Restaurants in Somerset

$16 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food and Drinks at Zono Sushi

Zono Sushi

City Center

$30 $16

(106)

33 signature sushi rolls highlight a lengthy menu of Japanese entrees, bento boxes, and sake

California Cuisine at Frame 128 Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Frame 128 Restaurant

Frame 128 Restaurant

$80 $44

Appetizers of Maryland lump crab cakes and smoked salmon precede entrees of wild Chilean sea bass, kurobuta pork chop, and filet mignon

Peruvian Food and Drinks at Lola's Peruvian Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Lola's Peruvian Restaurant

City Center

$20 $10

(139)

Peruvian ceviche and fried fish with fragrantly spiced beef and chicken dishes with rice

Beers and Sausage or Ceramic Beer Steins and Sausage for Two at Red Lion Tavern (Up to 47% Off)

Red Lion Tavern

Silver Lake

$32.50 $18

Chefs pair German drafts with three varieties of bite-sized sausages at a German tavern complete with outdoor beer garden

French Crepes at Chez Antoine (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Chez Antoine

Highland Park

$20 $12

(97)

Sweet and savory crepes with fillings such as chicken breast and mushrooms, smoked salmon and crème fraîche, or nutella

Italian Food for Dinner for Two or Four at Lago D'Argento Pizzeria(Up to 41% Off)

Lago D'Argento Pizzeria

Lago D'Argento Pizzeria

$40 $24

Risotto balls and cajun alfredo linguini segue into gourmet pies such as white truffle or roasted duck with gouda

Dine-In or Take-Out Breakfast and Diner Food at Theresa's Family Restaurant (Up to 40% Off)

Theresa's Family Restaurant

Glendale

$20 $12

Classic diner dishes with some healthy, international twists, such as whole-grain pancakes and breakfast burritos

Smoothies or Coffee and Breakfast at Manifesto Café on Skid Row (Half Off)

Manifesto Café on Skid Row

Los Angeles

$5.50 $2.75

Certified-organic, fair-trade coffee, fruit- and nutrient-packed smoothies, and breakfast foods such as lox, steel-cut oatmeal, and burritos

$25 for $50 Worth of New American Cuisine and Drinks

Bashan Restaurant

Glendale

$50 $25

(375)

The seasonally inspired New American cuisine has earned a rating of "extraordinary to perfection" from Zagat

Fish and Shrimp Tacos at Best Fish Taco In Ensenada (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Best Fish Taco In Ensenada

Los Feliz

$14 $8.75

Crispy sweet-water basa fish and shrimp stuff tacos topped with housemade salsa or Magic Cream at revamped version of traditional taco stand

$15 for $25 Worth of Pizza, Wings, and Sandwiches at Garage Pizza

Garage Pizza

Silverlake

$25 $15

(502)

Crispy, thin-crust pies topped with fresh mozzarella, pesto, meatballs, and other ingredients from a pizza place open until 4 a.m.

Italian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers and Wine at Palermo Ristorante Italiano (Up to 41% Off)

Palermo Ristorante Italiano

Los Feliz

$67.45 $40

(740)

Appetizers of prosciutto and melon precede entrees such as lasagna bolognese, veal picata, and tilapia in a marsala sauce

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Tortas Mexico (40% Off)

Tortas Mexico

Montrose Verdugo City

$10 $6

Family-owned restaurant serves Mexican favorites, including tortas, burritos, and enchiladas, with fresh ingredients devoid of preservatives

Indian-Mexican Fusion Cuisine at Cowboys and Turbans (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Cowboys and Turbans

Cowboys and Turbans

$30 $15

(414)

Fusion of American, Mexican, and Indian cuisines served in a scenic courtyard decorated with statues, torches, and cloth canopies

$20 for $40 Worth of Gourmet Thai Cuisine at Rambutan

Rambutan

Silver Lake

$40 $20

(289)

Sample elegantly dished Thai favorites such as lemongrass noodle soups, steamed dumplings, and oyster mushroom tom yum

Creative American-Californian Cuisine at Rockwell Table & Stage (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Rockwell Table & Stage

Los Feliz

$40 $20

(938)

Artful plates, signature tonics, and wines served amid contemporary decor including an outdoor patio bathed in moonlight

