Food & Drink in Marysville

Wine and Food Pairing with a Winery Tour for Two or Four at Wise Villa Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Wise Villa Winery

Lincoln

$62 $30

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Embark on tours of the winery, sample award-winning wines, and indulge in food and wine pairings post-tasting

$5 for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt, Shakes, Shave Ice, and Smoothies at Crazy for Yogurt

Crazy for Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Decorate frozen yogurt and shakes with more than 80 topping choices or scoop it on top fresh-baked brownies and cookies

One Large Signature Pizza for Lunch or $11 for $20 Worth of Lunch at Pete's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Pete's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Highland Reserve North Village

$20 $11

Eatery serves everything from salads and wraps to burgers and pasta; signature pizzas include The Veghead with tons of veggies and cheese

$20 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Treats at BAMBU Desserts and Drinks ($20 Value)

BAMBU Desserts and Drinks

Rocklin

$5 $2.75

Asian-inspired sweets and drinks include milk teas with tapioca pearls, chilled pandan, and a bevy of coffee and chai beverages

$16 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Mexican Food at Taqueria Los Cabos ($32 Value)

Taqueria Los Cabos

Rocklin

$8 $4

Tacos, burritos, sopes, and tortas gain flavor from a stocked salsa bar

Pizza Meal for Two or $10 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at Pizza Factory

Pizza Factory

Loomis

$20 $10

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Cooks bake pizzas with housemade dough and 100% mozzarella cheese, and whip up meatball subs and pastas

Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Cha-Cha's Cocina Mexicana (40% Off)

Cha-Cha's Cocina Mexicana

Rocklin

$20 $12

Grilled chicken covered with oaxacan cheese and tomatillo-serrano salsa, braised pork with rice and beans, classic deep-fried chimichangas

$10 for $20 Worth of Pizzeria and Italian Food at The Pizza Place

The Pizza Place

Rocklin

$20 $10

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Pizzas with toppings such as bacon, pepperoni, fresh vegetables, garlic, and salami delight diners who lounge inside or on the terrace

$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Hot Dogs and Fries at Parker's Hot Dogs ($30 Value)

Parker's Hot Dogs of Santa Cruz

Douglas Blvd.

$6 $3

Old-fashioned all-beef hot dogs topped with bacon, freshly grated cheddar cheese, or chili; 5 lb. chili dog featured on Man v. Food

$10 for Five Groupons, Each Good for One 10-Ounce Yogurt or Large Gelato at Yogurt Time Cafe Roseville ($20 Total Value)

Yogurt Time Cafe Roseville

The Brickyard

$4 $2

Flavors vary from week to week but popular varieties include country vanilla, mango sorbet, and peanut-butter cup, and cable Car Chocolate

Seafood for Two or Four with To-Go Ice Cream at Fins Market & Grill (39% Off)

Fins Market & Grill

Multiple Locations

$23.95 $14.49

Fins Market & Grill flies in fresh seafood such as salmon, mahi-mahi, and live Maine lobsters daily

Hibachi-Grill Fare, Sushi, & Drinks at Susumu Japanese Steakhouse in Roseville (45% Off). 2 Options Available.

Susumu Japanese Steakhouse

Roseville

$30 $16.50

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Knife-twirling chefs dazzle diners, flipping teriyaki steak and building active onion volcanoes at tableside grills

Line-Dancing for Four with Optional Food and Jack Daniels at Opera House Saloon (Up to 60% Off)

Opera House Saloon

Roseville

$62 $25

Folks get together and line-dance to music in bar with a hoedown feel

$13 for $20 Worth of Sushi — Umi Sushi

Umi Sushi

Roseville

$20 $13

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

$17.49 for a 16" Custom Cookie Cake at Mrs. Fields (Up to $29.99 Value)

Mrs. Fields

Multiple Locations

$29.99 $17.49

Bakers customize peanut butter, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate-chip cookie cakes with your special message

Six Cupcakes or One-Dozen Advance-Order Gourmet Cupcakes at Cupcake A La Mode (Up to 48% Off)

