Food & Drink in East Norwalk

$20 for $40 Worth of Gastropub Fare at BJ Ryan's in Norwalk

BJ Ryan's

Norwalk

$40 $20

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Guests pair more than 60 beers and craft brews with diverse menu selections that include burgers, seafood, steaks and pulled pork nachos

Peruvian Cuisine for Two or Four at Fiesta Limena (Up to 46% Off). Five Options Available.

Fiesta Limena

Norwalk

$25 $15

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Internationally-influenced Peruvian dishes include ceviche, pepper steak with fried egg, and spiced rotisserie chicken

Beer Fest Entry with Optional Tasting and VIP Packages at The Beer Garden's Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 4 (Up to 50% Off)

The Beer Garden

South Norwalk

$20 $15

Try unlimited beer samples in a commemorative take-home glass while listening to Tim Currie's Motown Band; VIP package includes early entry

Sunday Italian Brunch for Two or Four at Bar Sugo (Up to 51% Off)

Bar Sugo

Central Norwalk

$80 $43

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Selections such as meatballs, crostini, and omelets with marscapone and sausage accompanied by Bloody Marys or mimosas

Tapas and Sangria Sunday–Thursday, or Friday or Saturday at Paella Tapas Wine Bar & Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Paella Tapas Wine Bar & Restaurant

Norwalk

$73 $39

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A cool pitcher of sangria complements three tapas, such as Maryland crab cakes, baked goat cheese, or a platter of Spanish cheeses

Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Cafe Madrid Continental (Up to 50% Off)

Cafe Madrid Continental

Norwalk

$30 $15

Sharable tapas include everything from beef empanadas to platters of imported meats and cheeses

Steakhouse Food at The Old Mill (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

The old mill

Norwalk

$20 $12

Black Angus tenderloin steak, barbecue ribs, slow-cooked pork platter, flatiron steak and shrimp, grilled salmon, and blackened tuna steak

Two-Hour Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Riedel Crystal Glasses from GrapesWine.com (75% Off)

GrapesWine.com

Multiple Locations

$80 $20

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

Mexican Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Tacos Mexico (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Tacos Mexico

East Norwalk

$20 $11

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Tacos and burritos enfold steak, chicken, and chorizo, and more unique ingredients such as cacti and chipotle cream spice up the menu

$5 for 30% Off Your Bill for Indian Food at Mumbai Times

Mumbai Times

Westport

$5 $5

Starters of kebabs and tandoor-fired chicken tenders lead into specialties from both northern and southern India

American Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Bistro B (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Bistro B

Multiple Locations

$72 $36

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Upscale eatery creates American bistro cuisine such as local raw oysters, BLT sliders, tuna steak, duck confit, and double-cut pork chops

Italian Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers and Wine at Lombardi's (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Lombardi's Tattoria

Georgetown

$86 $39

Italian eatery serves up authentic Italian cuisine such as calamari, squid-ink linguini, wood-fired pizza, and wine by the glass or bottle

New American Dinner or Brunch for Two or Four at Bistro B at Westport Inn (Up to 53% Off)

Bistro B at Westport Inn

Westport

$72 $36

Bistro tucked inside historic inn serves New American dinner cuisine throughout the week and brunch fare with bottomless drinks on Sundays

Wine Tasting and Class for One or Two at Black Bear Wines & Spirits (Up to 51% Off)

Black Bear Wines & Spirits

Westport

$50 $25

During the 90-minute class, wine experts teach visitors to distinguish grape variety, vintage, and region

Italian and Greek Food at 4 Brothers Pizza & Mediterranean Restaurants (Half Off). Two Options Available.