Italian and American Food for Dinner or Lunch at Michael J's (Up to 50% Off)

Michael J’s Pizzeria & Bar

Los Angeles

$30 $15

Bar and pizzeria features handmade Italian cuisine alongside burgers, Asian sandwiches, and Mediterranean salads

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

Old Pasadena

$20 $11

(223)

Classic Italian dishes such as chicken parmigiana with spaghetti, meat lasagna, sausage rolls, and Sicilian-style pizzas

Mexican Food at Los Tacos (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Los Tacos

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

(109)

Founder’s family recipes yield menu of authentic Mexican street food, including chicken mole and 10 types of soft tacos

One or Two Salads or Wraps and Fresh Organic Juices at Saladish (Up to 50% Off)

Saladish

Old Pasadena

$18.90 $10

(206)

Saladistas spin organic ingredients into blends such as classic caesar or southwestern chicken, all of which can be enjoyed as wrap or salad

"The Un-Royal Ball" Comedy Dinner Show and Souvenir Wine Glasses for Two on Saturday Evenings (Up to 40% Off)

"The Un-Royal Ball"

Belly Laugh Productions / Courtyard by Marriott at Old Town Pasadena

$132.12 $79

Audience members enjoy a gourmet 4-course meal while witnessing high-jinks explode during an interactive spy-comedy dinner show

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Vegan Cuisine at Charm Vegan ($40 Total Value)

Charm Vegan

South Pasadena

$20 $10

(78)

Wide array of vegan dishes that incorporate flavors from across the world, from grilled portabella burgers to soy-shrimp in red curry sauce

In-Home Catered Party for 4, 6, or 12 from Chef Brian Hill (Up to 53% Off)

Chef Brian Hill

Redeem from Home

$240 $120

Top Chef contestant and celebrity chef whips up fried chicken sliders and homestyle side dishes for parties of 4–12

Classic American Comfort Food for Two or Four at The Lobos Truck (Up to 52% Off)

The Lobos Truck

On Location

$27 $13

Gourmet food truck serves Kobe beef burgers, criss-cut waffle fries dressed with nacho toppings called Wachos, mac 'n' cheese, and hot wings

Soul Food for 2 or 4, or Catering for Up to 10 or 20+ from Postcards Central American Soul Food Truck (Up to 52% Off)

Postcards Central American Soul Food Truck

On Location

$25 $12

Warm tortilla wraps stuffed with mac & cheese, vegetables, and meats such as baked chicken or oxtail pair with dirty rice & beans or kale

$14 for Two Gourmet Menu Items and Two Drinks at Vizzi Truck (Up to $28 Value)

Vizzi Truck

On Location

$28 $14

(179)

Coastal flavors and gourmet snacks such as bacon-brie grilled cheese, organic chickpea sliders, and confit potatoes

Indian Dinner Cuisine and Drinks for Two or Four at The India's Tandoori (50% Off)

The India's Tandoori

Burbank

$20 $10

(224)

Chefs whip up authentic Indian dishes such as lamb samosas, chicken tikka, matar paneer, and seafood curry

$12 for $25 Worth of Chinese Food at Gourmet 88 Burbank

Gourmet 88 Burbank

Burbank

$25 $12

Chefs straight from Hong Kong with more than 30 years of cooking experience craft garlic prawns, lemon scallops, and sesame beef

Afternoon Tea and Tasting for Two or Four at Chado Tea Room (Up to 52% Off)

Chado Tea Room

Multiple Locations

$62 $31

Afternoon tea tasting includes scones and sandwiches

Chef's Tasting Menu with Champagne for Two or Four at Portofino Cucina Italiana (46%% Off)

Portofino Cucina Italiana

Downtown Los Angeles

$100 $59

Naples–born chef shares favorite home recipes such as homemade gnocchi or seafood brodetto stew through a tasting menu

Unlimited Creole and Cajun Brunch for Two or Four with Signature Drinks and Live Jazz at Nola's (42% Off)

Nola's

Downtown Los Angeles

$84 $49

(422)

Fried chicken, jambalaya, and other New Orleans–inspired creole and Cajun dishes at a restaurant with frequent live music

Mediterranean Food or Catering from Mediterranean City Grill (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Mediterranean City Grill

