Food & Drink in Carroll

50% Off Wine Tasting

Stuart

$32 $16

In a renovated 19th-century schoolhouse, visitors sample eclectic red and white wines crafted from locally grown ingredients

52% Off Wine Tasting at Penoach Vineyard & Winery

Adel

$33 $16

Wine tasters uncork a bottle of one of Penoach's wines, such as Farmhouse White or Windmill Red, sipped from a souvenir glass

50% Off from SKAL - Wine & Beer Tastings

Factory Stores of America Outlet

$50 $25

Enjoy live music while sampling beers and wines

Half Off Comfort Food at The Corn Patch Restaurant

Grimes

$20 $10

Hearty cups of homemade potato soup accompany hearty meals of fried chicken, steak sandwiches, and premium Iowa pork chops

50% Off Breakfast at OverTime

Urbandale

$16 $8

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Bacon, sausage and veggie filled omelettes, loaded hash browns, and stacks of fluffy hot cakes satisfy morning hunger

$5 for Frozen Yogurt Creations

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Build your own frozen creations with rotating frozen yogurt flavors and toppings like fresh fruit and crushed candy

Up to 45% Off at Cosi Cucina Italian Grill

Clive

$50 $28

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Smoked chicken crowns pizza, steaks sizzle on plates, and shrimp swims in pasta at a romantic eatery with more than 36 wines by the glass

48% Off Pizza and Barbecue at Mustard's Restaurant

Des Moines

$25 $13

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Chefs slow-cook meats over apple and cherry woods, and prepare New York–style pizza and grilled sandwiches

Up to 50% Off at Honors Lounge

Clive

$20 $11

Lounge with karaoke, darts, and more offers meals of beer and third-pound burgers

Up to 50% Off Authentic Indian Cuisine at Kurry Xpress

Clive

$20 $11

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Housemade paneer cheese enlivens vegetarian curries, and flatbreads such as roti and naan scoop up lamb saag and chicken vindaloo

$10 for Coffee and Food at Grounds for Celebration

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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House-roasted coffees from the owners' farm, flavored with Monin syrups and Ghirardelli chocolate, pair with sandwiches and fresh pastries

45% Off Asian Food at Cafe Su

West Des Moines

$20 $11

Vegetables in garlic sauce, fortune cookies, and crab rangoons served in a casual eatery decorated with paper lanterns

45% Off Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery

West Des Moines

$10 $5.50

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Ice cream in a wide variety of flavors mixed with fruit, candy, and cookies atop a chilled stone in front of customers

40% Off at Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt

Ankeny

$10 $6

Frozen yogurt in more than 50 sweet and tart flavors, including oatmeal cookie, strawberry kiwi, and lemon chiffon

45% Off Cajun Food and Drinks at Fat Tuesday

Des Moines

$20 $11

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Menu of alligator, catfish, and oyster po' boys supplemented by regular crawfish boils amid New Orleans decor

Central City Liquors – 40% Off

River Bend

$30 $18

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Spirits from brands including Jameson, Bushmills, Grey Goose, and Captain Morgan as well as premixed beverages and cocktail ingredients

Half Off Asian Food and Cocktails at Red Bistro

Des Moines

$40 $21

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Mongolian beef, Chef Zon special, vermicelli salad, and sushi rolls color the Asian fusion menu

45% Off at Zimm's Food and Spirits

North of Grand

$20 $11

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Cuisine includes sandwiches such as the Greek Goddess and French Dip, the Des Moines and the Texan burger with bacon and barbecue sauce

Up to 50% Off at Quinton's Bar & Deli

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

House specialties include grilled-cheese burgers, bread-bowl potato soup, loaded potatoes, and cocktails with house-made ginger beer

Keller's Deli and Cafe – Up to 50% Off Deli Fare or Catering

Downtown Des Moines

$20 $11

Freshly baked artisan breads such as five-grain wheat or roasted garlic and cheddar, topped with housemade meatloaf or corned beef

45% Off American Cuisine at Firehouse Lounge

McKinley School - Columbus Park

$20 $11

Restaurant's offerings include tacos and homemade onion rings, hot beef sandwiches, and zesty jalapeño poppers

48% Off at Players Sports Bar & Grill

Beaverdale

$25 $13

Diners can chow down on pub food at the bar, or cozy up in a booth while catching sports games on the big-screen TVs

50% Off at Capital Pub and Hot Dog Co.

