the teas come in eight varieties

$20 $10

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Two Dozen Assorted Mini Cupcakes at Just Dessertz by Erika (42% Off)

Just Dessertz By Erika

Union City

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

$36 $21

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Ice Cream, Sorbet, and Desserts at Jackie's Ice Creams (Up to 50% Off)

Jackie's Ice Creams

Mableton

Ice-cream and sorbet flavors can be custom made

$20 $11

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Sweet Packs at Jackie's Ice Cream (Up to 75% Off)

Jackie's Ice Cream

Mableton

Packs of popcorn, ice cream, cupcakes, and other treats, in flavors such as red velvet or chocolate Oreo

$75 $21

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Brazilian Meal with Bottles of Wine for Two or Four at Red & Green Brazilian Steakhouse (Up to 50% Off)

Red & Green Brazilian Steakhouse

Chamblee-Doraville

Cherry-wood decor and Brazilian music set the stage for a nonstop churrasco meal featuring top sirloin, filet mignon, and garlic beef

$106 $55

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Baked Goods at Soo Soo Tasty Sweet Boutique (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Soo Soo Tasty Sweet Boutique

Mableton

Bakery creates treats such as cake balls, cupcakes, and full-size cakes, as well as liquor-infused cake balls

$5 $3

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Asian Cuisine at Manchuria Garden (48% Off). Two Options Available.

Manchuria Garden

Norcross

Classic Chinese dishes such as mongolian beef and chicken with broccoli along with hibachi-style delicacies and sushi

$25 $13

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$6 for $10 Worth of Pizza — Patagonia Wood Pizza

Patagonia Pizza

Marietta

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

$10 $6

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$30 Worth of Gourmet Pizza, Sides, and Drinks at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza. Two Options Available.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

Marietta

Wood-fired ovens cook specialty pizzas available in 22 different styles, from traditional Italian toppings to fun innovative Thai pizzas

$30 $15

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$14 for $25 Worth of Indian Food — Royal Restaurant & Sweets

Royal Restaurant And Sweets

Lilburn

Select anything from our menu of fine Indian cuisine.

$25 $14

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Caribbean-American Fusion Cuisine at Spice It Up Cafe (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Spice It Up Cafe

Marietta

Chefs serve up Caribean and vegetarian dishes with an American twist inside a restauraunt equipped with a bar and three TVs

$30 $15

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Italian Meal for Two or Four at Bella Italia (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Bella Italia

Roswell

Gnocchi in creamy gorgonzola sauce, fried lobster ravioli, veal scaloppine, and other Italian treats paired with house wine

$70 $35

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Bakery and Café Fare or Catering at Atlanta Bread (45% Off)

Atlanta Bread

Fayetteville

Roasted turkey, honey maple ham, chicken salad, salmon bahn-mi, California avocado, and hummus and edamame sandwiches

$10 $5.50

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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 worth of food or drinks at DC Backyard Grill ($30 Value)

DC Backyard Grill

Marietta

Entrees including beef & pork ribs, lamb, turkey, vegetarian sandwiches, salmon, & shrimp salads set the stage for sweet homestyle desserts

$10 $6

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$11.50 for $20 Worth of Bar Food for Two at T J's Sports Bar & Grill

T J's Sports Bar & Grill

Rivermont

Sports bar serves up classic fare such as onion rings, wings, burgers, and fish 'n' chips

$20 $11.50

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$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Sputnik's Yogurt ($25 Total Value)

Sputnik's Yogurt

Roswell

Enjoy a large selection of frozen yogurt with sweet, tart, and non-dairy options, as well as more than 50 toppings

$5 $3

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Brew-U Home-Brew Class for One, Two, or Four at Peachtree Growler Co. (50% Off)

Peachtree Growler Co.

Peachtree Corners

Certified beer master teaches students the basics of home brewing craft beer; students receive 32-ounce growler of beer

$35 $17.50

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Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for One 32 Oz. Specialty Smoothie at Reload Health Bar & Supplements (Half Off)

Reload Health Bar & Supplements

Multiple Locations

Grab 32 oz. smoothies made with 100% real fruit and nutritional supplements

$10 $5

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Gourmet African Fare for Take-Out or Delivery from Sheba Foods (Up to 45% Off)

Sheba Foods

Lilburn

African chefs create dishes from their homelands, such as fried plantains, fufu, meaty stews, peanut chicken, and jerk wings

$30 $18

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American Diner Food at Thumbs Up Diner (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Thumbs Up Diner

Roswell

House-smoked meats served with multigrain biscuits and freshly squeezed juices amid plush red swivel stools and formica countertops

$16 $8

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Southern Comfort Food at Fork in the Road Cafe and Catering (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Fork in the Road Cafe and Catering

Fayetteville

Working from family recipes, cooks whip up southern-style breakfasts like made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits and homemade sausage gravy

$15 $8.50

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Two Calzones, Four Pizza Slices, or Two Large Specialty Pizzas at Johnny's Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

Johnny's Pizza

Fayetteville

New York–style pizzas, calzones, and catered meals bring groups together to share a meal

$22.38 $12

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$20 for Two-Course Mexican Meal for Two with Margaritas at Buzy Burrito Mexican Grill

Buzy Burrito Mexican Grill

Roswell

Try our delicious comal or molcajete for two with a couple of mango margaritas.

