Food & Drink in Isla Vista

$13.50 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sandwiches and Drinks at Sam's To Go ($30 Total Value)

Sam's To Go

Goleta

Sandwich shop bakes bread fresh daily for a range of signature sandwiches, including ham and cheese, hot pastarmi, and veggie combos

$10 $4.50

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$11 for $20 Worth of Food at Brasil Arts Cafe

Brasil Arts Cafe

Santa Barbara

Brazilian café creates fresh, organic juices, açaí berry bowls, sandwiches, salads, and classic dishes like fish stew with seabass

$20 $11

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$18 for $30 Worth of Seafood at Enterprise Fish Co. – Santa Barbara

Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara

Lower State

Inventive seafood dishes such as salmon with Coca-Cola glaze and Pacific Rockfish

$30 $18

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$11 for $20 Worth of Bistro Cuisine at California Pasta

California Pasta

Santa Barbara Downtown

Made-from-scratch pasta dishes, sandwiches, soups, and salads

$20 $11

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Bar Bites and Drinks at Blind Tiger (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Blind Tiger

Lower State

Charcuterie, flatbreads, and sliders pair with craft beer and cocktails at a multi-level bar and lounge

$30 $18

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New American Cuisine at Blush Restaurant + Lounge (48% Off). Two Options Available.

Blush Restaurant + Lounge

Lower State

Roasted Chilean sea bass, double-cut pork chops, and artisan cheese plates served on an outdoor patio or in a dining room strung with lights

$50 $26

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$14 for Two House Margaritas and a Shared Mexican Appetizer at Baja Sharkeez (Up to $24.49 Value)

Baja Sharkeez

Santa Barbara

Baja-style Mexican appetizers such as shrimp ceviche or mini chicken tacos pair with hand-shaken margaritas that can be infused with fruit

$24.49 $14

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American Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine for Two or Four at Restaurant Open (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Restaurant Open

Santa Barbara

Daily specials sourced from local markets include honey-battered corn dogs, tri-tip sandwiches, and meatball subs

$20 $10

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Japanese Food and Sushi at Ichiban Japanese Restaurant & Sushi (Up to Half Off). Five Options Available.

Ichiban Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Santa Barbara

Sushi rolls filled with ingredients such as roasted eel, mussels, and spicy crab meat defeat hunger alongside rice bowls topped with meat

$20 $12

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Pizza and Drinks Valid Weekdays or Weekends at Giovanni's of Carpinteria (Up to 45% Off)

Giovanni's of Carpinteria

Downtown Carpinteria

Specialty pies topped in veggies or pepperoni, salami, and Canadian bacon served alongside hot sandwiches and local beer

$20 $11

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$19 for Mexican Meal for Two with Dessert at Amigo's Surf Cantina ($34 Value)

Amigos Surf Cantina

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Laid-back Mexican restaurant serves up favorites including chicken mole and enchiladas, capped off with desserts such as sweet chimichangas

$34 $19

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$12 for $ Worth of Thai and Peruvian Food at A Good Thai & Peruvian Restaurant

A Good Thai and Peruvian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Sample more than 180 dishes featuring the rich, spicy flavors of Thailand and Peru

$20 $12

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Panaro Brothers Winery (50% Off)

Panaro Brothers Winery

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Panaro family, now in fifth generation of winemaking, draws on rich history as they transform grapes into single-varietal and blended wines

$66 $33

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at u yogurt ($20 Value)

u yogurt

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Self-serve frozen yogurt in flavors like cheesecake and mango sorbet topped with a selection of more than 35 toppings and fruit

$5 $3

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

Rice Thai Cuisine

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Classic yet inventive Thai menu highlighted by sticky rice, diverse (and spicy) curries, and specialty soju cocktails

$30 $15

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$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at The Taj Cafe

The Taj Cafe

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Diners dig into traditional Indian dishes, such as tandoori chicken, vegetable biryani, and samosas

$20 $12

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Wine Flight with Cheese and Hummus Plate, and Glass of Wine for Two or Four at Gone West Cellars (51% Off)

Gone West Cellars

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Guests sample wines from Ventura County and the surrounding area; bar boasts friendly communal tables and Western flair

