Food & Drink in Lowell

44% Off Italian Food at Rufina's 

Rufina's

Chelmsford

$45 $25

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Handcrafted Italian dishes such as four-cheese ravioli and veal marsala served amidst romantic lighting

Up to 53% Off Mexican Cuisine at Oscar’s Pinatas

Oscar's Pinatas

Tewksbury

$35 $17

Chefs sizzle ranchero-style ribs or seafood chimichanga with shrimp and scallops

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Caffe il Cipresso

Caffe Il Cipresso

Tyngsboro

$30 $15

Classics such as chicken cacciatore and shrimp scampi, as well as sandwiches, including a Tuscan chicken sandwich with basil pesto mayo

52% Off Sushi and Chinese Cuisine at Feng Shui

Feng Shui

Tyngsborough

$25 $12

(11)

Diners enjoy a variety of tasty and quality Japanese and Chinese dishes with modern touches within this gem in a nondescript strip mall

Up to 51% Off Pizzas, Sodas, and Mini Golf

Jimmy's Famous Pizza

Golfland USA

$46.73 $23

(9)

Same windmill, barn, and loop-the-loop from 1969 challenge today's putters on mini golf course; cheese pizzas and soda fuel players

44% Off Cupcakes and Iced Coffee at Pink Tree Sweets

Pink Tree Sweets

Andover

$5.99 $3.33

More than 30 sweet and savory cupcakes make for perfect pairings with fresh iced coffee

50% Off Japanese Food at Thyme Japanese Cuisine

Thyme Japanese Cuisine

North Andover

$30 $15

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Authentic Japanese dishes such as hibachi-grilled steak and seafood, vegetable tempura, udon soup with chicken, and fresh octopus sushi

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Buono Bistro 

Buono Bistro

North Andover

$40 $20

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Chefs handcraft lobster ravioli, wild-mushroom risotto, scallops scampi, and herb-roasted New Zealand lamb with a port-wine reduction

50% Off Indian Dinner at Bombay Club

Bombay Club

Burlington Town Center

$20 $10

Vegetable curry served on a bun and samosas lead into entrees ranging from chicken or goat curries to tandoor paneer, lamb, or fish

50% Off Hamburgers and More at Stack-a Burger

Stack-a Burger

Burlington Mall

$10 $5

Chefs grill fresh burgers and all-beef hot dogs and ladle on toppings such as baked beans and sauerkraut

Up to Half Off Indian Food at Cafe India

Cafe India

Downtown Nashua

$30 $15

Chefs combine ancient and modern Indian approaches to create a unique culinary experience with the exotic flavors of India

Up to 38% Off Gourmet Cuisine at Unums

Unums

Downtown Nashua

$109 $69

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Charbroiled steaks, citrus-glazed duck breast, and seafood cioppino with a lengthy drink list in an ornately decorated dining room

Up to 55% Off Summer Wine Tasting Classes from The Wine Steward

The Wine Steward

Hampstead

$50 $25

A sommelier teaches students to appreciate five summertime wines paired with hors d'oeuvres, cheeses, and chocolates

50% Off American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $21

(15)

Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

Up to 42% Off at Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Downtown Woburn

$50 $29

The menu includes chicken marsala, veal parmigiana, and homemade fettuccine pasta tossed with bolognese sauce, as well as wood-fired pizzas

37% Off All-You-Can-Eat Dinner at Brazilian Steak House

Brazilian Steak House

North Woburn

$61.97 $39

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All-you-can-eat steakhouse features tender cuts of Brazilian sausage, lamb, beef sirloin, and an extensive salad bar

50% Off Italian Fare at Ristorante Pavarotti in Reading

Ristorante Pavarotti

Reading

$40 $20

Veal and seafood simmered in delicate wine sauces served in Italian eatery with large wine list

Up to 61% Off Beer- or Wine-Making Class or Bartending Class

The Wine Shop of Reading

Reading

$200 $99

The best student-made wine and beer will be sold at local stores

Up to 50% Off Baked Goods at swissbäkers

swissbäkers

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Swiss-style baked goods include Berliners, the original pretzel rolls, authentic croissants, Choco Weggli and more.