Downtown Los Angeles

$20 $12

Menu features a Mediterranean medley of falafels, shawarmas, and rotisserie chicken; catering options include party wraps and kebabs

$15 for $25 Worth of Pizza, Salad, and Wings at Garage Pizza

Garage Pizza

Downtown Los Angeles

$25 $15

(308)

Sauceless white pizzas topped with ricotta and garlic, traditional margherita, and specialties covered in meatballs, sausage, and pepperoni

Indian Food at Sitar Indian Cuisine (Up to 40% Off)

Sitar Indian Cuisine

Pasadena

$20 $12

(162)

Family recipes such as curries, vegetable dishes, and tandoori chicken and quail

$16 for $30 Worth of Thai Cuisine for Dine-In Service at Nariya Thai

Nariya Thai Cuisine

Hollywood

$30 $16

Thai favorites such as colorful curries, Thai-style buffalo wings, and pra ram, available for dine-in

$20 for Upscale Bar Food and Drinks at The Well ($35 Value)

The Well

Hollywood

$35 $20

Craft beers, California and international wines, and inventive cocktails join inventive tacos and short rib sliders in a sleek bar

Gyro Sandwiches with Sides and Drinks for Two or Four at Oregano Fresh Greek (Up to 53% Off)

Oregano Fresh Greek

Pasadena

$24.34 $13

(60)

Original, chicken, or falafel gyros; sides include french fries, hummus, rice, and grape leaves

Latin Cuisine at Beso Hollywood (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Beso Hollywood

Hollywood

$60 $30

(609)

Upscale Latin dishes, such as shrimp & lobster risotto, chili-rubbed skirt steak, served in an elegant space with chandeliers, plush booths

Burgers, Fries, and Beers for Two or Four at Rounds Premium Burgers--Pasadena (Up to 45% Off)

Rounds Premium Burgers--Pasadena

Pasadena

$35.50 $21

Customers build their own burgers, choosing from a selection of four patties, 10 sauces, six cheeses, and 16 toppings

Northern Indian Cuisine for Two or Four at Anar Indian Restaurant (40% Off)

Anar Indian Restaurant

Hollywood

$25 $15

(11)

Northern Indian dishes including veggie stews, chicken and lamb tandoori, cheese-stuffed naan, and savory biryani

Sushi and Sake for Two or Four at Japon Bistro (Up to 55% Off)

Japon Bistro

West Central

$76 $35

Award-winning restaurant pairs fresh sushi rolls with sake

Pub Food at District 13 (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

District 13

Hollywood

$20 $12

Burgers, wings, wraps, and build-your-own-sausages paired with 20+ draft beers

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at New Delhi Palace

New Delhi Palace

Pasadena

$20 $12

(236)

Diners can try a variety of Indian dishes, such as lamb vindaloo, vegetable biryani, and chicken masala, while sipping wine, beer, or lassi

$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Lunch from Vee's Cafe - On the Run ($30 Total Value)

Vee's Cafe - On the Run

Boyle Heights

$15 $7.50

Organic salads, as well as wraps, sandwiches, and paninis with chicken, turkey, and tuna

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine at Cafe Valentino

Cafe Valentino

Burbank

$20 $12

Café creates breakfast and lunch food such as ham and cheese croissants, french toast, cobb salads, white pizzas, and chicken avocado wraps

Mexican Cuisine at Los Cinco Puntos (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Los Cinco Puntos

Los Angeles

$20 $12

Traditional Mexican meats such as carnitas are accompanied by handmade tortillas, fresh salsas, and guac; freshly bundled burritos and more

International Home-Style Food for Breakfast and Lunch or Catering at The Market Place Restaurant (Up to Half Off)

The Market Place Restaurant

Downtown Los Angeles

$20 $10

(10)

International home-style breakfast and lunch eats such as portuguese sausage, eggs, and rice, denver omelets, chicken chow mein, and fajitas

$7 for $12 of Kosher Cuisine at The Holy Grill

The Holy Grill

Los Angeles

$12 $7

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

Caribbean Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four or More at Prado Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Prado Restaurant

Mid-Wilshire

$30 $16

Executive chef Javier Prado cooks up Latin-Caribbean fusion cuisine presented to diners seated under 18th-century-style murals

$10 for $18 Worth of Gourmet Grilled Cheese and Drinks at Melt It!

