Food & Drink in Granger

Pizza and Sandwiches at Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza

Granger

Pennsylvania coal–powered ovens bake Naples-inspired pizzas in as little as four minutes and roast chicken wings

$15 $8

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Gourmet American Pub Fare at Grill 23 Food & Spirits (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Grill 23 Food & Spirits

Granger

Chefs prepare gourmet pub fare like steaks and lobster mac n’ cheese, while bartenders pour specialty cocktails and craft beers

$20 $10.50

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout for Two at Eddie's Steak Shed (Up to 40% Off)

Eddie's Steak Shed

Granger

Flapjacks and red-potato skillets at breakfast; fried seafood and charcoal-grilled steaks at lunch and dinner

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at The India Garden

The India Garden Restaurant

Mishawaka

Northern Indian entrees or specialty tandoori dishes baked in a clay oven and seasoned with your choice of mild, medium, or hot spices

$20 $12

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Pizza, Subs, and Wings at Jet's Pizza (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Jet's Pizza

Mishawaka

Signature square-shaped deep-dish pizzas pile meats and veggies high atop one of eight flavors of crust

$10 $5.50

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$11 for $20 Worth of Food at Smith's Downtown Tap and Grill

Smith's Downtown Tap and Grill

Mishawaka

Cooks assemble heaping plates of nachos, pizzas, shaved prime rib sandwiches, and hot meatball subs inside family-friendly bar & grill

$20 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Breakfast and Lunch for Two at American Pancake House

American Pancake House McKinley

Multiple Locations

Pancakes stuffed with vanilla cream cheese and fresh fruit; housemade potato pancakes; teetering triple-decker sandwiches

$20 $12

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 at Macadoo's Family Restaurant ($20 Value)

Macadoo's Family Restaurant

Mishawaka

Owners Tim and Kathy serve homemade specialties such as biscuits with made-from-scratch sausage gravy and homemade soups

$10 $5

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$3 for $6 Worth of Frozen Treats at Ritter's Frozen Custard in Mishawaka

Ritter's Frozen Custard

Ritter's Frozen Custard

Scoops of handcrafted ice cream fill house-made waffle cones, Coke floats & candy-layered cakes at cheery, old-fashioned shop

$6 $3

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$12 for $20 or $22 for $40 Worth of Pizza, Appetizers, and Nonalcoholic Drinks at Bruno's Pizza

Bruno's Pizza

Multiple Locations

Family business since 1975; thin- and thick-crust pizzas with bubbly layers of cheese, and crowned with your favorite toppings

$20 $12

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Distillery Tour with Fine Spirits Tasting for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at Virtuoso Distillery (Up to 50% Off)

Virtuoso Distillery

Mishawaka

Tour and tasting of a distillery that makes fine spirits using American rye that’s distilled 18 times

$16 $9

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Burgers, Sandwiches, Wings, and Draft Beers at Linden Grill (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Linden Grill

Multiple Locations

Juicy burgers & spicy chicken wings pair with fries at a neighborhood grill that uses secret family recipes; Main St. location serves drinks

$21 $10

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Puerto Vallarta Express

Puerto Vallarta Express

South Bend

At quaint express counter, diners assemble their own burritos, tacos, and salads from staple Mexican ingredients

$10 $5.50

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Pasta, and Sandwiches at Domino's Pizza. 10 Locations Available.

Domino's Pizza

Multiple Locations

Freshly tossed pizzas accompanied by boneless chicken and customizable pastas and sandwiches

$20 $12

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Pub Food at The Bend (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Bend

South Bend

Menu of upscale pub food includes Maryland crab cakes, meatloaf with smashed potatoes, and New York–style reubens with housemade corned beef

$20 $12

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1 or 2 Lb. of Fudge at Kilwin's (47% Off) 

Kilwin's

Northeast South Bend

Artisanal fudge makers craft more than 10 flavors, such as chocolate-peanut-butter and peppermint-stick fudge, from 60-year-old recipes

$17 $10

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Tasting Package for 2 or 4 with Glasses at Round Barn Winery, Brewery & Distillery (43% Off)

Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery

Baroda

Tasters clink glasses and enjoy wine and beer at a family winery with a turn-of-the-century Amish round barn

$20 $12

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Barbecue at The Prized Pig (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

The Prized Pig

Niles

Barbecue classics like brisket, St. Louis-style ribs, and pork shoulder, slow-smoked over applewood and oak, every day, for up to 12 hours

$20 $11

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$5.99 for $10 Worth of Pretzels, Sandwiches, and Salads at Pumpernickel's Pretzel Bakery

Pumpernickel's Pretzel Bakery

Elkhart

Made-from-scratch pretzels with choice of 7 dipping sauces; sandwiches on pretzel buns feature barbecue pulled pork, chicken salad, or ham

$10 $5.99

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Credit Toward Wine at 12 Corners Vineyards 37% Off

12 Corners Vineyards

Multiple Locations

Sip on wines such as riesling, cabernet franc, merlot, and traminette

$27 $17

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Baroda Founders Wine Cellar (Up to 47% Off)

Baroda Founders Wine Cellar

Baroda

Each guest samples seven wines, five classic varieties and two speciality wines, during the winery visit

$16 $10

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$15 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine at The Pickle & Turnip

The Pickle & Turnip

Michigan City

Family-run restaurant serves traditional dishes including hand-rolled grape leaves and thinly sliced gyro meat with tzatziki sauce

$30 $15

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$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for Two Create-Your-Own Ice Creams at Cold Stone Creamery ($20.94 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

Multiple Locations

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$6.98 $4

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Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at Y'OPA Frozen Yogurt (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Y'OPA Frozen Yogurt

Portage

More than 70 toppings, including fruits, candies, and syrups, top a rotating selection of frozen yogurts, such as low-fat pumpkin pie

$10 $6

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$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Fazoli's

Fazoli's

Westwood

Eatery dishes out Italian cuisine such as baked ziti, penne with chicken, mushrooms, and broccoli in alfredo sauce, and pepperoni slices

$20 $10

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$16 for a 10-Punch Card for Gelato at Bert's Bakery ($30 Value)

Bert's Bakery

Bert's Bakery

14 different flavors of gelato tempt tastebuds

$30 $16

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Wine Tasting and Architectural Tour for Two or Four at the Henderson Castle Winery (Up to 55% Off)

French Restaurant at the Henderson Castle

Kalamazoo

Sample six of Henderson Castle’s estate-label wines, such as meritage and riesling, and tour the castle, which was established in 1895

$94 $45

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Let's Swirl ($20 Value)

Let's Swirl

Oshtemo

Guests make their own frozen-yogurt creations by mixing flavors such as birthday cake with chocolate and crowning it all with toppings

$10 $5.50

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$11 for $22 Toward One Standard Box of Local, Organic, Seasonal Produce for Pick-Up from Good News Farm

Good News Farm

Multiple Locations

Pick up assortment of seasonal vegetables produced locally and without the use of animal products at several locations

$22 $10

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Farm-to-Table Dinner for Two or Four at Cosmo's Cucina (Up to 44% Off). Reservation Through Groupon Required.

Cosmo's Cucina

Vine

Fresh, seasonal ingredients inform every meal at a restaurant that’s been doing farm-to-table since before it was trendy

$88.97 $50

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Pizza, Pasta, and Subs at Sajo’s Pizza- Richland (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Sajo's Pizza

Richland

Oven-toasted subs and pizzas with four types of crust and 15 toppings

$40 $22

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$12 for $25 Worth of Breakfast and Lunch at Nina’s Cafe

Nina's Cafe

Westwood

A family-run diner dishes up all-day breakfast omelets, waffles, and pancakes along with lunchtime chilies, sandwiches, and burgers

$25 $12

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Cooking Class at Olga's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Olga's Restaurant

Westville

Led by a passionate chef with culinary training in Yugoslavia, Olga’s Restaurant teaches students how to make their own dishes

$170 $85

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Spanish Tapas and Drinks at Don Quijote Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Don Quijote Restaurant

