Food & Drink in East Norwalk

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

Fiesta Limena

Norwalk

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

$25 $15

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four with Wine and Appetizers at Quartina Trattoria and Vineria (Up to 47% Off)

Quartina Trattoria and Vineria

South Norwalk

House-made pasta paired with fresh seafood, beef, veal, and an extensive wine program in the former Bacchus space

$89.85 $49

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

Bar Sugo

Central Norwalk

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

$80 $43

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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

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

$73 $39

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

Cafe Madrid Continental

Norwalk

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

$30 $15

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Steakhouse Food at The Old Mill (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

The old mill

Norwalk

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

$20 $11

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Pizzeria Cuisine at SoNo Pizza (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

SoNo Pizza

Norwalk

Eatery serves fried ravioli, The Ragin’ Cajun pizza with Cajun chicken and hot cherry peppers, steak and cheese sandwiches, and burgers

$24 $14

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Italian and Grill Fare for Take-Out from Marinello's Deli and Grill (Up to 40% Off)

Marinello's Deli and Grill

Norwalk

Take home Italian and grill favorites such as 32 varieties of Boar’s Head sandwiches, eggplant parmigiana in a grinder roll, or burgers

$20 $14

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Take-Out Pizza and Italian Food at Marinello's Pizzeria (Up to 40% Off)

Marinello's Pizzeria

Norwalk

Classic Italian dishes and pizzas topped with a variety of fresh ingredients, such as house-made meatballs and hot cherry peppers

$20 $14

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Two-Hour Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Riedel Crystal Glasses from GrapesWine.com (75% 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 $20

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

Tacos Mexico

East Norwalk

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

$20 $11

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

Black Bear Wines & Spirits

Westport

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

$50 $25

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

Mumbai Times

Westport

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

$5 $5

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

Bistro B

Multiple Locations

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

$72 $36

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

Lombardi's Tattoria

Georgetown

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

$86 $39

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

4 Brothers Pizza & Mediterranean Restaurant

Westport

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

$10 $5

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

Jazzeria Restaurants

Multiple Locations

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

$20 $12

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

Chili Bomb

Fairfield

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

$40 $20

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

Tuscany Ristorante

Fairfield

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

$40 $20

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

Biscotti's Ristorante

New Fairfield

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

$40 $24

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

Rawley's Drive Inn

Fairfield

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

$8 $4

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$28 for $50 Worth of Italian Food at Tazza Osteria & Bar

Tazza Osteria And Bar

Fairfield

From the merchant: Experience a new and fresh Italian restaurant

$50 $28

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

Akita Japanese Steak House

Fairfield

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

$30 $18

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

Lobster Post

Fairfield

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

$39.90 $28

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Tasting Menu or Dinner at Zagat-Rated La Crémaillère Restaurant (Up to 55% Off). Five Options Available.

La Crémaillère Restaurant

Bedford/Banksville

Enjoy the autumn tasting menu of French Country cuisine with traditional European influences, including vegetarian options

$170 $85

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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

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

$30 $15

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$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Asian Food at Asiana Bistro

Asiana Bistro

Stamford

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

$30 $15

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

Shiki Hibachi & Sushi

Stamford

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

$30 $16

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

Betty Ann's Kitchen

Stamford

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

$20 $14

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

Fiddler's Pub

Shippan

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

$37.90 $22

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

Fiesta Atlantic Restaurant

Downtown

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

$23 $12

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Ice Cream and American Food at My Dairy Inn (Up to 63% Off). Three Options Available.

My Dairy Inn

Springdale

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

$20 $9

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

Ola Restaurant

Multiple Locations

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

$50 $25

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$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

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

$24 $12

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

Barnum Publick House

Downtown

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

$56 $28

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

Taberna Restaurant

Brooklawn - St. Vincent

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

$84 $49

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Burger Meals with Fries and Milkshakes at Moe's Burger Joint (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Moe's Burger Joint

Bridgeport

Inventive single- and double-patty signature burgers with playful toppings such as BLT or mac and cheese

$8 $4.67

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

Zeke's Bar and Grill

Bridgeport

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

$20 $12

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One Salad at Greenwich Salad Co. (40% Off)

Greenwich Salad Co.

