Food & Drink in Dolton

One or Two Dozen Cupcakes or General Baked Goods at FAABE Cupcakes (Up to 47% Off)

FAABE Cupcakes

South Holland

Banana pudding, cookies and cream, and sweet potato cupcakes made from family recipes and innovative new twists

$20 $12

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$14.99 for Personal Shopping and Grocery Delivery from ShopSmart LLC ($29.99 Value)

ShopSmart LLC

Chicago South Suburbs

Save precious time by having professionals tackle errands with personal shopping and grocery delivery

$29.99 $14.99

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$12 for $20 Worth of Fried Chicken, Fish, and Sides at Harold's Chicken Shack

Harold's Chicken

Multiple Locations

Freshly fried chicken and fish with cake and pudding for dessert at a Chicagoland institution

$20 $12

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Irish Pub Food for Two or Four at Sullivan's Irish Pub & Eatery (45% Off)

Sullivan's Irish Pub & Eatery

Midlothian

Irish staples such as corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and pints of Guinness at South Side pub with a patio open all four seasons

$20 $11

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos ($30 Total Value)

Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos

Multiple Locations

Tacos and burritos stuffed with various vegetarian and meat fillings, such as carne asada, carnitas, and coconut shrimp

$10 $5

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Kenootz Pizzeria

Kenootz Pizza

Midlothian

Chefs choose from more than a dozen toppings to stuff deep-dish pizzas and prepare Italian classics such as meat ravioli and stromboli

$20 $12

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$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Diner Food at Silver Flash Restaurant ($24 Total Value)

Silver Flash Restaurant

Posen

Classic breakfast dishes and diner staples from a massive 19-page menu

$12 $7

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Pizzeria Cuisine for Dine-In, Pickup, or Both at Mama & Me Pizzeria (Up to 50% Off)

Mama & Me Pizzeria

Homewood

Thin-crust, stuffed, or pan pizzas covered in customizable toppings alongside homemade pasta, baked sandwiches, and salads

$20 $11

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Rib Meals at Kenny's Ribs & Chicken (Up to 35% Off). Two Options Available.

Kenny's Ribs & Chicken

Lansing

Barbecue joint dishes out meals of Chicago–style ribs prepared over an open flame, coleslaw, french fries, and bread

$14.99 $11

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Four Portable Cakes in Jars or $20 Worth of Baked Goods at Angelica's Bakery (Up to 42% Off)

Angelica's Bakery

Multiple Locations

Enjoy cakes in flavors such as red velvet, German chocolate, pineapple coconut, or caramel, served in single-portion eight-ounce mason jars

$24 $14

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Pizzeria Food at Nino's Pizza (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Nino's Pizza

Alsip

Dig into a thin-crust, stuffed-crust, or deep-dish pizza, plus meatball and italian beef sandwiches, pasta, and chicken dinners

$20 $11

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Pizza at Dream's Pizzeria Bar and Banquet (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Dream's Pizzeria Bar and Banquet

Oak Forest

Expansive menu goes beyond just pizza, with pastas such as spaghetti with meatballs and hot sandwiches such as the sausage and beef combo

$25 $12

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Italian Cuisine for Dinner on Friday–Saturday or Sunday–Thursday at Zaza's (Up to 50% Off)

Zaza's

Westmont

Entrees of housemade gnocchi, thin-crust pizzas, seafood, and veal decorate tables between sun-colored walls

$40 $25

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Sushi or Hibachi at Bistro Nami (Up to 40% Off)

Bistro Nami

Westmont

Hibachi chefs sizzle up cuts of steak and marinated beef short rib as sushi chefs roll up super white tuna and striped bass into maki

$40 $24

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Olives, Olive Oils, Giardiniera, or $10 for $20 Worth of Italian Groceries at Formella Gourmet

Formella Gourmet

Countryside

Since 1909, Formella family members have preserved original Sicilian recipes, using garlic, fresh tomatoes and vegetables, and rich cheeses

$20 $10

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Mexican Cuisine for Dinner for Two, Four, or More at Aguamiel (Up to 39% Off)

Aguamiel

Clarendon Hills

Former Frontera Grill chef whips up empanadas stuffed with rotating fillings, salmon in a peanut-mole sauce, and braised short ribs