Cupcake A La Mode

Roseville

$21 $11

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Decadent cupcakes in flavors such as stuffed french toast, Bella Nutella, chocolate peppermint, and red velvet

$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at TCBY ($15 Total Value)

TCBY

Multiple Locations

$5 $3

Decadent flavors such as caramel supreme and white-chocolate mousse swirl from self-serve machines before donning fruit or candy toppings

Wine Tasting and Tapas for Two or Four at Viña Castellano (Up to 52% Off)

Viña Castellano

Auburn

$72 $35

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Spanish wines accompany a tapas platter loaded with Marcona almonds, Mediterranean olives, and tapenade

$10 for $20 Worth of Food at Strings Italian Cafe

Strings Italian Cafe

North Auburn

$20 $10

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Classic Italian dishes like chicken picatta, meat lasagna, and veal parmesan served in a comfortable, casual atmosphere

$13.25 for $25 Worth of Contemporary American Fare for Dinner at The Monkey Cat

The Monkey Cat

Auburn

$25 $13.25

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Chefs prepare contemporary dishes such as petrale sole and 16 spice chicken breast and complement them with more than 30 wines by the glass

$17 for $33 Worth of Delivered Organic Produce from Farm Fresh To You

Farm Fresh To You

Milpitas

$33 $17

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Boxes of seasonal certified organic produce from local farms come with recipes and free delivery to your doorstep

$8.50 for Pizza Lunch Meal for Two at Linda's Pizzeria (Up to $17 Value)

Linda's Pizzeria

Citrus Heights

$17 $8.50

Twosomes enjoy their own personal pizzas alongside drinks and salads with crisp veggies

$15 for $25 Worth of Casual American Food at Logan's Roadhouse - Sacramento

Logan's Roadhouse

Multiple Locations

$25 $15

Wood-grilled steaks and fried cheese and bacon burgers, washed down by Roadhouse tea made with Ole Smoky Tennessee White Lightning Moonshine

$10 for $20 Worth of Subs, Salads, and Drinks at Deli Delicious

Deli Delicious

Citrus Heights

$10 $5

The staff at this sandwich shop and deli incorporate fresh deli meats, cheeses, veggies, and more into hot and cold subs

Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at The Couch (Half Off)

The Couch

Citrus Heights

$20 $10

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Slow-roasted barbecue pulled pork, housemade fries, and plates of elevated bar fare served in sports lounge with 9 TVs and projector screens

Indian Cuisine at India Oven (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

India Oven

Citrus Heights

$25 $12.50

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Wide range of fresh-baked breads, curries, South Indian specialties, and tandoor-cooked entrees

$9 for $15 Worth of Sandwiches and Burgers for Two or More at DJ’s Grill and Deli

DJ's Grill and Deli

Multiple Locations

$15 $9

Charbroiled burgers, grilled-chicken sandwiches, and triple-decker clubs served with hot, crispy fries

5 or 10 Ice Cream and Gelato at Tropical Dreams (50% Off)

Tropical Dreams

Granite Bay

$3.95 $1.97

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160+ flavors, such as Kona coffee, macadamia nut, and mango cream, all made with 16% butter fat and up to 50% less air than other ice creams

Homestyle Cuisine at Annie's Breakfast & Steaks (40% Off)

Annie's Breakfast & Steaks

Orangevale

$20 $12

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Old-fashioned omelets and classic steak breakfasts precede later meals of burgers and pork chops in classic American eatery.

Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Steve's Pizza (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Steve's Pizza

Fair Oaks

$20 $10

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Founded by Steve Wilkinson in 1978, this California pizza chain serves up hot pies, Italian pastas, and hearty sandwiches

Tour for Two, Four, or Eight with Tasting, Antipasti, and Bottles of Wine at Perry Creek Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Perry Creek Winery

South El Dorado

$42.50 $20

Sample wines from the barrel and bottle and nibbling on antipasti platters; go home with a bottle of Zinman Reserve

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Taka's Sushi (35% Off). Two Options Available.

