Restaurants in Smoketown

Upscale Italian Food for Dinner at Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant (44% Off). Two Options Available.

Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant

Central Business District

Upscale Italian food at award-winning restaurant with James Beard–recognized chef

$50 $29

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$17 for $30 Worth of Noodles, Skewers and Sushi and Japanese Fusion Cuisine at BarCode1758

BarCode1758

Louisville

Inside the restaurant or out on the colorful patio, guests enjoy fresh sushi rolls, traditional udon noodles, or roasted skewers

$30 $17

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$9 for $16 Worth of Casual Breakfast and Lunch Food at Highland Morning

Highland Morning

Tyler Park

Southwest-inspired egg dishes, fruit-flavored pancakes and waffles, stuffed french toast, and piled-high sandwiches at a kid-friendly café

$16 $9

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$17 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Asian Food at Osaka Sushi & Japanese Cuisine

Osaka Sushi & Japanese Cuisine

Clifton

More than 50 variations of sushi rolls, as well as sashimi, nigiri, and dessert rolls

$30 $17

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Riviera Maya Mexican Cuisine

Riviera Maya Mexican Cuisine

Clifton

Tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, burritos, and made-from-scratch flan and churros mingle on a bold, flavorful menu of Mexican eats

$20 $11

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Cafe Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out Service at Crave Cafe & Catering (Up to 40% Off)

Crave Cafe & Catering

Clifton

Cooks toss crisp salads with fresh strawberries and pecans and build triple-decker club sandwiches

$20 $12

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$17 for $30 Worth of Mexican Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner for Two at Ramiro's Cantina

Ramiro's Cantina

Louisville

Mexican family recipes and hybrid Tex-Mex creations, from tacos and fajitas to guacamole burgers and enchiladas carnitas

$30 $17

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Murder-Mystery Dinner Show for One or Two at The Dinner Detective (Up to 51% Off)

The Dinner Detective

Fairgrounds

Guests dig into appetizers and a 3-course meal while trying to solve an interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among the diners

$79.94 $39

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Burritos, Tacos, and Mexican Cuisine at Lolita's Tacos Inc. (Up to 44% Off)

Lolita's Tacos

Camp Taylor

Rice, beans & chips share platter space with hard or soft tacos, beef enchiladas, taquitos, or burrito at authentic Mexican eatery

$19.59 $12

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Catering for 20 or $7 for $14 Worth of Barbecue Dine-In or Takeout at Rob-a-Que

Rob-a-Que

Watterson Park

Classics such as pulled pork and brisket, plus a range of eclectic meats such as smoked salmon, smoked meat loaf, and smoked wings

$14 $7

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Nigerian Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Funmi’s Café (Up to 43% Off)

Funmi's Café

Gardiner Lane

African chicken or beef kebabs with a peanut-spice rub, fried plantains, goat soup, and prawns in a chili-pepper marinade populate the menu

$15 $8.50

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$17 for $30 Worth of Meat and Seafood at Kingsley Meats and Catering

Kingsley Meats and Catering

Bowman

Butchers fly in fresh seafood, age succulent cuts of prime rib, and serve up barbecued and roasted meats at their to-go deli

$30 $17

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Continental Dinner Fare for Two or Four at Majid's St. Matthews (Up to 45% Off)

Majid's St. Matthews

East Louisville

The eatery has twin dining rooms and a separate bar with live music, with dishes such as New Zealand lamb and vegetable pastitsio

$50 $29

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French Dining at Louis Le Francais (Up to 49% Off). Two Options Available.

Louis le Français

Downtown New Albany

French-born chef Louis Retailleau brings a lifetime of fine French cooking to his latest dining room, where fresh ingredients speak loudest

$50 $27

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$8 for $16 Worth of Asian Food at Saigon Cafe

Saigon Cafe

East Louisville

The chefs can treat guests to Asian dishes, including savory Vietnamese pho soups, diverse Chinese stir-fries, and colorful Thai curries

$16 $8

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$8 for $15 Toward Ham or Turkey, or 10, 25, or 40 Boxed Lunches from The HoneyBaked Ham Company

The HoneyBaked Ham Company

New Albany

Catering or large group meals are made easy with tender and juicy whole hams or turkeys or boxed lunches

$15 $8

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Indian Meal for Two or Four at Little India Cafe (Up to 30% Off)

