Food & Drink in Florin

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Pasta, and Sandwiches at Steve's Pizza

Steve's Pizza

Elk Grove

Since 1978, Steve's Pizza has dished out high-quality pies, tasty sandwiches, and savory pastas

$20 $12

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$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Oz. Energy Bowl at Jamba Juice (Up to $19.47 Total Value)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

New made-to-order Energy Bowls include fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and organic granola

$6.49 $3.33

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$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Oz. Energy Bowl at Jamba Juice (Up to $19.47 Total Value)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

New made-to-order Energy Bowls include fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and organic granola

$6.49 $3.33

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$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Oz. Energy Bowl at Jamba Juice (Up to $19.47 Total Value)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

New made-to-order Energy Bowls include fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and organic granola

$6.49 $3.33

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Pub Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, and Drinks at Elk Grove Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Elk Grove Sports Bar & Grill

Elk Grove

Classic American pub dishes such as patty melts, chili dogs, fish and chips, and burgers topped with cheddar and bacon

$34 $18

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Filipino-Style Meal for Two or Four at Savory Fried Chicken (Up to 50% Off)

Savory Fried Chicken

Elk Grove

Dishes include Filipino-style chicken served unbattered, Java rice, fried pairs, or veggie, pork, or chicken lumpias

$16 $8

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$15 for $25 Worth of Casual American Food at Logan's Roadhouse - Sacramento

Logan's Roadhouse

Multiple Locations

Wood-grilled steaks and fried cheese and bacon burgers, washed down by Roadhouse tea made with Ole Smoky Tennessee White Lightning Moonshine

$25 $15

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$17 for Four 10-Inch Cheesesteak Sandwiches at Cheese Steak Restaurant ($35.96 Value)

Cheese Steak Restaurant

Elk Grove

30+ varieties of cheesesteak, from classic to chicken philly cheesesteaks crowned with bacon or roasted chili pepper and salsa

$36 $17

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Tea-Time Sampler with Sandwiches and Scones for Two or Four at Dori's Tea Cottage (Up to 42% Off)

Dori's Tea Cottage

Groveland

Hearty sampler platters provide plenty of snacks to share while enjoying a pot of tea, such as cucumber sandwiches, scones, and cookies

$32.95 $19

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$18 for $30 Worth of Upscale American Dinner at Malabar

Malabar

RP Sports Compex

American staples such as wood-grilled chicken, salmon, and steak marinated in homemade orange-chipotle sauce and sesame-soy glaze

$30 $18

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Indian Food and Drinks for Two or More, Four or More, or Six or More at Ruchi Indian Cuisine (Up to 50% Off)

Ruchi Indian Cuisine

Multiple Locations

Spiced-to-taste dishes from northern and southern India use halal meats and imported ingredients

$30 $15

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$10 for $20 Worth of Treats at Cookie Connection and Cookie Company

Cookie Connection and Cookie Company

Multiple Locations

Original recipes and preservative-free ingredients form 16 daily cookie varieties, plus rotating flavors such as molasses and lemon drop

$20 $10

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$85 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner Show and Mugs for Two from Dinner Detective Sacramento ($161.60 Value)

Dinner Detective Sacramento

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Dinner party descends into wacky madness as an interactive murder mystery unfolds; improv actors play detectives and suspects

$161.60 $85

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SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival for One, Two, or Four with Lift Tickets on November 15 or 16 (Up to 55% Off)

SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival- Sacramento

CAL EXPO

Get access to lift tickets, a huge gear sale with discounts exceeding 75% off, and season pass deals to some of the largest ski resorts

$25 $12

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2014 Napa Valley Wine-Tasting Membership for Two or Four from Napa Valley Passport (Up to 58% Off)

Napa Valley Passport

Online Deal

Access free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at Napa Valley wineries

$59 $29

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Wine-Tasting Picnic Package for Two with Take-Home Glasses at The Underground Wine Tasting Room (Up to 67% Off)

The Underground Tasting Room

Old Town Sacramento

Sample seven wines from three award-winning wineries, paired with a feast of cheese, salami, and other snacks in Historic Pioneer Square

$149 $49

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$12 for $20 Worth of Food at Vientos Mexican Cocina (40% Off)

Vientos Mexican Cocina

Greenhaven area of Sacramento

Authentic Mexican tacos, burritos, and entrees served in rustic dining room.