Taka's Sushi

Fair Oaks

$20 $13

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Chef trained by Japan-born sushi expert cocoons deep-fried soft-shell crab in Ziggy rolls and serves up seasonal Spanish mackerel

$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Salads, Sides, and Drinks at Godfather's Pizza in Fair Oaks

Godfather's Pizza

Carmichael

$20 $11

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Rich, golden crusts house combos of pepperoni, green peppers & sausage alongside salad bar access & breadsticks

Three or Six Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee and Treats at Java Johnny's (40% Off)

Java Johnny's

Fair Oaks

$5 $3

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Drive-thru espresso bar's baristas whip up french vanilla and hazelnut lattes and Ghirardelli dark mochas; treats for pups given out, too

Three Groupons for Large Smoothies or Acai Berry Bowls at Bombshell Brownies (Up to 50% Off)

Bombshell Brownies - Food & Drink

Carmichael

$5 $2.66

Healthy bowls piled with superfruit acai berries, blueberries, strawberries, and nuts; cool, blended smoothies made with fresh fruit

One or Two Dozen Brownies from Bombshell Brownies (Up to 58% Off)

Bombshell Brownies

Carmichael

$30 $13

Freshly baked brownies come in 13 signature flavors, including rocky road, chocolate raspberry, and caramel

$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Ice Cream and Treats at Alka Pure Water ($20 Value)

Alka Pure Water

West Sacramento

$5 $2.50

Gunther's Ice Creams available in a dozen flavors, plus Merlino's Fruit Freeze, coffee drinks and shaved ice made with real sugar

$14.75 for One Large Signature Pizza for Lunch at Pete's Restaurant & Brewhouse ($24.49 Value)

Pete's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Folsom

$24.49 $14.75

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Choose from signature pizzas toppings such as barbecue chicken; Canadian bacon and pineapple; or garlic sauce, linguica, and Italian sausage

Italian Dinner for Two or Four, or $20 for $40 Worth of Italian Food at Sergio's Steak and Seafood

Sergio's Steak and Seafood

Folsom

$113.70 $59

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A native of southern Italy, his wife, and a Sicilian chef serve tiger prawns in white wine, chicken with prosciutto, and filet mignon

$15 for $30 Worth of Desserts at Cupcake Craving

Cupcake Craving

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Handcrafted cupcake flavors baked daily include champagne, red velvet, mint-chocolate & sugar-free varieties; cookies & ice cream available

Mexican Food for Two or Four at Felipe's Mexican Restaurant (Half Off)

Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

Folsom Local

$20 $10

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Chimichangas, housemade pork tamales, and flautas complement imported beers

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Fresh Fast Food at Burgerocity (50% Off)

Burgerocity

Folsom

$10 $5

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Burgers sourced from hormone-free beef, plus Chicago-style hot dogs, nut-meal vegetarian burgers, and grilled pastrami sandwiches

Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Take-Out at India House (50% Off)

India House

Broadstone

$40 $20

Butter chicken, lamb curry and okra masala from kitchen lauded by Folsom Living and Folsom Telegraph

Historical Sacramento River Cruise for Two or Four, or Family of Four (Up to 40% Off)

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Central Sacramento

$40 $24

Cruise down the Sacramento River and enjoy the scenery as the captain divulges the history of the city's people, events, and architecture

Upscale American Meal with Wine for Two at Formoli's Bistro (46% Off)

Formoli's Bistro

East Sacramento

$102 $55

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Classic American dishes with an upscale twist, such as burgers topped with habanero aioli and savory seafood bisque

$18 for $30 Worth of Upscale American Dinner at Malabar

Malabar

RP Sports Compex

$30 $18

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American staples such as wood-grilled chicken, salmon, and steak marinated in homemade orange-chipotle sauce and sesame-soy glaze

$85 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner Show and Mugs for Two from Dinner Detective Sacramento ($161.60 Value)

Dinner Detective Sacramento

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

$161.60 $85

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Dinner party descends into wacky madness as an interactive murder mystery unfolds; improv actors play detectives and suspects