4 Brothers Pizza & Mediterranean Restaurant

Westport

$10 $5

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Four brothers and their Mom fashion Italian pizzas and pastas, as well as classic Greek appetizers and entrees

Italian and Pizzeria Food at Jazzeria Restaurants (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Jazzeria Restaurants

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Margherita and pesto pizza with hand-tossed dough joins Italian mainstays including pasta, veal, and chicken marsala

Hot Dog or Burger Meal for Two or Four at Franks & Frites (44% Off)

Franks & Frites

Darien

$33.96 $18.99

Eatery dishes burgers and hot dogs like the California with avocado, alfalfa sprouts, and curry powder; sides include onion rings and chili

Hibachi Cuisine for Two or Four at Akita Japanese Steak House (Up to 42% Off)

Akita Japanese Steak House

Fairfield

$30 $18

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Hibachi-grilled filet mignon, chicken, Angus beef, lobster, and scallops prepared by chefs who double as entertainers and grillmasters

Indian Dinner for Two or Four at Bangalore Restaurant & Bar (Up to 49% Off). Two Options Available.

Bangalore Restaurant & Bar

Fairfield

$87.35 $49

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Chicken tikka, tandoori snapper, aloo gobi, clay-oven-roasted chicken wings, and lamb chops marinated with yogurt and mild spices

Five-Visit Punch Card with $8 Toward Burgers, Chili, and Mac 'n' Cheese Each Visit at ChiliBomb (50% Off)

Chili Bomb

Fairfield

$40 $20

Fresh, handmade burgers pair with hand-cut fries made from a secret 11-step recipe; loaded gluten-free chili & three-cheese mac from scratch

Italian Dinner Fare Sunday-Thursday at Tuscany Ristorante in Fairfield (Up to 50% Off)

Tuscany Ristorante

Fairfield

$40 $20

Skilled chefs fork over authentic Italian cuisine such as hearty pasta, prime steaks, and housemade desserts in casually upscale environment

Five $8 Vouchers for Fried Hot Dogs, Hand-Cut Fries, and Shakes

Rawley's Drive Inn

Fairfield

$8 $4

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Deep-fried hot dogs from a roadside eatery featured on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Italian Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Biscotti's Ristorante (Up to 44% Off)

Biscotti's Ristorante

New Fairfield

$40 $24

House-made sauces top entrees such as chicken parmigiana, clams casino, or Italian classics rich with meat, veggies, and seafood

Lobster Rolls and Sodas for Two or Four at Lobster Post (Up to 31% Off)

Lobster Post

Fairfield

$39.90 $28

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Eatery serves seafood dishes including Maine lobster rolls, fish and chips, whole-belly clams, and mussels in with house-made sauces

Pizza Party for Six or More, or $30 for $30 Worth of Pizzeria Cuisine at Tony Z's Pizza

Tony Z's Pizza

Tony Z's Pizza

$30 $15

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

Ice Cream and American Food at My Dairy Inn (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

My Dairy Inn

Springdale

$20 $12

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Inventive ice cream concoctions pair with classic cones, burgers, and hotdogs

$17 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Asian Food at Asiana Bistro

Asiana Bistro

Stamford

$30 $17

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Thai noodle dishes, bento boxes, and sushi abound on the pan-Asian menu

Japanese Cuisine at Shiki Hibachi & Sushi (Up to 50% Off)

Shiki Hibachi & Sushi

Stamford

$30 $16

Soft shell crab and lobster tempura are fashioned into sushi rolls; filet mignon and lobster are seared hibachi-style at tableside grills

Diner Breakfast for Two or Breakfast or Lunch for Four at Betty Ann's Kitchen (Up to 35% Off)

Betty Ann's Kitchen

Stamford

$20 $14

Diner dishes out food such as french toast, pancakes, egg sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, onion rings, and pizza

Two or Four 12-Inch One-Topping Pizzas and Beers at Fiddler's Pub (Up to 45% Off)

Fiddler's Pub

Shippan

$37.90 $22

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Beer at this classic neighborhood bar pairs with pizzas topped with broccoli, anchovies, sausage, peppers, or meatballs

Peruvian Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Fiesta Atlantic Restaurant (Up to 54% Off)

Fiesta Atlantic Restaurant

Downtown

$23 $12

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Ceviche, seafood plates, and spicy pepper steaks paired with Peruvian wine, beer, and specialty drinks

American Cuisine at Zeke's Bar and Grill (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Zeke's Bar and Grill

Bridgeport

$20 $12

Eatery dishes out barbecue chicken flatbreads, create-your-own burgers, double-glazed ribs, wings, and salmon, as well as a salad bar

