Food & Drink in Cheshire

Steamed Cheeseburgers for Two or Four with Chips, Cookies, and Canned Drinks at Burg'r Tend'r (Up to 48% Off)

Burgr Tendr

Wallingford

Cheeseburgers with toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, ketchup, and mustard

$21 $11

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Vietnamese Cuisine at Pho Ethan (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Pho Ethan

Wallingford

Vietnamese restaurant dishes out spring rolls, seafood yellow noodle soup, beef pho, fried calamari, and spicy stir-fry chicken

$25 $14

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Breakfast or Lunch at Dad's Restaurant (Up to 35% Off). Two Options Available.

Dad's Restaurant

Wallingford Center

Restaurant's homey atmosphere invites diners to sit down for homemade belgian waffles, omelets, burgers, and triple-decker club sandwiches

$20 $14

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Mexican Food at Los Mariachis Bar and Grill (Up to 70% Off). Two Options Available.

Los Mariachis Bar and Grill

Wallingford Center

Menu of Mexican classics, including marinated shrimp and carne asada, served in the cozy dining rooom or on the breezy outdoor patio

$20 $6

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Upscale Pub Meal with Drinks for Two or Four at The Outer Space (Up to 43% Off)

The Outer Space

Hamden

Groups of two or four enjoy fare from an upscale pub menu alongside a large selection of craft beers

$60 $35

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Gourmet Sandwiches with Drinks for Two or Four at Johnny Prete's Deli A-Go-Go (50% Off)

Johnny Prete's Deli A-Go-Go

Hamden

Sandwiches include specialty steak and cheese flatbreads and shrimp po-boys as well as classic deli options such as roast beef

$20 $10

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Asian Cuisine at Moca Sushi (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Moca Sushi

North Haven

Menu includes snow crab salad, philadelphia rolls, tofu teriyaki, pad thai, hibachi steak, chicken curry, and seafood pineapple fried rice

$30 $16

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Italian-American Meal for Two or Four at Jesse Camille's Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

Jesse Camille's Restaurant

Naugatuck

On covered patio, beside fire, or at cozy sports bar, diners feast on thick, juicy burgers and pappardelle bolognese to satisfy hunger

$66 $32

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Italian American Food for Lunch or Dinner at East Street Eatery (50% Off)

East Street Eatery

Wolcott

Italian American staples including New York strip steak, Angus burgers topped with cheese, and pasta tossed with chicken or seafood

$30 $15

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$22 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Italian-American Food at Whiskey River Tavern ($40 Value)

Whiskey River Tavern

Waterford

Pub serves up fried ravioli, fish 'n' chips, meatball subs, and a slate of pizzas

$20 $10

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Prix Fixe Dinner with Beer Pairings or a Large Pizza with Beers for Two at Pies and Pints (Up to 61% Off)

Pies and Pints

Waterbury

Monthly prix fixe beer dinners pair four courses with craft brews

$120 $60

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Farm-to-Table Meal for Two or Four at Red Clover Cafe at The All-American Valley General Store (Up to 68% Off)

Red Clover Cafe at The All-American Valley General Store

Seymour

Every dish at the cafe has roots around the farm or with producers around the state, enhancing traditional and modern dishes

$37.90 $13

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New American Dinner for Two or Four at New Harvest Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

New Harvest Restaurant

Beacon Falls

Diners can partake of an eclectic menu of palatable dishes, ranging from ceviche to pan-seared duck breast

$30 $16

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Italian Food at San Gennaro Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza & Ristorante (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

San Gennaro Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza & Ristorante

Bristol

Chefs hand toss pizza dough before topping it with italian meats, veggies, and cheese and baking it to bubbly perfection in wood-fired oven

$30 $16

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Stir-Fry Dinner for Two or Four at Gobi Mongolian Grill (Up to 44% Off)

Gobi Mongolian Grill

Southington

Customize bowls with meats, seafood, noodles, and veggies before ladling in sauces and handing them to chefs to cook on the grill

$31.90 $19.50

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$11 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Aziago’s Restaurant

Aziago's Restaurant

Southington

Housemade meatballs and signature sauces highlight traditional Italian dishes such as linguine with meatballs

$30 $11

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Standup Comedy at Joker's Wild Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