2014 Napa Valley Wine-Tasting Membership for Two or Four from Napa Valley Passport (Up to 58% Off)

Napa Valley Passport

Online Deal

$59 $29

Access free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at Napa Valley wineries

Japanese Dinner or Lunch at Nishiki Sushi (Up to 40% Off)

Nishiki Sushi

Midtown

$20 $12

More than three dozen specialty rolls share the menu with classic sashimi and nigiri and Japanese comfort foods

$11 for $20 Worth of Healthy Buffet Food at Fresh Choice

Fresh Choice

Sacramento

$20 $11

Health-focused restaurant redefines the buffet experience with locally grown produce and made-from-scratch entrées

Food, Drink, or Karaoke Rental, Two-Hour Karaoke-Room Rental, or Two-Hour VIP Room Rental at SKY KTV (Up to 52% Off)

SKY KTV

Sacramento

$30 $15

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Inside intimate lounge, revelers unleash their inner pop star during private karaoke sessions

$13 for One Groupon, Good for $25 Worth of Thai Food at Tuk Tuk Restaurant

Tuk Tuk Restaurant

Raley's Shopping Center

$25 $13

Thai street foods including curry, wok-fried pork with fresh garlic and white pepper, and Thai-style barbecued chicken

$6.99 for Two Dozen Mini Donuts from Danny's Mini Donuts ($12 Value)

Danny's Mini Donuts

Old Sacramento

$12 $6.99

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Hot, made-to-order mini donuts with chocolate, powdered sugar, or cinnamon

Pizzeria Cuisine at Rico’s Italian Pizza (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Rico's Italian Pizza

Sacramento

$30 $16

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Pizzas crowned with fresh cheese, canadian bacon, peppers, olives, and linguiça served alongside hot wings, lasagna, and baked sandwiches

Premium Hookah Session with Drinks for Two or Four at The Spot Hookah Lounge (Up to 55% Off)

The Spot Hookah Lounge

Vintage Park

$39 $19

Soothing flavored hookah for two or four people includes a choice of soft drink, Snapple, or energy drink

$10 for $20 Worth of American Cuisine at Starlite Lounge

Starlite Lounge

Midtown

$20 $10

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Charmingly kitschy lounge plays host to late-night parties throughout the week, with live DJs and a menu of sharable appetizers

Mexican Dinner or Lunch at Vallejo’s (Up to 50% Off)

Vallejo's

Multiple Locations

$15 $7.49

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Mexican cuisine served at the business-casual 11th Street location or in the remodeled early-1920s building of the 4th Street location

$13 for $20 Worth of Sushi at Ju Hachi by Taka

Ju Hachi by Taka

Central Sacramento

$20 $13

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Classically trained sushi chef devises beef teriyaki, salmon-skin rolls, albacore sashimi with jalapeño, and ponzu

$18 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine and Drinks at Sapporo Grill Japanese Steakhouse

Sapporo Grill Japanese Steakhouse

Midtown

$30 $18

Chefs roll maki with smoked salmon and marbled tuna, grill steaks made with USDA prime beef from Nebraska, and fry whole striped bass

Contemporary American Cuisine for Two for Lunch or Dinner at Capitol Garage (Up to 40% Off)

Capitol Garage

Downtown

$20 $12

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Casual bistro and nightclub with locally sourced food and karaoke

$30 for $50 Worth of French Cuisine at Bistro Michel

Bistro Michel

Downtown

$50 $30

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Chefs craft elevated cuisine using fresh, local ingredients and French cooking techniques, such as duck liver mousseline and trout almondine

Indian Cuisine at Bombay Bar & Grill (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Bombay Bar & Grill

Midtown

$20 $10

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Restaurant rated by Zagat uses an approachable amount of spices to make its seasonal Indian cuisine appealing to a broad range of palates

$10 for $20 Worth of Sushi and Chinese Food at Lotus Fusion

Lotus Fusion

Natomas Corporate Center

$20 $10

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20 specialty sushi rolls, such as the super veggie with fried yams, and Chinese entrees that include chow mein and bbq pork fried rice

Wood-Fired Pizza for Takeout, Dine-In, or Catering at Cafe Napoli (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Cafe Napoli