Italian Ice, Gelati, and Frozen Custard Treats at Rita’s of Bridgeport (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Rita’s Italian Ice

North Bridgeport

$4 $2.40

Frozen custard, sundaes, shakes, gelati, and regular or sugar-free Italian ice made daily from fresh fruit; more than 50 flavors

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

Ola Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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

Colombian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, and Wine at El Pueblito (Up to 51% Off)

El Pueblito

Downtown

$70.85 $39

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Traditional Colombian dinner cuisine including empanadas, ceviche, homemade soup, grilled steak or tilapia, and sautéed shrimp with wine

$12 for $24 or $24 for $48 Worth of Caribbean and Asian Fare at Metric Bar and Grill in Bridgeport

Metric Bar and Grill

Downtown

$24 $12

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Chic restaurant crafts eclectic Asian- and Caribbean-inspired cuisine & specializes in corporate catering

Sunday Brunch for Two or Four with Bottomless Cocktails at Barnum Publick House (Half Off)

Barnum Publick House

Downtown

$56 $28

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Sweet and savory brunch options pair with bottomless brunch cocktails in turn-of-the-century style pub

$49 for Tapas for Two with Sangria or Wine at Taberna Restaurant (Up to $84 Value). Two Options Available.

Taberna Restaurant

Brooklawn - St. Vincent

$84 $49

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Share contemporary Italian and Spanish tapas such as empanadas and Serrano ham in an elegant dining room or on the patio

Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or Four or Takeout at Blackstones Steakhouse (Up to 50% Off)

Blackstones Steakhouse

Greenwich

$190 $100

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Prix fixe dinner with choice of prime, dry-aged steaks or fresh seafood, as well as appetizers, dessert, and wine in an elegant steakhouse

Upscale American Dinner or Sunday Brunch for Two or Four at J House Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

J House Restaurant

Riverside

$60 $34

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Local ingredients—including grass-fed beef & house-smoked salmon—anchor a creative American menu; chance to win $250 dinner on Facebook page

Italian Food for Takeout or Delivery or a Lunch for Two at Bella Nonna Restaurant and Pizzeria (Up to 49% Off)

Bella Nonna Restaurant and Pizzeria

Greenwich

$20 $12

Italian classics ranging from pasta tossed in fresh-made sauces to fire-kissed pizzas and house-made desserts

$39 for Two 90-Minute Introductory Wine Classes at The Wine Mapp ($90 Value)

The Wine Mapp

Greenwich

$90 $39

Two 90-minute wine-education classes cover wine basics and how best to pair wine and food; samples are included

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

Marisa's Ristorante

Trumbull

$40 $20

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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

$15 for One Dozen Cakepops at Lizzy's Lollicakes ($30 Value)

Lizzy's Lollicakes

Trumbull

$30 $15

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

Seafood Dinner for Two or Four at Lumi Restaurant (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Lumi Restaurant

Stratford

$70 $39

Oysters, crab cakes, and pan-seared scallops headline a menu that brings the sea to your dinner plate

Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Il Sogno Ristorante (Up to 57% Off)

Il Sogno Ristorante

Port Chester

$92 $40

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Praised by the New York Times, the Italian eatery's year-round and seasonal specialties include lobster ravioli in creamy aurora sauce.

Churrascaria Meals for Two or Four at Copacabana Steakhouse (Up to 45% Off)

Copacabana Churrascaria

Port Chester

$77.90 $45

Staff shave off portions of flank steak, barbecue chicken, and Brazilian sausage at your command, pairing meat with dishes on the salad bar

Greek Meal with Entree, Soup, Side, and Dessert for Two or Four at The Greek Grill of Huntington (Up to 46% Off)

The Greek Grill of Huntington

Elwood

$51.80 $29

An entree such as gyro or souvlaki is paired with soup, side, and dessert.