Joker's Wild Comedy Club

Joker's Wild Comedy Club

Patrons enjoy local and national headlining comedians as they fill the air with laughter

$30 $15

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$29 for $50 worth of Farm-to-Table Tapas at Oak Haven Table & Bar

Oak Haven Table & Bar

New Haven

Farm-to-table gastropub whets appetites with oak board filled with cheeses and cured meats and other tapas-sized dishes

$50 $29

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16-Course Sushi Dinner with Sake Pairings for Two at Miya's Sushi (Up to 55% Off)

Miya's Sushi

Chapel West District of New Haven

16-course dinner with sake pairings at innovative restaurant lauded for sustainable sushi

$174 $79

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Sushi and Japanese Food at Sushi Mizu (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Mizu

New Haven

Sushi made with fluke, crabmeat, and mango served alongside Japanese classics, such as seaweed salads and beef teriyaki

$25 $12.50

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Frozen Yogurt with Toppings, Smoothies, and Bubble Tea at Go Greenly (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Go Greenly

Downtown

Ecofriendly eatery makes fro-yo with organic Stonyfield yogurt in flavors such as simply taro, strawberry-banana, pomegranate and watermelon

$10 $5

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$12 for $20 or $20 for $40 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at the Regal Beagle

The Regal Beagle

The Regal Beagle

Enjoy a menu of classics such as homemade lasagna and barbecue meatloaf sandwiches in an elevated pub atmosphere complete with live jazz

$20 $12

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Dinner for Two or Four at Christopher Martin's Restaurant and Pub (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Christopher Martin's Restaurant and Pub

New Haven

Locally sourced menu offers oyster mushrooms in avocado mousse, blue cheese with poached bosc pears, and filet mignon in horseradish cream

$92 $55

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Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Tony Z's Apizza (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Tony Z's Apizza

Tony Z's Pizza

Dozens of varieties of New Haven–style brick-oven pizza with specialty toppings such as breaded chicken and fresh clams

$30 $14

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10-Visit Lavazza Coffee Punch Card, Good for 1 Medium Hot or Iced Latte Per Visit at RV's Quick Mart ($24.90 Value)

RV's Quick Mart

North Branford

A full espresso bar fuels up patrons with caffeinated coffee drinks inside a mart that’s half cafe, half convenience store

$24.90 $14

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$27 for a $40 Gift Card for Creole and Cajun Cuisine at Scatz Restaurant & Jazz Lounge

Scatz Restaurant & Jazz Lounge

Middletown

Honey-glazed fried chicken, Cajun crawfish pasta, pan-seared pork chops topped with apple-mango chutney, and Louisiana fried catfish

$40 $27

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New American Cuisine at Juniper's Restaurant (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Juniper's Restaurant

Middlebury

Restaurant with live music dishes out penne ala vodka, barbecue pork ribs, fried seafood platters, Angus burgers, and fresh crab salads

$45 $25

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Wine Tasting with Cheese Plate and Souvenir Glasses for Two or Four at Arrigoni Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Arrigoni Winery

Portland

Visitors sample five of this vineyard’s wines before enjoying a cheese plate—and more wine—on a scenic patio or in the pavilion

$28 $15

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Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Drinks at Chasers Bar & Lounge (50% Off)

Chasers Bar & Lounge

Ansonia

Enjoy a beer or cocktail at this sports bar, which features a pool table, dart board, video games, and flat-screen TVs

$10 $5

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$16.50 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Baked Goods at Eddy's Bake Shop (Up to 45% Off)

Eddy's Bake Shop

Ansonia

Made-from-scratch baked goods such as rye bread, cupcakes, and Hungarian raspberry cookies

$10 $5.50

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$20 for $30 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Billy Tee's. Two Options Available.