40% Off Pan-Asian Dinner at Ruyi Restaurant

Ruyi Restaurant

ruyi restaurant

$50 $30

(55)

Hand-rolled sushi, Japanese teriyaki, and marinated chicken, steak, or lamb seared at tableside grills

Half Off Mexican Food at The Fat Cactus

The Fat Cactus

Lynnfield

$40 $20

(137)

Self-described Mexicali cantina dishes up classics including fajitas and tacos, as well as nontraditional Mexican cuisine such as steak tips

Up to 50% Off at Porto Bello Restaurant

Porto Bello Restaurant

Wakefield

$50 $25

Sea scallops and shrimp with housemade pesto, hand-breaded veal parmesan, and Portuguese seafood stew with clams, calamari, and mussels

Up to 50% Off at Lakeside Bar and Grill

Lakeside Bar and Grill

Wakefield

$10 $5

Omelets and pancakes start the day before chefs craft barbecue chicken sandwiches and fish and chips for dinner

Up to 51% Off Indian Dinner for Two or Four at Savoring Indian Cuisine

Savoring Indian Cuisine

Maynard

$68.70 $34

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Chefs grind their own spices to add fresh flavor to meats, seafood, and vegetables cooked in a tandoor oven

Up to 50% Off at Essex Street Grille

Essex Street Grille

Haverhill

$69 $36

(35)

Appetizers such as lobster rangoons and coconut shrimp precede entrees of sesame-crusted tuna, eggplant manicotti, or mango chicken

Up to 51% Off Golf Simulator and American Food at Par 97

Par 97

Georgetown

$99 $49

HD simulator lets golfers practice and review their data; players can refuel with chicken parmesan, baked haddock, and shrimp skewers

50% Off Seafood at Blue Finn Grille

Blue Finn Grille

Haverhill

$40 $20

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Asian- and Latin American–inflected dishes of swordfish, salmon, and ribs, all made with seafood, meat, and produce purchased fresh daily

Up to 57% Off Mead Tour and Tasting

Moonlight Meadery

Londonderry

$50 $25

(28)

Expert mead maker Michael Fairbrother offers up fermentation insight as well as fruit-tinged and spiced meads for tasting

Up to 58% Off American Cuisine at Whippersnappers 

Whippersnappers

Londonderry

$53.94 $25

(25)

Casual pub and restaurant features American-style cuisine and live music five nights a week

50% Off Chinese and Japanese Food at Fusion Taste

Fusion Taste

Arlington Center

$30 $15

Menu blends Chinese and Japanese specialties, from black-pepper beef to sushi

Up to 50% Off at Sweet Spot Bakery

Sweet Spot Bakery

Melrose

$20 $11

(21)

Bakers assemble full-size cakes in time for summer celebrations and craft featured desserts with real vanilla, heavy cream, and frosting

40% Off at Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury

$5 $3

(32)

Rich, imported coffees roasted on site, including more than 50 custom flavor blends, paired with fresh pastries, soups, and sandwiches

50% Off Afternoon Tea at The Tea Leaf

The Tea Leaf

South Side

$24 $12

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Guests sip tea accompanied by fruit scones, savory tea sandwiches, and a selection of sweets

Half Off at Sushi Box

Sushi Box

Waltham

$30 $15

(104)

Eatery praised by the Boston Phoenix cooks up Korean-style beef ribs, pad thai, and specialty sushi rolls

Up to 33% Off at New Mother India

New Mother India

Waltham

$58 $39

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Multi-course dinner for two or four with samosas, soups, entrees, flatbreads, dessert, and more

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Pastalina's Restaurant

Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

$50 $25

(56)

Flavorful dishes from southern Italy's Avellino region include pasta, chicken cacciatore, and veal saltimbocca

Half Off Italian and Mediterranean Dinner at Lantana Café

Lantana Cafe

Medford

$30 $15

(50)

Lobster ravioli, veal marsala, grilled sirloin steak, and brick oven pizzas served at cozy neighborhood restaurant