Pizza, Italian Food, and Drinks at Massa's Pizzeria (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Massa's Pizzeria

Massa's Coal Fired Brick Oven Pizzeria

$30 $15

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Oven-baked pizzas with toppings such as mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes; other Italian dishes include calzones and eggplant parmesan

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The Gift Basket Bowtique

Huntington

$30 $15

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Prix Fixe Italian Lunch Cuisine for Two or Four at Bravo! Nader (50% Off)

Bravo! Nader

Huntington

$29.90 $15

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Twelve cozy tables are set with appetizers, soups, or salads, entrees such as veal parmesan or house-made gnocchi with pesto, and coffees

$10 for $20 Worth of American Diner Food at Dix Hills Diner

Dix Hills Diner

Huntington

$20 $10

Lunch and dinner specials come with soup or salad plus dessert at a cozy American diner that serves up paninis, burgers, and pasta

Mussel-Pot Dinner for Two or Four with Entrees and Wine or Beer at Acacia (Up to 50% Off)

Acacia

Huntington Village

$115 $57

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Eleven different mussel pots, yellowfin tuna, and filet mignon at Chef Matthew Maxwell's seafood spot

Prix Fixe Meal with Drinks or Beers for Two or Four at XO Restaurant • Wine & Chocolate Lounge (Up to 54% Off)

XO Restaurant • Wine & Chocolate Lounge

Huntington

$103 $49

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Upscale, international small plates precede meat and seafood entrees at the restaurant or upstairs wine lounge

$25 for $50 Off Your Bill at Vitae Restaurant & Wine Bar

Vitae Restaurant & Wine Bar

Huntington

$50 $25

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NY Times lauded & award-winning chef brushes ribs with house-made coffee-barbecue sauce & sprinkles veal cutlets with Italian grana cheese

Four-Course French Dinner for Two or Four at La Panetière (Half Off). Four Options Available.

La Panetière

Rye

$166 $80

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Weekly rotating menu of contemporary French cuisine at AAA Four Diamond Award–winning restaurant lauded in New York Times

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for One Medium-Size Smoothie at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

$5.39 $3

Whole Food Nutrition smoothies provide on-the-go meals with 10-14 grams of protein; nutrient-packed Fit 'n Fruitful manage weight-loss goals

Pizza and Italian Cuisine at Gianfranco's (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Gianfranco's

Bedford

$30 $18

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Specialty pies covered in Cajun shrimp, basil-roasted peppers, and caesar dressing or pasta in alfredo, vodka, bolognese, and pesto sauce

Southern Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Sette E Venti (Up to 43% Off)

Sette E Venti

Bedford

$75 $45

Homemade pastas and fresh meat and produce compose four-cheese gnocchi and veal scaloppini; gluten-free and whole-wheat options available

IItalian Dinner for Two or Family Dinner for Four at Bellizzi (Up to 50%Off)

Bellizzi Restaurant

Mt. Kisco

$60 $30

Pizzas, panini, salads, and an assortment of pasta dishes refuel patrons at eatery with an arcade and family entertainment

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Hito Japanese Restaurant (Up to 43% Off)

Hito Japanese Restaurant

Mount Kisco

$30 $17

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Specialty sushi rolls with ingredients from wasabi-spiked lobster and yuzu-mango sauce to fried soft-shell crab and basil leaves

$35 for $70 Worth of Indian Dinner for Two or More People at The Curry Club

The Curry Club

Long Island

$70 $35

Low-fat yogurt coats dark-meat chicken kebabs, and tandoori oven bakes spicy warmth into salmon tikka masala at Zagat-rated eatery

$29 for a Dinner for Two with Appetizers, Entrees, and Wine at Athenian Greek Taverna (Up to $69 Value)

Athenian Greek Taverna

Commack

$69 $29

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Traditional Greek menu includes hummus, flaming cheese, and seafood starters, as well as grilled kebabs, spinach pie, and whole grilled fish

Frozen Yogurt, Gelato, or Italian Ice at Hometown Yogurt Cafe (45% Off)

Hometown Yogurt Cafe

Commack

$10 $5.50

Staff members serve up frozen yogurt brimming with probiotics, along with gelato and Italian ice, inside a full-service shop

$4.50 for $8 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Crazy

Yogurt Crazy

Commack

$8 $4.50

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Patrons mix and match their own frozen-yogurt creations from 12 daily flavors and 36 fruit and candy toppings

Pizza Meal for Two or Four or Chicken-Parmigiana Meal for Eight at Harrison Pizza and Pasta (Up to 58% Off)

