Like an overzealous mama bird, The Brown Bag Deli has been feeding hundreds of hungry mouths over its 30-plus years in existence. Join the nest with today’s deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of sandwiches, soups, salads, and more at this German Village mainstay. This is a popular lunch spot, but it's also open for dinner. Please don't neglect dinner, as he hates when his little brother gets all the attention and will most likely react by putting mashed potatoes in your hair while you sleep.
Urban-Spirit's eclectic art gallery and coffee shop honors Columbus's unique jazz history and the struggle for equality endured by African Americans. The shop has dedicated much of this tribute to the lives of two men, Doctors William Arthur Method and his friend R. M. Tribbett, who built the Alpha Hospital in 1920 to employ and heal their community. The shop, where baristas dole out coffee, specialty drinks, and pastries, is located in the historic Alpha building and is also home to the Loft Gallery. This gallery showcases and sells the works of independent and youth artists monthly, and it even invites featured artists to create masterpieces on premises.The Urban-Spirit Education Foundation, a subsidiary of Urban-Spirit Coffee Shop, works with its humanitarian partners to evoke social change and artistic development within the community. They strive to expand the horizons of budding young artists, entrepreneurs, and students through special events, art-education workshops, and competitive internships. They also put their diverse knowledge to use through consulting services, joining forces with local businesses to aid in professional development, program design, and event coordination.
For the pants-inclined, the StrandCafe offers a load of beautifying treatments for hair, nails, and skin. Welcome warm weather by keying up dull tresses with a color retouch ($50+). Social butterflies can freshly flap their way through an event or date by surrendering locks to a thorough shampoo and thermal style ($50+) or full makeup makeover complete with fluttery, eye-catching eyelashes ($60). Peel fingers out of gloves and toes out of boots for a mani-pedi shot ($30, solid polish only) or a full manicure and pedicure with massages, soothing scrub, and paraffin ($80). StrandCafe also mollycoddles mugs with indulgent facials ($50–$80) specially concocted for smoothing out men's rough edges, treating tender skin, and reworking other epidermal blights.
Travonna Coffee House serves up expertly poured coffee and a robust menu of sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, and breakfast items 24 hours a day. Kick off with a Charlie Brown mocha, mixing chocolate, macadamia nut, and hazelnut, but no peanuts ($4.10). Served beginning at 1 a.m., Travonna’s morning start oatmeal—a healthy swirl of whole oats, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, raisins, and cinnamon—gives pale night-walkers much-needed nutrition ($3.75). Or scale gastronomic peaks with the ultimate grilled burrito, a hefty package of chicken, bacon, cheese, onion, olives, and banana peppers in a tomato basil wrap ($6.99). Vegan baked goods are also available, and soy milk can be used in place of regular milk at no extra charge.
Human beings are the only animals that possess the ability to laugh, cry, beat every level of Pac-Man, and turn anything into a type of cake. Everything from carrots to birthday has been cake-ified thanks to humanity’s technological advances. Cheese is no exception. Today’s Groupon gets you a whole slice of this unlikely culinary marriage for half price. For $2, you get any slice of cheesecake from Columbus Cheesecake Company, a $4 value. This Grandview Heights operation has been cranking out the cakes since 2003 and recording Grammy-nominated albums since 1998.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.