$40 $25

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$16 for $30 Worth of East Asian Cuisine and Drinks at Sesame Inn

Sesame Inn

Sesame Inn

Traditional food from China, Japan, and Thailand with sushi combos and 17 types of stir-fry

$30 $16

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Seasonal Martini-Making Class, Cheese Board and Vodka for One or Two at Mid Oak Distillery (Up to 86% Off)

Mid Oak Distillery

Crestwood

Students make fall and winter cocktails using locally made vodka during a hands-on class that includes artisan cheese board

$80 $15

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$18 for Two Vouchers, Each Valid for $15 Worth of American Cuisine at Schoop's Hamburgers ($30 Value)

Schoop's Hamburgers

Multiple Locations

Freshly toasted buns cushion award-winning patties topped with crisp bacon, american cheese, or even two other patties

$15 $9

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Pizza and Italian Sandwiches at Enzo's Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

Enzo's Restaurant

Chicago Heights

Casual cuisine including sausages adorned with peppers or gravy, juicy Italian beef sandwiches, and thin-crust and deep-dish pizzas

$26.75 $14

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$16 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Drinks at Sushi Thaime

Sushi Thaime

Sushi Thaime

Sushi rolls with fresh yellowtail, eel, or salmon; marinated Korean-beef short ribs charbroiled to perfection

$30 $16

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Small Plates for Dine-In or Take-Out Service at SIP Appetizer Bar (Up to 40% Off)

SIP Appetizer Bar

Oak Lawn

Mediterranean-inspired small plates such as bacon-wrapped dates, goat cheese-stuffed lamb meatballs, and thin-crust pizzas

$20 $13

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Diner Food at Zorba's Restaurant ($30 Total Value)

Zorba's Restaurant

Highland

Expansive American diner menu served in family-friendly restaurant

$10 $5

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Pizza and Italian Food at Sanfratello's (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Sanfratello's

Multiple Locations

Thin- and pan-crust pizzas, pasta, and paninis for dine-in and carry-out

$20 $11

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Italian Cuisine at Parmesans Station and Parmesans Wood Stone Pizza (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Parmesans Station and Parmesans Wood Stone Pizza

Multiple Locations

Stuffed breads, pastas, and pizzas baked over wood in stone oven and paired with wine; new Tinley Park location also hosts parties up to 120

$20 $10

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Toward In-Store Bagged Popcorn at Ultimate Flavors Popcorn (40% Off)

Ultimate Flavors Popcorn

Crete

Organic, air-popped popcorn without artificial preservatives or trans fats in a variety of flavors including Chicago mix and cheddar bacon

$10 $6

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Cuisine at Kenny's Ribs & Chicken and Dusties Southern Style Buffet (Up to 35% Off). Three Options Available.

Kenny's Ribs & Chicken and Dusties Southern Style Buffet

Matteson

Buffet includes fried chicken, spaghetti, greens with turkey, red beans and rice, and tilapia; ribs come with coleslaw, fries, and bread

$15.98 $11

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Cajun Cuisine at Vetavia's Cajun Cafe and Bar (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Vetavia's Cajun Cafe & Bar

Matteson

Southern favorites such as catfish nuggets, shrimp po-boys, jambalaya, and candied yams at a chandelier-clad spot that’s open late

$30 $18

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Mexican Dinner Cuisine for Two or More at Tequila Restaurante (Up to 50% Off)

Tequila Restaurante

Multiple Locations

Authentic Mexican dishes crafted with housemade ingredients, served on tables adorned with linen and flowers in candle-lit eatery

$50 $25

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$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Burbank

Traditional Mexican cuisine includes homemade chips and salsa, tacos and burritos chock-full of meats, and huevos rancheros

$20 $10

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Italian Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch for Two or More at Ciao Ristorante (53% Off)

Ciao Ristoranté

Palos Hills

Traditional Italian seafood pastas, veal piccata, lasagna, and chicken parmesan served in a serene, low-lit dining room

$20 $9.50

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$24 for 20 Wings or Two Appetizers with Four Beers for Two People at Philly T's (Up to a $52 Value)