Little India Cafe

East Louisville

Eatery dishes out Indian cuisine such as garlic naan, chicken curry, mutton vindaloo, aloo gobi, and shrimp masala

$34.85 $25

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Pizza, Pasta, Burgers, and Subs or Lunch Buffet at Pizza Place at Hikes Point (Up to 48% Off)

Pizza Place at Hikes Point

Hikes Point

Neon bar signs & old-style arcade games cast cheerful glow on gooey pizzas, half-pound burgers, wings & hearty oven-baked pastas

$18 $10

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Italian Cuisine or Catering at The Spaghetti Shop (Up to 51% Off)

The Spaghetti Shop

Multiple Locations

Dine-in pasta meals, such as spaghetti topped in marinara sauce or lasagna, come with unlimited garlic bread; catering with pasta and salads

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Café Fare at Cricket's Café

Cricket's Café

Sellersburg

Tuscan-inspired decor sets stage for gourmet breakfast & lunch options such as grilled-chicken baked potatoes

$20 $12

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Seafood and Sandwiches at Fishery Station (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Fishery Station

Highview

Family-run eatery serves traditional fish-fry dishes of scrod, catfish, and hush puppies, as well as Mediterranean and Persian treats

$20 $12

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Steak, Seafood, and American Fare for Two or Four at Cast Iron Steak House (38% Off)

Cast Iron Steak House

Prospect

In-house meat masters cut and rub aged USDA-choice beef before searing it in cast-iron skillets

$60 $39

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Gypsy's Sports Grille

Gypsy's Sports Grille

Louisville

Cod-cake sliders with jalapeño-ranch dressing and pork-tenderloin sandwiches served up at a restaurant that supports no-kill animal shelters

$20 $11

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$10 for $20 Worth of Family-Style Italian Cuisine at Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

Forest Hills

Gather family and friends for unique Italian-American dishes that include Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

$20 $10

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$18 for $30 Worth of Seafood and More at El Marlin Latin Cuisine

El Marlin Latin Cuisine

Hurstbourne Acres

Latin seafood such as marlin skewers, as well as succulent pork chops and mac and cheese served in a nautical-themed dining room

$30 $18

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Indian Cuisine at Shalimar Indian Restaurant (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Shalimar Indian Restaurant

Hurstbourne Acres

Authentic tandoori entrees and other traditional dishes fan out across behemoth menu dubbed "daunting" by Metromix Louisville

$20 $10

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Dine-In or Carry-Out Mexican Food at Sol Azteca's Mexican Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Sol Azteca's Mexican Restaurant

Fern Creek

Signature Mexican dishes include chicken flautas, carne asada burritos, and mushroom quesadillas

$20 $10

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Indian Food at Taj Palace Indian Restaurant (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Taj Palace Indian Restaurant

Meadow Vale

Clay oven seals flavors into marinated meats and traditional flatbreads alongside chicken tikka masala and more than 20 vegetarian dishes

$25 $14

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$5 for $10 Worth of Burgers for Dinner at Back Yard Burgers

Back Yard Burger- Multi Market

Multiple Locations

Cooks grill third-pound Black Angus beef patties, turkey burgers, and chicken breast sandwiches

$10 $5

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Japanese Dinner and Drinks for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Fuji Japanese Steakhouse (Up to 40% Off).

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

East Louisville

Traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes, such as hibachi-grilled steaks and seafood, udon noodles, and teriyaki chicken

$30 $18

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$24 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $15 Toward Mediterranean Food at Mirage Grill ($45 Total Value)

Mirage Grill

Merrillville

Build your own fresh Mediterranean sandwich or bowl using chicken or stake shawarma, falafel, and plenty of healthy ingredients

$15 $8

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Steak-House Meal with Appetizers and Entrees for Two or Four at Little Dave's Roadhouse (Up to 50% Off)

Little Dave's Roadhouse

Brandenburg

Diners dig into hearty appetizers, such as fried pickle chips and buffalo shrimp, and entrees, such as barbecue chicken and fried catfish

$29.97 $16

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$12 for $20 Worth of Hand-Tossed Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Salads at The Red Star Pizza Company

The Red Star Pizza Company

Seymour

Hand-tossed specialty pizzas highlight a menu of hot sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and more

$20 $12

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Mexican Food for Two or Four at Riviera Maya Mexican Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Riviera Maya Mexican Restaurant

Columbus

Authentic Mexican specialties like chalupas, enchiladas, and fajitas, served in a colorful dining room with hand-carved chairs

$20 $12

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Italian and Louisianan Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at DeAngelos (40% Off). Two Options Available.

