Food & Drink in Largo

Ice Cream and Shakes or Cakes and Cupcakes at Cold Stone Creamery (50% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery- College Park

College Park

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

$10 $5

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Sandwiches and Salads at New York Deli (50% Off). Two Options Available.

New York Deli

North College Park

New York–style sandwiches, housemade chicken salads, falafel, and wraps made with local pita bread

$10 $5

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Party Cover and Jamaican Buffet for Two or Four at College Park Reggae Fridays (Up to 63% Off)

College Park Reggae Fridays

College Park

Guests dance to reggae and R&B music from live DJs while dining on Caribbean fare from a Jamaican buffet

$60 $24

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Brunch Buffet for Two with Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Coffee, or Tea at Azteca Restaurant and Cantina (Up to 47% Off)

Azteca Restaurant and Cantina

North College Park

Brunch dish buffet, such as huevos rancheros, chicken soup, sweet plantains, paella, talapia in a cancun sauce, and an omelette station

$50.90 $28

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Seafood Dinner for Two or More or Four or More at Olde Towne Inn (Up to 43% Off)

Olde Towne Inn

Upper Marlboro

Sophisticated American fare; crab stuffed salmon, blackened mahi mahi, and seafood fettuccine with fresh scallops, shrimp, and crab

$30 $17

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Mexican Dinner Cuisinefor Two, Four, or Carry-Out at Sierras Grill & Taqueria (Up to 50% Off)

Sierra's Grill & Taqueria

Calverton

Chicken barbacoa, enchiladas in ranchera sauce, fish tacos, and other Mexican dishes

$30 $15

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8 Ice-Cream Cones or 1 Year of Ice-Cream Pints from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (Up to 58% Off). Two Options.

Ben & Jerry's

Multiple Locations

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with a scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream, a cherry ice cream chock-full of cherries and fudge flakes

$34.08 $17

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$20 for $40 Worth of Cupcakes — Sweet Doves Cupcakes

Sweet Doves Cupcakes

Oxon Hill - Glassmanor

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

$40 $20

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$100 for a New Year's Eve Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for Two at Station 4 ($150 Value)

Station 4

Southwest - Waterfront

Three-course New Year’s dinner includes prime rib, pan-roasted chilean sea bass, or vegetable lasagna and a ganache tart or crème brûlée

$150 $100

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$100 for a New Year's Eve Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner with Champagne for Two at Ulah Bistro ($200 Value)

Ulah Bistro

U Street - Cardozo

Toast the New Year with a bottle of champagne and meals of stuffed roasted quail or dry-aged prime rib with a dessert of pie or mousse

$200 $100

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Italian Cuisine at Paper Moon (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Traditional Italian antipastos, pastas, and entrees

$20 $12

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$145 for Five-Course Dinner for Two at Taberna del Alabardero ($202 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Taberna del Alabardero

Downtown

Madrid-born chef celebrates restaurant’s 25th anniversary by crafting an elegant five-course meal that showcases Iberian cuisine and culture

$202 $145

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$139 for a Prime Rib Dinner for Four at Bobby Van's Grill (Up to a $224 Value)

Bobby Van's Grill

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Enjoy four pounds of prime rib cut tableside, paired with sides, salads, and wine

$224 $139

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Three Groupons, Each Good for One Smoothie or Juice at Robeks (51% Off)

Robeks

Multiple Locations

Smoothies pack in ripe fruits, natural yogurts, and optional boosts for healthy drinks which make a great gift during the holidays

$6.79 $3.33

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$9.99 for a Triple D Burger Combo with Fries and a Drink at BGR The Burger Joint ($15.77 Value)

The Burger Joint

Multiple Locations

Crowd-favorite burger topped with bacon, fried egg, cheese, and grilled jalapenos comes to the menu full time

$15.77 $9.99

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$24.20 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Hashi Sushi Georgetown