East Village

$20 $10

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Rotating menu of specialty dishes include char-grilled hot dogs topped with mac and cheese and crumbled bacon; draft beer and martinis

Up to 54% Off American Food at Jay's Restaurant & Lounge

Sanborn

$20 $11

Diners can check out the restaurant's arcade games before enjoying weekly specials such as wing night and all-you-can-eat broasted chicken

Backline Improv Theatre – $5 for Improv Comedy Show

Backline Improv Theatre

$10 $5

Troupes trained by veteran improvisor perform long-form pieces showcasing quick wits

40% Off Gourmet Popcorn at Vic's Corn Popper

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

Popcorn flavored with white cheddar, salt and vinegar, or caramel packed into sports- and holiday-themed tins

48% Off Modern American Prix Fixe Dinner at Dolce

Northwest Omaha

$58 $30

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Meals start with a shared appetizer, a soup or salad, an entree such as an American Kobe flat-iron steak, and a shared dessert

$10 for Sushi at Matsu Sushi

Downtown

$20 $10

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Extensive sushi menu features inventive house seafood and vegetarian maki or fresh, delicate slices of nigiri

50% Off Asian Fusion Food at Mekong Restaurant

South Omaha

$20 $10

Diners dig into Asian fusion dishes such as pho, grilled lemongrass chicken, and fresh seafood at an eatery open seven days a week

Half Off Coffee, Tea, and Brewing Accessories

West Omaha

$20 $10

Coffee roasted daily, brewing equipment and accessories, and licensed, Huskers-themed coffee varieties

Up to 51% Off Moroccan at Marrakech Restaurant

Gifford Park

$20 $10

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Entrees such as veggie and lamb tagine cooked in a clay pot and chicken and shrimp curry, plus wraps and paninis

$10 for Vietnamese Food at Saigon Surface

Downtown

$20 $10

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A Saigon native cooks up vermicelli bowls with wild prawns, oxtail pho with brisket, and grilled pork in a modern, lounge-like environment

50% Off Indian Food at Paradise Biryani Pointe

Northwest Omaha

$20 $10

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Chefs specialize in authentic recipes from across India, such as palak paneer with cheese and spinach, chicken tikka masala, and samosas

Up to 54% Off Alcoholic Beverages

West Omaha

$20 $10

The bar offers craft cocktails such as the Strawberry Shortcake, which consists of strawberry rum, strawberry puree, and cake vodka

Half Off Pastries and Donuts at Pettit's Pastry

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

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Freshly prepared glazed, cake, and sugar donuts are made every morning along with cinnamon rolls, cookies, turnovers, and cupcakes

50% Off Pan-Asian Food at Pana 88

Midtown

$10 $5

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Chefs can whip up teriyaki dishes, mongolian beef, and peanut-butter chicken

Tanduri Fusion – Modern Indian Food

West Omaha

$30 $15

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After marinating in yogurt and spices, chicken and shrimp bake in tandoori ovens, then arrive at tables alongside roasted lamb and curries

Half Off Gourmet Burgers and Beer at BrewBurgers

South Central Omaha

$14 $7

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Chef Menard smokes and brines beef brisket and hand-forms Angus beef, bison, and lamb patties, pairing them with more than 40 craft beers

50% Off Drinks at Slowdown

North Downtown

$20 $10

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Venue founded by the folks behind Saddle Creek Records hosts concerts, trivia nights, and 12 craft brews on tap

Up to 51% Off Wine Tour and Tasting

Indianola

$40 $20

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Tour-goers can sip wine and eat cheese and crackers

Up to 50% Off American Home-Style Cuisine at Front Porch Eatery

Murray

$20 $11

Cozy, family-owned café serves up locally-sourced American home-style dishes such as barbecue and a Friday fish fry during Lent

50% Off at The Sugar Shack Bakery

Sioux City

$20 $10

Cookie flavors include raspberry swirl, turtle, and red velvet; bars come in flavors such as cherry almond, salted nut roll, and pecan pie

Half Off at Gusto Cuban Cafe in Ralston

South Central Omaha

$40 $20

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Cuban sandwiches, shredded brisket & seafood dishes made from fresh ingredients & traditional spices

