Coffee & Treats in Uptown

$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Gourmet Baked Goods at The Wow Factor Cakes ($30 Total Value)

The Wow Factor Cakes

Dilworth

$15 $7

Wedding cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops that elicit "Wow"s for their flavors and innovative designs

Coffee Drinks or Tea and Baked Goods for Two or Four at FABO (42% Off)

FABO

FABO

$13.70 $8

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Fresh coffee, espresso drinks, tea, cookies, and scones, served in an eclectic setting decorated with vibrant works by local artists

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at TCBY ($30 Value)

TCBY

University

$10 $5

Twelve rotating self-serve frozen yogurt and non-dairy Silk flavors; choose from more than 50 toppings

$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Baked Goods at Our Daily Bread Bakery ($20 Total Value)

Our Daily Bread Bakery

Cornelius

$5 $2.50

Baker prepares brick-oven baked artisan breads, pastries, sandwiches, pizza, and specialty cakes

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at TCBY ($30 Value)

TCBY

Rock Hill

$10 $5

Twelve rotating self-serve frozen yogurt and non-dairy Silk flavors; choose from more than 50 toppings

$26 for $42 Worth of Tarts — Cheesecake Carousel

Cheesecake Carousel

Rock Hill

$42 $26

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

$5 for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Sweet Frog Statesville, NC

Sweet Frog Statesville, NC

Statesville

$10 $5

18 frozen-yogurt flavor combinations, such as new york cheesecake, sweet coconut, and georgia peach

$5 for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

Statesville

$10 $5

18 weekly-rotating frozen-yogurt flavor combinations, such as new york cheesecake, sweet coconut, and georgia peach

Frozen Yogurt at Frogurt (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Frogurt - Charlotte

Valley Hills Mall

$10 $6

Choose from 10 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, such as cake batter and peanut butter, and personalize it with any of 95 toppings

Frozen Yogurt at Frogurt (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Frogurt

Hickory

$10 $6

Choose from 10 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, such as cake batter and peanut butter, and personalize it with any of 95 toppings

One Dozen Cupcakes or Two Dozen Cake-Pops at My Local Bakery (Up to 50% Off)

My Local Bakery

Morganton

$25 $15

Specialty cupcake flavors change monthly, with options that might include chocolate-covered banana, red velvet, and strawberry cream cheese

Gourmet Popcorn at The Popcorn Fanatic (45% Off). Two Options Available.

The Popcorn Fanatic

The Popcorn Fanatic

$10 $6

Popcorn comes in more than 200 flavors, including banana pudding, green apple, Cheerwine, beer, buffalo wing, and spicy crab

Cake Squares and a Quart of Ice Cream or Two Quarts of Ice Cream at Dewey's Bakery (Up to 48% Off)

Dewey's Bakery

Multiple Locations

$21.39 $13

Bakery open since the Great Depression serves up delectable treats including cake squares and quarts of creamy Blue Ridge ice cream

$16 for a Prepared Meal for Four at Mrs. Pumpkin’s Bakery & Deli (Up to $29.49 Value)

Mrs. Pumpkin's Bakery & Deli

Old Town

$29.49 $16

Groups of four enjoy a prepared meal of chicken pie, baked spaghetti, or tetrazzini alongside garden salad, sides, baguette, and tea

Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies at Yogen Früz (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Yogen Früz

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

Creamy probiotic-rich frozen yogurt available in nonfat, no-sugar-added & lactose-free varieties & piled with fresh-fruit mix-ins & toppings

Afternoon Tea for 2 or 4, or Mother-Daughter Tea Party for 12 at Hampton's at J.H. Adams Inn (Up to 55% Off)

Hampton's at J.H. Adams Inn

High Point

$31 $15

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Elegant interior of Italian Renaissance–style mansion serves as backdrop for afternoon tea with light snacks

$6 for $10 Worth of Smoothies — Fit plus Nutrition

Fit Plus Nutrition

High Point

$10 $6

From the merchant: Come enjoy a healthy, delicious protein/meal-replacement smoothie.

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food at Tropical Smoothie Cafe ($30 Value)

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Greensboro

$10 $5

Wholesome flatbreads, wraps and salads pair with real-fruit smoothies packed with vitamins and supplements

Tea Tasting for Two or Four at Tealoha (Up to 58% Off)

Tealoha

Downtown

$30 $13

Tasting events let you try a variety of teas, learning the history and specifics of each kind

Coffee, Desserts, and Cafe Treats at Panacea Coffeehouse (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Panacea Coffeehouse

Waynesville

$10 $6

House-roasted beans from countries including Tanzania, Guatemala, and Sumatra serveded alongside a short menus of cafe treats

Select Local Merchants

Presto Bar and Grill spurns frozen and canned foods, instead offering the freshest meats, seafood, and vegetables, artfully presented and crafted with personal attention. Presto Grill's menu is headlined by the Angus burger, a sumptuous half-pound of fresh ground chuck that's char-grilled and tucked in a toasted kaiser roll ($7.75). Pizza purveyors use their jeweler's loupes to inspect the blemish-less spinach-cheese pizza, made in-house with mozzarella, feta, and parmesan cheese ($9.95 for 10"). Those in an aquatic state of mind can nosh on the seafood jambalaya, a mixture of shrimp, scallops, and calamari sautéed in a piquant Cajun tomato-cream sauce ($16.95). Finish by indulging in one of Presto's alluring desserts, such as the tuxedo truffle mousse ($6) and its attendant white-and-dark-chocolate icing, which can be quickly applied as an emergency wedding tuxedo. Sit underneath the red umbrellas dotting Presto Bar and Grill's exquisite rooftop patio, which affords scenic views of the Charlotte skyline, or conquer the Internet on the restaurant's WiFi. With free nearby parking, diners can easily rumble in on coal-powered moto-ottomans.

