Food & Drink in Hanover

Japanese and Chinese Fusion at Omoto Garden (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Omoto Garden

Abington

$20 $11

Japanese sashimi and sushi rolls mingle with Chinese entrees in a restaurant that hosts karaoke three nights a week

Two Hours of Billiards for Four People with Optional Pizza and Chicken Tenders at Stix & Stones (Up to 52% Off)

Stix & Stones

Abington

$24 $13

Face off with friends in games of pool while filling up on pizza and chicken tenders

One or Two Dozen Cupcakes at Cakes by Paula in Bridgewater (Up to 63% Off)

Cakes by Paula

Bridgewater

$30 $13

Chocolate, vanilla, or lemon cupcakes with fillings such as pineapple, strawberry, and raspberry

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Bagels at Gunther Tooties ($24 Total Value)

Gunther Tooties

Plymouth

$8 $5

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Traditional New York–style bagels with housemade cream cheeses, baked goods, custom sandwiches, and locally roasted specialty coffees

Nor'Easters, Sandwiches and Frappes, or Sandwiches at Michele's Ice Cream & Sandwich Shoppe (Up to 47% Off)

Michelle's Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe

North Weymouth

$16.50 $9

Blended ice creams and frappes made with 20 ice cream and 30+ soft-serve flavors; sandwiches include roast turkey and barbecue chicken

Yogurt, Ice Cream or Large Birthday Cake at Cold Stone Creamery Plymouth (Up to 40% Off). Five Options Available.

Cold Stone Creamery Plymouth

Plymouth

$15 $9.13

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

Asian Cuisine at Asia Palace (Half Off)

Asia Palace

Asia Palace

$30 $15

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Nearly 20 categories of Asian cuisine divide a menu that includes shareable entrees and healthy options

Irish Cuisine for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at Mollie Maguires Pub (Up to 40% Off)

Mollie Maguires Pub

South Weymouth

$40 $25

Irish pub dishes out fish and chips, burgers, and drunken french toast with bread drizzled in Captain Morgan, as well as New England cuisine

$28 for $50 Worth of Barbecue — Lady C&J Soulfood & Catering INC.

Lady C&j Soulfood & Catering

Brockton

$50 $28

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

Casual American Food for Two or Four at Jit's Sports Lounge & Grill (50% Off)

Jit's Sports Lounge & Grill

located next to Lombardo's

$30 $15

Classic sports-bar-style dishes, such as hand-cut french fries, buffalo chicken tenders, and mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce

Unlimited Brazilian Steakhouse Dinners with Drinks at Rodizio Grill (Up to 43% Off) Four Options Available.

Rodizio Grill

South Shore, Braintree

$114.96 $65

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Servers clad in Brazilian cowboy garb carve beef, pork, and chicken from skewer to plate during unlimited Brazilian steakhouse meals

Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner Fare at Spettu's Steakhouse in Quincy (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Spettu's Steakhouse

Quincy

$30 $15

Servers carve slices of spit-roasted lamb, chicken, and beef from skewers tableside

Stone-Baked Pizza Meal for Two or Four at Maggy's Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Maggy's Lounge

Quincy

$28 $14

Enjoy stone-baked pizzas with thin, crispy crust in a casual, lively space that has frequent live music performances

$11 for $20 Worth of Cafe Food at Quincy Cafe

Quincy Cafe

Quincy Point

$20 $11

Family-friendly cafe serves up pancakes, pasta, burgers, salads

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Quincy Center

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$12 for $25 Worth of Chinese Food at Quincy Dynasty

Quincy Dynasty

North Quincy

$25 $12

Chinese food made with fresh, natural ingredients, such as scallions, star anise, black beans, and cilantro

$34 for a Three-Course Prix-Fixe Italian Meal for Two at LaStoria Trattoria ($55 Value)

LaStoria Trattoria

Stoughton

$55 $34

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Enjoy two dishes each off the tasting menu, featuring items such as veal parmesean and eggplant rollatini, followed by a dessert to share