Harrison Pizza and Pasta

Harrison New York

$28.97 $14

Pizza dinners placate tongues with one-topping pizzas, salad, and ziti; catered chicken parmigiana brings a backup of mixed salads

Mexican Dinner for Two or Four or Mexican Lunch for Two at Mariachi’s Mexican Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

Mariachi’s Mexican Restaurant

New Milford

$48.85 $29

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

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

Zach's Deli

Post Road South

$10 $5.50

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

Japanese Food at Ichiro Modern Japanese Cuisine (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Ichiro Modern Japanese Cuisine

White Plains

$40 $20

Sushi, sashimi, and innovative Japanese food

$17 for $30 Worth of Japanese Barbecue at Gyu-Kaku White Plains

Gyu-Kaku

White Plains

$30 $17

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Award-winning Japanese barbecue restaurant seats guests at grill-equipped tables, where diners barbecue high-grade meats and vegetables

Thai Dinner or Lunch Cuisine at Full Moon Asian Thai Restaurant (Up to 53% Off)

Full Moon Asian Thai Restaurant

White Plains

$92 $46

Fusion of cultures informs the eclectic decor and translates into a menu that delicately balances sweet and spicy flavors

Pub-Grub Dinner for Two or Four at Beechmont Tavern (Up to 52% Off)

Beechmont Tavern

White Plains

$49.75 $24

Fried starters precede meals that can include the likes of buffalo wings, bacon cheeseburgers, French onion soup, and Caesar salads

Juice Cleanse at Lilli Pilli Health Bar (Up to 39% Off). Two Options Available.

Lilli Pilli Health Bar

White Plains

$195 $125

Juice cleanses deliver nutrients to body while giving internal systems break from processed foods, refined sugar, and artificial additives.

Puerto Rican Cuisine and Wine for Two or Four at Don Coqui (Up to 53% Off)

Don Coqui

Multiple Locations

$85 $45

NY Times-rated contemporary Puerto Rican cuisine such as paella and braised oxtail enhanced by wine, salsa dancing, and rich family history

One or Two Dozen Bagels with Cream Cheese at What A Bagel (Up to Half Off) 

What a Bagel

White Plains

$22 $11

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House-whipped cream cheese tops more than 18 flavors of New York–style bagels

Korean Dinner Cuisine, Valid Monday–Thursday or Any Day at Kalbi House (Up to 48% Off)

Kalbi House

White Plains

$50 $26

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Sushi rolls join a menu of authentic Korean dishes such as bibimbap with marinated beef, barbecued pork ribs, and kimchi hot pots

$10 for 20% Off Your Total Bill at Benjamin Steakhouse

Benjamin Steakhouse

Fairview

$10 $10

Steak house's co-owner and chef visits meat markets to select steaks, which are dry aged in-house for 28 days or more

Customizable Burgers and Beers for Two or Four at Black Bear Saloon (Up to 55% Off)

Black Bear Saloon

White Plains

$31.98 $15

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The bar's Build-a-Bear burgers come with custom-grilled, eight-ounce patties and a choice of toppings, from bacon to guacamole

Thai Food for Two or More or Takeout at V. Thai (Up to 48% Off)

V. Thai

Ridgefield

$25 $13

Classic Thai dishes, including housemade curries, soft-shell crab, and garlic duck, plus a few Vietnamese options, including pho

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Flour drifts down through the air, the motes catching briefly in the light from the wood-fired oven. Inside, fontina, smoked mozzarella, and ricotta melt across the handcrafted crusts, forming warm tributaries of cheese. Nearby, chefs sprinkle fistfuls of broccoli rabe, prosciutto, cherry tomatoes, and eggplant onto fresh dough or stew san marzano tomatoes to craft a thick sauce the deep crimson color of a sports car that just discovered it left a hair curler in. The cooks look to traditional Neapolitan recipes and forge crusts from a simple combination of flour, yeast, water, and salt. In an effort to protect the environment, the staff at Red Tomato Pizza—from the same owners as Dortoni Bakery in Levittown and Messina Market in East Norwich—also serves hormone-free meat in the glow of gentle LED lights and uses recycled glassware.