Billy Tee's

Cromwell

12-acre entertainment facility boasts mini golf, driving range, batting cages, and pub that slings wood-fired pizzas, burgers, and beer

$30 $20

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$22 for a Brewery Tour with Tastings for Four at Thimble Island Brewing Company ($44 Value)

Thimble Island Brewing Company

Thimble Island Brewery

Craft brewery with four beers on tap, including the signature American Ale and seasonal specialties

$44 $22

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Homestyle Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Savin Rock Roasting Company (Up to 45% Off)

Savin Rock Roasting Company

West Haven

Hand-cut steaks from certified Choice Midwest beef; kitchen staff roasts seasoned corned beef, pastrami, roast beef, and turkey overnight

$93.85 $56

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Jim McCue at La Trattoria Restaurant on Saturday, December 27 (Up to 46% Off)

Jim McCue

La Trattoria Restaurant

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“Last Comic Standing” vet and founder of the Boston Comedy Festival shares off-the-cuff jokes and smart material

$22.09 $12

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Hibachi Fare at Yume Hibachi Steak & Sushi in Unionville (Up to 45% Off)

Yume Hibachi Steak & Sushi

Unionville

Plumes of fire erupt as showboating hibachi chefs put on a sizzling spectacle, cooking filet mignon, shrimp, lobster & Teppanyaki veggies

$40 $22

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$15 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine for Two at River's Edge Bistro

River's Edge Bistro

Unionville

Eatery serves Mediterranean cuisine such as halal meat, kebob and lamb entrees, falafel, gyros, moussaka, and Mediterranean pies and salad

$30 $15

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Sushi and Teriyaki Dishes for Dinner for Two or Four at Mikado Asian Bistro in Canton (Up to 50% Off)

Mikado Asian Bistro

Canton

Color Dragon rolls stuffed with shrimp tempura and sprouts; sea eel sashimi; sizzling shrimp teriyaki

$30 $16

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$16 for $30 Worth of American Food and Ice Cream at The Summer House

The Summer House

Southwick

Year-round shop with up to 24 ice-cream flavors and classic food such as grilled-cheese sandwiches, BLTs, burgers, hot dogs, soup, and fries

$30 $16

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Premium Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Riedel Crystal Glasses from GrapesWine.com (69% Off)

GrapesWine.com

Multiple Locations

Wine experts Jim Winston or Jay Boland will lead guests through an entertaining and educational two-hour wine-tasting event

$80 $29

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Italian Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or Four with Wine at Nino's Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

Nino's Restaurant

Lewisboro

Start off with an appetizer, such as clams casino, before a soup/salad and entrees such as new york steak or veal; bottle of wine included

$105.65 $55

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New Latin Cuisine at Ola Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ola Restaurant

Orange

New York Times–praised restaurant serves modern Latin small plates, steaks, and seafood alongside tropical drinks

$50 $25

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Fro-Yo at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt ($24 Value)

Sweet Frog

Guilford

21 frozen-yogurt flavors including sweet coconut and georgia peach; available in gelato, low-fat, fat free, non-dairy & gluten-free options

$6 $3

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Italian Food for Two, Valid Friday–Saturday or Sunday–Thursday at Quattro's Italian Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Quattro's Italian Restaurant

Guilford

French- and Spanish-influenced Northern Italian cuisine including pasta, seafood, and vegetarian dishes

$40 $25

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$16 for $30 Worth of Pizza, Grinders, and Calzones at Luna Pizza in West Hartford

Luna Pizza

West Hartford

Marble-top tables fill with calzones, grinders & oven-baked pizzas prepared with fresh, locally sourced toppings

$30 $16

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French Lunch or Crepe-Cart or Café Rental from La Petite France (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

La Petite France

West Hartford

Pastries, breads, and croque monsieurs prepared by French husband-wife team; portable crêpe cart for parties of 20; rent café for party

$20 $10

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$15 for $30 Worth of Organic, Fair Trade Coffee, and Locally Made Ice Cream

Harvest Country Store

West Hartford

Organic and fair-trade coffee, which can be topped with vegan-friendly syrup, pairs with ice cream from a local supplier

$30 $15

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Japanese Dinner for Two, or Miso Soups, Specialty Rolls, and Glasses of Wine for Two at Sakimura (Up to 47% Off)

Sakimura

Simsbury Center

Hibachi meals prepared on smokeless grills; rolls with elegant fillings such as pepper tuna; modern flourishes of foie gras with sweet miso

$55 $29

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Specialty Pizza and Salad or $20 for $30 Worth of American Food for Carryout at Attilios Family Restaurant

Attilios Family Restaurant

Simsbury

Chefs hand-toss pizzas and top them with everything from prosciutto to ghost-pepper sauce; other dishes include burgers, salmon, and steak