$20 $12

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Standup Comedy at Sacramento Punch Line (Up to 76% Off)

Sacramento Punch Line Sacramento

Sacramento Punch Line

Nationally touring comedians headline Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, including Steve Byrne, Shaun Latham and Fortune Feimster

$74 $18

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Japanese Dinner or Lunch at Nishiki Sushi (Up to 40% Off)

Nishiki Sushi

Midtown

More than three dozen specialty rolls share the menu with classic sashimi and nigiri and Japanese comfort foods

$20 $12

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Food, Drink, or Karaoke Rental, Two-Hour Karaoke-Room Rental, or Two-Hour VIP Room Rental at SKY KTV (Up to 52% Off)

SKY KTV

Sacramento

Inside intimate lounge, revelers unleash their inner pop star during private karaoke sessions

$30 $15

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$13 for One Groupon, Good for $25 Worth of Thai Food at Tuk Tuk Restaurant

Tuk Tuk Restaurant

Raley's Shopping Center

Thai street foods including curry, wok-fried pork with fresh garlic and white pepper, and Thai-style barbecued chicken

$25 $13

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$6.99 for Two Dozen Mini Donuts from Danny's Mini Donuts ($12 Value)

Danny's Mini Donuts

Old Sacramento

Hot, made-to-order mini donuts with chocolate, powdered sugar, or cinnamon

$12 $6.99

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Pizzeria Cuisine at Rico’s Italian Pizza (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Rico's Italian Pizza

Sacramento

Pizzas crowned with fresh cheese, canadian bacon, peppers, olives, and linguiça served alongside hot wings, lasagna, and baked sandwiches

$30 $16

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Premium Hookah Session with Drinks for Two or Four at The Spot Hookah Lounge (Up to 55% Off)

The Spot Hookah Lounge

Vintage Park

Soothing flavored hookah for two or four people includes a choice of soft drink, Snapple, or energy drink

$39 $19

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$10 for $20 Worth of American Cuisine at Starlite Lounge

Starlite Lounge

Midtown

Charmingly kitschy lounge plays host to late-night parties throughout the week, with live DJs and a menu of sharable appetizers

$20 $10

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Mexican Dinner or Lunch at Vallejo’s (Up to 50% Off)

Vallejo's

Multiple Locations

Mexican cuisine served at the business-casual 11th Street location or in the remodeled early-1920s building of the 4th Street location

$15 $7.49

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$13 for $20 Worth of Sushi at Ju Hachi by Taka

Ju Hachi by Taka

Central Sacramento

Classically trained sushi chef devises beef teriyaki, salmon-skin rolls, albacore sashimi with jalapeño, and ponzu

$20 $13

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$18 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine and Drinks at Sapporo Grill Japanese Steakhouse

Sapporo Grill Japanese Steakhouse

Midtown

Chefs roll maki with smoked salmon and marbled tuna, grill steaks made with USDA prime beef from Nebraska, and fry whole striped bass

$30 $18

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$30 for $50 Worth of French Cuisine at Bistro Michel

Bistro Michel

Downtown

Chefs craft elevated cuisine using fresh, local ingredients and French cooking techniques, such as duck liver mousseline and trout almondine

$50 $30

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Indian Cuisine at Bombay Bar & Grill (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Bombay Bar & Grill

Midtown

Restaurant rated by Zagat uses an approachable amount of spices to make its seasonal Indian cuisine appealing to a broad range of palates

$20 $10

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$10 for $20 Worth of Sushi and Chinese Food at Lotus Fusion

Lotus Fusion

Natomas Corporate Center

20 specialty sushi rolls, such as the super veggie with fried yams, and Chinese entrees that include chow mein and bbq pork fried rice

$20 $10

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Wood-Fired Pizza for Takeout, Dine-In, or Catering at Cafe Napoli (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Cafe Napoli

Arden - Arcade

Wood-fired ovens bake crispy pizzas with all manner of toppings; other Italian classics include spaghetti and meatballs and chicken parm

$20 $11

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$67 for a Sushi-Making Lesson with Sake Tasting for Two at Tokyo Fro's Rockin' Sushi ($258 Value)

Tokyo Fro's Rockin' Sushi

Arden - Arcade

One- to two-hour hands-on lesson helmed by expert chef; make traditional and dessert sushi; sake tasting and sushi voucher included