Melt It!

Pasadena

$18 $10

(64)

Gourmet sandwiches such as the brie and fig compote, tomato caprese, or mac ‘n’ cheese sandwich

Indian Food for Two or Four at Mahan Indian Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Mahan Indian Restaurant

Alhambra

$20 $11

Chefs grind spices by hand for traditional, Indian meals made from scratch, including chicken tikka masala and tandoori shrimp

$11 for $18 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at 161 Street Pizzeria

161 Street Pizzeria

Hollywood Hills

$18 $11

(18)

More than 20 toppings such as barbecue chicken rest atop crust and house-made sauce alongside pasta, subs, and chicken parmesan

Lunch for Four or Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers and Drinks at Cities Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

Cities Restaurant

East Los Angeles

$65 $35

(76)

Upscale spins on classic items such as braised short ribs, fry-bread pizza, and artisan burgers

Mexican Food at El Gallo Grill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

El Gallo Grill

San Gabriel Valley

$30 $15

(19)

Wood-fired steak, chicken, and seafood showcased in authentic Mexican dishes, such as tacos, tortas, and platters loaded with beans and rice

All You Can Eat Dinner for Two or Four at Samba Brazilian Steakhouse (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Samba Brazilian Steakhouse

Universal City

$84 $45

Mesquite-grilled meats and colorful salads complement live entertainment at this Brazilian eatery

Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at Moles La Tia (50% Off)

Moles La Tia

San Gabriel Valley

$30 $15

(171)

Mexican meat and seafood dishes, including duck breast topped with tamarind mole, boneless pork tenderloin, and scallops with fruity mole

American Comfort Food at Tops Burger (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Tops Burger

Mid Central

$10 $6

(395)

Quarter-pound pastrami-and-avocado burgers as well as Mexican–style burritos and cilantro-infused tacos for drive-thru, dine-in, or carryout

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Fondue and Drinks at Tokyo Shabu Shabu

Tokyo Shabu Shabu

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

DIY cooking experience combines pot of broth with fresh, preservative-free food, including thin-sliced meat, seafood and veggies

Indian Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four at East India Grill (Half Off)

East India Grill

Mid-Wilshire

$24 $12

(161)

Colorful curries, grilled chicken and lamb, and exotic Punjabi spices awaken taste buds

$50 Worth of Drinks and New-American Fare or $100 For Four or More at Luna Park (Up to 42% Off)

Luna Park

Mid-Wilshire

$50 $29

Bar & restaurant sparkles beneath playful chandeliers as cocktails, mojitos & internationally inspired fare coax enjoyable dining respites

Mediterranean Food and Hookah at Babylon Mediterranean Restaurant and Lounge (Up to 62% Off); 3 Options Available

Babylon Mediterranean Restaurant and Lounge

Pasadena

$46 $19

(41)

Upscale Mediterranean and Greek restaurant with outdoor hookah lounge and a bar area that frequently hosts belly dancers

Two $15 Groupons for Bagels, Breakfast, and Coffee or Catered Breakfast for 10 from Bagel Broker (Up to 51% Off)

Bagel Broker

Mid-Wilshire

$15 $8

18 kinds of house-baked bagels & variety of creamy spreads; catered breakfasts include granola or pastries & drinks

Thai Cuisine at Chao Krung (33% Off). Two Options Available.

Chao Krung

Mid-Wilshire

$40 $27

One of the city's oldest Thai restaurants serves up tom yum, crying tiger steak, and curry noodles in an elaborately decorated dining room

Healthy American Fare for Dine-In or Takeout at Skynny Kitchen (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Skynny Kitchen

Los Angeles

$22 $11

(107)

Guests can indulge in the likes of breakfast sandwiches and bison burgers without guilt, as every healthy meal is 500 calories or less

Cajun-Style Cuisine for Two or Four at The Gumbo Pot (40% Off)

The Gumbo Pot

Mid-Wilshire

$20 $12

(436)

Eatery dishes out New Orleans favorites such as crab cake po' boys, fresh catfish, chocolate beignets, gator gumbo, jambalaya, and frog legs

Honduran Cuisine for Two or Four at Honduras Kitchen (50% Off)

Honduras Kitchen

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

(32)