$55.50 $27

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Wine to Take Home at Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room (Up to 54% Off)

Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room

Ojai

Flight of Old World–style wines made from organic grapes served in remodeled tasting room adorned with murals of the local wine region

$70 $35

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Homestyle Comfort Food at Bonnie Lu's Country Café (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Bonnie Lu's Country Cafe

Ojai

Traditional comfort food including farm-fresh omelets, homemade soups, and hearty sandwiches made with ingredients from local distributors

$15 $8

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$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at Bollywood Indian Restaurant - Ventura

Bollywood Indian Restaurant - Ventura

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Classic Indian dishes prepared according to your preferred spice level

$20 $12

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Case of Red, White, or Mixed Wine with Custom Label at Avant Tapas & Wine (Up to 49% Off)

Avant Tapas & Wine

Buellton

Choose one out of 18 personalized labels to be applied to your full case of wine; 10% off tapas meal

$216 $115

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or 20 at Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards and Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Lucas & Lewellen

Downtown Solvang

Guests sip various samples during public or private tastings

$24 $13

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Wine Tasting, Class, and Tour for Two or Four at Rideau Vineyard (Up to 74% Off)

Rideau Vineyard

Ballard

Each guest samples a flight of five two-ounce fine wines, learn about the details of winemaking, and tour a family vineyard

$134 $35

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Danish Food for Two or Four or More at Viking Garden Restaurant (Up to 53% Off)

Viking Garden Restaurant

Solvang

Located in the historical Jensen’s Copenhagen Square, restaurant serves up Danish specialities alongside American dishes with a Danish twist

$35 $18

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One Dozen Cupcakes or $10 Worth of Cupcakes, Food, and Drink at Missy's Cupcake Creations (Up to 43% Off)

Missy's Cupcake Creations

Oxnard

Cupcakes made fresh daily on-site come in flavors such as fudge-filled black forest or cinnamon-and-sugar cupcake with apple pie filling

$10 $5.99

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Café Cuisine for Two Monday–Friday or Saturday–Sunday at Tomas Cafe & Gallery (Half Off)

Tomas Cafe and Gallery

Downtown Oxnard

Using local ingredients, chefs dish out fresh, Mexican-influenced café food, paired with coffeehouse drinks

$20 $11

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New York Steak and Chicken Combinations for Two or Four at Teppan Steak House (Up to 41% Off)

Teppan Steak House

Oxnard

Hibachi chefs sear juicy steaks and chicken on the tabletop grill

$50.50 $30

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Core Wine Company (60% Off)

Core Wine Company

Orcutt

Tasting session focuses on the art of blending wines; guests receive a discount on bottles

$20 $8

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Italian Dinner Cuisine at Enzo's Italian Restaurant at The Glen Tavern Inn (53% Off). Two Options Available.

Enzo's Italian Restaurant at The Glen Tavern Inn

Santa Paula

Chicken cannelloni and ricotta ravioli served within historical 1911 hotel dining room

$40 $19

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Laugh Out Loud Comedy Nights with Jason Love at Paseo Camarillo Regency on October 15–December 17 (Up to 47% Off)

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Nights with Jason Love

Paseo Camarillo Regency

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Jason Love, alongside some of Hollywood’s hottest stand-up comedians, shares skills that got him on Comedy Central and “Last Comic Standing”

$15 $8

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Mexican Cuisine and Drinks for Two or Four at Chuy's Mesquite Broiler (45% Off)

Chuy's Mesquite Broiler

Multiple Locations

Margaritas and 8 draft beers with half-pound Angus burgers, mesquite mahi tacos, and pork burritos

$20 $11

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Wine and Artisan-Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four at Millésimé Cellars (50% Off)

Millésimé Cellars

Camarillo

As winemakers explain the wine-making process from grape to glass, guests pair five wines with chocolates inside a barrel room and cellar

$48 $24

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$12 for $20 Worth of Thai and Peruvian Food at Thai Peru Restaurant

Thai Peru Restaurant

Camarillo

Classic Thai dishes such as pad thai and curry served with Peruvian favorite such as ceviche in a richly furnished space

$20 $12

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with 55% Off Additional Wine Purchase at San Vicente Cellars in Camarillo (Up to 55% Off)

