Food & Drink in Cromwell


$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 64% 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 $18

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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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American Dinner for Two or Four at Four Main Street Bar and Grill (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Four Main St. Bar and Grill

Huntington

Chef John Slattery crafts blackened steaks, fried calamari, and other upscale American favorites in a casual eatery nestled in Hidden Hills

$138 $57

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Thai Food at Mae Kong Thai (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Mae Kong Thai

New Britain

Chicken satay served with tangy peanut sauce, tom kha kai soup made with coconut milk and lemongrass, and panang curry with choice of meat

$25 $12.50

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$11 for $22 Worth of Steak — El Condado Grill Restaurant

El Condado Grill Restaurant

Meriden

From the merchant: Enjoy Churrasco Dish with mofongo , salad .Great atmosphere , great taste .

$22 $11

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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 $33

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$18 for $30 Worth of Contemporary Italian Food for Two or More at Sorella

Sorella

Downtown

Classic and inventive Italian dishes such as Neapolitan wood-fired pizza, handmade pasta, and grilled Spanish octopus

$30 $18

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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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$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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$17 for $30 Worth of American Food at Club 19 Restaurant

Club 19 at Hawk's Landing Country Club

Southington

Enjoy burgers, wraps, and pasta entrees while watching large flat-screen TVs

$30 $17

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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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Mediterranean Meal for Two or Four with Entrees and Glasses of Wine or Sangria at Tapas (Up to 44% Off)

Tapas

Multiple Locations

Dig into entrees such as a kebab platter paired with a greek salad, sherry-garlic shrimp, or healthy grilled salmon with rice pilaf

$53.98 $30

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$35 for a $50 Gift Card to Ichiro Hibachi & Sushi Bar

Ichiro Hibachi and Sushi

West Hartford

Japanese restaurant serves sushi, teriyaki and tempura entrees, bento boxes, soups, and salads

$50 $35

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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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Specialty Pizza and Salad or $14 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 $14

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Nutritional Supplements at Max Muscle Sports Nutrition (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

West Hartford

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

$30 $14

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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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Diner Food, Valid Monday-Thursday, Any Day of the Week, or for Take Out at Dish N' Dat (40% Off)

Dish N' Dat

Canton

All-day breakfast, beef and veggie burgers, and six varieties of mac and cheese loaded with fixings such as lobster meat or chicken tenders

$20 $12

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Mediterranean Sunday-Brunch Buffet for Two or Four at River's Edge Bistro (40% Off)

River's Edge Bistro

Unionville

The eatery serves a Mediterranean and traditional brunch spread

$40 $24

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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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Beer- or Wine-Making Course with Take-Home Bottles at Brew and Wine Hobby (48% 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 $27

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Caribbean Food at Tata's Restaurant for Two, Four, or More (46% Off)

Tata's Restaurant

Wallingford Center

The chef can coat black tiger shrimp with a garlic butter sauce, and deep-fry pork medallions infused with garlic and herbs

$24 $13

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Cheeseburgers for 2 or 4 with Chips, Cookies, & Canned Drinks at American Steamed Cheeseburgers (Up to 67% Off)

American Steamed Cheeseburgers

Wallingford

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

$21 $7

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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 55% 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 $9

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Italian Cuisine for Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner for Two or More at Cafe Mangia (Up to 46% Off)

Cafe Mangia

Colchester

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

$20 $12

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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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$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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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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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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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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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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Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Tony Z's Apizza (Up to 67% 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 $10

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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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New American Cuisine for Two or Four or More at Signatures Restaurant (38% Off)

Signatures Restaurant

Waterbury

Dine on chargrilled steaks and other gourmet dishes in a rustic, romantic setting

$40 $25

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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Crepes and Burgers at Diva La Crêpe ($30 Total Value)

Diva La Crêpe

Watertown

Menu includes honey and butter crepes, bacon cheeseburgers, buffalo chicken sliders, chili hot dogs, wings, and chicken teriyaki crepes

$10 $6

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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 $11

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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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Italian Food for Two, Valid Friday–Saturday or Sunday–Thursday at Quattro's Italian Restaurant (Up to 53% Off)

Quattro's Italian Restaurant

Guilford

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

$40 $24

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Mexican Cuisine at Senor Panchos (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Senor Panchos

Thomaston

Menu includes ranchera enchiladas, shrimp fajitas, beer-battered fish tacos, vegetarian burritos, huevos rancheros, taco salad, and burgers

$25 $13

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Italian Sandwiches or Party Trays from Saldamarco’s Deli (Up to 47% Off)

Saldamarco's Deli

Clinton

Italian sandwiches are layered with genoa salami and fresh mozzarella, plus premade foods and expansive catering menu of party trays

$18 $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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Italian-American Meal for Two or Four at Jesse Camille's Restaurant (Up to 59% 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 $27

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Italian Dinner Cuisine for Two at La Luna Ristorante (40% Off). Two Options Available.