Hashi Sushi Georgetown

Georgetown

Sushi including spicy tuna and salmon; Korean specialties of pork belly and bulgogi; fresh udon- and ramen-noodle soups

$40 $24.20

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Tex-Mex Food and Drinks at El Tio Tex-Mex Grill in DC (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

El Tio Tex-Mex Grill in DC

Columbia Heights

Mimosas, margaritas, sangria, or beer accompany entrees such as vegetarian and jumbo-shrimp fajitas

$50 $35

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Fare at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Columbia Heights

Massive pies with crisp, chewy crust emerge from stone ovens topped with locally sourced ingredients and housemade meatballs

$20 $12

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$20 for $40 Worth of French Cuisine at L'Enfant Cafe & Bar

L'Enfant Cafe & Bar

Adams Morgan

Menu includes french pot pie, winter spinach salad, gnocchi with gruyere fondue, steak frites, and duck confit and roasted onion crepes

$40 $20

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$27 for $50 Worth of German Food and Beer at Biergarten Haus

Biergarten Haus

Washington

Bar named one of DC’s best by the Washington Post invites patrons to celebrate Oktoberfest year-round with authentic German food and beer

$50 $27

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$12 for $20 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Wok and Roll

Wok and Roll

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Specialty sushi rolls, tempura, and Chinese entrees such as general tso's chicken, kung pao delight, and pineapple shrimp

$20 $12

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VIP Bottle Service for Five or More, or $15 for $30 Toward Premium Cocktails for Four at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

$30 $15

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$45 for an Indian and Nepalese Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage ($82 Value)

Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

Biryani, tandoori-baked dishes, and other Indian and Nepalese dishes served amid cultural décor

$82 $45

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$9 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at Super Tacos & Bakery

Super Tacos & Bakery

Washington D.C.

Traditional Mexican cooking inspired by regional staples, including tortas, chicken flautas, and tamales wrapped in banana leaves

$15 $9

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$16 for $30 Worth of Belgian Cuisine at Sur La Place

Sur La Place

Foxhall - Palisades

The Belgian eatery whips up 20-plus varieties of mussel and pan-seared fish filets amid red drapes and exposed brick

$30 $16

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$10 for $17 Worth of Chinese Takeout from Spring Garden

Spring Garden

AU Park - Friendship Heights - Tenley

Massive menu of popular Chinese dishes such as peking duck with homemade pancakes, sweet-and-sour pork, vegetarian general tso’s tofu

$17 $10

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Sunday Brunch or Mediterranean Food at Twist Dupont Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Twist Dupont Restaurant

Dupont Circle

The kitchens bring together the flavors of worldly dishes made from scratch with gourmet Mediterranean-style spins and fresh ingredients

$70 $35

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Small Plates, Spreads, and Dessert for Two or Four or a $20 Gift Card at Sona Creamery (41% Off)

Sona Creamery

Capitol Hill

Bread with spreads such as Greek yogurt and spiced feta precede small plates of beet salad and gnochhi mac and cheese

$49 $29

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Asian Cuisine at Cafe Asia (38% Off). Two Options Available.

Cafe Asia DC

Washington, D.C.

Menu includes spicy chinese ravioli, soft shell crab tempura, pad thai, ramen, chicken teriyaki, red curry, and tuna rolls

$40 $25

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$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Mediterranean and Eastern European Cuisine at LiLLiES Restaurant and Bar

LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar

Lillies Cafe

Eastern European–influenced Italian Mediterranean dishes, such as lobster ravioli, goat-cheese panini, and greek omelets

$30 $15

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$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine During Dinner at Cafe of India

Cafe of India

Friendship Heights

Vegetarian stews, chickpea curries, and paneer alongside tandoori chicken, seafood masalas, and lamb curry

$30 $15

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Modern American Food for Two or Four at Dunya Restaurant and Bar (Up to 34% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