San Vicente Cellars

Camarillo

Artisanal winery introduces guests to samples that may include Syrah blends, Viognier, and Tannat

$20 $10

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$11 for Four Groupons, Each for $5 Worth of Frozen Treats at Ozzie's Frozen Yogurt & Gelato ($20 Value)

Ozzie's Frozen Yogurt & Gelato

Santa Maria

18 flavors of Frozen Yogurt and 20 flavors of Gelato can be customized at the topping bar and enjoyed in a bright, inviting space

$5 $2.75

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$17 for a Honey Tasting with Four Take-Home Honey Jars at Bennett's Honey Farm ($25 Value)

Bennett's Honey Farm

Fillmore

Visitors taste different varieties of pure, raw honey, with flavors that might include orange, sage, wildflower, and avocado

$25 $17

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Slow-Cooked, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Customizable Toppings and Optional Drinks at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

Kick-start your day with 100% organic, whole-grain oats slow-cooked with soymilk and topped with your choice of 36 topping combinations

$3.49 $2

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Pizzeria Cuisine at Jax Pizza (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Jax Pizza

Moorpark

Pizzeria dishes out garlic bread, buffalo wings, spaghetti, meatball sandwiches, and pizza with toppings like chorizo and sun-dried tomatoes

$20 $12

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Slow-Cooked, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Customizable Toppings and Optional Drinks at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

Kick-start your day with 100% organic, whole-grain oats slow-cooked with soymilk and topped with your choice of 36 topping combinations

$3.49 $2

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$12 for Gourmet Sandwiches and Sides for Two at Stone Oven ($20 Value)

Stone Oven

Stone Oven: The Oaks Mall

Emerging from the oven every seven minutes, still-hot focaccia is the base of each gourmet sandwich, layered with fresh veggies and meat

$20 $12

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Cuban Food for Parties of Two or Four at El Rincon Cubano Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

El Rincon Cubano Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Authentic Cuban food from a Cuban-born chef is paired with local DJs, live bands, and other entertainment on the weekends

$20 $11

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Organic Produce at Coastal Pacific's Simi Valley Farmers’ Market (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Coastal Pacific LLC

Simi Valley Farmers' Market

Market with numerous vendors boasts seasonal harvests of certified fruits, vegetables, herbs, and legumes

$16 $8

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Korean Food at Fresh Korea BBQ (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Fresh Korea BBQ

Simi Valley

Diners prepare Korean barbecue by cooking thin, marinated slices of meat at their table; meats include bulgogi beef, pork belly & calamari

$15 $9

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Beer-, Wine-, or Cheese-Making Class for One or Two at Simi Valley Home Brew (65% Off)

Simi Valley Home Brew

Simi Valley

Experts discuss the basics in brewing wine or beer or making homemade mozzarella and ricotta cheese

$99 $35

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$28 for a Deluxe Wine Tasting Package for Two at Monarch Grove Winery ($70 Value)

Monarch Grove Winery

Grover Beach

Visitors sample local wines in a bright and sunny tasting room, and can take home a bottle of their favorite vintage

$70 $28

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$12 for $20 Worth of Seafood at Fish Grill

Fish Grill

Eastern Malibu

Kosher seafood feasts include mesquite-grilled fish such as sea bass and boston blue, salmon wraps and sandwiches, and manhattan chowder

$20 $12

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Contemporary American Cuisine at Coogie's Beach Cafe (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Coogie's Beach Cafe

Eastern Malibu

Pesto-infused burgers, white truffle mac ‘n’ cheese, and turkey pot pie served in a spacious dining room beneath a central skylight

$25 $15

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4 Groupons, Each Good for a 6-Inch Sub or 2 Foot-Long Subs with 2 Cookies & 2 Drinks at Blimpie (Up to 40% Off)

Blimpie - Santa Clarita

Valencia

National sub shop fills bellies with sandwiches and wraps that feature freshly sliced meats and quality toppings

$4.99 $3

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Three, Six, or Nine Bottles of Cold Pressed Juice at Jamba Juice (Up to 43% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

A convenient way to enjoy healthy and delicious cold pressed juices with three servings of fruit and/or veggies, new from Jamba Juice