Valparaiso

Menu with 25 different Spanish tapas dishes ideal for sharing served alongside wine or housemade sangria

$40 $22

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American Steak and Seafood for Up to Two or Four People at Parea (Up to 44% Off)

Parea

Valparaiso

American bar and grill sears Atlantic salmon, T-bones, and pours Bells, Stella Artrois, and Brother Thelonious drafts

$45 $25

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$3 for Five 32-Ounce Smoothies with a Nutritional Boost at Smoothie Factory (a $32.40 total value)

Smoothie Factory

Portage

Real-fruit smoothies in more than 30 flavors such as Pineapple Passion and Cranberry Crush

$6 $3

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Comfort Food for Two or Four at Auntie V's (60% Off)

Auntie V's

Angola

Comfort food such as fried meatloaf sandwiches, housemade pies, and hand-formed burgers

$10 $4

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One or Two Large Three-Topping or Specialty Pizzas with Breadsticks at Avilla Pizza and Subs (Up to $17.97 Off)

Avilla Pizza & Subs

Multiple Locations

Pie experts construct fresh dough daily to build specialty pizzas & breadsticks blanketed in garlic butter & parmesan

$20.78 $13

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Five Frozen Yogurt Servings, 12 Cupcakes, or One 8-Inch Cake at Sweet Kreations For You (Up to 45% Off)

Sweet Kreations For You

Downtown Battle Creek

Self-serve frozen yogurt with sweet toppings; cupcakes in rotating flavors, or round cakes topped with one of four types of icing

$4 $2.20

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Food and Drinks at Redline BBQ Smokehouse & Catering (Up to 38% Off). Two Options Available.

Redline BBQ Smokehouse & Catering

Battle Creek

Chefs craft savory barbecue dishes in their own smoker

$40 $25

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Cajun-Style Seafood for Dine-In or Takeout at Pasche's Seafood Kitchen (Up to 38% Off)

Pasche's Seafood Kitchen

Battle Creek

Southern Louisiana cooking such as fried oysters, crawfish etouffee, po’boys, and jambalaya, along with five hand-cut steak options

$40 $25

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$10 for $20 Worth or Coffee, Tea, and Baked Goods at Our Daily Brew

Our Daily Brew

Fort Wayne

More than 150 varieties of blended loose-leaf tea, more than 65 types of coffee, Dr. Smoothie smoothies, and baked goods from local bakeries

$5 $2.50

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$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of American Comfort Food at The Kitchen Table ($30 Value)

The Kitchen Table

Huntertown

Diner serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes such as a custom omelet, swiss-mushroom burger, or a fried-cod dinner

$15 $7.50

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$23.52 for Two Groupons, Each good for Pizza Meal at Noble Roman's Take-N-Bake Pizza($40.56 Value)

Noble Roman's Take-N-Bake Pizza

Fort Wayne

Sicilian–style deep-dish pizzas and traditional or wafer-thin cracker crusts, with breadsticks and cinnamon rounds

$20.28 $11.76

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$11 for $20 Worth of Jet's Pizza

Jet's Pizza - Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne

Signature square-shaped deep-dish pizzas pile meats and veggies high atop one of eight flavors of crust

$10 $5.50

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Irish-American Food at O'Reilly's Irish Bar & Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

O'Reilly's Irish Bar & Restaurant

Fort Wayne

Irish bar serving burgers and shepherd’s pie and located a stone’s throw from Parkview Field

$20 $12

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Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt (Up to 40% Off)

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ready to be sprinkled with any combination of dozens of toppings

$10 $6

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Pizzas, Breadsticks, and Soft Drinks at PJ's Paesan's Pizza (Up to 49% Off). Three Options Available.