Dunya Restaurant and Bar

Washington

Three-story restaurant and bar filled with rich hues serves elegant and contemporary dishes with a decidedly Mediterranean spin

$88 $59

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Kings Treat Meal for Two, or $11 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Mehak

Mehak

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Amid orange walls, Indian eatery's cooks whip up charcoal-grilled tandoori dishes, lamb and chicken curry, and warm naan

$30 $11

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Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Rasoi Indian Kitchen (45% Off). Three Options Available.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Downtown

Tandoori dishes and aromatic curries served amid metal statues and mint-hued walls

$30 $17

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Two Classic or Fall-Themed Beer Flights with Two Appetizers for Two at Uptown Tap House (Up to 53% Off)

Uptown Tap House

Washington

Enjoy appetizers such as truffled steak and cheese eggrolls, paired with flights of craft beers or fall-themed premium beers

$34 $16

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$11 for a Large Specialty Pizza and Breadsticks at Jumbo Pizza ($22.75 Total Value)

Jumbo Pizza

U Street - Cardozo

Specialty pies topped with ingredients such as pesto, roasted red peppers, and gorgonzola cheese

$22.75 $11

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Upscale Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two at Sign of the Whale (Up to 53% Off)

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

$30 $14

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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Classic Diner Food at American City Diner ($36 Value)

American City Diner

Chevy Chase-DC

Designed in the mold of classic Americana diners, this 24-hour eatery serves breakfast, burgers, milkshakes, and malts all day long

$12 $6

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Raw-Food or Juice Cleanse, or Raw Food at Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar. (Up to 60% Off) Five Options Available. 

Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar

H Street - NoMa

Chef Anu prescribes raw meals and 16-ounce juices made from fresh coconut water, leafy greens, citrus, and seeds to cleanse bodies

$189 $79

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Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or Four at Axum Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

Axum Restaurant

U Street - Cardozo

Spongy pieces of injera soak up the spicy and herb-filled stews of doro wat, split lentils, sautéed spinach, and tender lamb

$24 $12

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Indian and Pakistani Food at Aatish on the Hill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Aatish On the Hill

Capitol Hill

Chefs fill charcoal-heated, clay tandoor oven with halal meats and vegetables to add subtle smoke to traditional Indian and Pakistani food

$6 $3

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$27.50 for $50 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine and Drinks at Asian Spice

Asian Spice

Downtown - Chinatown - Penn Quarter

Craft beers compliment dishes from Thailand, Japan, Korea, and beyond in a sleek three-floored dining room

$50 $27.50

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$17 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Flavors of India

Flavors of India

Washington

Chefs draw inspiration from northern Indian recipes and culinary techniques, forging meaty, vegetarian, and vegan entrees for all palates

$30 $17

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Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four at Little Washington Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington

Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

$80 $39

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Burger Meals or Brunch for Two at Desperados Burgers & Bar (Up to 31% Off)

Desperados Burgers & Bar

U Street

Take a bite out of custom burgers and signature frickles—fried pickles— or brunch benedicts and omelets with a spiked pitcher

$56.45 $39

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Happy-Hour or Football Package at Fast Eddie's Sports and Billiards (Up to 61% Off). Four Options Available.

Fast Eddie's Sports and Billards

Dupont Circle

Catch the game while snacking on nachos, wings, bacon-wrapped shrimp, or fries and sipping on beer

$21 $12

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Soul Food Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer and Beer or Wine at Langston Bar & Grille (Up to 50% Off)

Langston Bar & Grille

Kingman Park

Southern-style feasts of fried fish, chicken and waffles, and grits served in a cozy lounge space with patio seating and a full-service bar

$68 $36

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four, Lunch for Two, or Lunch or Dinner Takeout at Ristorante i Ricchi (Up to 60% Off)

Ristorante i Ricchi

Dupont Circle

Diners choose from the full menu, including the risotto of the day, grilled lamb chops, jumbo lump crab cakes, calamari, and tiramisu