La Luna Ristorante

Multiple Locations

Tuscan-inspired dishes include grilled pork loin and mozzarella-stuffed scallops wrapped in prosciutto

$30 $18

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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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$6 for $10 Worth of Snacks — Jeff's Kettle Corn

Jeff's Kettle Corn

Tolland

From the merchant: Get two bags of Jeff’s delicious kettle corn for about the same price as one. Many flavors to choose from!

$10 $6

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$21 for Irish Pub Fare for Two at Christy's Irish Pub (Up to $45.98 Value)

Christy's Irish Pub

Downtown

Premiere League Football games and Irish music enhance folksy atmosphere at traditional pub serving fish and chips and shepherd’s pie

$45.98 $21

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Nuevo Latino Dinner for Two with Tapas and Specialty Drinks at Pacifico (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Pacifico

Downtown

Award-winning cocktails full of tropical fruits, tapas such as blue crab croquettes & entrees such as steak with sweet plaintain fried rice

$94 $55

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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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$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 $11

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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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$25 for $40 Worth of Italian Dinner and Drinks at La Vita

La Vita

East Haddam

New Haven–style pizzas and chicken parmigiana served against a backdrop of occasional live music

$40 $25

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Surf 'n' Turf at Front Street Station (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Front Street Station

Greenport

Stuffed shrimp scampi, lobster, filet mignon, bone-in ribeye, gourmet burgers, broiled stuffed flounder, and shrimp and scallop provencale

$50 $25

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$12 for Two Vouchers, Each Valid for $10 Worth of Classic American Breakfast or Lunch at The Tea Kettle ($20 Value)

The Tea Kettle Restaurant

Old Saybrook

Scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes, chicken sandwiches on kaiser rolls, black-bean-beef chili, and caribbean chicken wings

$10 $6

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$22 for $40 Worth of Upscale American Cuisine and Drinks at Red Hen

Red Hen

Old Saybrook Center

Roasted Atlantic cod with bisque, Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew, and an array of eclectic tapas

$40 $22

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Cafe Food and Drinks for Two or Four or More at Tea with Tracy (Up to 45% Off)

Tea with Tracy

Seymour

More than 180 flavors of tea fill pots alongside fresh-baked scones, tea sandwiches, soup, and award-winning desserts

$20 $12

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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 42% 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 $18

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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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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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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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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream and Food at S&S Sweet Treats ($30 Value)

S&S Sweet Treats

Torrington

Sundaes feature ice-cream flavors such as cappuccino crunch, moose tracks, and oatmeal cookie; menu also includes soups and sandwiches

$10 $6

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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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$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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Wine and Artisanal Cake Tasting for Two or Four at Dalice Elizabeth Winery (Up to 49% Off)

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Find some friends and head to Preston’s lakeside winery for a chance to sample five boutique wines paired with artisanal cakes

$48 $25

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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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Seven-Course Tasting Menu or an Appetizer with Two Drinks at Morgan's at the Interlaken Inn (Up to 41% Off)

Morgan's at the Interlaken Inn

Lakeville

Restaurant’s everchanging selection of New American cuisine features ingredients sourced from local farmers and the kitchen’s garden

$160 $95

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Seafood and Steak Dinner for Two or Four at The Tributary Restaurant in Winsted (Up to 45% Off)

The Tributary

Winsted

Amid wood-paneled walls & old-time photographs, waiters ferry fresh clam & mussel starters to tables along with veal, pasta & filet mignon

$68.80 $39

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Upscale American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Sweet Pea’s Restaurant in Riverton (Up to 52% Off)

Sweet Pea’s

Sweet Pea's

Chefs prepare ginger-soy-glazed salmon and oven-roasted lamb in Victorian homestead amid antiques

$40 $20

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Italian Meal with Glasses of Wine for Two or Four at Mama Teresa's (Up to 51% Off)

Mama Teresa's

Milford

Classic Italian entrees, such as clams and calamari in a fra diavolo sauce, veal marsala, and gnocchi, pair with glasses of wine

$57 $28

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Savory Thymes is a personal catering service that delivers non-processed, health-conscious meals consisting of an entrée and choice of side. Current menu items include cranberry sauced turkey meatballs ($10.95), zippy baked ziti ($16.95), and roasted root vegetables ($5.95). Head Chef Ruth L'Hommedieu will deliver to residences and offices in the Greater Hartford area and orders must be placed by Friday. Unlike fiery stacks of magazines, dishes are delivered cold and will be safe in the refrigerator for up to four days before you follow the heating instructions to bring the flavors to life. Upon request, meals can be created to accommodate dietary considerations.

