Food & Drink in Bedford

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

Up to 42% Off at Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Downtown Woburn

$50 $29

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

37% Off All-You-Can-Eat Dinner at Brazilian Steak House

Brazilian Steak House

North Woburn

$61.97 $39

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

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

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 53% Off Mexican Cuisine at Oscar’s Pinatas

Oscar's Pinatas

Tewksbury

$35 $17

Chefs sizzle ranchero-style ribs or seafood chimichanga with shrimp and scallops

44% Off Italian Food at Rufina's 

Rufina's

Chelmsford

$45 $25

(8)

Handcrafted Italian dishes such as four-cheese ravioli and veal marsala served amidst romantic lighting

50% Off Italian Fare at Ristorante Pavarotti in Reading

Ristorante Pavarotti

Reading

$40 $20

Veal and seafood simmered in delicate wine sauces served in Italian eatery with large wine list

Up to 61% Off Beer- or Wine-Making Class or Bartending Class

The Wine Shop of Reading

Reading

$200 $99

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

Up to 50% Off Baked Goods at swissbäkers

swissbäkers

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(40)

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

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

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

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 at Porto Bello Restaurant

Porto Bello Restaurant

Wakefield

$50 $25

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

Up to 50% Off at Lakeside Bar and Grill

Lakeside Bar and Grill

Wakefield

$10 $5

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

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 50% Off at Sweet Spot Bakery

Sweet Spot Bakery

Melrose

$20 $11

(21)

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

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

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

50% Off American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $21

(15)

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

40% Off at Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

$5 $3

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

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

Half Off Mexican Food at The Fat Cactus

The Fat Cactus

Lynnfield

$40 $20

(137)

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

Up to 50% Off American Food at Blue Angus Cafe

Blue Angus Cafe

Dracut

$35 $20

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

Half off Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies and Milkshakes

I Love Milkshakes

West Everett

$10 $5

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

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

45% Off Italian Dinner at La Vita Mia

La Vita Mia

Downtown Saugus

$30 $17.50

(38)

Flat-bread pizza with spicy shrimp, prosciutto, and capes, create-your-own pastas, and sirloin steak in a balsamic sauce

Up to Half Off Latin Cuisine at Nazca Cafe

Nazca Cafe

Boadway

$38 $19

(3)

Vibrant preparations and hearty portions of cebiche, seafood medleys, roasted pork, and grilled steak

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

50% Off at Tantric India Bistro

Tantric India Bistro

Downtown

$30 $15

Chefs draw recipes from all over India to create lamb tikka masala, chicken korma, Goan shrimp curry, and dosas

The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour – Up to 48% Off

Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $16

(20)
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Four stars from TBS's Sullivan & Son strut their standup roots for the third year in a row

50% Off Four-Course Sunset Dinner at Charles River Bistro

Charles River Bistro

Boston

$150 $75

Enjoy a four course meal of new American cuisine such as pan seared norwegian salmon and native lamb sirloin

50% Off Ballpark Concessions

Boston Event Specialists Outside of Fenway Park

Intersection of Yawkey Way and Van Ness

$20 $10

Find these food-cart concessions at every home Red Sox game

50% Off at SideBar Food and Spirits

SideBar Food and Spirits

Downtown

$15 $7.50

(158)

Downtown pub with TVs, arcade games, and a jukebox dishes out food such as burgers, wings, sandwiches, and brick-oven pizza

Up to 40% Off Dinner at Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

East Boston

$81.50 $49

(147)

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

Up to 52% Off Standup Comedy

Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up big laughs

50% Off Chocolate Tasting at Gourmet Boutique

Gourmet Boutique

Back Bay

$80 $40

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

40% Off at Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Downtown - Leather District

$25 $15

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

Up to 55% Off Zagat-Rated German Cuisine at Jacob Wirth

Jacob Wirth

Theater District

$20 $11

(340)

Traditional schnitzel, hearty burgers, and light salads fill diners in restaurant that has fostered festive German dining since 1868

50% Off Turkish Cuisine at Saray Restaurant

Saray Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

(92)

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

Rock City Pizza – Up to 50% Off

Rock City Pizza

Allston/Brighton

$30 $15

(15)

Innovative thin-crust pizzas topped with steak, pesto, or chicken and buffalo sauce; entree options include subs, burgers, and pasta

40% Off Pub Food at The Red Hat

The Red Hat

West End

$50 $30

(145)

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

Up to 47% Off Ethiopian Food at Addis Red Sea

Addis Red Sea

South End

$31.90 $17

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

Up to 53% Off at Bukhara Indian Bistro

Bukhara Indian Bistro

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$57 $28

(251)

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

Up to 56% Off Indian Meal at Mela

Mela

South End

$71 $32

(349)

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

Up to 51% Off Tapas at Mojitos

Mojitos

Downtown

$40 $20

(82)

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

Up to 50% Off at Downeast Cider House

Downeast Cider House

Boston

$14 $7

Guests sip refreshing, freshly brewed, farm style ciders during tours, and leave with 64oz souvenir growler

Half Off Pizza, Paninis, and Roll-Ups at Angora Café

Angora Café

Coolidge Corner

$10 $5

(151)

Cooks at European-style café focus on Mediterranean and Italian flavors in dishes such as hummus-filled roll-ups and meatball-topped pizzas

Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

43% Toward Baked Goods

So Sweet Confections

On Location

$30 $17

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

50% Off Farm-Fresh Food at Fenmore American Bistro

Fenmore American Bistro

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Chefs create American favorites, such as grilled salmon and pastrami reubens, with local produce and ethically raised meats

50% Off Café Food at Oakleaf Cakes

Oakleaf Cakes

Boston

$6 $3

(21)

Bakery stocks the shelves of its attached café with scrumptious pastries and cupcakes alongside familiar coffee classics

Up to Half Off Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante

Filippo Ristorante

North End

$35 $20

(101)

Owners who spend part of the year in Sulmona, Italy, treat taste buds to the region's cuisine, including pasta, seafood, and veal dishes

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When The Melting Pot originally opened in 1975 just outside Orlando, the location was cozy and quaint, but diners had only three options: swiss-cheese fondue, beef fondue, or chocolate fondue. However, as the restaurant grew in popularity, so did its menu selection and atmosphere. The restaurant first expanded four years later under the leadership of a Melting Pot waiter and enterprising college student named Mark Johnston, who teamed up with his brothers Mike and Bob to open a new outpost in Tallahassee. This location grew in reputation to pave the way for future franchise expansion. Today, the company—now owned by the trio of siblings—reigns as the premier fondue, wine, and drink restaurant, stretching across North America with more than 140 restaurants linked by underground tunnels. The restaurant's menu has also ballooned, and patrons can now expect six varieties of hot dipping cheese paired with salads, meats, and molten chocolate.

On a given night, groups of foodies gather around tables to nosh on signature four-course meals, from cheese-fondue appetizers and various salads to steaks and seafood cooked in a choice of healthy broth or oil. Birthday revelers and couples can share decadent evenings at private tables, capping off meals with chocolate desserts that have defined The Melting Pot for decades.

213 Burlington Rd.
Bedford,
MA
US

Bamboo Fine Asian Cuisine isn't a Chinese restaurant or a Japanese restaurant—it's both, and it's got the menu(s) to prove it. Chinese dishes range from Hunan spicy beef and crispy pad thai to a daily lunch buffet, complete with baskets of dim sum treats. The Japanese dishes, meanwhile, hail from designated sushi chefs, who hand-craft nigiri and specialty maki such as the shrimp-tempura-stuffed dragon roll. For special occasions, or during flood warnings, diners can order their sushi served in a wooden boat—a fun alternative to a typical platter.

213 Burlington Rd.
Bedford,
MA
US

The burritos at Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina aren't the handheld fast-food variety. Far from it, actually. The sauces and melted cheeses that smother the tortillas make them best eaten with a fork. Some of the burritos are stuffed with classic fillings, such as chicken or slices of grilled steak, whereas others are more innovative: the Atlantic Burrito is filled with shrimp, crab, fish, and scallops. There's even a fried apple-caramel burrito for dessert.

Though Ixtapa's chefs eagerly experiment with their dishes, there's no "Tex-Mex" on the menu—every taco, chimichanga, and enchilada is a remnant of an old family recipe. Each one can be traced back to its inspiration in Guadalajara and its namesake resort in Mexico. Margaritas complement the food with flavors of blackberry and kiwi, and range from the classic hand-shaken lime margarita to El Presidente, made with Cuervo 1800 tequila and delivered via motorcade.

177 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington,
MA
US

James Alexander Wilson, W.M. Wilson, and their brother-in-law George Reynolds traveled from Enniskillen, Ireland in 1884 to establish Wilson Farm. Once settled in Lexington, the trio bought 16 acres of land and rented nearby farmland to start harvesting a variety of produce. Since then, their farm has been passed down through the generations and undergone a number of expansions, with a farm stand built in 1952 and an 8,500-square-foot barn and 37,000-square-foot greenhouse built in 1996.

Today, the farm harvests more than 125 crops year-round, which range from asparagus to zucchini, and it also carries farm-fresh milk and eggs, freshly caught fish, and homemade baked goods. The garden center and open-air nursery flourish with flowers as fresh as a newborn in parachute pants, as well as vegetable starters and spring bulbs, planting containers, and fertilizers.

10 Pleasant St.
Lexington,
MA
US

Cake.'s simple, no-nonsense business name belies a menu full of elegant dessert creations, custom-made in stunning shapes for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and family celebrations in a wide range of flavors and fillings. Proprietor Michelle Ryan got her start in the baking trade at the age of eight, working in the kitchen making cookies and cakes alongside her childhood neighbor, Mr. Lewis. After years of delighting family and friends with her delicious desserts, Ryan turned her hobby into a career. Now, her handmade creations frequently appear in wedding banquet spreads, Hollywood feature films, and kitchens throughout the Boston area. Ryan wills into existence multi-tier wedding cakes clothed in creamy fondant, grooms' cakes in novelty shapes, and custom-made cupcakes in flavors such as Ghiradelli fudge, bittersweet mocha, and red velvet.

1628 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington,
MA
US

Avenue Deli's 35 sandwiches are built with Boar's Head meats, including German bologna, Genoa salami, and cracked-pepper turkey. Sandwich artists build specialty creations, such as the Thanksgiving Turkey with cranberry sauce and stuffing, and craft old standards, such as hot pastrami on one of 11 breads, including rye, focaccia, and onion roll. For the finishing touch on each sandwich, they look to a litany of 15 condiments and extras such as hummus and roasted red peppers. They also round out meals with a roster of salads and sides such as chili, and offer catering services.

1806 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington,
MA
US

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