Philly T's

Palos Hills

Glasses of frothy beer paired with wings, nachos, or mozzarella sticks; sports every night

$52 $26

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Mexican Food for Two or Four or More at Los Angeles Café (Up to 43% Off)

Los Angeles Café

Multiple Locations

Sizzling fajitas, hefty burritos, and generous dollops of fresh guacamole

$20 $12

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Pasta Bowls with Side Salads and Drinks for Two or $70 for $100 worth of Italian Catering at Italio

Italio

Orland Park

Pasta bowls with your choice of protein, sauce, and toppings pair with salads and drinks; catering menu includes pasta platters

$32 $22

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Dao Sushi and Seafood for Lunch or Dinner at Dao Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Dao Restaurant & Bar

Orland Park

Asian-American fusion dishes, including 40+ maki rolls, served in a unique setting featuring palm trees and giant kabuki masks

$10 $6

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Indian Food for Lunch or Dinner at Taj Mahal Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Taj Mahal Restaurant

Orland Park

Family recipes used to create vegetarian and nonvegetarian entrees, such as chicken curry, shrimp vindaloo, and vegetable korma

$20 $10

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$8 for $14 Worth of Pancakes and Diner Food at IHOP

IHOP

Multiple Locations

The national brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations alongside burgers, sandwiches, and other diner food

$14 $8

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Mexican Food at Sal Y Limón (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available

Sal y Limón Mexican Cuisine

Schererville

Homemade enchiladas; tacos packed with steak or tilapia; faijitas slathered in ranchero sauce

$10 $5.50

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$14 for $25 Worth of Lithuanian Food and Drinks at Grand Duke’s Restaurant

Grand Duke's Restaurant

Summit

Kugelis, sausage, steak, kebabs, and dumplings served amid medieval castle decor sourced from Lithuania

$25 $14

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Pizza and Subs at Angry Slice and Sub Shop (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Angry Slice and Sub Shop

Summit

Pizzas topped with jerk chicken or italian beef and classic subs on D'Amato bread; all orders include complimentary ice cream

$20 $11

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Brunch for Two or Four with Cocktails at Hubbard Inn (Up to 44% Off)

Hubbard Inn

Near North Side

Restaurant serves upscale takes on brunch favorites, such as peaches ‘n’ cream french toast, pork belly benedict, and lobster omelets

$44 $25

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Big Game Package with Mexican Food and Drinks at Blue Agave Tequila Bar & Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

Blue Agave

Multiple Locations

Traditional Mexican fare along with 200 varieties of tequila; watch the big game while dining and sipping unlimited drinks

$59.95 $35

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Mediterranean Cuisine and Drinks at 40sTF Mediterranean (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

40sTF Mediterranean

Chicago

Cooks serve up a vast array of dishes from across the Mediterranean region, enhancing flavors with modern twists and unique ingredients

$20 $12

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Sliders or Tacos and Beer for Two or Four at Vinyl Restaurant (50% Off)

Vinyl

Near North Side

River North venue combines an eclectic soundtrack with modern cuisine such as braised pork shoulder sliders and Asian spare rib tacos

$38 $19

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Ian Karmel or Chris Gethard at UP Comedy Club, January 22–30 (Up to 38% Off)

Ian Karmel or Chris Gethard

UP Comedy Club

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See Chelsea Lately’s Ian Karmel or the star of The Chris Gethard Show

$27.50 $17

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Pub Food and Drinks at Headquarters Beercade (Up to 40% Off)

Headquarters Beercade

Multiple Locations

Bar and arcade entertains patrons with retro games, craft beers, and updated comfort food

$25 $15

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Bistro Cuisine and Drinks for Two for Lunch or Dinner at Enolo Wine Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Enolo Wine Bar

Chicago

Pair wine, beer, and cocktails with shrimp ceviche, a cheese and charcuterie board, paninis, and roasted pepper and goat cheese bruschetta

$30 $19

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Chinese Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Lao Sze Chuan Uptown (Up to 40% Off). Six Options Available.