DeAngelos

Bloomington

Crispy New York–style pizzas share menu space with other Italian classics and Louisianan specialties including homemade meat lasagna

$20 $12

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Raw Bar Cuisine at No Coast (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

No Coast

Bloomington

Oysters on the half shell with five sauces, ceviche, and charcuterie

$40 $25

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Lunch or Dinner for Two, or Dinner for Four at Coaches Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Coaches Bar & Grill

Downtown Bloomington

Enjoy wings, sliders, and 5 Alarm Bloody Marys in Hoosier-themed bar with 28 plasma screen TVs

$20 $10

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$9 for Two Deli Sandwich, Wrap, or Panini Combos at Beans ($18.56 Value)

Beans

Dry Ridge

Pair lunch fare such as club sandwiches or Cuban paninis with three bean bite mini donuts, a drink, and kettle-style chips

$18.56 $9

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Cajun Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out from Furlongs Crazy Bout Cajun (Up to 47% Off)

Furlongs Crazy Bout Cajun

Fayette Mall

Chefs serve Cajun classics such as crawfish étouffée, shrimp creole, and blackened fresh fish, then fry up housemade beignets for dessert

$15 $8

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$15 for Sandwiches for Two with Appetizer or Eight Wings at Show-Me's ($28 Value)

Show -Me's

Lexington

Appetizers from mini-tacos to eight chicken wings whet appetites for burgers, shrimp po’ boys, and other sandwiches

$28 $15

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Indian Food at 4 Spice Indian Cuisine (40% Off)

4 Spice Indian Cuisine

Lexington

Naan, roti, and other breads baked fresh in a tandoor oven and served alongside tender meats, rich curries, and vegetarian dishes

$20 $12

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Crepes and Calzones at Doughby's (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Doughby's - Lexington

Lexington

Savory calzones such as the barbecue chicken and the Philly with steak and mushrooms served alongside Nutella-filled crepes

$14 $7

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Ann's Restaurant ($20 Total Value)

Ann's Restaurant

Franklin

Breakfast staples such as western omelets and buttermilk hotcakes; lunch entrees such as half-pound cheeseburgers and breaded cod fish

$10 $5

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$30 for the Zombie Ball with Dinner on Saturday, November 1, at Chrisman Mill Vineyards ($60 value)

Chrisman Mill Vineyards

Nicholasville

The day after Halloween, the undead gather for one last hurrah that includes appetizers, dinner, drinks, music, and a zombie king and queen

$60 $30

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$12 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $4 Worth of Coffee at Jet Coffee ($20 Total Value)

Jet Coffee

Florence

Drive thru coffee shop serves hot and cold espresso drinks, blended-coffee drinks, and smoothies; sugar-free, soy, and almond milk available

$4 $2.40

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for One Coffee Drink at Reality Tuesday Cafe ($20.36 Total Value)

Reality Tuesday Cafe

Multiple Locations

Organic, fair-trade coffee from Cincinnati-based roaster Seven Hills pairs with homemade pastries and cheesecake

$5.09 $3

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Dine-In or Carryout at A Fine Taste of India (Up to 45% Off)

A Fine Taste of India

Erlanger

This Indian restaurant features a variety of traditional vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes customized to your preferred spice level

$20 $11

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Unlimited Meat-and-Salad Buffet Dinner for Two or Four at Brazil Grill Churrascaria (Up to 49% Off)

Brazil Grill Churrascaria

Lexington-Fayette

Savor a Brazilian steak-house dinner, which includes unlimited servings of meat, such as steak, chicken, and sausage, and a salad bar

$78 $42

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Sandwiches for Two or Four at Monk's Kitchen (Up to 47% Off)

Monk's Kitchen

Harrison

More than 25 different hot and cold sandwich combinations, all served on french and whole-wheat bread made fresh daily

$19.95 $11

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Louisiana Chicken for Pickup ($20 Total Value)

Krispy Krunchy Chicken

Greenwood

Crispy, fried white and dark chicken, Cajun-style chicken, and sides including red beans and rice, jambalaya, and boudin bites