$258 $67

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Italian Brunch for Two or Four at Pronto (Up to 43% Off)

Pronto

Midtown

Salami scrambles and eggs benedict with prosciutto and homemade hollandaise put an Italian spin on brunch

$20 $11.50

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Wine and Small Plates for Two or Four at Revolution Wines (Up to 51% Off)

Revolution Wines

Central Sacramento

Urban winery pours out glasses of artisan red and white wines that are paired with small artisan plates of seasonal bistro fare

$40 $20

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$15 for $30 Worth of Desserts at Cupcake Craving

Cupcake Craving

Multiple Locations

Handcrafted cupcake flavors baked daily include champagne, red velvet, mint-chocolate & sugar-free varieties; cookies & ice cream available

$30 $15

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Classic Diner Food at Eggie's Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Eggie's Restaurant

Arden - Arcade

Since 1977, cooks at this downhome diner have been serving up four-egg omelets for breakfast and sandwiches and burgers for lunch

$20 $10

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Burgers and Beers or Soft Drinks for Two or Four at Flaming Grill Cafe (Up to 42% Off)

Flaming Grill Cafe

Arden - Arcade

Juicy burgers lauded by Sacramento News & Review cover beef, buffalo, antelope, elk, or gator with grilled toppings

$30 $18

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Jamaican Cuisine for Two or Four at Taste of Jamaica (Up to 50% Off)

Taste of Jamaica

Meadowview

Jerk chicken, goat curry, ackee and salt fish, and vegetarian and vegan dishes that spotlight the bold flavors of Jamaican cuisine

$20 $11

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$12 for $25 Worth of Thai Dinner for Two or More at Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

Midtown

Sip on thai iced tea and coffee before digging into emerald avocado curry, thai spicy fried rice, and mango sticky rice

$25 $12

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Casual American Food for Lunch or Dinner at Brookside Restaurant and Bar (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Brookside Restaurant and Bar

Rancho Cordova

Certified Hereford burgers, steak shepherd’s pie, and weeknight barbecue specials in a dining room built in 1911

$20 $10

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$59 for a Two-Hour In-Home Wine Tasting for Up to 16 from Wines for Humanity ($250 Value)

Wines for Humanity

Redeem from Home

Up to 16 guests swish and sip pours from six bottles of wine from the comfort of the host or hostess's home

$250 $59

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Sushi Dinner for Two or Karaoke Party Room Rental with Drink Credit at Oishii Sushi Bar and Grill (Up to 62% Off)

Oishii Sushi Bar and Grill

Downtown

Cocktails complement menu of specialty rolls, fresh sashimi, and sushi and fuel karaoke performances in private rooms

$25 $13

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Pizza and Italian Food During Lunch or Dinner at Strings Pizzeria (Up to 40% Off)

Strings Pizzeria

Rosemont

Casual pizzeria bakes up specialty pies, hearty calzones, and toasty sandwiches

$14 $8.49

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$16 for Two Hours of Pool for Up to 10 People and One Large Pizza at Blue Cue (Up to $36 Value)

Blue Cue

Midtown

Get the pool party started with help from a large thin-crust pizza

$36 $16

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$10 for $20 Worth of Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or More at Habesha Restaurant

Habesha Restaurant

Arden - Arcade

Ethiopian dishes such as beef tips with berbere sauce and vegetarian split-pea stew with garlic and mild herbs

$20 $10

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$14.50 for $24 Worth of Indian and Nepalese Dinner for Two at Kathmandu Kitchen

Kathmandu Kitchen

Land Park

Indian curries and tandoori dishes share menu space with traditional Nepalese momo dumplings, pan-fried noodles, and kadai entrees

$24 $14.50

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$20 for $40 Worth of Mexican Dinner Cuisine, Valid Sunday–Friday at Mayahuel

Mayahuel

Downtown

The restaurant within a tequila museum showcases classic Mexican cuisine, such as tacos and mole poblano, as well as tequila cocktails

$40 $20

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$12 for an Indian Dinner for Two or More at Curry Club Indian Bistro ($24 Value)

Curry Club Indian Bistro

Curry Club Downtown

Traditional North Indian food highlights authentic dishes such as tandoori chicken, birayani, korma, and naan