$37 $20

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$10 for $20 Worth of Family-Style Italian Cuisine at Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

Alpharetta

Gather family and friends for unique Italian-American dishes that include Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

$20 $10

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A cozy, red-brick neighborhood hotspot, Grant Park Coffeehouse serves up piping-hot or frosty iced cups of java alongside a packed menu of savory breakfast turnovers, healthy wraps, and freshly baked pastries. Stamp taste-bud passports with the piquant punch of European-inspired brews such as the espresso ($1.95–$2.25), or perform daring high dives into a frothy cappuccino ($2.75–$4.50). The homebrew ($1.50–$3.50) brims with classic flavors, and the pumpkin-spice latte ($3.50–$4.50) puts palates in mind of autumnal romps through raked leaves. Turn punches into lunch fare like a wizard during a boxing match with the three-cheese grilled-cheese sandwich ($4), welling with cheddar, swiss, and provolone, or keep lunch fare company with a chips and large drink combo for $2.

753 Cherokee Ave
Atlanta,
GA
US

Decorated like a float that just escaped the Mardi Gras parade, Just Loaf'n Food Truck is the mobile sibling of the brick-and-mortar restaurant Just Loaf'n. The food truck bops around to locations that include food festivals, farmers' markets, and late-night drag races, stopping in to serve up New Orleans–style po' boys, jambalaya, and 25 flavors of sno balls. The chefs stay true to their theme by using authentic NoLa ingredients such as Patton's hot sausage, Leidenheimer french bread, and Gulf Coast shrimp.

371 Boulevard Southeast
Atlanta,
GA
US

The Three Faces of Six Feet Under

Pub-Style Seafood

Raw, steamed, stewed, fried, grilled, or baked—at Six Feet Under, you can get your seafood prepared exactly how you like it. The raw bar serves up three types of oysters, a perfect prelude to warmer meals of steamed mussels, blackened catfish, or crispy fish and chips. Chefs fully embrace traditional Southern flavors with their oyster po’ boys and fried green tomatoes, and they also dip south of the border to whip up tacos filled with catfish, shrimp, calamari, or chicken.

Craft Beer

At Six Feet Under, you can find your big-name standbys—Budweiser, Coors, Miller—but only by the bottle. The restaurant’s roughly two-dozen taps are reserved almost exclusively for local, domestic, and international craft beers, many available by the pitcher. This strikes a nice balance between the beer connoisseurs and the happy-hour crowds, a harmony that extends to the cocktail list's eclectic roster of margaritas, top-shelf martinis, and bawdily named oyster shooters.

Rooftop Bars

Everything on the menu pairs well with views of the twinkling Atlanta skyline, which is visible from the rooftop bars at both locations. The two spots were collectively named some of America’s Best Outdoor Bars by Travel + Leisure magazine. Views of the historic Oakland Cemetery, built in 1850, might sway you towards the original Grand Park location—and clue you in to the origins of the pub’s macabre moniker.

437 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta,
GA
US

Strings of hot-pepper-shaped lights hang over the bar at Mezcalitos Cocina & Tequila Bar's main location, where they're accented by colorful toy parrots and bullfighting posters. This lively decor helps distract from the lurking menace behind the bar: a housemade 10-pepper tequila known as Devil's Water. Adventurous sorts can gulp it straight as a shot, and more timid diners can take its spicy edge off by blending it with one of the restaurant's other signature tequilas. It's a tradition so popular that Mezcalitos has carried it over to their newly opened Grant Park location, too.

When it comes to the food, everything on the menu is made from scratch, from the hand-rolled tamales to the cilantro-infused rice and mole sauces. Chipotle-cheese grits complement grilled ribeye steak, and oranges and cinnamon add an unexpected sweetness to the slow-cooked red pork mole. Vegetarians and vegans can fill up on tofu tacos or salads piled high with pumpkin seeds, grilled zucchini, and roasted red peppers.

304 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta,
GA
US

Jack Sobel was homesick?and a bit hungry. He'd recently left New Mexico for Atlanta, and often found himself prowling streets lined with pizzerias, taco shacks, and international restaurants, hoping to find the southwestern dishes he'd grown up on. Memories of sweet yellow Navajo corn sauce and fiery chorizo lingered at the forefront of his mind, but most potently missed were the Hatch green chiles so integral to southwestern cooking. So after searching in vain, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Agave Restaurant was born.

Every week, Jack has fresh green and red chiles shipped directly to his open-air kitchen from Hatch, New Mexico. He combines these with locally sourced ingredients to craft contemporary southwestern specialties lauded by media outlets ranging from Creative Loafing to USA Today. Pulling from his years working alongside Mexican and Navajo chefs, he whips up smoky blue-corn chicken enchiladas, tender green-chile meatloaf, and crawfish pasta showered in spicy red-chile cream, all washed down with the specialty margaritas named as some of the finest in the city by CBS Atlanta. The margaritas' secret? Freshly squeezed lime juice and 100 different varieties of tequila.

As Jack and his chefs labor in the kitchen, diners await meals out in the airy bi-level dining room, where colorful paintings, vibrant tapestries, and rustic crosses speckle the sand-colored walls. The restaurant is housed in a historically important building?the original General Store for the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill, which once peddled groceries and essentials to shoppers in exchange for pennies and magic beans.

242 Boulevard SE
Atlanta,
GA
US

Part tapas restaurant and part upscale lounge, bar ONE offers a sultry retreat from Atlanta's daily bustle and peach-avalanches. The lounge's ivory sofas, artful semi-nude photos, and mirror-polished surfaces create a chic background, no matter where or how guests choose to situate themselves. The best foreground, however, is a spread of small plates that blend the classic flavors of southern food with the spices and fruits of the Caribbean. Coconut curry shrimp, for instance, shares the spotlight with sweet potato waffles, and jerk chicken is folded into quesadillas. That combination of tastes is personal for Chef Natasha Wong, who draws on culinary know-how gleaned from both her years of cooking professionally in the states and her childhood spent in the Virgin Islands helping out in her parents' kitchen.

687 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta,
GA
US

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