Lao Sze Chuan

Chicago

At Tony Hu’s Uptown restaurant, chefs turn to Szechuan-style sauces for specials such as boiled beef, twice-cooked pork, and smoked tea duck

$25 $16

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Brunch for Two or Four at Benchmark or Highline Bar + Grill from Four Corners Tavern Group (Up to 46% Off)

Benchmark and Highline Bar + Lounge

Multiple Locations

Barbacoa chilaquiles, Captain Crunch french toast, and chicken-apple burritos highlight brunch menus at two upscale pubs

$45 $25

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"Roasting On the River" at River Roast on Friday, February 6 at 7 p.m. (Up to 29% Off)

"Roasting on the River" sponsored by Supply Hope

Roasting on the River

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Second City improvers come out for a comedy show to support nonprofit Supply Hope

$41.99 $30

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Italian Lunch for Two or Dinner for Two or Four at Club Lago (Up to 41%)

Club Lago

River North

Traditional Italian pasta, panini, chicken, veal, and steak served up with beer and wine by the family that opened this restaurant in 1952

$30 $18

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One or Two Bottles of Wine with Meats and Cheeses at 694 Wine & Spirits (50% Off)

694 Wine & Spirits

694 Wine & Spirits

Boutique wines pair with olive platters, cheese plates, and Armandino Batali artisan-cured meats

$78 $39

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Lobster-Roll or Seafood Dinner for Two or Four at New England Seafood Co Fish Market & Restaurant (Up to 43% Off)

New England Seafood Company Fish Market and Restaurant

Lakeview

Beer and wine pair with lobster on an East Coast style bun bun or entrees such as grilled swordfish and pan-seared tilapia

$53.90 $35

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Specialty Drinks and Artisan Foods at Argo Tea (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Argo Tea Café

Multiple Locations

Sip specialty tea drinks such as Teappucino and Carolina Honey while snacking on brie-and-cherry paninis and cranberry cinnamon muffin

$25 $15

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Players Sport & Social Group and My Drink On Mardi Gras Crawl for One, Two, or Four on February 21 (Up to 60% Off)

Players Sport & Social Group and My Drink On

Navy Pier

Peruse drink specials at a variety of Navy Pier bars while listening to live music, competing in games, and getting your face painted

$28 $16

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Sinbad at The Chicago Theatre on Saturday, February 14, at 8 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Chicago Theatre

The Chicago Theatre

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Veteran standup named to Comedy Central’s Top 100 Greatest Standups of All Time performs an animated, dynamic set

$53.84 $30

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One or Six BeadQuest Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Tickets from Festa Parties (Up to 50% Off)

Festa Parties

Chicago

Enjoy Louisiana style food and a quest for beads with friends during a fun-filled pub crawl through Wrigleyville

$22 $12

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Pre-Game Fiesta, Late Night Bites, or Table Tequila Kit at Ay Chiwowa (Up to 57% Off)

Ay Chiwowa

Near North Side

Michelin-rated chef Kevin Hickey brings his careful touch to the new menu, with bacon al pastor tacos and guacamole with mango and pepitas

$117 $55

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Steaks and Seafood, Valid Sunday–Thursday or Any Day at Mecca Supper Club (Up to 53% Off)

Mecca Supper Club

Edison Park

Surf ‘n’ turf entrees including center-cut strip steak, baked stuffed shrimp, and homemade pizzas dressed in italian beef and peppers

$30 $14

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"Hitch*Cocktails" at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, November 21–February 27 (Up to 40% Off)

"Hitch*Cocktails" at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance Theatre

Live_logo

Skilled improvisors and live jazz pianist create a feature-length thriller in the style of Hichcock using suggestions from the audience

$20 $12

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Deli Sandwiches or Entrees Dinner for Two or Four at Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen (Up to 45% Off)

Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen

South Loop

4th-generation deli owners craft classic dishes such as corned beef reubens, short ribs, and pastrami in a cafeteria setting; free parking

$43.80 $25

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$26 for Wine Flights and Charcuterie for Two at Rittergut Wine Bar Restaurant & Social Club (Up to $57 Value)

Rittergut Wine Bar Restaurant & Social Club

The Loop

Flights of three sparkling, white, or red wines bring forth the nutty-sweet flavors of imported cheeses & smoky hints in charcuterie noshes

$57 $29

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$8.50 for a Mediterranean Meal for Two at IDOF: I Dream of Falafel ($15.80 Value)