$24 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Cafe Food and Drinks at Yes, It's All Good ($48 Value)

Yes, It's All Good

Located inside of L.A. Fitness

$12 $6

Specialty health-conscious, fruit-based shakes such as Blueberry Bonanza along with wraps, salads and egg white sandwiches

Half-Dozen, One Dozen, or Two Dozen Assorted Cupcakes at Sugar Plum Bakery (Up to 52% Off)

Sugar Plum Bakery

Kingston

$17 $9

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Cupcakes in flavors such as lemon raspberry, heavenly vanilla, cannoli, or Boston cream made from scratch at a family-run bakery

Two or Four Tickets to Pumpkin Fest 2014 on Saturday, October 18 (Up to 51% Off)

Boy Scouts of America Pumpkin Fest 2014

Milton

$50 $25

Celebrate autumn with a day of hayrides, pumpkin bowling, rock climbing, and more

Gastropub Dinner or Sunday Brunch for Two or Four at Blackthorne Publick House (Up to 50% Off)

Blackthorne Publick House

South Easton

$50 $25

Gastropub fills all manner of hunger, stretching stomachs with contemporary pub classics and expanding minds with local art and music

$30 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Middle Eastern Cuisine at Chaloos Restaurant ($60 Total Value)

Chaloos Restaurant

Easton

$20 $10

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Chefs grill kebabs over open fire; cook up traditional Middle Eastern meals

Chinese Food, Japanese Food, and Hibachi at Gourmet Garden (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Gourmet Garden

Canton

$30 $15

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Hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken, organic veggies, and gluten-free options, plus sushi and hibachi served with healthy akai rice

Casual Cuisine for Two or More at 15 Walnut (50% Off)

15 Walnut

Hamilton

$30 $15

Menu full of items made using seasonal ingredients includes wood-fired items, burgers, sushi, and more; suitable for family dinners & dates

Breakfast Cuisine at Deavila's Restaurant & Catering (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Deavila's Restaurant & Catering

Taunton

$20 $11

Eatery dishes out breakfast items such as french toast, potato pancakes and eggs, and homemade corned beef and linguica hash

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Food at Tom & Jimmy's at The Star Drive-In ($20 Total Value)

Tom & Jimmy's at The Star Drive-In

East Taunton

$10 $5

Hot dogs, ice cream, pizza, and clam cakes are just some of the highlights on this menu, which span diner classics to local favorites

Italian Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers and Entrees at BonCaldo Restaurant (Up to 43% Off)

BonCaldo Restaurant

Norwood

$53 $30

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Wood-fired cuisine from all 20 regions of Italy, served in an opulent, yet cozy dining room

"Bye Bye Liver" for Two at Hennessy's on August 1–September 26 (Up to Half Off)

"Bye Bye Liver"

Hennessy's

$40 $20

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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

Second Annual Costume Crawl for Two or Four on Saturday, October 25, from Beantown Pub Crawls (50% Off)

Beantown Pub Crawls

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Donning a Halloween costume, crawlers visit 15+ bars and restaurants to receive drink and food specials and prizes

2-Hour Dinner Cruise Sunday–Wednesday, or 3-Hour Dinner Cruise Thursday-Saturday from Odyssey Cruises (40% Off)

Odyssey Cruises

Boston

$112.53 $68

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The Odyssey I glides across Boston Harbor during elegant evening cruises, complete with a three-course meal and live music

Upscale American Dinner for Two on a Weekday or Weekend at Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

East Boston

$81.50 $49

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Plates of goat cheese and beet salad or grilled-eggplant caprese paired with pan-seared salmon or braised short rib

Standup Show for Two at Nick's Comedy Stop Through December 6 (Up to 52% Off)

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

$45.70 $22

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

$40 for One-Hour Chocolate-Tasting Course for Two at Gourmet Boutique ($80 Value)