PJ's Paesan's Pizza

Huntington

16-inch pizzas are supplemented by crisp breadsticks and sub stuffed with ham, salami, or meatballs

$19.95 $11

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

Schoop's Hamburgers

Multiple Locations

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

$15 $9

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

Zorba's Restaurant

Highland

Expansive American diner menu served in family-friendly restaurant

$10 $5

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

Sanfratello's

Multiple Locations

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

$20 $11

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Three-Course Dinner for Two or Four with Wine at Serafina's Italian Bar and Grille (Up to 44% Off)

Serafina's Italian Bar and Grille

Holland

Chefs use antibiotic-, hormone-free proteins & organic veggies picked from their gardens to craft international, gluten-free & vegan plates

$98 $60

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$6 for $10 Worth of Sweet Treats at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ready to be sprinkled with any combination of dozens of toppings

$10 $6

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$14.99 for Two All-American Burgers with Fries and Sodas at Beechwood Inn Restaurant ($20.58 Value)

Beechwood Inn Restaurant

Beechwood

All-American burgers stack Prime Black Angus patties with American cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes, complemented perfectly with side of fries

$20.58 $14.99

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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Bar Food and Drinks at Spectators Sports Bar & Grill (50% Off)

Spectators Sports Bar & Grill

Spectators Sports Bar & Grill

Burgers and ribs served inside a bar that streams sports on 30 TVs

$20 $10

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$14.99 for One Dozen Gourmet Cupcakes at Posies & Pastries ($29.99 Value)

Posies & Pastries

Holland

Talented bakers whip up decadent buttercream-topped cupcakes in flavors such as peanut butter, german chocolate, pumpkin, and oreo

$29.99 $14.99

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$12 for Three Vouchers, Each Valid for $10 Worth of Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner Comfort Food at Jackie’s Place

Jackie’s Place Restaurant

Holland

Veggie-packed omelets, juicy burgers, and country-fried-steak sandwiches in a dining room with rose-red walls and sunset photos

$10 $4

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Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at Elbo Room (40% Off)

Elbo Room

Zeeland

Hearty, homemade bistro fare such as omelets, benedicts, burgers, and salads, all made with fresh, local ingredients

$20 $12

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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of English Pub Food at Chequers of Saugatuck

Chequers of Saugatuck

Saugatuck

Guinness stew, shepherd's pie, and other classic British eats at a pub with an extensive imported beer selection

$30 $14

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Mexican Cuisine at La Quesadilla Mexican Grill (48% Off). Two Options Available.

La Quesadilla Mexican Grill

La Quesadilla Mexican Grill

Fresh ingredients and family recipes inform a menu of Mexican staples including fish tacos and housemade horchata

$20 $11

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

ShopSmart LLC

Chicago South Suburbs

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

$29.99 $14.99

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Filipino and American Cuisine for Carryout at Barrio Fiesta Filipino Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Barrio Fiesta Filipino Restaurant

Calumet City

Filipino and American food includes honey barbecue wings, beef torta with rice, fried pork chops, veggie lumpia, pancit guisado, and lasagna

$20 $11

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

Kenny's Ribs & Chicken

Lansing

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

$14.99 $11

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Pan Pizza, Parmesan Bread Bites, and Coca-Cola Soda at Domino's Pizza (Up to 47% Off)

Domino's Pizza

New Haven

Ubiquitous pizza franchise bakes classic pies with more than 37 toppings to choose from accompanied by garlic-laden breadsticks or bites

$17.07 $9

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$7 for Burgers and Fries for Two at Arnold's Drive-In (Up to $15.18 Value)

Arnold's Drive-In

Decatur

Old-fashioned steak burgers at a classic retro drive-in with roller-skating servers outside during spring and summer

$15.18 $7

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$13 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Brazilian Cuisine at Brazilian Bowl ($20 Total Value)

Brazilian Bowl

Lakeview

Cozy restaurant serves authentic Brazilian dishes, including empanadas, bean-and-meat stews, and steak bowls

$10 $6.50

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican-Asian Fusion Food at Dos Ricco's

Dos Ricco's

Midway

Mexican-Asian fusion cuisine pair classic flavors in Korean BBQ tacos, tempura chicken burritos, and other delectable dishes

$20 $12

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

Under the Gun Theater

Lakeview

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

$12 $8

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Gourmet Skewers and Molecular Cocktails at mEAT on Halsted (42% Off). Two Options Available.