I Dream of Falafel (IDOF)

Lakeview

Locally sourced, made-from-scratch dishes include organic falafel, quinoa salad, cage-free chicken & tzatziki salad made with greek yogurt

$15.80 $8.50

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Casual French Brunch or Lunch, or Dinner at Brasserie by LM (47% Off)

Brasserie by LM

South Loop

Casual French cuisine such as ham- and swiss-filled crepes and beef bourguignon, served in a bright, loft-like modern Brasserie

$20 $12

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$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks at The Indian Garden

The Indian Garden

Streeterville

Chefs embrace authentic recipes by roasting whole, marinated chickens in tandoor ovens and simmering housemade cheese in tomato sauce

$40 $22

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Chicken, Seafood, and Soul Food at Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles

Bronzeville

14 combinations of chicken and waffles and other soul-food selections are served in an elegantly styled dining room or at catered events

$15 $9

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Day Trip to Michigan Wine Country with Lunch, Tastings, and Round-Trip Transportation Included (47% Off)

Michigan Wine Country Day Trip with Transportation

Chicago

Visit 4 Michigan wineries and taste up to 20 wines during a 9-hour excursion with a hearty lunch and round-trip transportation included

$150 $79

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Improv or Scripted Comedy for One, Two, or Four at Under the Gun Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Under the Gun Theater

Lakeview

Improv inspired by video confessions, card games, and online dating, solo shows about romance, and other innovative forms of stage comedy

$12 $8

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$16 for $30 Worth of Burgers, Hotdogs, and Diner Food at Ed Debevic's

Ed Debevic's

Near North Side

Playfully impudent servers deliver hearty chili, specialty burgers, from-scratch meatloaf, and gluten-free eats in a colorful retro diner

$30 $16

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$22 for $40 Worth of Peruvian Cuisine and Drinks at Rio's D'Sudamerica

Rio's D'Sudamerica

Bucktown

Family recipes inspire Peruvian dishes such as mixed-seafood ceviche, rotisserie chicken, and flambé lomo saltado al pisco

$40 $22

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Irish Food and Drinks or Gift Card at The Curragh Irish Pub (Up to 47% Off)

The Curragh Irish Pub

Edison Park

Celebrate Irish culture with live Irish dancing, dozens of draft beers, and traditional cuisine

$30 $16

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Burgers and Drinks or Make-Your-Own Burger Event at Rockit Burger Bar (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Rockit Burger Bar

Lakeview

Gourmet burgers made with ingredients such as Angus beef, ghost pepper aioli, and gruyère cheese

$52 $26

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$69 for Dinner for Two at Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue

Carson’s Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue

River North

Barbecue restaurant serves baby-back ribs, famous au gratin potatoes, and key lime pie; valet service available

$101.75 $69

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$30 for $60 Worth of Contemporary American Cuisine with Panoramic Skyline Views at Cité 

Cité

Near North Side

Adventurous dishes from a chef with experience at Michelin-starred restaurants served in an eatery with a 360-degree view of Lake Michigan

$60 $30

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Catering or Deli Food at Bergstein's NY Deli (Up to 50% Off)

Bergstein's NY Deli

Hyde Park

Chef Rachel Davis dishes up deli favorites, including corned-beef and pastrami sandwiches, soups, and smoked fish straight from Brooklyn

$10 $5

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Italian Food for Two, Four or More at BarTucci (Up to 50% Off)

BarTucci

Chicago

A charming BYOB restaurant on Chicago’s northwest side that emphasizes fresh pasta, homemade focaccia, and other authentic Italian cuisine

$20 $10

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$25 for $50 Toward Seafood Meal at Chicago Oyster House

Chicago Oyster House

South Loop

Shrimp tempura, seared Hawaiian ahi tuna, and lamb chops round out the fresh seafood and meaty menu

$50 $25

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One or Two Dozen Chocolate-Covered Strawberries at Kilwins (Up to 57% Off)

Kilwins

Hyde Park

One or two dozen strawberries covered in gourmet handmade chocolate

$46 $22

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Chinese-Latino Fusion Meal with Drinks for Two or Four at Si Fu (Up to 48% Off)

Si Fu

Chicago

Combine two of America’s most popular cuisines with tacos, Asian tuna tartare, and kimchi fries