$10 $5.50

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Japanese Food, Hibachi, and Sushi for Dine-In or Carryout at Miyako Sushi & Steakhouse (Up to 43% Off)

Miyako Sushi & Steakhouse

Crescent Springs

Hibachi chefs flip seafood or steak on 10 hibachi grills and roll fresh ingredients into sushi bundles in front of diners

$30 $17

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$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $4 Worth of Coffee and Baked Goods at Coffeehouse Five ($16 Value)

Coffeehouse Five

Greenwood

Volunteer-staffed cafe brews artisan-roasted coffee and bakes house-made pastries to help families with marital problems and addiction

$4 $2.50

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Upscale American and Mediterranean Cuisine at The Bistro (40% Off). Two Options Available.

The Bistro

Bowling Green

Steaks, seafood, pasta, and pizza with gourmet topping combinations inside a historic downtown cottage built in 1893

$50 $30

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Dinner Cuisine or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Fare at Diane’s Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Diane's Restaurant

Covedale

Mom-and-pop eatery serves homestyle comfort food such as meatloaf, pot roast, and salisbury steaks

$10 $5

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Buckets of Beer and Wings During Sunday and Monday Football Games at Fireside Brewhouse (Up to 52% Off)

Fireside Brewhouse

Greenwood

Sip on ice-cold beers straight from the bucket and wings in flavors such as habanero hammer and citrus chili during football games

$31.98 $16

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Chinese Cuisine at Grand Buffet (Up to 47% Off)

Grand Buffet

Cincinnati

Chinese buffet offers food such as Hunan-style chicken, moo shu pork, and vegetable lo mein, as well as à la carte items

$15 $8

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Subs and Salads at Sub Station II (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Sub Station II

Fort Wright

Sandwiches come in Italian, club, and classic varieties such as The Ultimate with ham, turkey, and roast beef, and salads like the antipasto

$8 $4

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$11 for $20 Worth of Classic American Food and Drinks at Jerry’s Restaurant

Jerrys Restaurant

Paris

Classic finger-food appetizers, such as potato skins and onion rings, precede classics such as country-fried steak and hamburgers

$20 $11

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$7 for $13 Worth of Fish and Chips — Fish & Fowl

Fish & Fowl

Covington

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

$13 $7

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pub-Style Food at Zazou Grill & Pub

Zazou Grill & Pub

Covington

Diners dig into pub eats, such as pretzel pillows with queso blanco dipping sauce, cheeseburgers topped with bacon and egg, and calzones

$20 $11

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$11 for $22 Worth of Indie Street Food for Breakfast and Lunch at Grecos

Grecos

Cincinnati

Chefs create Indie street food with items such as tacos, sandwiches, salads, and more

$22 $11

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American Grill Fare at Tickets Sports Cafe (45% Off).

Tickets Sports Cafe

Covington

Chefs prepare classic American grill fare that's served in former firehouse with pool tables, darts, and plenty of TVs for sports games

$20 $11

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$11 for $20 Worth of Diner Food at Rima's Diner

Rima's Diner

Covington

Inside a recently renovated, 1950s-themed Covington location, enjoy classic diner plates and homemade desserts

$20 $11

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$11 for Five Coffee Drinks at Blend Coffee ($20.25 Value)

Blend Coffee

Covington

Community-focused cafe serves up premium coffee drinks, plus from-scratch fare such as sandwiches, breakfast popovers, and barbecue tacos

$20.25 $11

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American Food at Bambooz Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off).

Bambooz Bar & Grill

Wilder

Now celebrating 3 years, vast bar menu features Angus burgers, Bambooz wraps, jumbo wings, steak hoagies, pizzas, tacos & fried appetizers

$14 $7

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Irish Pub Food for Dine-In or Take-Out at O'Malley's In The Alley (Up to 45% Off)

O'Malley's In The Alley

Central Business District

Loaded nachos, beer-battered cod, and pretzel-bun burgers at an Irish pub and sports bar near Great American ballpark

$20 $11

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Mediterranean and Turkish Cuisine at Istanbul Cafe (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Istanbul Cafe

Central Business District

Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine includes char-grilled kebabs, hand-prepared baklava, and vegetarian and vegan appetizers