Authentic Honduran cuisine includes seafood dishes such as conch soup and ceviche, as well as baleadas, plantains, and grilled meats

Four-Course Mediterranean Dinner with Drinks for Two or Four at FIG & OLIVE

FIG & OLIVE

Melrose

$178 $95

(1076)

In a garden-like dining room with an indoor olive tree, guests sip wine or cocktails with dishes such as seafood paella and lobster bisque

Vegetarian and Vegan Mexican Food for Two, or Two Take-Out Meals at Leonor's Restaurant (Up to 40% Off)

Leonor's Vegetarian Mexican

North Hollywood

$20 $12

Vegetarian menu with soy-based meats includes broccoli empanadas, soy shrimp tacos with rice and beans, and a guacamole burger

Ethiopian Cuisine and Drinks at Rosalind's Ethiopian Cuisine (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Rosalind's Ethiopian cuisine

Mid-Wilshire

$20 $10

Ethiopian, Ghanaian, and Nigerian cuisines served inside colorful eatery with traditional mesob sittings and live Ethiopian music

Classic French Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Le Petit Bistro (40% Off)

Le Petit Bistro

Le Petit Bistro

$60 $36

(317)

Classic French dishes such as mussels poulette in an atmosphere akin to an intimate Parisian bistro

Lunch or Dinner at Little Ethiopia Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Little Ethiopia Restaurant

Little Ethiopia

$20 $12

(102)

Spicy plates of gored gored's raw beef cubes tossed with jalapeños and doro wot's marinated chicken legs pair with rice and injera bread

Beer Flights and Burgers for Two or Four at Brewdog Pub (Up to 54% Off)

Brewdog Pub

Beverly Hills

$60 $29

(11)

Choice of six beers from craft brewer including Lost Abbey, Ballast Point, and Black Market pair with specialty burgers

Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Pi on Sunset (Up to 50% Off)

Pi on Sunset

West Hollywood

$55 $29

Lebanese and Italian fusion cuisine featuring a choice of appetizers, mixed grill entrees, and dessert

Mediterranean Cuisine at Gaby's Express - West Hollywood (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Gaby's Express

West Hollywood

$10 $6

Tabouleh salad, lamb shish kabob pita, and cilantro mahi mahi whipped up quickly with healthy Mediterranean recipes

Seafood Takeout for Two or Four at Mel’s Fish Shack (41% Off)

Mel’s Fish Shack

Crenshaw

$22 $13

(140)

Neighborhood fixture serves fried and grilled catfish, red snapper, and oysters with a cornmeal seasoning passed down through generations

Upscale Chinese Cuisine at Philippe Beverly Hills (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Philippe Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

$50 $30

Upscale Chinese cuisine such as lobster spring rolls, chicken satay in cream sauce, prawns bathed in spicy black beans, and 7 lb peking duck

$11 for $22 Worth of Breakfast and Lunch Fare for Two or More at Vees Café

Vees Cafe

Los Angeles

$22 $11

Omelets, French toast, deluxe salads & ribeye quesadillas served with espresso, tea & smoothies indoors & outdoor cafe tables; dog friendly

Mexican Food and Drinks at Tepiatl Mexico (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tepiatl Mexico

Montebello

$30 $15

Grilled steak, pork carnitas, stuffed peppers, and flaky sea bass elegantly plated with avocado, green onion, and brightly colored sauces

$19 for Baked Goods and Cafe Fare at Schwartz Bakery and Circa-NY Restaurant ($30 Value)

Schwartz Bakery and Circa-NY Restaurant

Los Angeles

$30 $19

Kosher deli and bakery makes sandwiches including corned beef and schnitzel and baked goods including challah, cupcakes, danishes, and pies

Select Local Merchants

Cooking enough food for family reunions, community events, and other large gatherings can be a laborious, time-intensive process. Fortunately, the chefs at Aslan Mediterranean Cuisine are accustomed to feeding the masses?they've been whipping up bountiful spreads of Armenian, Lebanese, and Greek cuisine since 1988. Their menu brims with hearty meat options as well as a variety of vegetarian-friendly selections, such as silken hummus prepared with a special mix of seasonings, and slow-cooked grape leaves stuffed with aromatic seasoned rice. From the grill, chefs also serve filet mignon and chicken kabobs in addition to their signature dish, arais?pita bread stuffed with lean ground beef and then roasted above an open flame. And no matter the size of the event, the chefs won't be intimidated since they are equally comfortable cooking for a party of 1,000 as they are cooking for one insatiable rhinoceros.