$36.52 $20

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N'awlins Crab House charms taste buds with southern snacks and seafood steeped in Cajun and creole culinary traditions. Diners can investigate three menus as they search for edible pearls in oysters on the half shell ($15.95/dozen). Crawfish creole sates veggie cravings with tomatoes, celery, and colorful peppers ($15.95), and marinated sirloin medallions ($15.99) reward carnivores by supplementing USDA Choice beef with a half-dozen prepared-to-order shrimp. Guests may customize the Captain's platter ($23.95) by pairing snow-crab legs and a broiled lobster tail with poached, sautéed, or charbroiled prawns. Growing po boy sandwiches devour catfish, blackened mahi-mahi, and other seafood staples ($8.95–$13.95), emerging from the kitchen with crunchy batter exoskeletons and the power to lure mermaids into timeshare seminars.

599 East Sibley Boulevard
Dolton,
IL
US

Inspired by small craft spirit creators of yore, Derrick Mancini founded Quincy Street Distillery as a way to celebrate traditional, and create new, American spirits. Today, Mancini and distiller, Danny Maguire, oversee a small crew that crafts and bottles 12 artisanal, small-batch spirits including a mead-based dry honey spirit, a railroad gin, a colonial-style single malt rye, and a young bourbon whiskey that's too young to drink itself. Take a tour of the distillery to bring the full story of these libations into focus. Distillery tours detail every step of the grain-to-whiskey production, including fermentation, distillation, cutting, barreling, and bottling. Conclude with a tasting in the Speakeasy cocktail bar that includes a brief history lesson about many of the spirit brands, and after where patrons can purchase classic and original cocktails or pick up bottles at the retail shop. You can also reach the distillery by train on the Burlington Metra line just a block from the Riverside station.

39 E Quincy St.
Riverside,
IL
US

In 1988, Auntie Anne's founders Anne and Jonas Beiler purchased a Pennsylvania farmers'-market stand, where they experimented with dough until they created a pretzel that seemed to strike the perfect chord with their customers. Today, at their more than 1,350 locations worldwide, the pretzel makers still hand roll the original recipe but have added to the menu with inventive options such as the eight signature dipping sauces. The team constantly explores new uses for the pretzel dough, such as wrapping it around hot dogs and slicing it into bite-size nuggets. To transform the snack into a meal, they accompany it with specialty drinks, including frozen-lemonade desserts.

When not twisting dough, Auntie Anne's team partners with the national charitable organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises funds to fight childhood cancer. Auntie Anne's also reaches out to the community through fundraising opportunities.

700 E Tri State Tollway
South Holland,
IL
US

First things first: it's pronounced "fab," as in fabulous. FAABE's founder, Kenya Posley, created the name for her inventive bakery by combining the initials of her children, who serve as her personal inspiration and presumably really like cupcakes. It's not the only familial influence on the bakery, as Posley was inspired by the treats her mother and grandmother would make while she was growing up. Though her gourmet treats are based on the classic creations she feasted on as a child, she also adds her own notes of sophistication. Flavors rotate daily, and creative specials regularly pop up, but some standbys include banana pudding, cookies and cream, turtle, and sweet potato. Posley also bakes custom creations for special events, themed cupcakes for holidays, and full-size cakes for those opposed to cups.

514 East 162nd St
South Holland,
IL
US

The brainchild of Lawanda—the restaurant’s president and manager—and CEO and head chef Shafeeq, Eclectic Soul Food makes it its mission to seamlessly fuse southern American, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern cuisines on a diverse menu. Delicate light fixtures illuminate deep mauve walls and tiled floors in the dining room, where customers enjoy barbecued meats, jerk chicken, and housemade desserts such as sweet-potato pie. Chefs use only halal meat and prepare meals with an eye toward health.

13023 Western Avenue
Blue Island,
IL
US

Family owned for over 35 years! The tradition began when Angelo opened the doors in 1976, his sons Larry & Peter took over a few years later. From there they have expanded to 9 family owned locations and 9 franchises. All of the franchise owners continue the tradition of family owned and operated restaurants.

12660 Western Avenue
Blue Island,
IL
US

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