40% Off at Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

$5 $3

Ice cream parlor and bakery serves up a variety of pasties, muffins, freshly brewed cofffee, and sandwiches

43% Off at Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Watertown

$30 $17

(28)

Chefs build unique sushi and sashimi dishes as hibache chefs put on dazzling culinary side-shows

40% Off Italian American Cuisine at The Talk

The Talk Restaurant

Downtown Watertown

$50 $30

(110)

Chef Billy Holt prepares housemade pasta, steak, and seafood served in elegant dining area with black-and-white photos

Half Off Persian Fare at Shiraz Cuisine in Watertown

Shiraz Persian Cuisine

Shiraz Cuisine

$30 $15

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Menu includes entrees such as marinated cuts of lamb, chicken, and beef served with basmati rice and topped with saffron and barberries

45% Off Italian Dinner at La Vita Mia

La Vita Mia

Downtown Saugus

$30 $17.50

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Flat-bread pizza with spicy shrimp, prosciutto, and capes, create-your-own pastas, and sirloin steak in a balsamic sauce

50% Off Brazilian Barbecue at Midwest Grill

Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(299)

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

The Dinner Detective – Up to 40% Off Murder-Mystery

The Dinner Detective

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill

$98.17 $59

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

47% Off at East End Grille

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

Up to 63% Off at Diva Indian Bistro

Diva Indian Bistro

Davis Square

$67 $27

Samosas packed with minced lamb and spices precede lamb curry, chicken dosas, dishes baked in clay tandoor oven, and vegetarian entrees

Half off Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies and Milkshakes

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

Up to 51% Off at Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

$42.85 $21

(144)

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

Finale Desserterie – Up to 52% Off Tasting Menu

Finale Desserterie

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

(907)

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

Up to 51% Off at José's Mexican Restaurant

José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

$35 $17

(327)

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

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

Passage To India

Porter Square

$51.86 $25

(110)

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

45% Off Mexican Soul Food at Beantown Taqueria

Beantown Taqueria

Cambridge

$10 $5.50

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

Up to 35% Off Sushi & Asian Fusion at O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

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

42% Off Cambodian and French Cuisine at The Elephant Walk

The Elephant Walk

Porter Square

$50 $29

Amuse your taste buds with a mix of dishes, such as flat-iron steak in red-wine beef jus and peanut-topped chicken sautéed with lemongrass

Up to 50% Off Dinner or Brunch at Harvest Cafe

Harvest Cafe

Hudson

$39.85 $19.99

Butternut squash ravioli with amaretto cream, baked mac 'n' cheese, and salmon benedict with mimosas round out the menu of comfort food

50% Off at Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

Newton

$40 $22

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Shabu-shabu consists of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled and served with dipping sauces; also try the sushi and hibachi dinners

Half Off Sushi at Maki Sushi Bar

Maki Sushi Bar

Peabody Town Center

$30 $15

Rolls of tempura lobster, mango, and asparagus drizzled with white sauce and kabayaki glaze top tables along with seafood martinis

Up to 50% Off at Maekha Thai

Maekha Thai

West Revere

$20 $11

(15)

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

Up to 46% Off Italian-American Cuisine at Sebastian's on Broadway

Sebastian's on Broadway

Revere

$60 $35

(78)

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

50% Off Italian Food at Volare Revere

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

50% Off Fresh, House-Made Diner Food at Revere Center Café

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

Up to Half Off Latin Cuisine at Nazca Cafe

Nazca Cafe

Boadway

$38 $19

(3)

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

50% Off at Sorentos Italian and Persian Gourmet

Sorentos Italian Gourmet

Marlborough

$40 $20

(69)

Italian and Persian flavors infuse beef kebabs, gourmet pizzas, and salmon with caramelized onions and almonds in wine sauce

Papa John's – Up to 54% Off Carry-Out Pizza

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

$21.82 $10

Hand-tossed thin- or original-crust pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and up to seven toppings

Up to 51% Off Beer- or Wine-Making Supplies or Classes at Strange Brew

Strange Brew

Marlborough

$30 $15

(10)