$16.47 $9.99

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Up to 40% Off Breakfast, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner for Two or Four, or Carryout at Cookin' With Lenny's Smokehouse

Cookin' With Lenny's Smokehouse

San Fernando Valley

Local celebrity chef Lenny Bent cooks up homestyle breakfast and barbecue such as whiskey-glazed ribs and smoked chicken

$20 $12

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Thai Cuisine at Jasmine Thai Cuisine (Up to 40% Off)

Jasmine Thai Cuisine

Winnetka

Restaurant serves a wide array of spicy and savory Thai favorites, including satay, prik king, and red curry

$25 $15

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Italian Food at Mamma Lucia's Italian Kitchen (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Mamma Lucia's Italian Kitchen

Granada Hills South

“Mammas’ Wings,” pasta, subs, salads, veal, chicken, pizza, baked pasta dishes and tiramisu at an Italian eatery that’s been open since 1956

$50 $30

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Italian Four-Course Dinner for Two or Four at Buon Gusto Ristorante (Up to 53% Off)

Buon Gusto Ristorante

Mission Hills

Basil and eggplant grown in the restaurant's own garden enhance classic Italian dishes made with care

$103.20 $49

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Pastries and Filipino-American Cuisine for Two or Four at Ninong's Pastries and Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Ninong's Pastries & Cafe

Granada Hills South

Eclectic blend of cafe food and Filipino-American cuisine made served with imported coffees and teas

$20 $14

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$13 for Five Groupons, Each Good for Boba Tea or Shave Ice and Filling at Brian's Shave Ice & Boba ($25 Value)

Brian's Shave Ice & Boba

Tarzana

Hawaiian-style shave ice treats in flavors such as mango, strawberry, lychee & cotton candy are filled with ice cream, mochi, or Dole whip

$5 $2.60

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Frozen Yogurt at Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt

Calabasas

Full-service frozen yogurt in flavors such as cake batter, mango, and graham cracker

$15 $8

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Four-Course French Dinner with Option for Wine for Two or Four at Le Sanglier French Restaurant (Up to 59% Off)

Le Sanglier French Restaurant

Tarzana

40-year-old eatery presents fish dumplings, coq au vin, or pork tenderloin in a peppercorn sauce during four-course dinner with wine

$140 $59

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Fro-Yo at Snofari Frozen Yogurt ($20 Total Value)

Snofari Frozen Yogurt

San Luis Obispo

Self-serve fro-yo comes in a rotation of flavors that can be boosted by piling high sweet and tart toppings including fruit and candy

$5 $3

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$25 for $40 Worth of Middle Eastern Cuisine at Persia Lounge. Groupon Reservation Required.

Persia Lounge

Santa Clarita

Chef and co-owner of Persian lounge uses traditional Middle Eastern spices and flavors, such as saffron, halal meat, and pomegranate paste

$40 $25

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Pita Meal for Two or Four or Ten-Pita Catering Package at Pita Pit (Up to 41% Off)

Pita Pit

Valencia

Pita sandwiches stuffed with meat, veggies, falafel—and in the morning, breakfast fixings—topped with tzatziki and other savory sauces

$18.74 $11

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Diner Food for Two or Four or More at The Saugus Cafe (40% Off)

The Saugus Cafe

Valencia

Pancakes, burgers, and cocktails served around the clock

$20 $12

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Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Tomo Sushi (Up to 50% Off)

Tomo Sushi

Northridge

Chefs artfully plate sushi and sashimi rolls that are just as pleasing to the eyes as they are to the tongue, as well as a lineup of seafood

$30 $17

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One, Two, or Three Groupons, Each Good for One Hookah Session at The Social Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

The Social Lounge

Northridge

Sink into large black couches on either side of pristinely maintained hookahs to share puffs, chat, and watch the big screen TVs

$20 $12

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Valley Comedy Show: Funny Thursday with Cody Woods & Trenton Davis for Two with Drinks on December 4 (Up to 50% Off)

Valley Comedy Show: Funny Thursday with Cody Woods & Trenton Davis

Shamrocks Irish Pub

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Cody Woods and Trenton Davis show off skills that have placed in major comedy competitions