$20 $11

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Authentic Indian Cuisine at Akash India Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Akash India Restaurant

Central Business District

Diners can feast on a variety of authentic Indian dishes, such as chicken curry, lamb vindaloo, and aloo saag

$16 $8

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Steakhouse Dining For Two or Four at Prime 47 (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Prime 47

Central Business District

Delmonico ribeyes and wagyu beef are just a few of the gems on this menu, which focuses on quality meat and seafood

$50 $30

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Juicing Class for 2 or Party for 10 at Sippy Bears Up to 51% Off)

Sippy Bears

Findlay Market

Learn to combine nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables in a juicer or ordinary blender, then taste half a dozen blends

$59 $29

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$39 for a Thai Cooking Class for Two at Basil Bears ($99 Value)

Basil Bears

Findlay Market

Led by a veteran chef, the 90-minute class focuses on Thai spring rolls as well as yellow massaman, red panang, and green curry

$99 $39

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Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Chinese Food for Two or More at Dynasty Chinese Restaurant ($32 Value)

Dynasty Chinese Restaurant

Cincinnati

Classic Chinese favorites include kung pao chicken, beef lo mein, and veggie fried rice

$16 $8

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$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Coffee and Gelato at Urbana Cafe ($24 Value)

Urbana Cafe

Findley Market

Italian-style coffee such as cappuccinos, espresso, lattes, Affogatos, and Caffe Shakeratos served from a mobile bar built from a Vespa Ape

$8 $4

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food at Gramma Debbie's Kitchen ($20 Total Value)

Gramma Debbie's Kitchen

Findlay Market

Gramma Debbie dishes out homestyle food such as macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, and soup at Findlay Market

$10 $5.50

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Mexican Cuisine at La Mexicana Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

La Mexicana Restaurant

Newport

Mexican restaurant offers food with fresh ingredients and authentic meats in tortas, quesadillas, tamales, and 20 different taco options

$20 $11

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Ethiopian and Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Elephant Walk Injera and Curry House (Up to 50% Off)

Elephant Walk Injera and Curry House

Cincinnati

Chefs well versed in Ethiopian and Indian flavors sauté and simmer meat-laden and vegan options, from mahberawi to stuffed peppers

$20 $11

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Pub Food at Sis's on Monmouth (Up to 58% Off). Two Options Available.

Sis's on Monmouth

Newport

Diners choose from pub favorites such as Back Porch cheese fries with mozzarella, cheddar, bacon, and ranch, and wings in a choice of sauces

$20 $9

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Italian and American Comfort Food at Meatball Kitchen (50% Off)

Meatball Kitchen

Cincinnati

Inventive menu starts with beef, turkey, spicy pork, or vegetarian meatballs, which can top pasta, salads, or decorate sandwiches

$14 $7

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Authentic Mexican Dinner for Two or Four at Anita's Mexican Bar & Grill (Up to 54% Off)

Anita's Mexican Bar & Grill

Fort Thomas

Classic Mexican dishes such as enchiladas and taco platters pair well with ice cold cervezas and tasty margaritas

$40.76 $20

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One of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the United States, Stoneware has been dedicated to the tradition and careful craftsmanship of transforming clay into enduring, functional art for the home and kitchen since 1815.

On the Stoneware Art Factory tour, follow the steps of more than 20 skilled artisans who take the clay from raw form to completed piece. Pick from a wide selection of pottery pieces and use the same tools and glazes as Stoneware?s artisans, to decorate your own masterpiece. Once complete, your piece will be glazed and fired by Stoneware staff. After its time in the kiln, it?ll be ready for pick-up in about 7 to 10 business days. Allow 1 to 2 hours.

Located in Louisville, Kentucky the art factory in the Paristown Pointe neighborhood offers tours twice a day Monday through Friday and a paint your own pottery experience and retail store Monday through Saturday.