445 W Trade St
Charlotte,
NC
US

Savory small plates, including mac ?n? cheese and sliders made with locally farmed and organic Angus beef, pave the way to Crave Dessert Bar's main attraction?decadent desserts. The bar's sweet treats, which earned it Charlotte's best location for To Die For Desserts in 2012 by Elevate Lifestyle Magazine, include carrot and walnut cupcakes and chocolate fondue with seasonal fruits and marshmallows. Chocolate-swirled cheesecake rests atop a fudge-brown crust, and the red velvet cake, cream-cheese frosting, and toasted pecans of the Scarlet Letter layer cake pay homage to the only foods Nathaniel Hawthorne ate while writing The Scarlett Letter.

To complement the tapas and desserts? flavors, diners can puff on hookahs in more than 16 fruit varieties, including peach and watermelon. Bartenders craft more than 40 signature cocktails, which make the bar?s photographs and canvases by local artists more and more appealing as evenings progress. The loft's hardwood floors, exposed brick, and comfy chairs and couches accommodate guests until 2 a.m. Tuesday?Sunday, and after 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, the bar transforms into a 21+ hot spot.

500 W 5th St.
Charlotte,
NC
US

Queen City Segway Tours offers two-hour tours of downtown Charlotte aboard easy-to-maneuver Segways. Each Segway is equipped with high-speed microprocessors, solid-state gyroscopes, and powerful electric motors that keep riders of all ages balanced as they discover their Seg-legs. Cruise past sights such as the Wells Fargo Cultural Campus, Bank of America Stadium, Frazier Park, the Irwin Creek Greenway, and the historic Fourth Ward District, or customize your own route through the city's lesser-known lava pits and leopard-infested labyrinths. Tours are led by a knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide, and with group sizes limited to a maximum of six, you'll never have to worry about lagging behind. Whether you're visiting the Queen City for a day, or you've lived in its trees all your life, an expedition from Queen City Segway Tours is an exciting way to see Charlotte.

255 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Charlotte,
NC
US

Pie Town approaches each pizza as a work of crusted art, with local ingredients weaving in and out of each pie like the woodwinds in a cheese-based concerto. Pie Town uses both classic and 12-grain crusts as doughy circumferences for its pizza creations. Pie Town's pies are cooked for less than three minutes in the 800-degree heat of the restaurant's oven. When pizzas are done cooking, they are immediately brought to the table for inspection by the customer's taste buds. Acclaimed pizzas on Pie Town's dinner menu include the margherita ($12), which employs mozzarella cheese from the Chapel Hill Creamery, and the Bacon and Egg ($13), where the eggs cook atop the piping hot pizza like magnifying-glassed ants on a bacon-and-arugula sidewalk. An assortment of traditional toppings ($2 each), such as pepperoni and Italian sausage, are also available as slingshot ammunition. Pie Town also serves a selection of appetizers ($5–$6), salads ($6–$7), and desserts such as gelato du jour or chocolate fondue with strawberries, marshmallows, and Rice Krispies treats ($7).

710 W Trade St
Charlotte,
NC
US

Each tender patty of a Roadside burger is constructed of Sterling Silver premium grain-fed beef, aged for a minimum of 21 days to maximize tenderness. Signature burgers include the Roadside Rally, which tops a double cheeseburger with chili, slaw, onions, and mustard, and the Route 66, which blankets a double burger in pepper jack cheese, bacon, and barbecue sauce. But the eco-conscious burgers are only the beginning of Roadside's green pledge. To complement exposed brick and nostalgic advertising signs, Roadside outfits each restaurant with sustainable bamboo floors, recycled countertops and chairs, and picnic tables whittled from the driftwood of naturally floating picnic tables. The walls are decorated with reclaimed barn siding, while the names of diners who have successfully completed the eatery's famous quadruple Roadstar cheeseburger challenge decorate the virtual walls of their online shrine. Below hanging lights like scoops of vanilla ice cream, diners slurp up creamy milkshakes, such as Oreo and cremesicle, and two-hand signature burgers with slaw or chili, and a portion of those profits are donated to American Roadside charities, which helps children and families in need. On May 28, American Roadside celebrates National Hamburger Day with a contest that includes a new Harley-Davidson as a prize. After finishing off a hot Philly cheesesteak, patrons can add a boost to their evening with a glass of wine or beer, or add a boost to everyone's evening by drinking the biodiesel fuel crafted from Roadside's recycled fry oil.

440 S Church St
Charlotte,
NC
US

Through the wide entrance of Onoki Sushi Bar, visitors are greeted into the dining room's bright colors and clean lines that allow the food to take the spotlight. Servers present menus that feature traditional rolls and specialty rolls such as the Dazed & Confused that's lined with shrimp tempura and topped with tuna, salmon, and a yellowtail bandana. During lunch, stop in for a nine-piece chef's choice sashimi lunch or another special combination and refresh with a glass of the house beer.

101 South Tryon Street
Charlotte,
NC
US