mEAT on Halsted

Chicago

Choice cuts of meat, seafood, and vegetables served on skewers family-style with high-tech cocktails in a conversation-friendly space

$60 $35

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Nikki Glaser on January 8–9, Ian Karmel on January 22–23, or Chris Gethard on January 29–30 (Up to 38% Off)

Nikki Glaser, Ian Karmel, or Chris Gethard

UP Comedy Club

Live_logo

See MTV comic Nikki Glaser, Chelsea Lately’s Ian Karmel, or the star of The Chris Gethard Show

$27.50 $17

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Sunday Buffet Brunch for Two or Four with Champagne and Choice of Juice at Minibar (40% Off)

Minibar

Mini Bar

On Sundays from 11 to 3, this world-class gay bar serves artisan cheeses, lox platters, and a rotating selection of gourmet comfort dishes

$50 $30

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$16 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Cafe Zafferano

Cafe Zafferano

Mayfair/Jefferson Park

Grilled octopus, roasted portobello mushroom with truffle spinach and goat cheese, fried calamari, and burgers and sandwiches

$30 $16

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BYOB Barbecue Cooking Demo and Four-Course Meal for One or Two at Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse (Up to 59% Off)

Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse

West Rogers Park

Pit master teaches everything about barbecue while students prepare a four-course meal in this BYOB class; includes cookbook and sauces

$120 $59

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Italian-Beef Sandwiches, Sausages, Fries, and More at Al's Italian Beef (Up to 30% Off)

Al's Italian Beef

Multiple Locations

Clasped between thick bread slices and dripping with jus, these italian-beef sandwiches are a hearty Chicago classic

$10 $7

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Up to 50% Off Asian-Fusion Cuisine at Asian Outpost. Two Options Available.

Asian Outpost

South Loop

Family recipes spanning generations fill up the menu; ramen, sushi, fried chicken, and Asian barbecue have equal billing

$40 $20

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Upscale Mexican Dinner for Two or Four at Ay Chiwowa (Up to 55% Off)

Ay Chiwowa

Near North Side

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

$72 $35

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Burger Meal or Saturday Brunch for Two or Four at Rockit Burger Bar (Up to 39% Off)

Rockit Burger Bar

Lakeview

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

$40 $26

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Wine Tasting for One, Two, or Four on Monday, December 22 at Fornello Trattoria (Up to 51% Off)

Fornello Trattoria

Lakeview

Wine-tasting event features more than 21 wines to sample, as well as a selection of appetizers

$30 $16

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Lobster-Roll or Seafood Dinner for Two or Four at New England Seafood Co Fish Market & Restaurant (Up to 42% Off)

New England Seafood Company Fish Market and Restaurant

Lakeview

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

$54 $35

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In 1966, taxi drivers Sam Levine and Fred Bartoli finally became fed up with their stop-and-go lives full of honking horns and rush-hour traffic. So they shut off their engines, handed in their keys, and took root. Along with pal George Loverde, they invested in property just off the bustling Magnificent Mile, but then didn?t know what to do with it. According to a 2004 profile in the Chicago Tribune, they got their direction when someone finally said, ?Put pizza in it.?

Today, Gino?s still stands at its original spot on Michigan and Superior but has also stretched to 10 other city and suburban locations. Whether dining downtown or in St. Charles, customers find Alice Mae?s signature crust piled with mounds of cheese, sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes, and plenty of fresh toppings?from sausage and pepperoni to jalape?os and ground beef. Hot from the oven, pizzas arrive at tables snuggled inside seasoned deep-dish pans, ready to welcome a fork and knife. Thin-crust varieties are also available for those who don?t know how to work silverware, as is a bounty of sandwiches.

7321 Heritage Square Drive
Granger,
IN
US

After years working as a sous chef and executive chef, Sean Kelley decided to found his own restaurant, where the rich colors and textures of tapas-style dishes are matched with vibrant decor. In the dining room, guests bite into lamb pops and sip hoppy craft beers from the beer list at booths underneath unearthly artwork. Wine bottles stand half-empty on the bright-red bar nearby as guests savor sharp whites and speak in arch tones about the declining quality of the Aquaman monthly series.