$32.90 $20

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Nutritional Supplements at Max Muscle Sports Nutrition (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

West Hartford

Protein concentrate, fat burners, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids

$30 $15

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Cupcakes and Coffee for Two or Four at Taste & See Gourmet Cupcakes (Up to 42% Off)

Taste & See Gourmet Cupcakes

Devon / Walnut Beach

Cupcakes made from Madagascar bourbon vanilla and Ghiradelli chocolate match with coffee at charity-minded shop

$12.14 $8

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four or Mexican Lunch for Two at Mariachi’s Mexican Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Mariachi’s Mexican Restaurant

New Milford

Mexican menu includes black-bean, tortilla, and chicken soup as well as classic burritos, tacos, chimichangas, flautas, and enchiladas

$48.85 $31

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Sandwiches and Wraps at Zach's Deli (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

Zach's Deli

Post Road South

Deli sandwiches, wraps, and salads as well as coffee and pastrami and Swiss panini on rye

$10 $4.50

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Billiards and Craft Beer for Two or Four at Fast Eddie’s Billiards Cafe (50% Off)

Fast Eddie's Billiards Cafe

New Milford

Groups of two or four can choose from a selection of more than 50 craft brews as they play pool

$28 $14

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Spanish, Mediterranean, and French Tapas Dinner or Breakfast or Lunch for Two or More People at Village Bistro (40% Off)

Village Bistro

Milford

Omelets, wraps, and panini sandwiches give way to a tapas-style dinner menu with dishes such as pork empanadas and hummus with pita bread

$50 $30

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$34 for a $50 Gift Card for Italian Cuisine at Vito's By the Water. Two Locations Available.

Vito's by the Water

Multiple Locations

Views of a tranquil lake complement traditional Italian dishes cooked according to family recipes

$50 $35

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$35 for a $50 Gift Card for BBQ and Cajun Food at Black-eyed Sally's

Black-Eyed Sally's

Downtown Hartford

BBQ and Cajun cuisine such as pulled pork, blackened catfish, jambalaya, and ribs in southern juke joint atmosphere with live blues music

$50 $35

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$35 for a $50 Gift Card for Dinner at Dish Bar & Grill

Dish Bar & Gril

Downtown Hartford

Entrees such as ahi tuna prepped three ways, lamb meatloaf, and pan-fried lobster schnitzel, plus steaks and seafood a la carte

$50 $35

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$20 for Tour, Tasting, and Pint Glasses for Four at Thomas Hooker Brewery ($36 Value)

Thomas Hooker Brewery

Bloomfield

Touring and tasting at local microbrewery on Saturday afternoons

$36 $20

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$18 for $30 Worth of Brazilian Churrasco Dinner Cuisine at Brazil Grill

Brazil Grill

Parkville

Casual buffet of Brazilian-style meats and sides in the churrasco barbecue tradition

$30 $18

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$23 for $40 Worth of Japanese and Korean Cuisine at Ichiban Japanese & Korean Restaurant

Ichiban Japanese & Korean Restaurant

Hartford

Japanese and Korean specialties such as beef bulgogi, fresh sushi, and seafood simmered in tableside hot pots

$40 $23

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Pub Food at Angry Bull Saloon (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Angry Bull Saloon

Hartford

Crowd-pleasing pub dishes such as California-style fish tacos, burgers topped with barbecue sauce and cheddar, and pulled pork nachos

$20 $11

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Three Groupons for $20 Worth of Latin Cuisine, or Two Cocktails Paired with Two Tapas at Casona (Up to 48% Off)

Casona

South End

Latin American–inspired menu in a dining room set alongside a lounge that offers salsa lessons or live Latin jazz

$47.98 $25

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$10 for $24 Worth of Italian Sandwiches, Pizza, and Deli Food at Saldamarco’s Deli

Saldamarco's Deli

Clinton

Italian sandwiches are layered with fresh deli meats and cheeses, plus favorites such as chicken parm, sausage and peppers, and meatballs.