Up to 50% Off Combo Meals at Abelardo's Mexican Food

South Central Omaha

$18.98 $10

Combination meals include rice, beans, and traditional entrees such as carnitas, fish tacos, or chiles rellenos

36% Off Toast Nebraska Wine Festival

Mahoney State Park - Open Air Pavillion

$70 $45

Tasting rooms hosted by 17 Nebraska wineries at a festival complete with live music and unlimited wine samples

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting Plus Bottle

Ashland

$25 $13

Named for terroir in which its grapes flourish, vineyard's rocky mineral-rich soil is home to nine varieties of French-American grapes

50% Off Pizza and Italian Cuisine

Elkhorn

$30 $15

Hand-made dough tossed into New York-style pizzas topped with fresh ingredients

50% Off American Cuisine at Heartland Cafe

Elkhorn

$24 $12

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Diners graze on all-day Sunday buffets while servers bustle out warm plates of roast beef sandwiches and stacks of hotcakes, bacon, and eggs

Half Off Sandwiches at Hero Deli

1900 E Military

$30 $15

Sub sandwiches, gyros, 3-foot subs, and catering

Select Local Merchants

Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.

Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milk Shake, and Best Drive-Thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.

10100 Olde US 20
Rossford,
OH
US

At the beginning of the 20th century, horses whinnied and snorted in the basement of The Livery building, according to the Des Moines Register. Today, though, the cleaned-up space is home to a cozy cafe run by Betsy and James Gideon. Betsy and James strive for thoughtful quality in the form of single-pour brews of coffee and the pastries they bake in-house. The café's ovens are not only for pastries, though; the Gideons also bake fresh bread for sandwiches rather than using prepackaged bread or reconstituted croutons. Guests can recline on wooden furniture that James Gideon constructs himself, or head to the outdoor patio in warm weather.

806 7th Street
Boone,
IA
US

A selection of 40 themed rooms at the Hotel Pattee celebrates historical contributions to Midwestern life. Standard stayers can pass notes in the Alton School room or sleep under the stars and stripes of the marching-band room. A space celebrating Japanese culture is available to premiere guests, and the aura of Louis Armstrong resides in a New Orleans-inspired suite room. Personalized touches include a wood-burning fireplaces in select rooms and more than 130 pieces of original artwork. Active bodies can find a niche in the fitness center, which features cardio equipment and a hot tub, a sauna, and a steam room.

1112 Willis Ave
Perry,
IA
US

Now in its 40th year, Medicap Pharmacy stocks its shelves with an array of healthcare products, specializing in a neighborhood-friendly atmosphere staffed by personable pharmacists. Guests are invited to peruse Medicap Pharmacy's thoroughfares lined with medicinal home goods, or stop by the pharmacy counter to fill a prescription or ask about seasonal flu shots. Customers can tenderly tend to wounded ankles with an ankle brace ($29.90), reward immune systems with reinforcing cold medicine ($1.59–$11.49), or keep the body stocked with the vital nutrients by picking up women’s vitamins ($8.90). Medicap Pharmacy also keeps customers in tip-top shape by offering preventative health screenings as well as at-home delivery.

10 Warrior Ln
Waukee,
IA
US

In the summer of 2000, Bob Young took over Italian Villages, and made the restaurant a family affair by running it along with his children Brenna and Perry. Thirteen years later, the chefs are still crafting a menu of familiar Italian staples alongside American dinner entrees such as steak, seafood, and chicken breast draped in American flag sauce. And in keeping with the restaurant's family-friendly vibe, the menu also offers a kids menu featuring classic childhood favorites such as grilled cheese and spaghetti.

715 Main St
Adel,
IA
US

Inspired by trips to the state's northwestern lakes, Okoboji Grill conjures the wayfaring spirit of summer vacation with hearty American comfort food. Chefs marinate chicken strips in beer before hand-breading them in a secret blend of spices, crown crispy onion strings with Iowa-raised pork chops, and stack thin-sliced meats into towering club sandwiches and edible replicas of the Chrysler Building. Okoboji Grill also culls recipes from international cuisines, adding an American take to greek gyros, housemade tzatziki sauce, and italian bruschetta and pastas.

114 S Duff Ave
Ames,
IA
US