Stock up on malt, barley, or other brewing essentials, or take a class on the basics of making your own batches of beer or wine

50% Off at Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Westborough

$30 $15

(23)

Chefs sear steak hibachi-style and fashion lobster and spicy snow crab into specialty rolls; local ingredients are used whenever possible

Up to 50% Off at Stella's Custom Cakes

Stella's Custom Cakes

Stella's Custom Cakes

$18 $9

Flavors ranging from a strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and a lemon curd filling to a marble cake with coconut buttercream

Half Off Mexican Mediterranean Fare at Cilantro in Salem

Cilantro

Downtown Salem

$40 $20

(57)

Head chef folds fresh ingredients into jumbo shrimp covered with bacon & mexican meatballs stuffed with cheese

40% Off Three-Course Italian Dinner at Mamma Luisa Cucina & Bar

Mamma Luisa Cucina & Bar

Ipswich

$82 $49

This charming restaurant dishes up Northern Italian classics such as veal saltimbocca and fresh pastas made in-house

45% Off at Organic Garden Cafe

Organic Garden Cafe

Beverly

$40 $21.99

(104)

Harvest bowls, hot soups, rice, quinoa, and black bean dishes, and other gourmet raw and organic fare including smoothies and juices

Up to 46% Off at The Wild Horse

The Wild Horse

Beverly

$84 $45

Grilled pot roast, wild sockeye salmon with lemon pesto, and slow-roasted pork shoulder with kale highlight menu of American eats

Up to 58% Off Italian Dinner Cuisine at Trattoria Bella Mia

Trattoria Bella Mia

Beverly

$30 $16

(19)

Authentic Italian fare and live music at bistro on historic Cabot Street

37% Off Fresh Seafood at Rowand Fisheries

Rowand Fisheries

Beverly

$30 $19

Freshly caught seasonal fish sold alongside shellfish and prepared dishes such as chowders, pies, and ravioli

41% Off Beer and Wine Festival

Red, White, & Brew Summerfest

Boston Center for The Arts

$59 $35

Wine and beer fest offers sips from around the country

Fairmont Battery Wharf – $29 Off Tea Service

Fairmont Battery Wharf

North End

$78 $49

Sip tea on a terrace overlooking Boston Harbor while snacking on scones with cream, watermelon, tea sandwiches, and macaroons

40% Off Southern Dinner at Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

Boston’s South End

$75 $45

Jazz musicians roll through the scales as chefs whip up Southern-style classics in a lounge-like atmosphere

Laugh Boston – Up to 55% Off Standup

Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

$56 $25

Comedy superstars, including Brian Posehn, Tommy Johnagin, and Andy Kindler, fill the summer schedule

50% Off at Tantric India Bistro

Tantric India Bistro

Downtown

$30 $15

Chefs draw recipes from all over India to create lamb tikka masala, chicken korma, Goan shrimp curry, and dosas

The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour – Up to 48% Off

Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $16

(20)
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Four stars from TBS's Sullivan & Son strut their standup roots for the third year in a row

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Part Mexican cantina, part Irish pub, and all cop, Garcia Brogan's blends disparate cultures in both its menu and its decor, which features murals and folk art from Mexico and Ireland. Whether guests want a glass of Irish whiskey or a fine tequila, Garcia Brogan's bartenders keep the drinks flowing, pouring a river of alcohol in which tacos and shepherd's pie bob appetizingly. The restaurant hosts pub trivia nights and live Irish music on the weekends.

131 Middlesex St.
Lowell,
MA
US

A Neapolitan blend of country, classical, and contemporary, The Texas Tenors made a name for themselves in 2009 as top contenders on America's Got Talent, earning their position as the competition’s top finishing vocal group. Turning ear-stalks with their genre-spanning renditions of My Way, Danny Boy, and Unchained Melody, the three offer operatic ear candy, runway-worthy eye candy, and mesquite-flavored nose candy. John Hagen brings the operatic noise, drawing on his tanker-like lungs and national experience to craft a classical sound which gets along with modern lil' doggies. JC Fisher, the romance-tending tenor, belts tunes from twangy country and gospel to show tunes and arias, and seasoned singer/actor Marcus Collins' silky vocal acrobatics add a contemporary edge. With an ongoing world tour, The Texas Tenors are a unique phenom in the making.