1213 E University Dr
Granger,
IN
US

Samuel Mancino's Italianate empire extends throughout the Midwest, with each outpost flaunting a full menu of fresh-baked grinders and pizzas loaded with hearty ingredients. A trifecta of ham, hard salami, and spicy sausage powers the signature italian grinder ($6.49 for an 8"), spurred on to its task of filling bellies by green pepper, onion, and melted mozzarella. Samuel Mancino's chefs toss dough by hand to give it a fluffy texture before it meets its fate as a foundation for pizzas laden with fresh, gourmet topping combinations such as chicken and garlic or ham, bacon, and pineapple ($15.99+). Piping-hot breadsticks return in sugary eveningwear as sweet Cinna-Stix ($5.99), perfect for dessert or as lick-and-stick nest-building materials. Prices may vary by location, though the owner, who recently took over the Erskine Plaza location, is absolutely identical.

13020 State Road 23
Granger,
IN
US

The iconic comic-strip character and namesake of Dagwood’s Sandwich Shoppes peeps out from the first “o” in the deli’s logo, embracing not his wife, Blondie, but the signature Dagwood sandwich. With its four meats and pair of cheeses, the delicious (if slightly intimidating) sandwich represents the more than 20 signature subs and clubs that grace Dagwood’s menu. Meats ranging from premium roast beef to tender pork loin share slices of bread with cheeses, crisp pickles, and all the condiments one might expect of an old-fashioned deli. Those too young to appreciate the shop’s Sunday-paper references will at least enjoy kids’ meals such as the classic grilled-cheese sandwich. Aside from their in-store selections, the deli caters events with colorful trays of meats and sack lunches served by a curiously cartoonish wait staff.

7130 Heritage Square Dr
Granger,
IN
US

After owning the Granger Tap and Grill for nearly 30 years, the culinary-minded Reynolds family opened Jimmy's Pizza and Ribs to indulge their appetites for pies baked with homemade sauces and freshly cut ingredients, in addition to their already established barbecue ribs. The pizza menu lures diners with the Supreme, a pie as classic as Shakespeare’s award-winning lemon chiffon, which comes festooned with sausage, mushroom, pepperoni, and green peppers. A large meat lovers pizza transports hearty bitefuls of sausage, ham, pepperoni, and bacon atop Jimmy's original pizza sauce, and a hawaiian pizza whisks taste buds to tropical climes with a mélange of ham and bacon sweetened with pineapple. Large pizzas measure a whopping 18-inches across and can feed hungry families or dieting narwhals when supplemented with a savory side of breadsticks or cheesy garlic bread.

14500 State Road 23
Granger,
IN
US

In 1966, taxi drivers Sam Levine and Fred Bartoli finally became fed up with their stop-and-go lives full of honking horns and rush-hour traffic. So they shut off their engines, handed in their keys, and took root. Along with pal George Loverde, they invested in property just off the bustling Magnificent Mile, but then didn?t know what to do with it. According to a 2004 profile in the Chicago Tribune, they got their direction when someone finally said, ?Put pizza in it.?

Though the rest is history, it wasn?t quite easy. Bartoli and Loverde came from Italian and Sicilian backgrounds, but neither knew the key to a good pizza. It wasn?t until they hired Alice Mae Redmond, the woman responsible for the dough at Pizzeria Uno, that the Gino's East Chicagoans know and love was truly born. Although Alice Mae retired back in 1989, the recipe for her flaky, golden deep-dish pizza crust lives on.

Today, Gino?s still stands at its original spot on Michigan and Superior but has also stretched to 10 other city and suburban locations. Whether dining downtown or in St. Charles, customers find Alice Mae?s signature crust piled with mounds of cheese, sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes, and plenty of fresh toppings?from sausage and pepperoni to jalape?os and ground beef. Hot from the oven, pizzas arrive at tables snuggled inside seasoned deep-dish pans, ready to welcome a fork and knife. Thin-crust varieties are also available for those who don?t know how to work silverware, as is a bounty of sandwiches.

7321 Heritage Square Dr
Granger,
IN
US