Today's Groupon gets you $50 worth of authentic Italian cuisine and drink for $20 at G'Vanni's Ristorante. G'Vanni's is a North End eatery known for its tasty tomato sauce and warm atmosphere. This Groupon is good at any of the restaurant's three locations in Boston, Billerica, and Portland.
A family-run operation, Meat Again has been satisfying carnivorous cravings for more than 30 years. Step into either of its protein palaces and peruse a savory selection that includes more than a dozen varieties of sausage made by the company’s own meat maestros, an array of top-quality cheeses, and a butcherly bounty of steaks and chops. Stuffed pork chops ($5.29/lb.), stuffed chicken breasts ($4.99 each), and marinated steak tips ($8.99/lb.) turn ordinary family dinners into flavor-filled bonding bonanzas. And rib eyes ($15.99/lb.), baby back ribs ($6.29/lb.), and ground sirloin ($3.99/lb.) help tailgating grill gurus prepare for whichever game, boat show, or opera they happen to be attending. A variety of made-from-scratch deli sandwiches and paninis—including a prosciutto-and-fresh-mozzarella option made with olive oil and baby spinach ($6.95)—are ideal for hurried hunger havers, while bulk deli meats and cheeses ($4.99–$8.99/lb.) are available to supply at-home sandwich factories.
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela with his five siblings, Pedro Alarcon has vivid memories of his mother’s daily dedication to preparing comforting meals. Her dishes, while simple, were always perfectly spiced and plentiful enough to share with family and friends. Now at his restaurant, La Casa De Pedro , he continues his mother's tradition, creating simple but flavorful Latin-American dishes such as paella, grilled racks of lamb, and shrimp sautéed in garlic, cilantro, and olive oil. The restaurant’s yellow and bright-green walls, coupled with tables set with blue glasses, matches its vibrant atmosphere fueled by specialty margaritas, caipirinhas, and mojitos. In the warmer months, guests can dine alfresco on the spacious patio surrounded by trees and a fountain.
The chefs at Shaans Panini and Roast Beef stuff subs and grilled panini sandwiches with an array of creative fillings—from chicken tikka marsala to steak tips to tofu. In addition to the dozens of handheld options, the menu serves up hearty helpings of eggplant parmigiana, baked ziti, and grilled veggie salads. Early risers can also get their fill with breakfast specialties such as three-egg omelets and home fries.
The chef twirls and spins his carving fork and spatula in a percussive rhythm atop the grill. He continues the show, slicing and seasoning meats and vegetables as part of a choreographed spectacle for guests lined around the perimeter of a hibachi grill. In addition to freshly seared dishes, the chefs also man a sushi bar, where they work with ingredients such as fresh salmon and deep-fried sweet potato. They prepare plenty of vegetarian items as well as a selection of Chinese dishes. Every dish is available for delivery within a 5-mile radius, which Kyoto's staff demarcates by drawing a large chalk circle around the restaurant.
Mexican chefs prepare Mexican food that's served in a dining area enclosed by walls decorated with Mexican art. Wooden hot plates keep tile-topped tables and overzealous servers' heads safe from fajita skillets that emit the sounds and scents of sizzling chicken, beef, or shrimp. Patrons may enhance their authentic meals with sprinkles of salt and pepper shaken out of repurposed Coronita bottles and complement their cuisine with oversized margaritas—crafted at the wraparound bar with a selection of more than 40 tequilas.