50 E Merrimack St
Lowell,
MA
US

Life Alive

If you stumble over a few of the ingredients in Life Alive’s signature Goddess bowl, don’t worry—you’re not the only one. That’s why the restaurant’s website keeps a glossary of its menu’s potentially baffling ingredients and their health benefits. The Ginger Nama Shoyu sauce, for example, may seem outlandish to Americans but “the Champagne of Soy Sauce” shouldn’t be. It’s 100% organic and non-GMO, ages for four years in cedar kegs with less salt than traditional soy sauce, and is completely raw. Ginger adds an extra dose of healing, since it naturally eases digestive issues and nausea, as well as ulcers and inflammation. In this particular dish, the potent sauce flavors a medley of carrots, beets, broccoli, dark greens, tofu, and short-grain brown rice—a nutritional powerhouse all on its own. The Goddess bowl epitomizes Life Alive’s approach to vegan food: it should be organic, whole, and therapeutic, and use ingredients that come from local farms. And, it should meet these requirements without sacrificing flavor or convenience. In addition to nourishing the body, Life Alive believes that cuisine should also benefit the environment and the community. That’s why the restaurant sources its ingredients sustainably, recycles and composts scraps, and uses biodegradable packaging and cleaning materials formulated without chemicals or bacon.

194 Middle St
Lowell,
MA
US

Visions of the Italian coastline flood in through faux archways painted on the walls at Scola’s Restaurant. While waiting for the main meal, guests can nibble on shrimp scampi and eggplant rollotini or settle a bitter arm-wrestling dispute once and for all. The chefs' classic Italian dishes include chicken cacciatore and shrimp piccata. There’s an ample seafood selection, too—steamed lobster, stuffed haddock, and broiled scallops—as well as a few American dishes, including a barbecue steak-tip dinner. Guests can also order up sandwiches such as a fried clam roll or meatball sandwich.

In addition stocking to an international assortment of wine and beer, the bartenders mix up martinis that range from classic cosmopolitans to the Starbucks martini, which combines Starbucks coffee liqueur and Stoli vanilla vodka within a chocolate-rimmed glass.

101 Broadway Rd
Dracut,
MA
US

At Parker House Grille, guests choose their ambiance before they choose their dinner—the cozy, contemporary dining room, or the more casual pub where live music starts at 7:30 p.m. most Friday and Saturday nights. Seafood and steak rule the dinner menu, but there's also a handful of homier dishes, including roasted chicken, hand-rubbed baby-back ribs, and braised yankee pot roast dished with mashed potatoes and glazed carrots. For the lunch-and-pub menu, chefs assemble more than a dozen types of sandwiches, melts, and burgers beside a lineup of lightly-battered seafood options. In preparation for Monday-night trivia battles, patrons can sip martinis and wine as they quiz each other on questions such as, "Where was Elvis Presley born?" and "Soup or salad?"

101 Broadway Rd
Dracut,
MA
US

Combining two romantic gestures doesn't always work—it's hard to write a love letter in chocolate or hug someone while you're kissing their hand. However, Jennifer Dumais consolidates romantic gestures with great success when she bakes up cupcake bouquets that look like flowers in a vase with blooms of icing. She also sculpts and frosts customized cakes for any event, as evidenced by her gallery of edible art. Idiosyncratic cakes that resemble a tool belt or a gathering of jungle animals complement tiered wedding cakes, which can sport spiraling accents and actual flowers.

Jennifer and her staff prep a whole range of homemade confections, from fruit and cream pies to cinnamon chip cookies. Their impressive list of cake flavors covers classic tastes, such as chocolate and old-fashioned lemon, in addition to slices of pumpkin, white chocolate spice, and seasonal passion fruit. All these are available as cupcake flavors as well. Guests can even learn how to bake and decorate their own cupcakes during two-hour parties with optional add-ons such as photographers and goodie bags.

1794 Bridge St
Dracut,
MA
US

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