6245 Northern Blvd
East Norwich,
NY
US

As a child, Michele Stuart worked alongside her grandmother, peeling fruit, crimping dough, and assisting in other tasks to create decadent pies. Before her grandmother passed away, Michele vowed to make her pies famous. It's safe to say she has made good on that promise. Since founding Michele's Pies in 2007, her creations have won 27 national awards, and have garnered praise from outlets including the Food Network, QVC, and the New York Times. Her pies run the gamut from sweet to savory, and her display case also shines with handmade cookies, tea breads, cheesecakes, and other baked goods.


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666 Main Ave
Norwalk,
CT
US

Giant copper kettles overlook the dining room at Sono Brewhouse Restaurant, glinting in the light that shines over ornate railings, exposed brick walls, and a colorful collection of flags. Shipped to the United States from a brewery in Germany, these kettles infuse the restaurant with a sense of history and spark visitors? curiosity about the world?s many beer-brewing nations. Bartenders fan these flames of intrigue by serving drafts of Paulaner Hefe-Weizen from Germany and bottles of Rochefort Trappist ale from Belgium and Innis & Gunn oak-aged ale from Scotland.

To complement these globe-trekking brews, chefs forge hearty New England-style and international entrees, such as lobster pot pie, Argentine gaucho steak with chimichurri, and wiener schnitzel accompanied by potato pancakes. They explore even more of the world?s finest during Sunday brunch, which teems with Italian chicken picatta, Chinese dim sum, and Viennese treats crafted by pastry chef Fran Schuelke. For private events, guests can choose from a variety of buffets, meat-carving stations, and raw bars brimming with freshly shucked oysters and clams.

13 Marshall St
Norwalk,
CT
US

Avocados, jalapeños, and tomatillos. These staples of traditional Mexican cuisine take center stage at Tacos Mexico, where the dishes’ rustic simplicity lets their flavors shine through. Chefs nestle tender morsels of steak, carnitas, or chorizo into corn tortillas to create their signature tacos, and they also turn out more complex entrees, such as cubes of pork loin blanketed in a rich mole sauce or vegetarian options that spotlight portabella mushrooms and cacti.

As guest conclude their meals with sweet nibbles of tres leches cake or coconut flan, they can listen to the ebb and flow of a soccer match broadcast on the flat-screen television hanging over the bar. Nearby, a belt of cornflower blue wraps around the dining room’s bright, yellow walls, which bear paintings of traditional Mexican pueblos rather than Mexico’s newest moon colonies.

82 Fort Point St.
Norwalk,
CT
US

Emigrating from Punjab to the United States more than 17 years ago, Saffron's continent-hopping owners act as tour guides through India's culinary landscape with a menu that's "diverse and extensive enough to satisfy all tastes," according to the Norwalk Citizen. Five-star chef Sandeep Kakkar and his team furnish empty bellies with subtly spiced saag chicken, lamb masala, and shrimp biryani, as well as a variety of gluten-free and vegan entrees. Midday visitors can find ample sustenance from an extensive buffet that stretches across the restaurant or twiddle their thumbs until it's time for the daily wine and beer happy-hour specials. Saffron's soft hanging lights and refined Indian artwork encourage diners to relax while being serenaded by Indian music softer than a cloud's beard.

333 Westport Ave
Norwalk,
CT
US

BJ Ryan's BANC House satiates cravings for both fresh coastal catches and savory wood-smoked meats that exude Southern charm. The slow-smoked pulled pork calls to taste buds from the plate where it sits slathered in homemade sauce and dry rub, and savory shrimp and grits blend dry rub and cheddar flavors. The talented chefs pay a special tribute to fresh crab, which can be added to any entree, steaming dishes such as the Banc crab cake, dungeness, Alaskan king, or blue crabs, which come dressed in homemade roasted-garlic sauce, ginger caramel, or inner-harbor spice.

Not to be overshadowed by the succulent food, BJ Ryan's dark, varnished wood and black-lacquered furnishings effuse a low-key, yet carefully kept dining environment marked by old photos and broad chalkboards listing the day?s specials.

16 River St
Norwalk,
CT
US