$24 $10

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$12 for $25 Worth of Sports Bar Cuisine at Doc's Bar & Grill

Doc's Bar & Grill

Clinton

Bar and grill dishes out flatbread pizza, wings, irish nachos, buffalo chicken spring rolls, and burgers

$25 $12

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$12 for One Dozen Cakepops at Lizzy's Lollicakes ($30 Value)

Lizzy's Lollicakes

Trumbull

Dozen cakepops; flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, funfetti, devils food, lemon, strawberry, carrot, and Oreo

$30 $12

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Dueling-Piano Show with Cover, Appetizers, and Wine or Beer for Two or Four at Marisa's Ristorante (50% Off)

Marisa's Ristorante

Trumbull

Every Friday night at 7 p.m., rock and roll pianists battle it out with a bit of comedy at upscale casual restaurant; song requests accepted

$40 $20

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Full Wine Tasting with Cheese and Take-Home Glasses for Two or Four at Haight-Brown Vineyard (Up to 42% Off)

Haight Brown Vineyard

Litchfield

Tasting of complete wine portfolio accompanied by cheese, plus wine glass to take home

$24 $14

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at S&S Sweet Treats ($20 Value)

S&S Sweet Treats

Torrington

Sundaes feature ice-cream flavors such as cappuccino crunch, moose tracks, and oatmeal cookie, alongside a menu of soups and sandwiches

$10 $5.50

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American Food and Drinks at Marnick's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Marnick's Restaurant

Stratford

Daily specials include hamburgers, salads, wraps, and lobster rolls served in an eatery with sweeping views of the beach; open 7 days a week

$20 $10

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Beer- or Wine-Making Course with Take-Home Bottles at Brew and Wine Hobby (68% Off)

Brew and Wine Hobby

East Hartford

In laid-back classes, hobbyists learn flavor theory before getting their hands dirty brewing their own beer and wine

$50 $16

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$19 for a Wine Tasting with Chocolates and Souvenir Glasses for Two at Miranda Vineyard ($36 Value)

Miranda Vineyard

Goshen

Samples of six award-winning wines prepared according to family traditions, plus hand-crafted chocolates and two take-home souvenir glasses

$36 $19

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$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine for Two or More at Lena's Restaurant

Lena's Restaurant & Banquet

South Windsor

Flowing red curtains and vintage hanging lights set the tone for brick-oven pizzas, mussels, hearty pastas, and veal sautéed in wine

$30 $17

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Fare at 226 Jazz Art Java ($24 Value)

226 Jazz Art Java

Windsor

Cappuccinos, espressos, and other coffee drinks match with breakfast sandwiches and pastries in cafe that celebrates local art and music

$6 $3

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Breakfast and Lunch Food at Dom's Broad Street Eatery (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Dom's Broad Street Eatery

Windsor

This classic American diner serves up tasty twists on tradition including meatloaf-stuffed omelets and apple fritter french toast

$10 $5

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$14 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Sandwiches at Pickle Jar Deli ($32 Total Value)

Pickle Jar Deli

East Windsor

Freshly sliced meats top sandwiches while homemade chicken and egg salads complement daily specials

$8 $3.50

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Standup for Two, Four, or Eight at Hartford Funny Bone Through February 28 (Up to 84% Off)

Hartford Funny Bone

Hartford Funny Bone

Club features nationally touring comics seen on stage and screen

$46 $15

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Italian Cuisine for Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner for Two or More at Cafe Mangia (Up to 60% Off)

Cafe Mangia

Colchester

Saucy pastas, tender steaks, and Italian dishes alight on granite tabletops inside or on wraparound porch

$20 $8

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Hibachi, Sushi, or Asian Cuisine for Two at OKI Asian Bistro (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

OKI Asian Bistro

Vernon

Menu of Asian cuisine presents choices of sushi, hibachi entrees, rice and noodles, and Thai

$60 $35

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for a Taco Meal at Eats of Bolton ($24 Total Value)

Eats of Bolton

Bolton

Head chef with international experience dishes out tacos with fillings like mahi-mahi, tofu, and pork carnita along with sides and a drink

$12 $5

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That New Place Restaurant's experienced chefs craft an afternoon menu brimming with made-from-scratch soups and sandwiches. Send fork excavators navigating through the crisp drifts of several refreshing salads including a caesar ($5.25–$8.25) or a triple combo, which showcases tuna, egg, and chicken ($10.95) attempting to capsize each other's leafy rafts. A variety of breads, freshly baked and delivered daily by storks, include rye, marble, and cranberry, and house savory sandwiches such as crab salad ($7.75) and corned beef ($6.75). Quarter-pound hamburgers ($4.25) slide in nicely next to a pile of sweet-potato fries ($3.75), and a black-bean chipotle burger ($5.25) provides herbaceous eats. Culinary compounders can also craft a soup-and-sandwich combo ($6+), which simultaneously satisfies crunching and slurping cravings.