$169 $69

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Indian Dinner with Appetizers and Wine for Two or Four at Heritage India (48% Off)

Heritage India

Multiple Locations

Attention to detail is evident in the authentic elements that surround guests as they dine on savory Indian fusion cuisine

$101.80 $53

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Steak and Seafood Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at The Gryphon (Up to 41% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

The Gryphon

Washington

Restaurant borrows elements of different dining venues to create a social-house experience, wherein groups chat and pass shareable plates

$100 $59

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Cajun Seafood for Two or Four at Pier 2934 (Up to 50% Off)

Pier 2934

Georgetown

Classic boils featuring shrimp, crab, or lobster, or Cajun favorites such as po’ boys and fried catfish

$20 $11

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

$10 $6

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$54 for a You Pick Case of 12 Wine Bottles at Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe ($107.88 Value)

Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe

Chevy Chase

Make your own case of wine with a dozen bottles, including varietals like shiraz, cabernet, merlot, and verdejo

$107.88 $47

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Cuban Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Habana Village (55% Off)

Habana Village

Adams Morgan

Classic Cuban meals include croquetas stuffed with chicken, garlic, and cream, or warm roasted pork sandwiches with pickles and Swiss cheese

$40 $18

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Ethiopian Cuisine at Uptown Ethiopian Cuisine (Up to 57% Off)

Uptown Ethiopian Cuisine

Washington

Rich meats and veggies cooked in Ethiopian style match with hookah and live music

$30 $13

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Beer Tower and Fried-Goal Sampler for Two at District 2 Bar & Grille or Jake's American Grille (Up to 35% Off)

Jakes American Grille and District 2 Bar & Grille

Multiple Locations

Neighborhood sports bars welcome guests with beer and appetizers on football game days

$60 $39

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30% Off Your Entire Bill at Café Dupont. Groupon Reservation Required.

Café Dupont

Dupont Circle

Swiss-born chef puts a creative, seasonal twist on French fare, decorating scallops with nettle foam and soup with fiddlehead ferns

$10

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Mixed Case of Sicilian and Spanish Red and White Wine at Potomac Wines and Spirits (49% Off)

Potomac Wines and Spirits

Georgetown

Mixed case includes reds that pair with pastas and grilled meats, and crisp, dry whites with flavors that complement chicken and seafood

$107.88 $55

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$24 for $40 Worth of Pizza — Citi Pizza

New Citipizza

Washington

Handmade pizzas, subs, and chicken wings

$40 $24

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Taco Meal with Margaritas, Tequilas, and Mexican Beers at Dulcinea (42% Off)

Dulcinea

Dulcinea

Dine on specialty tacos paired with a full complement of margaritas, tequilas, and Mexican beers per person

$52 $30

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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One Build-Your-Own Greek-Inspired Meal at Yamas (41% Off)

Yamas Mediterranean Grill

Washington

Build the perfect meal by choosing everything from the meat or vegetarian filling to whether it’s wrapped in a pita or piled atop salad

$10.15 $6

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$20 for $35 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Wok and Roll

Wok and Roll

Adams Morgan

Specialty sushi rolls, tempura, and Chinese entrees such as general tso’s chicken, kung pao delight, and pineapple shrimp

$35 $19

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Cocktail Mixer and Glass of Wine for Two or Four, or Bottle Service for Four at MIA Lounge (Up to 67% Off)

MIA Lounge

Dupont Circle

Stylish nightclub hosts weekly cocktail mixers or treats VIP tables to bottle service with mixers & spirits like Absolut vodka or Malibu rum

$10 $5

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$89 for Six Bottles of Spanish Red Wine at Imperial Liquors ($180 Value)

Imperial Liquors

Dupont Circle

Boutique liquor shop packs six bottles of a Spanish red with a 90+ score from Wine Advocate that has notes of woodsmoke, spice, and cherry