Gourmet Boutique

Back Bay

$80 $40

Held on Sundays and Mondays, tastings include nibbles and knowledge about where chocolate is sourced, how it's made, and how to read labels

$59 for a Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two at Pellino's Ristorante (Up to $102 Value)

Pellino's Ristorante

North End

$102 $59

The chef, a native of Naples, crafts rustic northern Italian cuisine with housemade breads, pastas, and desserts

Southern Cuisine at Savvor Restaurant & Lounge (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Downtown - Leather District

$25 $15

Eatery dishes out southern and Caribbean small plates such as shrimp & grits, fried catfish, cornish hen & waffles, and macaroni and cheese

Four-Course Dessert-Tasting Menu for Two or Four at Finale Desserterie (Up to 52% Off)

Finale Desserterie

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Chocolate-dipped strawberries start off a sojourn through such desserts as apple a la mode and a chocolate plate

Turkish Cuisine at Saray Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Saray Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

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Lamb, seafood, and vegetarian entrees come together in Turkish menu of kebabs, salads, and soups; full menu is valid for lunch option

Pizza and Italian Food for Dine-in, Carryout, or Delivery at Rock City Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

Rock City Pizza

Allston/Brighton

$30 $15

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Innovative thin-crust pizzas topped with steak, pesto, or chicken and buffalo sauce; entree options include subs, burgers, and pasta

Pub Food at The Red Hat (40% Off). Two Options Available.

The Red Hat

West End

$50 $30

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Wings, fish 'n' chips, and burgers in a century-old establishment with a colorful history

Ethiopian Dinner for Two or Four at Addis Red Sea (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Addis Red Sea

South End

$31.90 $17

Ethiopian eatery populates colorful wicker tables with spicy lamb, fish, chicken, and vegan dishes

Indian Meal for Two or Four at Bukhara Indian Bistro (Up to 53% Off)

Bukhara Indian Bistro

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$57 $28

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Menu of northern and southern Indian cuisine with tandoori chicken, lamb-stuffed dosas, and curries

Indian Meal with Appetizers and Naan for Two or Four at Mela (Up to 56% Off)

Mela

South End

$71 $32

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Enlisting a traditional tandoor oven, housemade cheese, and Indian spices, chefs whip up classic Indian staples with varying spice levels

Tapas for Two or Four at Mojitos (Up to 51% Off)

Mojitos

Downtown

$40 $20

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Dine on small plates of chorizo-stufffed potatoes, baked avocados, and slow-roasted pork sliders

Cider House Tour for Two or Four at Downeast Cider House (Up to 50% Off)

Downeast Cider House

Boston

$14 $7

Guests sip refreshing, freshly brewed, farm style ciders during tours, and leave with 64oz souvenir growler

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizza, Paninis, and Roll-Ups at Angora Café ($30 Value)

Angora Café

Coolidge Corner

$10 $5

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Cooks at European-style café focus on Mediterranean and Italian flavors in dishes such as hummus-filled roll-ups and meatball-topped pizzas

Distillery Tour for Two or Four of Bully Boy Distillers (Up to 56% Off)

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

$40 $20

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Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

$17 for $30 Toward Baked Goods — So Sweet Confections

So Sweet Confections

On Location

$30 $17

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

Frozen Yogurt or Smoothies at FroyoWorld (Up to 47% Off)

FroyoWorld

Allston

$6 $3.25

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Rotating menu of 16 frozen yogurts infused with live and active cultures; smoothies made to order with fresh fruit, ice & signature fro-yo

Indian Food for Dinner at Ghazal Indian Cuisine (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ghazal Indian Cuisine

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$25 $14

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Authentic Indian dishes with a contemporary twist

$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Café Food at Oakleaf Cakes ($30 Total Value)

Oakleaf Cakes

Boston

$6 $3

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Bakery stocks the shelves of its attached café with scrumptious pastries and cupcakes alongside familiar coffee classics

Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Filippo Ristorante

North End

$35 $20

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Owners who spend part of the year in Sulmona, Italy, treat taste buds to the region's cuisine, including pasta, seafood, and veal dishes