$24 $12

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Japanese Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at Jensai Sushi (40% Off)

Jensai Sushi

Central Sacramento

Artfully crafted sushi rolls alongside traditional Japanese dishes

$20 $12

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$10 for $20 Worth of American Breakfast and Lunch Monday–Saturday at Pancake Circus

Pancake Circus

Curtis Park

Breakfast such as pancakes and omelets served all day, plus lunches of hot sandwiches, burgers, and salads

$20 $10

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Craft Beer Flights and Appetizers at Plum Cafe & Bakery (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Plum Cafe & Bakery

Midtown

Flights assembled from new craft beer menu pair with appetizers such as nachos, bruschetta, and quesadillas

$30 $18

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Steak Dinner with Cocktails for Two or Four at Arthur Henry's Supper Club & Ruby Room (Up to 47% Off)

Arthur Henry's Supper Club & Ruby Room

North Oak Park

Diners cook their own filet mignons or veggie-and-tenderloin skewers on a communal grill as they sip craft beers or signature cocktails

$64 $36

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$20 for $40 Worth of American Cuisine at 3 Fires Lounge

3 Fires Lounge

Downtown

Variety of cuisine includes hummus, pizza, crab salad sandwiches, bbq salad, and fish and chips, all ready to be paired with drinks

$40 $20

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$10 for $20 Worth of Barbecue and American Cuisine at Central Station Grill

Central Station Grill

Rancho Cordova

Comfort food served all day includes breakfast burritos, half-pound burgers, and barbecue such as hot links, pulled pork, and ribs

$20 $10

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Asian Food and Sushi at Samurai Sushi (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Samurai Sushi

Rancho Cordova

Japanese and Korean food such as tempura, bibimbap, and udon noodles; sushi rolls with fried shrimp, snow crab, tobiko, and lobster

$30 $18

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$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Ice Cream and Treats at Alka Pure Water ($20 Value)

Alka Pure Water

West Sacramento

Gunther's Ice Creams available in a dozen flavors, plus Merlino's Fruit Freeze, coffee drinks and shaved ice made with real sugar

$5 $2.50

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Three Groupons for Large Smoothies or Acai Berry Bowls at Bombshell Brownies (Up to 50% Off)

Bombshell Brownies - Food & Drink

Carmichael

Healthy bowls piled with superfruit acai berries, blueberries, strawberries, and nuts; cool, blended smoothies made with fresh fruit

$5 $2.66

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One or Two Dozen Brownies from Bombshell Brownies (Up to 58% Off)

Bombshell Brownies

Carmichael

Freshly baked brownies come in 13 signature flavors, including rocky road, chocolate raspberry, and caramel

$30 $13

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Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Steve's Pizza (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Steve's Pizza

Fair Oaks

Founded by Steve Wilkinson in 1978, this California pizza chain serves up hot pies, Italian pastas, and hearty sandwiches

$20 $10

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Tour for Two, Four, or Eight with Tasting, Antipasti, and Bottles of Wine at Perry Creek Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Perry Creek Winery

South El Dorado

Sample wines from the barrel and bottle and nibbling on antipasti platters; go home with a bottle of Zinman Reserve

$42.50 $20

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Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Taka's Sushi (35% Off). Two Options Available.

Taka's Sushi

Fair Oaks

Chef trained by Japan-born sushi expert cocoons deep-fried soft-shell crab in Ziggy rolls and serves up seasonal Spanish mackerel

$20 $13

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Salads, Sides, and Drinks at Godfather's Pizza in Fair Oaks

Godfather's Pizza

Carmichael

Rich, golden crusts house combos of pepperoni, green peppers & sausage alongside salad bar access & breadsticks

$20 $11

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Three or Six Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee and Treats at Java Johnny's (40% Off)

Java Johnny's

Fair Oaks

Drive-thru espresso bar's baristas whip up french vanilla and hazelnut lattes and Ghirardelli dark mochas; treats for pups given out, too

$5 $3

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Homestyle Cuisine at Annie's Breakfast & Steaks (40% Off)

Annie's Breakfast & Steaks

Orangevale

Old-fashioned omelets and classic steak breakfasts precede later meals of burgers and pork chops in classic American eatery.