$180 $89

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Ethiopian Dinner or Lunch Cuisine at Etete (Up to 44% Off)

Etete

Logan Circle - Shaw

Two brothers gifted their mother the space that houses this traditional Ethiopian restaurant, lauded by the Washington Post

$25 $14

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$19 for Five Pints of Beer at Bardo Brewpub ($40 Value)

Bardo Brewpub

Washington

Brothers’ brewpub boasts 13 self-crafted beers on tap, including Marion Berry Ale, Zeus IPA, Imperial Chuck Brown Ale, Sour Mash, and DREMO

$40 $19

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One, Two, Four, or Ten Admissions to a DC Bar Crawl from Barcrawlin.com (Up to 83% Off)

Barcrawlin.com

The Atlas Room

Drink craft beer and cocktails at four to five bars while dressed according to a playful theme

$49 $16

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$12 for a Sandwich Meal for Two with Chips and Soft Drinks (Up to $26.26 Value)

White Apron Specialty Sandwiches

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Sandwiches inspired by international flavors, such as the Greek Tuna with feta or the Chimichurri with roast beef and Argentine pesto

$26.26 $12

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11-Item Turkish Tasting Menu with Wine or Chef Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing for Two at Mezè (Up to 39% Off)

Mezè

Adams Morgan

Tasting menus give guests a complementary selection of Turkish delights, sweetened with a harvest of piquant wines

$122 $75

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Seafood for Parties of Two or Four at Yummi Crawfish (Up to 50% Off)

Yummi Crawfish

Washington

Louisiana-style crawfish, along with other seafood favorites such as blue crab, mussels, and raw oysters sided with corn and potatoes

$20 $12

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$9 for $16 Worth of Spices and Teas at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

Georgetown

Cooking apothecary houses shelves of gourmet spices, cooking herbs, naturally flavored salts, infused sugars, and loose-leaf teas

$16 $9

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$21 for $50 Toward American Bistro Brunch for Two Plates and Two Drinks Per Person

Rumors

Dupont Circle

Brunch classics include corn beef and hash, fried chicken and waffles, and huevos rancheros with eggs, cheese, and beans in a corn tortilla

$50 $21

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Italian Lunch or Dinner at Il Canale ( 50% Off)

Il Canale

Georgetown

Certified-authentic Neapolitan thin-crust pizzas baked in an imported wood-burning oven, gnocchi, and cannoli for dessert

$40 $20

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Appetizers with Wine or Italian Takeout at Noelia Italian Kitchen (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Noelia Italian Kitchen

Washington

Appetizers such as beef carpaccio and mussels pair with glasses or a bottle of wine

$40 $24

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Dine-In or Carry-Out at i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Georgetown

Spicy mingles with sweet in traditional Thai dishes alongside Japanese-inspired entrees

$40 $22

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$20 or $40 Gift Card for Tea and Treats at SiTea: Teas & Treats (Up to 43% Off)

SiTea: Teas & Treats

Takoma - DC

Full-leaf teas and hand blends make tasty and healthy drinks to wash down baked goods and desserts

$20 $12

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$17 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Ikko Sushi

Ikko Sushi

Silver Spring

Salmon, eel, and crab are artfully arranged in colorful displays of sushi alongside noodle and teriyaki dishes beneath hanging lanterns

$30 $17

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Fare at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Silver Spring

Massive pies with crisp, chewy crust emerge from stone ovens topped with locally sourced ingredients and housemade meatballs

$20 $12

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Yogurt at Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt ($20 Total Value)

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

Calverton

Rotating selection of frozen yogurt in classic and seasonal flavors

$10 $5

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The Carolina Kitchen is the most amazing and popular southern cuisine restaurant chain in the nation. It was created to offer its guest taste buds an amazing journey through the South. From the moment One enters, they are transported to another world; designed to stimulate the soul and indulge the senses.