2750 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Sushi Gp & Izakaya's menu unites sushi with other Japanese cuisine and internationally inspired fare. The tapas-style dishes include barbecue short ribs bento dinners and salmon sashimi. Each dish is carefully crafted, and then served by friendly waitstaff.

1023 E Colorado St
Glendale,
CA
US

Parking can be tough to come by at this smallish Eagle Rock sandwich shop, which specializes in Americanized versions of the popular döner kebab. So named because of the rotating vertical spit that holds its cooked meat, Spitz is the result of two friends who fell in love with the ubiquitous European snack food, but couldn’t find it anywhere in America. The sandwiches – mostly layered with roasted slices of beef and lamb, though chicken is also available – come topped with a variety of fresh ingredients and a tangy white cucumber sauce. Vegan and vegetarian items are available, while regulars opt for the messy street cart fries, topped with garlic aïoli, feta, onion, green pepper, tomato, olives, pepperoncinis and chili sauce. The tight, colorful dining area holds only a few wooden tables, making takeout a popular option.

2506 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The complexity involved in the creation of traditional Polish cuisine presents an overwhelming obstacle for many new restaurants. Not so for Polka Polish Cuisine, where husband-and-wife team Andrew and Katherine Dabrowski turned the savings from Andrew's big rig career and staggering credit-card loans into a success story. Now in the capable hands of Katherine's relative Mike Budny, the medium-sized strip mall eatery has blossomed into an area gem featured in a segment on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Budny's chefs grill up regular and spicy kielbasa, marinate beef stew gulasz (goulash) for 24 hours, and hide sauerkraut, potatoes, or cheese inside pierogies' doughy pockets. Amid Polka's kitschy, playful décor of trophy buck heads, whimsical signs, and multicolored ceiling tiles, patrons slake thirsts with 10 varieties of herbal tea and end meals on a dulcet chord with nalesniki, crêpes stuffed with sour cherries and cheese, drenched in vodka, and set ablaze as a tribute torch to a memorable meal and to the infamous flaming peaks of Poland's Carpathian Mountains.

4112 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Strike seekers of all ages can perfect their delivery inside a 24-lane facility that boasts late-night hours as well as a drink- and dish-slinging bar. Quartets of pin punishers can slip on pairs of multicolored moonwalkers and enjoy 60 minutes of bowling bliss. After entering alter-ego aliases into the computerized scoring system, hurlers can settle into the lanes' lounge-like booths and sketch their game strategies. Optional bumpers keep the scoring-impaired from experiencing life in the gutter, and bowlers can perform celebratory dances on the recently refinished floors instead of atop cars parked outside.

135 S Glendale Ave
Glendale,
CA
US

The Three Faces of Habit Burger

Fresh Charburgers

Burgers are the star at Habit. No, not the typical fast-food patties, but 100% fresh ground-beef burgers that are char-grilled over an open flame, placed on a just-baked bun, and topped with local produce. The chefs don't mess around too much with this recipe for success, either. In fact, the Charburger only comes in five varieties, including a barbecue-bacon version and a teriyaki version crowned with grilled pineapple. After it comes off the grill, diners can head to the toppings bar to customize it with fixings such as banana peppers, jalapeños, and worcestershire sauce.

An Unlikely Success

Habit's start was unassuming: in 1969, a burger joint quietly opened in Goleta Beach. But its fate forever shifted when two entrepreneurial brothers bought it out with money they borrowed from their mom. Since then, Habit has not only blossomed into a national chain with dozens of locations, but it has also launched a fleet of 33-foot-long food trucks. Yet for all its growth, Habit has kept its formula simple: burgers + fries = happiness.

Giving Back

As Habit expands, it keeps an eye on the communities it enters. Along with programs that help young people find careers in the culinary arts, the restaurant regularly donates to local nonprofits including the Boys and Girls Clubs, the YMCA, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It also partners with Share Our Strength, which fights childhood hunger by bringing nutritional programs into schools and teaching underserved families how to stretch their food budgets.

249 N Glendale Ave
Glendale,
CA
US

Somerset Scene