Greenwich

One regular-size chopped salad with your choice of house-made dressing, four chef-inspired ingredients, and one protein

$10 $6

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

Blackstones Steakhouse

Greenwich

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

$190 $100

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

J House Restaurant

Riverside

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

$60 $34

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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

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

$20 $12

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5 or 10 Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Food at Bobby Q's Pit Stop (Up to 42% Off)

Bobby Q's Pit Stop

Old Greenwich

Eatery dishes out slow-smoked meats, barbecue sandwiches, Angus burgers, chili, specialty hot dogs, fried wings, hush puppies, and pit beans

$5 $3

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

The Wine Mapp

Greenwich

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

$90 $39

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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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$15 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 $15

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

Copacabana Churrascaria

Port Chester

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

$77.90 $45

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South American Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at Inca & Gaucho Restaurant in Port Chester (Up to 55% Off)

Inca & Gaucho Restaurant

Port Chester

Peruvian-style ceviche, steak with sweet plantains, and Argentine blood sausage that earned nods from the New York Times

$50.50 $25

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Admission for One or Two to the Halloween Costume Party at Acacia on October 31 (Up to 51% Off)

Acacia

Halesite

At the all-you-can-drink Halloween party, attendees dressed in costumes nibble on an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and sip cocktails

$90 $49

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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

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

$30 $15

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$15 for $30 Groupon — The Gift Basket Bowtique

The Gift Basket Bowtique

Huntington

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 $15

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

Bravo! Nader

Huntington

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

$29.90 $15

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

Dix Hills Diner

Huntington

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

$20 $10

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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

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

$103 $49

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

Vitae Restaurant & Wine Bar

Huntington

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

$50 $25

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

La Panetière

Rye

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

$166 $80

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

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

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

$5.39 $3

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

Gianfranco's

Bedford

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

$30 $18

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

Sette E Venti

Bedford

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

$75 $45

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

Bellizzi Restaurant

Mt. Kisco

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

$60 $30

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

Hito Japanese Restaurant

Mount Kisco

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

$30 $17

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$31 for $70 Worth of Indian Dinner for Two or More People at The Curry Club

The Curry Club

Long Island

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

$70 $31

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

Athenian Greek Taverna

Commack

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

$69 $29

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Frozen Yogurt, Gelato, or Italian Ice at Hometown Yogurt Cafe (50% Off)

Hometown Yogurt Cafe

Commack

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

$10 $5

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

Yogurt Crazy

Commack

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

$8 $4.50

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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

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

$28.97 $14

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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

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

$48.85 $29

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Sandwiches and Wraps at Zach's Deli (Up to Half 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 $5.50

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Burger with Two Toppings and a Beer for Two or Four at Black Bear Saloon (Up to 55% Off)

Black Bear Saloon

White Plains

Eight-ounce USDA choice beef patties, topped with a choice of two toppings, including jalapenos, bacon, and chili, paired with beers

$42.98 $20

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

Gyu-Kaku

White Plains

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

$30 $17

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

Full Moon Asian Thai Restaurant

White Plains

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

$92 $46

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

Lilli Pilli Health Bar

White Plains

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

$195 $125

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

What a Bagel

White Plains

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

$22 $11

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

Kalbi House

White Plains

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

$50 $26

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

Benjamin Steakhouse

Fairview

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

$10 $10

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Meal for Two or Four with Wine at North Street Tavern & Wood Fired Pizza (Up to 40% Off)

North Street Tavern & Wood Fired Pizza

White Plains

Wood-fired pizzas topped with sweet Italian sausage, penne, or breaded chicken served alongside shrimp linguine and skirt steak

$75 $45

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Three Italian Meals or Two Meatball and Pasta Specials at Mima’s Meatballs and More (Up to 50% Off)

Mima's Meatballs and More

Danbury

Dine on classic or veggie meatballs atop pasta with a choice of six sauces or fried pizza fritte in a casual Italian cafe

$10 $5

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New York-Style Bagels and Coffee Packages at Bruegger's Bagel (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Bruegger's Bagel

Danbury

One dozen flavored and plain New York-style bagels with cream cheese with coffee for up to 12, or punch card for 10 medium cups of coffee

$20 $10

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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

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

Whether beneath the thatched roof of the tiki hut or at an intimate table surrounded by bamboo shoots, Papaya Thai and Asian BBQ’s tropical themes pervade the eatery’s confines. The barbecue bar grants diners a front-row seat to watch chefs expertly grill marinated meats and veggies on wooden skewers, wielding the power of fire like Prometheus to cook beef to its tender best state. A variety of Thai tasting plates and main dishes include classics such as pad thai, sizzling chicken in a thai barbecue sauce, and skewered chicken satay. From the tiki bar, bartenders pour tropical drinks such as papaya thai-ritas made with sweet mango and nutty monkeys, an almond-rum-banana concoction the staff delivers to tables by way of swinging through the rafters.

24 Marshall St
Norwalk,
CT
US