71 N Turnpike Rd
Wallingford,
CT
US

Primo Pizza smothers hunger with thick-crust, Italian-style pizza pies handmade from fresh ingredients. Cooks roll out dough on site daily, setting the stage for a large 16-inch pie, upon which a special blend of spices and whole peeled tomatoes play a savory sauce enveloped in a romance with creamy, fresh-cut, whole-milk mozzarella. Choose up to five toppings from Primo Pizza’s 30 options, which include old standards, such as sausage, pepperoni, and mushrooms, and new specialties, such as steak, calabresa, corn, clams, and anti-cheese. This Groupon is good for dine-in, carry-out, or teleported orders only.

994 N Colony Rd
Wallingford,
CT
US

The culinary artisans at Gaetano’s Tavern on Main rein in ravenous appetites with a hearty menu of traditional Italian-American meat, pasta, and seafood dishes. Diners can prime palates with appetizers such as fried cheddar mushrooms ($7.99) topped by a tangy horseradish sauce and a stylish pillbox hat. Sandwich selections include the pastrami bomb, sporting sweet and hot peppers, melted swiss cheese, and russian dressing ($8.99). In the shrimp pfnaush ($19.99), meanwhile, sauteed shrimp rest in atop savory angel hair pasta pillows embroidered with fresh basil, plum tomatoes, spinach, and homespun adages. Diners can quell carnivorous cravings with the new york strip au poivre, a boneless sirloin steak adorned with brandy sauce, peppercorns, and mushrooms ($25.99), or opt for the chicken gorgonzola ($17.99), surrounded by artichokes, roasted peppers, garlic asparagus, and gorgonzola cheese atop penne. Diners can enjoy Gaetano's lively nightlife from its exposed brick tavern, family-friendly dining room, or anti-gravity chamber.

40 N Main St
Wallingford,
CT
US

Bartenders fill shakers with icy pomegranate and Midori margaritas. Servers deliver cast-iron skillets sizzling with spicy chicken fajitas and barbecue-pork-stuffed quesadillas. And in the kitchen, the cooks at Los Mariachis Bar and Grill craft a plethora of Mexican mainstays, including their signature soft tortillas and salsa verde. They pair these specialties with dishes such as crunchy tacos and fish burritos, which they fill with sautéed tilapia and avocado. Housemade fried ice creams finish off meals on a sweet note.

The cuisine isn't the restaurant's only draw. Red walls with colorful paintings of traditional Mexican vases give the eatery a warm atmosphere, which was even featured in the independent film Burial Boys. And, the outdoor patio boasts umbrella-topped tables for dining alfresco while keeping enchiladas out of sight of hungry paratroopers.

105 N Colony St
Wallingford,
CT
US

Chef-and-owner Efrain busies himself in the kitchen of Tata?s Restaurant, cooking classic Puerto Rican dishes for his guests. He coats black tiger shrimp with a garlic butter sauce, and deep-fries pork medallions infused with garlic and herbs. His mofongos?fried plantains mashed with garlic?complement seafood salad and churrasco steak. The house-favorite sandwich, the Cubano, is an agglomeration of pulled roast pork, ham, swiss cheese, and pickles served atop a fried plantain or speared by a toothpick. Additionally, Tata's has a full bar.

104 Quinnipiac St
Wallingford,
CT
US

Rather than grilling its cheeseburgers the old-fashioned way, the culinary team at American Steamed Cheeseburgers prefers a more unique way of cooking them: by steam. This regional cooking method is used on the eatery's cheeseburgers and hot dogs, and it results in food just as tender as grill-seared meats.

628 South Colony Road
Wallingford,
CT
US