731 Brent St
Louisville,
KY
US

The White Oak's menu of creative southern-inspired cuisine features farm-fresh ingredients from local producers, making sustainable eating attainable even after your Chia Pet goes bald. For lunch, whet your palate with an order of mushroom and roast-cauliflower gratin with shallots, sweet peppers, and herbed breadcrumbs ($7) or a local-cheese plate ($11) before making your way to a plate of “Louisville” fried chicken (locally raised and organic, $12), a cast-iron-cooked burger (all-natural KY-raised beef, $10), or a vegetarian cassoulet of country beans (parmesan-corn-bread topping, greens, and stewed green tomatoes, $8). Dinner delights in small bites such as sweet-potato frites served with sweet and spicy apricot ketchup and a Caribbean cream sauce ($5) and butternut-squash flan accented with parmesan cream and apple butter ($6). With taste buds tickled and teased, treat them to a stuffed-vegetable platter (fresh seasonal veggies stuffed with cheese and breadcrumbs, $12), seared duck breast (confit leg and KY-sorghum glaze, $20), or stuffed pork loin (smoked bacon, apples, homemade cheddar stuffing, and apple butter, $16). All sandwiches and entrees are served with your choice of two sides.

620 E Market St
Louisville,
KY
US

Each day at Taco Punk, Chef Gabe Sowder makes every component of his tacos anew. He mixes produce sourced from local farmer’s markets into salsas and mole, and smashes masa, corn flour, and wheat flour to make tortillas. But it's his taco fillings that stand out more than his prep methods: sustainable Pacific cod, all-natural Amish chicken, and grass-fed beef braised in Goose Island beer—all accented with hand-smashed guac or fresh salsas such as pineapple-habanero.

Chef Sowder's gourmet approach to finger food is no accident. Years spent working in upscale eateries had given him an idea: "There were people I knew who were musicians and artists who didn't have the money to come in and experience something awesome," he told Food & Dining Magazine in 2012, "So I decided to take the ideals of fine dining and apply them to the quick-service model."

As he shared in his appearance on Secrets of Louisville Chefs Live, Chef Sowder emphasizes healthy food, too: there are no deep fryers or butter-powered ovens at Taco Punk. Instead, meat and vegetable fillings are generally smoked or grilled, and none are injected with chemicals or preservatives. After a hearty and healthy meal, diners are invited to indulge in ice cream and other frozen treats from The Comfy Cow.

736 E Market St
Louisville,
KY
US

Much like the sunny villa in The Decameron, The Bodega at Felice offers a delightful sanctuary from the bubonic plague where locals can eat delicious food and swap bawdy love stories in medieval Italian. Gourmet groceries, handcrafted paninis, and free WiFi add a 21st-century flavor to The Bodega's bazaar atmosphere, complete with an elegant patio area surrounded by herb gardens. Harried office workers can melt into an inviting armchair while they pore over the lunch menu of heated muffuletta sandwiches on ciabatta bread with ham, salami, provolone, and olive tapenade ($7.99); hand-stuffed ricotta manicotti smothered in arrabbiata sauce and mozzarella cheese ($8.99); and crisp margherita pizzas ($7.99). Fast-breakers, on the other hand, can energize their day with a breakfast menu that includes baguette french toasts (with bacon or sausage, $6.99) and three-egg omelettes with toast ($6.99). The Bodega also serves up refreshing specials alongside baked goods, beers, and coffees every week.

829 E Market St
Louisville,
KY
US

At Derby City Espresso, the espresso drinks are derived from either a single or double shot of its espresso, which is made from its La Marzocco Linea espresso machine. A Cubano, which is just a sweetened version of espresso, runs $2 for a single and $3 for a double. DCE’s beer menu appeals to the senses of a beer lover's suds-soaked dreams, with premium craft beers that fall within the affordable price range of ($4–$8). An expansive menu of more than 50 loose-leaf teas completes the selection.

331 E Market St
Louisville,
KY
US

In the bone-dry days of the early twentieth century, residents of the Phoenix Hill neighborhood could only legally purchase spirits at the Vienna Bar & Restaurant or the Phoenix Hill Brewery. In 1984, The Brewery Restaurant and Bar took up the mantle of these venerable beer barons, conjoining two 120-year-old buildings on Baxter Avenue and opening up shop for nights of revelry and feasts of juicy burgers, hearty pastas, and deli-style sandwiches.

In the back, an antique 5,000-pound bar top from the original Vienna Bar & Restaurant evokes an air of old-timey nostalgia, and fully functional antique beer coolers chill drinks with traditional mule-powered refrigeration methods. Occasional live bands serenade diners and dancers, and the restaurant's mobile unit of caterers delivers payloads of mouthwatering pub fare to distant parties and events.

426 Baxter Avenue
Louisville,
KY
US