$16 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $7.50 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Cafe Hemshin ($30 Value)

Cafe Hemshin

Downtown

$7.50 $4

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Sample Turkish and Mediterranean favorites such as lamb kebabs, hummus, tabouleh, and Greek salads

Frozen Yogurt at Fresh Mango (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

$58.50 $29

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Customize a frozen-yogurt concoction using homemade, all-natural yogurt and any of more than 50 toppings, including fresh fruit

$11 for $20 Worth of Chinese Food — Chili Hot Pot

Chili Hot Pot

Boston

$20 $11

Traditional Chinese Sichuan cuisine made with famous, spicy Sichuan sauce

Oktoberfest Visit for Two or Four on October 24 Through November 2 (Half Off). Six Dates Available.

Oktoberfest

Marshfield Fair Grounds

$10 $5

Traditional Oktoberfest features German brews, Oompah bands, Bavarian fare and entertainment, and carnival rides

Upscale American and Italian Food at Bondos Dining (Up to 44% Off)

Bondo's Dining & Takeout

Marshfield

$40 $24

Chefs use local ingredients and produce, including from an onsite garden, to craft upscale pastas, salads, and entrees

Pan-Asian Cuisine and Sushi at Sashimi Asian Restaurant. (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sashimi Asian Restaurant

Marshfield

$30 $16.50

Thai curries, Chinese fried-rice dishes, Vietnamese noodle bowls, and Japanese sushi and hibachi entrees

Tea Tasting for Two or Four at The Cozy Tea Cart (50% Off)

The Cozy Tea Cart

Brookline

$40 $20

Tea-tasting session allows two or four people to sample a variety of teas

Hookah, Snacks, and Drinks at Sheesha Lounge (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

Sheesha Lounge

Allston

$40 $25

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35 flavors of tobacco, plus sweet snacks such as cheesecake and baklava

The Gas Show for Two or Four Presented by Anderson Comedy (Half Off)

Anderson Comedy

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows see sketches and local comedians

Breakfast or Dinner Crepes with Drinks for Two or Four at Paris Creperie

Paris Creperie

Coolidge Corner

$33.50 $24.79

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Sweet and savory crepes prepared in the Parisian tradition pair with smoothies, Nutella chocolate drinks, and leaf teas

$15 for $25 Worth of Tex-Mex Cuisine at Patron's and Sunset Grill and Tap

Patron's and Sunset Grill and Tap

Multiple Locations

$25 $15

Adjacent restaurants have something for everyone, from juicy burgers to spicy tacos

Peruvian and Latin American Food at Nazca Cafe (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Nazca Cafe

Boadway

$38 $19

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Vibrant preparations and hearty portions of cebiche, seafood medleys, roasted pork, and grilled steak

Pizza for Takeout or Delivery, Valid Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday from John's Pizza (40% Off)

John's Pizza

Across from the ELC

$20 $12

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Hand-tossed pies topped with freshly shredded cheese, a family-recipe sauce, and toppings such as buffalo chicken, shrimp, or eggplant

Thai Food at Maekha Thai (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Maekha Thai

West Revere

$20 $11

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Eatery dishes out authentic Thai cuisine such as tom yum soup, ginger chicken, basil fried rice, pad thai, and panang curry with scallops

Italian-American Dinner of Salads and Entrees for Two or Four at Sebastian's on Broadway (Up to 46% Off)

Sebastian's on Broadway

Revere

$60 $35

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Pastas, seafood, and steak made with local ingredients and set to live cabaret performers every Thursday night

Italian Food for Two or Four at Volare Revere (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Volare Revere

Downtown Revere

$30 $15

Fig and pancetta pizza and seafood pasta prepared by a native Sicilian chef at a restaurant with complimentary valet parking on weekends

Fresh, House-Made Diner Food for Two or Four During Breakfast or Lunch at Revere Center Café (50% Off)