$30 $15

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Two or Four Burgers and Drafts or $8 for $20 Worth of Drinks at Amestoy's on the Hill

Amestoy's on the Hill

Bakersfield

Bar open since 1948 offers drinks, such as margaritas, draft beer, and well drinks, that can be paired with burgers and sides

$20 $8

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Indian Dinner for Two, or Delivery or Take-Out at Zaika Indian Cuisine (Up to 48% Off)

Zaika Indian Cuisine

Bakersfield

Choose from options such as tandoori shrimp, palak paneer, and samosas to create three-course dinner, or opt for delivery or take-out

$74.95 $39

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$9 for $20 Worth of Beer and Cocktails at Sports & Spirits

Sports & Spirits

Amberton

Beer and cocktails served in a festive sports bar with flat screen televisions darts, billiards, and live music

$20 $9

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$7.50 for $15 Worth of Breakfast or Lunch at Cope's Knotty Pine Cafe

Cope's Knotty Pine Cafe

Bakersfield

Generous portions of pancakes, eggs, sandwiches, and steaks; antiques and knickknacks adorn rustic wooden walls

$15 $7.50

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Steak and New American Food at The Bistro (54% Off). Two Options Available.

The Bistro

Bakersfield

Seated in the casual bar or more upscale dining room, guests enjoy American bistro classics, including seafood and steak

$50 $23

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$35 for $50 Worth of Steak-House Cuisine and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Steak & Grape Restaurant

Steak and Grape

Fruitvale

Carefully curated wine selection complements choice steaks, handmade burgers, and fresh seafood in rustic steak house

$50 $35

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Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Lunch or $10 for $20 Worth of Dinner at Jerry's Pizza

Jerry's Pizza

Jerry's Pizza

Freshly made pizzas topped with jalapeños, canadian bacon, or veggies; juicy burgers and sandwiches; cheesy calzones stuffed with chicken

$5 $2.50

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$10 for Two Vouchers for American Diner Food at Pappy's Coffee Shop ($20 Value)

Pappy's Coffee Shop

Bakersfield

Large breakfast burritos sate morning appetites, plus chicken-fried steak & burgers in a homestyle diner decorated with American memorabilia

$10 $5

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$12 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $4 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Tutti Frutti at Hageman($20 Total Value)

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt at Hageman

Rosedale

Rotating selection of frozen yogurt in classic and seasonal flavors

$4 $2.40

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Wine Tasting for Two with Bottle and Optional Expiration Protection at Toretti Family Vineyard (Up to 61% Off)

Toretti Family Vineyards

Los Olivos

Sample wines pressed from grapes grown in the on-site vineyard

$62 $24

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Tasting for Two with Glasses and a Bottle of Wine at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room (Up to 53% Off)

Malibu Family Wines

Los Olivos

A 90-acre winery producing nine varietals, including Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon; taste five wines at the Los Olivos tasting room

$66 $31

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Wine Tasting for 2 or 4 with Bottles of Wine and Souvenir Glasses at Carina Cellars in Los Olivos (Up to 62% Off)

Carina Cellars

Los Olivos

After tastings of rhone-style wines, patrons bring home souvenir wine glasses and bottles of wine

$62 $25

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$19 for $30 Worth of Middle Eastern Food, Plus 20% Off Catering Services, at The Hummus Bar & Grill

The Hummus Bar & Grill

Tarzana

Fresh hummus, skewers of lamb, beef, and chicken, grilled salmon, and kosher specialties in a casual spot that welcomes families

$30 $19

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Small, Medium, or Large Tray of Baklava at Baklava Factory (Up to 43%)

Baklava Factory

Multiple Locations

Trays filled with baklava in flavors such as almond caramel, traditional walnut, finger cashew, or chocolava with walnut and cinnamon

$12 $7

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6 Mini Cupcakes, or Kids' Party or Truck Rental at Sugar Babies Cupcakery (Up to 43% Off). 4 Options Available.