651 Main St
Cromwell,
CT
US

Billy Tee's is a lot like a friend's awesome house?the house everybody gravitated to after school to hang out, eat pizza rolls, and play games. Only here, friends crunch into hand-tossed brick-oven pizzas and flash their skills inside batting cages, on the 18-hole mini-golf course, or while teeing off at the year-round professional driving range.

With 12 acres of land at its disposal, Billy Tee's has created an entertainment oasis at the end of a quiet street in Cromwell. Aside from its array of activities and pub food, Billy Tee's features a full bar with 23 beers on tap and rows of mounted TVs. Outside, a two-tiered deck and tiki lounge remains open during summer, and gas fire pits share their heat on cooler nights so guests don't have to stuff their sleeves with straw.

150 Sebethe Dr.
Cromwell,
CT
US

Billy Tee's is a lot like a friend's awesome house?the house everybody gravitated to after school to hang out, eat pizza rolls, and play games. Only here, friends crunch into hand-tossed brick-oven pizzas and flash their skills inside batting cages, on the 18-hole mini-golf course, or while teeing off at the year-round professional driving range.

With 12 acres of land at its disposal, Billy Tee's has created an entertainment oasis at the end of a quiet street in Cromwell. Aside from its array of activities and pub food, Billy Tee's features a full bar with 23 beers on tap and rows of mounted TVs. Outside, a two-tiered deck and tiki lounge remains open during summer, and gas fire pits share their heat on cooler nights so guests don't have to stuff their sleeves with straw.

90 Sebethe Drive
Cromwell,
CT
US

Pizzeria DaVinci's 11 locations may be located in all corners of Connecticut, but they're all connected by the same Sassi family recipes and brand of stone ovens that perfectly crisp each thin-crust pie. All their pizzas are prepared with dough made fresh daily, from their signature DaVinci pie with fresh spinach, futuristic inventions inscribed in the crust, and sun-dried tomatoes to an Angus cheeseburger pizza with ketchup, mustard, and pickles. The menu also includes gourmet salads and hot and cold sandwiches.

199 Shunpike Rd
Cromwell,
CT
US

At Curds & Whey, gourmet gurus who specialize in hard-to-find European cheeses lead guests through artisanal and imported treats, dishing out samples in the ivory-hued tasting room. Aged manchego ($24/lb.) and vintage gouda ($17.50) complete wine-pairing parties or dairy sculptures of King George, and splashes of olive oil infused with sun-dried tomato, parmesan, and garlic ($18) accent favorite Italian dishes. For a tangy taste, vinegars such as the traditional 18-year-old balsamic ($18) pour over salads. An assortment of crackers ($5.95–$8.95) and fresh breads ($4–$6.50) delivered daily wait eagerly to host sumptuous toppings, and holiday shoppers can purchase wooden boxes stuffed with an assortment of cheeses for their best friends or favorite mirror reflections.

1 Boardman Rd
East Haddam,
CT
US

Stillanos Pikos has gone from watching stock prices fall on Wall Street to watching cakes rise in the ovens at Fusion Bakery & Patisserie. The bakery owner—who is originally from the Greek island of Rhodes—found his original career in finance to be less than fulfilling. After resisting the urge to follow in the footsteps of his family's food business, Pikos decided to enroll in the Connecticut Culinary School. He worked at an exclusive hotel restaurant before assisting friends with their bakeries, which gave rise to the development of Fusion Bakery & Patisserie. Jeff Mill of The Middletown Press notes that the name represents "a combination of European and American desserts,” and that the establishment "is a throwback to a time not so long ago when every town had a bakery, and often more than one."

Pikos and fellow pastry chef Jen McGuinness bake cinnamon rolls, brownies, danishes, baklava, and scones from scratch every morning. They prepare decadent wedding and specialty cakes, including The Very Best Carrot Cake with cream-cheese frosting and optional nuts. As reported by Cassandra Day of Middletown Patch, the bakery ran a "Where's Ginger?" holiday promotion in which patrons guessed the location of a gingerbread man shown in photos around town to win a free pound of cookies and a year of icing-based vinyl siding repairs.

100 Riverview Center, Ste 135
Middletown,
CT
US