Arden - Arcade

$20 $11

Wood-fired ovens bake crispy pizzas with all manner of toppings; other Italian classics include spaghetti and meatballs and chicken parm

$75 for a Sushi-Making Lesson with Sake Tasting for Two at Tokyo Fro's Rockin' Sushi ($258 Value)

Tokyo Fro's Rockin' Sushi

Arden - Arcade

$258 $75

One- to two-hour hands-on lesson helmed by expert chef; make traditional and dessert sushi; sake tasting and sushi voucher included

Italian Brunch for Two or Four at Pronto (Up to 43% Off)

Pronto

Midtown

$20 $11.50

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Salami scrambles and eggs benedict with prosciutto and homemade hollandaise put an Italian spin on brunch

Wine and Small Plates for Two or Four at Revolution Wines (Up to 51% Off)

Revolution Wines

Central Sacramento

$40 $20

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Urban winery pours out glasses of artisan red and white wines that are paired with small artisan plates of seasonal bistro fare

Classic Diner Food at Eggie's Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Eggie's Restaurant

Arden - Arcade

$20 $10

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Since 1977, cooks at this downhome diner have been serving up four-egg omelets for breakfast and sandwiches and burgers for lunch

Burgers and Beers or Soft Drinks for Two or Four at Flaming Grill Cafe (Up to 42% Off)

Flaming Grill Cafe

Arden - Arcade

$30 $18

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Juicy burgers lauded by Sacramento News & Review cover beef, buffalo, antelope, elk, or gator with grilled toppings

Jamaican Cuisine for Two or Four at Taste of Jamaica (Up to 50% Off)

Taste of Jamaica

Meadowview

$20 $11

Jerk chicken, goat curry, ackee and salt fish, and vegetarian and vegan dishes that spotlight the bold flavors of Jamaican cuisine

$12 for $25 Worth of Thai Dinner for Two or More at Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

Midtown

$25 $12

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Sip on thai iced tea and coffee before digging into emerald avocado curry, thai spicy fried rice, and mango sticky rice

Casual American Food for Lunch or Dinner at Brookside Restaurant and Bar (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Brookside Restaurant and Bar

Rancho Cordova

$20 $10

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Certified Hereford burgers, steak shepherd’s pie, and weeknight barbecue specials in a dining room built in 1911

$59 for a Two-Hour In-Home Wine Tasting for Up to 16 from Wines for Humanity ($250 Value)

Wines for Humanity

Redeem from Home

$250 $59

Up to 16 guests swish and sip pours from six bottles of wine from the comfort of the host or hostess's home

Sushi Dinner for Two or Karaoke Party Room Rental with Drink Credit at Oishii Sushi Bar and Grill (Up to 56% Off)

Oishii Sushi Bar and Grill

Downtown

$25 $15

Cocktails complement menu of specialty rolls, fresh sashimi, and sushi and fuel karaoke performances in private rooms

$16 for Two Hours of Pool for Up to 10 People and One Large Pizza at Blue Cue (Up to $36 Value)

Blue Cue

Midtown

$36 $16

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Get the pool party started with help from a large thin-crust pizza

$10 for $20 Worth of Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or More at Habesha Restaurant

Habesha Restaurant

Arden - Arcade

$20 $10

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Ethiopian dishes such as beef tips with berbere sauce and vegetarian split-pea stew with garlic and mild herbs

$14.50 for $24 Worth of Indian and Nepalese Dinner for Two at Kathmandu Kitchen

Kathmandu Kitchen

Land Park

$24 $14.50

Indian curries and tandoori dishes share menu space with traditional Nepalese momo dumplings, pan-fried noodles, and kadai entrees

$20 for $40 Worth of Mexican Dinner Cuisine, Valid Sunday–Friday at Mayahuel

Mayahuel

Downtown

$40 $20

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The restaurant within a tequila museum showcases classic Mexican cuisine, such as tacos and mole poblano, as well as tequila cocktails

$12 for an Indian Dinner for Two or More at Curry Club Indian Bistro ($24 Value)