$20 $12

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$18 for $30 Worth of Pizza and Drinks at Cool River Pizza – Orangevale

Cool River Pizza – Orangevale

Orangevale

Unique pies including garlic ranch chicken and taco-topped are available for carry-out or take-and-bake; get delivery for an extra fee

$30 $18

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$8.50 for Pizza Lunch Meal for Two at Linda's Pizzeria (Up to $17 Value)

Linda's Pizzeria

Citrus Heights

Twosomes enjoy their own personal pizzas alongside drinks and salads with crisp veggies

$17 $8.50

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Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at The Couch (Half Off)

The Couch

Citrus Heights

Slow-roasted barbecue pulled pork, housemade fries, and plates of elevated bar fare served in sports lounge with 9 TVs and projector screens

$20 $10

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Indian Cuisine at India Oven (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

India Oven

Citrus Heights

Wide range of fresh-baked breads, curries, South Indian specialties, and tandoor-cooked entrees

$25 $12.50

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$9 for $15 Worth of Sandwiches and Burgers for Two or More at DJ’s Grill and Deli

DJ's Grill and Deli

Multiple Locations

Charbroiled burgers, grilled-chicken sandwiches, and triple-decker clubs served with hot, crispy fries

$15 $9

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$17.49 for a 16" Custom Cookie Cake at Mrs. Fields (Up to $29.99 Value)

Mrs. Fields

Multiple Locations

Bakers customize peanut butter, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate-chip cookie cakes with your special message

$29.99 $17.49

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Chinese Cuisine at Lotus 8 (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Lotus 8

Folsom

Dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients maintain authentic flavors with less oil and salt than traditional Chinese cooking

$25 $12.50

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four, or $20 for $40 Worth of Italian Food at Sergio's Steak and Seafood

Sergio's Steak and Seafood

Folsom

A native of southern Italy, his wife, and a Sicilian chef serve tiger prawns in white wine, chicken with prosciutto, and filet mignon

$113.70 $59

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Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Take-Out at India House (50% Off)

India House

Broadstone

Butter chicken, lamb curry and okra masala from kitchen lauded by Folsom Living and Folsom Telegraph

$40 $20

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$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at TCBY ($15 Total Value)

TCBY

Multiple Locations

Decadent flavors such as caramel supreme and white-chocolate mousse swirl from self-serve machines before donning fruit or candy toppings

$5 $3

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Indian and Nepali Cuisine for Two or Four at Kathmandu Kitchen (40% Off)

Kathmandu Kitchen

Kathamandu Kitchen Davis

Authentic dishes such as free-range tandoori chicken, lamb in a cashew-based curry sauce, and housemade cheese with fresh spinach

$20 $12

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$19 for Two Burgers and Two Draft Beers or Soft Drinks at The Davis Graduate (Up to $36 Value)

The Davis Graduate

The Davis Graduate at the University Mall

Legendary bar stimulates patrons with juicy burgers, abundant ales, and nightly entertainment such as salsa dancing

$36 $19

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Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Cuisine at ChickPeas (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

ChickPeas

Davis

Eatery featuring chickpeas serves falafel pitas, gyros, shawarma over hummus, salads, and rice with middle eastern beans

$20 $12

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$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Hot Dogs and Fries at Parker's Hot Dogs ($30 Value)

Parker's Hot Dogs of Santa Cruz

Douglas Blvd.

Old-fashioned all-beef hot dogs topped with bacon, freshly grated cheddar cheese, or chili; 5 lb. chili dog featured on Man v. Food

$6 $3

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Family-owned Husick's offers gourmet foodstuffs and gift baskets, wines, and periodic dinners in a charming country store. With a seat at a Winemaker's Dinner, you'll join up to 20 guests for a sumptuous, seasonal meal in the heart of the country, complete with an introduction to some regional wines and a chance to play footsy with a devilishly handsome Tule elk. The menu abounds with fresh, local ingredients, starting with crab cakes dressed in red-pepper aioli sauce ($11) and a salad of field greens, delta pears, Cypress Grove chevre and pear vinaigrette ($13). Roasted sage and butternut squash soup comes drizzled with truffle oil ($11) and tastes like autumn in a bowl, without the unpleasantness of dry leaf-bits between your teeth. For the main course, feast on braised short ribs in pinot noir sauce, roasted rosemary-garlic fingerling potatoes, french-cut green beans with prosciutto and mushrooms ($37) and a glass of Spoto cabernet ($21). Crème brûlée served with fresh berries and mint in chocolate cups ($14) provides an elegant companion to Bogle port ($8). Throughout your meal, you'll sample house wines from the likes of Old Vine Zin, James Blake, Tierra Del Ore, and Heringer Estates.