Revere Center Café

Bell Circle Plaza at Revere

$20 $10

Diner serves made-to-order comfort food, such as grilled cheese with bacon and Irish eggs benedict with corn beef hash

Dinner with Appetizers, Soup, and Sushi at Takemura Japanese Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

$42.85 $21

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Sushi chefs craft everything fresh; original rolls include the deep-fried pumpkin roll and the grilled-salmon roll

Tacos, Enchiladas, and Margaritas at José's Mexican Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

$35 $17

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Classic Mexican dishes include a kaleidoscope of tacos, tamales made by the chef's mother, and specialty margaritas

$15 for $25 Worth of Japanese Food at Shabu & Mein

Shabu & Mein

Cambridge

$25 $15

Tabletop stoves let diners cook their own shabu shabu hot pot meals and ramen or let cooks do the cooking for shumai, gyoza, and ramen

Indian Meal for Two or Four at Passage to India (Up to 52% Off)

Passage To India

Porter Square

$51.86 $25

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For 25 years, this Indian restaurant has embraced millennia-old techniques to craft classic northern and southern Indian cuisine

$22 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Soul Food at Beantown Taqueria ($40 Value)

Beantown Taqueria

Cambridge

$10 $5.50

Chile relleno with egg-battered poblano pepper, tacos with hand-made tortillas and cilantro, and deep-fried chimichangas

Sushi and Asian Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at O Sushi Restaurant & Bar (Up to 35% Off)

O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Cambridge

$40 $29

Appetizers such as sake-steamed mussels precede dragon and california rolls in a "Boston Globe"–lauded restaurant in Harvard Square

Brazilian Barbecue Dinner for Two or Four Adults at Midwest Grill (50% Off). Two Locations Available.

Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Waiters rotate around tables with unlimited servings of beef sirloin, brazilian sausage, and lamb at the churrascaria

Gourmet Asian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Moksa (50% Off)

Moksa

Cambridgeport

$40 $20

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Gourmet pan-Asian cuisine ranging from spicy sushi rolls to veggie teriyaki and steamed bao

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream at I Love Milkshakes ($30 Total Value)

I Love Milkshakes

West Everett

$10 $5

Custom milkshakes and desserts blend frozen yogurt or ice cream with a variety of fruits or candy; smoothies, coffee, and self-serve waffles

ComedySportz Boston at Davis Square Theatre, August 8-November 29 (Up to 50% Off)

ComedySportz Boston

Davis Square Theatre

$30 $15

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Two comedy teams compete against each other with improvised games called by a referee during family-friendly shows

American Cuisine for Two or Four at East End Grille (47% Off)

East End Grille

Somerville

$30 $16

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This joint offers locally sourced ingredients to create food like sweet chili shrimp flatbread, barbecue pulled pork, and steak tips

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Offering the yin and yang of casual comestibles, yoTaco's menu fires up taste buds with tacos, burritos, and other piquant Mexican bites and cools them down with creamy frozen yogurt. Seven unique tacos ($5.50–$7.50) tantalize fingers with pockets of marinated beef brisket barbacoa style or achiote-spiced mahi-mahi with cabbage and pico de gallo. Large flour tortillas swallow up fillings such as chicken with green salsa, seasonal vegetables, or smoked pork to create that most portable, and thus most easily misplaced, of sandwiches, the burrito ($7.50), and a mantle of bacon and guacamole confer the status of Sonoran hot dog ($6 each/$10 for two) on humble sausages. Lips and teeth reach a happy accord with the soup-and-sandwich combination ($5), happily slurping traditional hominy stew and sinking into gooey cheese quesadillas. To finish off the meal in sweet style, storms of berries, candy-bar bits, or stampedes of gummy goats pelt peaks of fat-free chocolate or vanilla frozen yogurt ($3.99 for a regular cup with one topping) and, for an additional $0.25, threaten to release other sweet tempests to rain down onto confections in a dairy-dimpling hail.