Curry Club Indian Bistro

Curry Club Downtown

$24 $12

Traditional North Indian food highlights authentic dishes such as tandoori chicken, birayani, korma, and naan

Select Local Merchants

Utensils have it easy at AJ’s Sandwiches. From time to time, forks may get called upon to dig through one of the shop’s fresh salads. Other than that, though, it’s all hands. Visitors wrap their paws around slices of freshly baked artisan breads that bookend popular creations, such as The Godfather, whose family of ingredients includes oven-roasted turkey, zesty peso, and melted provolone. Aside from sandwiches, all-natural ground beef burgers keep hands full, too. The Marysville Rodeo, for instance, combines breakfast and lunch into one savory stack, with a sunny side-up egg and bacon heaped upon a half-pound of beef. For do-it-yourself diners, AJ’s also offers a “Build Your Own” menu, though the shop does not supply the bolt of lightning needed to make sandwiches think.

221 6th St
Marysville,
CA
US

Originally branded as the Top Hat Drive-In, Sonic Drive-In didn’t acquire its nationally recognized name until 1959—six years after its inception in 1953. Today, the franchise operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic Drive-In specializes in made-to-order American classics, including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades. Sonic Drive-In’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: best value menu, best milk shake, and best drive-thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.

981 Gray Ave
Yuba City,
CA
US

If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice?s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn?t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it?s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.

Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there?s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there?s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice?all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.

In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit?which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.

825 S State Highway 65
Lincoln,
CA
US

By the time Marco Ramos opened Casa Ramos in 1997, he had been working in the restaurant business for 15 years. While working at his cousin's restaurant in Seattle, Marco soaked up invaluable, hands-on lessons about how to run a business. He draws upon that experience at Casa Ramos, where he and his staff serve time-tested family recipes that date back to his years in Mexico City.

In the kitchen, cooks prepare specialties such as Molcajete—chicken and beef strips sautéed in a mildly spicy sauce—and Carnitas Uruapan—slow-roasted Uruapan-style pork in a Mexican sauce. The fajita salad—a Ramos family favorite that's carved into their family tree—combines fresh greens, mushrooms, sliced eggs, avocado, and steak or chicken.

925 S State Highway 65
Lincoln,
CA
US

The words “Colfax Pharmacy” are still printed in big, sky-blue letters on Colfax Greek Bistro’s white-brick façade even though the building, which was built in 1880, is no longer a place to pick up a prescription. Rather, visitors shuffle in to enjoy owner Elan Vitkof’s falafel sandwiches, baklava, greek salads, and gyros made with house-roasted lamb and beef. Classic Greek and Mediterranean dishes are complemented by glasses of Greek wine and beer from Russia, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Belgium. The café-style eatery boasts exposed-brick walls, couches, and live music and dance acts, making it a great place to enjoy a meal and daydream about someday teaching a horse how to play fetch.

30 N Main St.
Colfax,
CA
US

Co-owners Christopher J. Rubino and Henry Carrillo Jr.—the original owners of Roseville's Bella Italia Bistro and Wine Bar—now train their eyes on Rocklin. Local publications and TV news programs have heaped multiple awards upon the eatery, which is designed to evoke the feel and taste of New York's Italian restaurants of the 40s and 50s.

Executive Chef Jesus Mendoza's plates present classic Italian dishes, such as spaghetti and meatballs, veal piccata, and chicken parmesan, and he pairs them with a wine list that spotlights California libations. Curtains and leather booths come together as an inviting dining room where guests savor their Continental lunches, Sunday brunches, and dinners. A banquet room accommodates larger groups, such as birthday parties and revolutionary movements. Mendoza and his team also cater.

Rubino's is guided not only by an old-fashioned sense of service and cuisine, but by a commitment to its community. In addition to belonging to the Rocklin and Roseville Chambers of Commerce, the establishment donates to local organizations, hosts benefits, and sponsors the Rocklin High School football team, whose cheerleaders wave pom-poms made of donated linguine.

5015 Pacific St
Rocklin,
CA
US