Sugar Babies Cupcakery

Sherman Oaks

Six miniature cupcakes come in flavors that rotate daily; party guests battle to craft the favorite cupcake; truck treats guests to sweets

$12 $7

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At Dogtown, diners nosh on one of seven signature hot dogs beneath towering palm trees and azure sky. Chili, cheese, and diced onions decorate the signature Gaucho dog, and the California Dreamin' frank cuddles with mango habanero, guacamole, and bacon. The classic combo of sauerkraut, onions, and mustard adorns the Coney Island hot dog, and a Louisiana hot link sausage forms the basis of the energizing Hangover Helper. Like PhD certificates, dogs come with a side of chips and a soft drink, the better to top off bellies to fullness. Guests can devour their dogs on the outdoor patio or settle onto a stool within the confines of the eatery's mustard-yellow walls.

888 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista,
CA
US

Chino's Rock & Tacos pairs authentic Mexican eats with a socially conscious cooking philosophy, and serves them both in a party-minded rock 'n’ roll atmosphere. Two double-item combo plates can include crispy tacos and chimichangas that scale mountains of spanish rice with pinto beans led by chicken or beef sherpas. Mouthwatering fish tacos filled with grilled mahi-mahi, ahi tuna, or shrimp are fashioned with sustainable seafood practices, and the enchilada packs your choice of chicken, beef, or cheese into a pillowy tortilla. Popular bottled beers such as Corona wash down free chips and salsa, or supply the high notes during glass-bottle family-band showcases.

6530 Pardall Rd
Goleta,
CA
US

From the street, Valley Grind's appearance hearkens back to the Wild West, its double doors and long, covered porch reminiscent of an old general store. Inside, paneled pine walls surround large wooden tables and an overstuffed leather sofa, and the sound of an espresso machine whirrs as baristas plunge the steam wand into a pitcher of milk. Foamy cappuccinos and flavored lattes only begin the menu, however. The team also blends fresh fruit into smoothies and layers bagels with cream cheese, veggies, and meats. In Valley Grind’s adjoining shop, patrons can pick up cute gifts such as candies, cards, hand towels, and other towels that only work on forearms.

3558 Sagunto St
Santa Ynez,
CA
US

Buddha Bowls owner Daniel and resident artist Amanda want to challenge the status quo and enlighten Isla Vista. They do so through the warmth they create inside their eatery and by serving wholesome bread bowls brimming with fresh ingredients. Their whole-wheat and sourdough basins can be stuffed with nourishing fillers including pesto, hummus, barbecue chicken, and even vanilla yogurt.

901 Embarcadero del Mar
Isla Vista,
CA
US

The Willows restaurant anchors Chumash Casino Resort with its fine-dining menu of fresh seafood and steaks. Inside, chefs paint modernist starter plates of pasta renteria brush-stroked in bold tangles of fettuccini and shadings of pine nuts, mango, and goat cheese ($14). Tackle appetites instead of dinner dates at the half-yard line of fries ($9), dunking them into creamy pools of lobster bisque ($11). Those who opt to chaperone The Willows' cioppino mixer are privy to a mouth-dance of clams, scallops, and crab legs, all congaing through a saffron-tomato broth and a veil of spicy aioli ($42). Diners can spark meaty romances with grill-iron greats, including the steak frites, a 14-ounce New York Strip steak cooked to preference, smeared with garlic butter, and flanked by crispy fries and a pocket-sized French dictionary ($49).

3400 E Highway 246
Santa Ynez,
CA
US

Small surprises abound inside Takenoya, where ice milk tea might contain sweet bites of mango jelly and one of the sushi rolls might arrive wrapped in soybean paper or cucumber rather than traditional seaweed. Those interested in eschewing surprises can build their own bento box, which compartmentalizes their chosen meals of chicken teriyaki, nigiri, or other specialties into neat squares alongside soup, salad, and rice. Savory noodles swirl amid shrimp tempura in the nabeyaki udon, one of several noodle dishes. The menu also includes traditional plates such as pork katsu, japanese curries, and korean short ribs.

The elaborate sushi listings showcase more than 25 signature rolls. The spicy tempura-lobster roll nestles its namesake ingredient against cucumber, avocado, sprouts, and smelt egg, whereas the summer fresh roll cocoons tuna, salmon, and yellowtail inside a cucumber shell. Four types of box sushi are prepared with a pressing box, which molds each bite into a tiny cube.

5934 Calle Real
Goleta,
CA
US