30 Railroad Ave
Duxbury,
MA
US

Most popular offering: Cupcakes and custom cakes

Reservations: Required

Kid-friendly: Yes

Established: 2007

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Q&A with Johanna Lyons, Owner

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

Sweet and delicious. We offer different items throughout the year to keep things interesting.

What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion?

As soon as I learned how to decorate cakes, I couldn't believe that I could make money having fun.

What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?

The cupcakes are our most popular offering. We try to put different spins on the flavor like cotton candy, Swedish fish, scorpion bowl, just to name a few.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We're a small mom and pop shop, so we only bake what we think will sell for the day.

161 Summer St.
Kingston,
MA
US

A tucked-away, self-professed "hole in the wall," Bondo's Dining & Takeout is the brainchild of Bondo Benjamin and his partner Sheila Hart, who source ingredients from local farms and the garden behind the restaurant. These ultra-fresh components are integrated into a menu of upscale American dishes such as a 10 oz. sirloin with wild mushroom sangiovese reduction, or pappardelle pasta tossed with sweet roasted pepper puree, fontina, cream, lobster, and romano cheese. A well-curated wine list includes many reds and whites by the glass or bottle.

1810 Ocean St
Marshfield,
MA
US

The dedicated chefs at Cafe Eleganza churn out classic Italian cuisine using high-quality, seasonal ingredients whenever possible. An extensive dinner menu fills bellowing bellies with hearty delicacies such as handmade lobster ravioli, crammed with meaty morsels of native lobster and drizzled with a velvety lobster cream sauce ($15.99). Or, indulge in the timeless taste of the other, other white meat by ordering the Frangelico-cream-kissed medley of penne, chicken, toasted walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, and snow peas known only as Amanda ($13.99–$16.99). Customers can crunch into one of four crispy bruschetta options ($8.99–$9.99), which amalgamate colorful toppings including eggplant, roasted peppers, and gorgonzola into one dish easily held by the hands or feet, or skip straight to sliceable sustenance with a wood-fired-brick-oven pizza ($8.99+) available with a plain or whole-wheat crust and a compilation of classically compatible flavors such as apple, gorgonzola, and bacon ($11.99–$15.99) or tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil ($10.99–$14.99).

46 Columbia Rd
Pembroke,
MA
US

Vincent and Annette Agostino had one goal when founding AVA Cucina: re-create the spirit of a casual family kitchen in the Old World. Now, they have a place where housemade meatballs and marinara sauce top Sunday spaghetti dinners, which are followed by rich bites of housemade tiramisu dotted with a sweet raspberry sauce. It's also a place that's been like a second home to their five grown children, who have all chipped in at AVA Cucina at one point or another.

The taupe-hued walls feature homespun touches, too, including a hanging collection of cast-iron skillets and three impressionistic paintings of the Italian countryside. Guests can dine among them at tables draped in black tablecloths or in AVA Cucina's glass-enclosed section, which provides the benefits of an outdoor-seating view without any of the downsides caused by inclement weather or lonely skywriters.

107 Ripley Rd.
Cohasset,
MA
US

Zapp Brasserie’s executive chef, Rachid Kourda, sears and sautés French-inspired menu items upon order in an eclectic atmosphere dotted by antique décor and a wide-screen TV. Lobster-and-crab ravioli provide pillows for the grilled salmon as it lazes with potato croquette and cream of asparagus ($17), and a mountain of duck-confit fettuccini rolls under a dusting of shaved parmigiano reggiano ($17), inspiring tines to form cheese angels. Knives can carve into citrus chicken, allowing knife operators to take in its zest as it playfully flirts with an herb-roasted potato ($15), and slices of the steak frite sizzle in a bourbon-shallot reduction with pommes frites ($17) piled nearby. Diners can enjoy meals indoors around a fireplace or outdoors near the water of a swimming-pool bar, leaving only the last three of the five basic elements—earth, wind, and an up-to-date chemistry textbook—to be discovered during Zapp experiences.

71 South Main Street
Cohasset,
MA
US

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