36510 Riverview Drive
Clarksburg,
CA
US

Cuisine Type: Winery

Established: 2004

Reservations: Optional

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Wines and a rustic event venue

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: Wine only

Outdoor Seating: Yes

The Carvalho family's history in the winemaking industry began in the vineyards of Portugal more than 100 years ago, right after drinking wine for pleasure was invented. Although the family has since immigrated to the rolling fields of Clarksburg Wine Country, the new generation of Carvalhos still hand-crafts small batches of wine with the same dedication as their ancestors. They source their grapes from local vineyards in the surrounding area to concoct a variety of California wines, including their crisp sauvignon blanc, creamy chardonnay, smooth pinot noir, and five-barrel tawny port, which can all be sipped in their quaintly appointed tasting room. In addition to tastings, the room hosts regular events including tastings, art openings, and live music.

The family further proves that they know how to entertain in their charming Old Sugar Mill event space, which hosts weddings and special occasions of all kinds beneath it's cathedral ceilings. John Carvalho renovated the space, but preserved its Old World?style brick walls and rustic doors.

35265 Willow Ave.
Clarksburg,
CA
US

As a high-school student working at a local pizzeria, John Schnatter often pondered how he would do things differently if he owned such a business himself. After graduating from college in 1983, he got his chance, knocking down the broom closet in his father’s tavern to create his own pizza-delivery business. Since then Papa John’s Pizza has grown to 3,500 restaurants in 50 states and 29 countries. At each location, cooks cover the signature hand-tossed crusts, made with high-protein flour and clear, filtered water, with tomato sauce from vine-ripened California tomatoes, then pile on locally sourced ingredients such as green peppers and onions. The emphasis on fresh ingredients extends to the 100% mozzarella cheese, beef, and pork, which are never artificially inflated with fillers or undeserved compliments.

In addition to delivering pizzas, Papa John’s reaches out to the community with charity involvement, including partnering with the Boy Scouts of America and Junior Achievement to teach US students about entrepreneurship and the best method of capturing a wild roma tomato.

9171 Elk Grove Florin Rd
Elk Grove,
CA
US

Every day since “Daddy Dave” Leatherby Sr. and his wife, Sally, opened the first Leatherby’s Family Creamery 30 years ago, the shop has been churning out fresh ice cream layered in sweet sauces straight from the candy kettle. Milk, cream, and sugar form the base of Leatherby’s more than 45 flavors, which range from staples such as chocolate and strawberry to more exotic varieties including mocha almond fudge and spumoni. Inspired by family recipes that date back a half-century, these frosty treats come in cones, shakes, malts, and sodas, as well as in heaping sundaes and banana splits, the largest of which tips the scales at 54 ounces. Leatherby’s menu has expanded over time, and includes savory options such as sandwiches, burgers, soups, and salads.

8238 Laguna Blvd
Elk Grove,
CA
US

The first Cool River Pizza opened more than 10 years ago with a mission to serve handcrafted pies made from fresh ingredients and California cheese in a family-friendly environment. All of the dough is made fresh daily and each pizza sports Cool River's homemade sauce accented with more than seven herbs, spices, and umlauts. Over the years, Cool River Pizza has grown from a solo outfit to a family of restaurants in California and Indiana. Inside each location, televisions illuminate dining rooms packed with long wooden tables and board games for families to play while waiting for their orders.

5650 Whitelock Pkwy
Elk Grove,
CA
US

Tiled floors, a stool-lined counter, and a jukebox pumping out tunes from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s all combine to drive home the vintage, midcentury vibe of The Original Mike's Diner. The menu echoes this theme with its selection of down-home comfort foods that range from slow-cooked yankee pot roast and housemade meatloaf with gravy to the charbroiled Big Bopper burger with bacon, onion rings, and barbecue sauce. Regardless of the time of day, the chefs cobble together platters with iconic breakfast staples, including housemade corned-beef hash with eggs and stacks of hotcakes with decaffeinated orange juice.

9139 E Stockton Blvd, Ste 3
Elk Grove,
CA
US