800 Shoppers Way
Upper Marlboro,
MD
US

Chef Timothy Dean, a former contestant on Bravo's Top Chef Season 7, builds gourmet burgers with certified grass-fed Angus beef free from hormones and antibiotics. Even though Dean honed his culinary skills under chef Jean-Louis Palladin at the Watergate Hotel and later at Paladin in New York City, he chose to focus on more casual cuisine for his own restaurant. According to a 2012 article in the Washington Post, Dean says, "I've always been in fine dining but I realized that people are just not spending that kind of money anymore." So he decided to pair his gourmet finesse with food that is accessible to everyone.

That decision paid off because his burgers earned him a rave review in the Baltimore Sun, which proclaimed, "The vibe is fast food, but the food – burgers, fries and gourmet pizzas – is worthy of white tablecloths." His burgers come crowned with classic toppings such as american cheese, vine ripe tomatoes, and bibb lettuce as well as inventive combinations such as The Baker burger with housemade jalapeño aioli and fried onions.

Along with signature burgers, Dean also features hand-tossed pizzas topped with jerk chicken and thai basil and sides of sweet potato fries with honey. For dessert, patrons may sip thick, handcrafted milk shakes in flavors including dark chocolate, vanilla bean, or strawberry. Sweets include red velvet cupcakes, Belgium chocolate-chip cookies, and Kahlua chocolate-chip brownies.

801G Shoppers Way
Largo,
Maryland
US

From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spades to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers? exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location?s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spades to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.

880 Capital Centre Boulevard
Upper Marlboro,
MD
US

Every day, Rita's serves up fresh, fruitified Italian ice ($2.39 for a regular) in more than 30 flavors, with sugar-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and trans-fat-free ices available. Achieve Ty Cobb–like levels of coolness with the Georgia peach ice, get caught in the rain of the refreshing piña colada, or visit the Sunshine State without leaving the comforts of your bomb shelter with the Florida orange. Other flavors include strawberry, root beer, Swedish Fish, chocolate chocolate chip, vanilla, key lime, the unearthly RitaBerrious (formerly Mystery Ice), and even a Peeps flavor. All ices are served within 36 hours of mixing, ensuring that Rita's customers are getting drinks as pure as the driven Technicolor snow.

9407 Lanham Severn Rd
Lanham,
MD
US

Ice cream cools hot mouths, gives spoons a purpose, and turns into soup, so it's both a dessert and second course. Try one of Baskin-Robbins's ice cream cakes—including flavors such as fudge crunch, Oreo Cookie, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, and brownie a la mode—or indulge in soft serve, ice cream, sundaes, and more. For other sweet treats, go with doughnuts, which are renowned for being a superior form of bread; standout flavors include blueberry cake, Bavarian creme, Boston creme, glazed cake, jelly filled, French cruller, apple crumb, and more. If you prefer non-sweet food, bite into a bagel or one of the oven-toasted flatbread sandwiches that come in flavors such as chicken parmesan, ham and swiss, and turkey, bacon and cheddar.

6101 High Bridge Road
Bowie,
MD
US

After more than 20 years of delighting family and friends with her decorated cakes, owner and head cake designer Sharon White decided to turn her love of all things sweet into a full-time cake-design business. Following the success of her 1950s-inspired shop, Nostalgia Cupcakes, Sharon was ready to test her sugar-sculpting skills on more opulent sweets, and so she left the retro-theme desserts in the past and forged a more sophisticated future with a custom couture-cake boutique, The Cake Courtesan. After just one year in business, the shop had already earned a spot on the 2012 Platinum List from luxury wedding source Grace Ormonde thanks in part to the detail of Sharon's designs, which have been known to include everything from giant handmade sugar flowers to frosting-based lacework. Her boutique crafts its gourmet treats in fresh, limited amounts every day, offering a long list of rotating flavors as well as daily favorites that prefer to sit still.

6926 Laurel Bowie Rd
Bowie,
MD
US