Food & Drink in Millbrae

One Dozen Ice-Cream Sandwiches with Option for One Dozen Cookies at IT'S-IT Ice Cream (Up to 45% Off)

It's-It Ice Cream

Burlingame

$18 $10

(150)

Savor iconic chocolate-dipped ice-cream sandwiches and original oatmeal cookies made from a 1920s-era recipe

Chocolate-Tasting Class with Take-Home Treats for Two at Preston’s Candy & Ice Cream in Burlingame ($100 Value)

Preston's Candy & Ice Cream

Broadway Burlingame

$100 $40

(135)

Guides lead tour of candy kitchen before demonstrating how to make chocolates, followed by a tasting.

$13 for a Large Specialty or 5-Topping Pizza and IT'S-IT Ice Cream at Papa John's (Up to $25.73 Value)

Papa John's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$25.73 $13

Pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes, plus local IT'S-IT ice-cream sandwiches

$39 for a King's and Queen's Tea Service for Two with Sweets and Sandwiches at Never Too Latte ($70 Value)

Never Too Latte

San Bruno

$70 $39

Sample an assortment of house-made, bite-size pastries and sandwiches, served with tea flavored with fruits, flowers, or Godiva chocolate

$12 for $20 Worth of Chinese Lunch Cuisine at JK Kitchen

JK Kitchen

San Bruno

$20 $12

(11)

Chow mein, flavorful soups, clay-pot specialties simmering with fresh seafood, and other Chinese classics

$89 for Two $50 Gift Cards to Ristorante Buon Gusto

Ristorante Buon Gusto

South San Francisco

$100 $89

(283)

Italian restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and wines from both Italy and California

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Downtown

$30 $15

Menu composed of innovative pizzas, such as the Marco Pollo pizza topped with garlic chicken, and Italian classics, including clam linguine

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off An Order Of $50 at Sushi Kuu

Sushi Kuu

Baywood Park

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off an order of $50

VIP Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Clos LaChance Wines (Up to 77% Off)

Clos LaChance Wines

San Martin

$60 $15

(137)

During a VIP tour of the winery, a staff member guides groups through the nuances of five premium Clos LaChance wines

Three-Course Fondue Dinner for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at The Melting Pot (Up to 38% Off)

The Melting Pot

San Mateo

$136 $89

(779)

Diners dip veggies and bread into creamy cheese fondue and munch on fresh salads before cooking entrees fondue-style at the table

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Kitcho

Kitcho

San Mateo

$30 $15

(239)

Expertly plated Japanese cuisine including teriyaki bowls, sushi, and seafood sourced from Japan's famous Tsukiji Market

$15 for $30 Worth of Peruvian Cuisine at Mancora Cebicheria

Mancora Cebicheria

San Mateo

$30 $15

(123)

Chefs marinate spicy ceviches and grill tender Peruvian-style steaks

Chinese Food at Uncle Chen Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Uncle Chen Restaurant

Sugarloaf

$30 $15

(120)

Shredded pork with spicy garlic sauce; housemade vegetarian rice noodles; prawns in lobster sauce

Cajun Food and Seafood at Cajun House (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Cajun House 2

Downtown

$30 $15

Asian-influenced Cajun cuisine and seafood such as crawfish, lobster, buckets of clams, and spiced Cajun wings

Mediterranean Cuisine and Drinks at Urban Flame (Up to 47% Off)

Urban Flame

Beresford Park

$55 $29

(69)

Baba ghannouj and tabbouleh salad precede Greek gyros, chicken kebabs, and falafel wraps

Mexican and Peruvian Cuisine for Two or Four at El Toro Loco (Up to 42% Off)

El Toro Loco

Sharp Park

$30 $19

Fish tacos, shrimp burritos, and vegetarian offerings fill the Mexican menu; Peruvian offerings lean toward savory grilled meat

$45 for $75 Worth of Steakhouse and Seafood Cuisine for Dinner at The Van's Restaurant 'On The Hill'

The Van's Restaurant 'On The Hill'

Belmont

$75 $45

Signature steakhouse and seafood cuisine includes mesquite-broiled steaks, prime rib of beef, scallops, and daily fish selections

Italian Cuisine for Lunch, Sunday Brunch, or Dinner at Caprino's Restaurant (40% Off)

Caprino's Restaurant

Belmont

$20 $12

(171)

Italian dishes filled with prime meats, fresh seafood, local free-range chicken, and house-made pasta; globally influenced brunch

$30 for a Sushi Dinner for Two at Barracuda Japanese Restaurant ($50 Value)

Barracuda Japanese Restaurant

Daly City

$50 $30

(487)

Signature sushi rolls topped with a variety of fresh ingredients ranging from the traditional to the eclectic

Dim Sum Dinner for Two or Four at Dim Sum King (Up to 45% Off)

Dim Sum King

Daly City

$20 $12

(619)

Cantonese-style small plates from barbecue-pork buns to deep-fried shrimp dumplings

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

Fresh Choice

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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

Weekday Lunch or Weekend Brunch for Two, Four, or Six at Noelani's (Up to 42% Off)

Noelani’s

San Carlos

$30 $18

(110)

Hawaiian eatery captures tastes & sounds of the islands with live music & signature dishes such as kaka'ako nachos or guava-marinated steak

Salt Water Taffy and Nostalgic Candy at Half Moon Bay Salt Water Taffy Co. (50% Off)

Half Moon Bay Salt Water Taffy Co.

El Granada

$20 $10

Enjoy traditional salt water taffy made in flavors such as blueberry muffin or espresso, paired with candy such as Pop Rocks and Abba Zabas

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Brazzle Berry (Half Off)

Brazzle Berry

Strawflower Center

$10 $5

All-natural frozen yogurt topped with fruit, nuts, and candy

Up to 50% Off Ice Cream — Brazzle Berry Valid Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7 AM - Noon

Brazzle Berry

El Granada

$8 $4

Fresh fruits, nuts, and candies allow patrons to customize cups of all-natural yogurt in 22 rotating flavors

Burger Meal for Two with Sides and Drinks at Cameron’s Restaurant, Pub & Inn (Up to 39% Off)

Cameron's Restaurant, Pub & Inn

Half Moon Bay

$30.90 $19

Half-pound burgers topped with grilled mushrooms, bacon, and swiss cheese served in a 100-year-old inn

$13 for $20 Worth of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai for Dine-In or Take-Out at Chin's Restaurant

Chin's Restaurant

Redwood City

$20 $13

Chefs bring together Asian traditions for a menu of Thai noodle soups, Vietnamese coconut curry seafood, and vermicelli with Chinese sausage

Salads, Beer, Wine, and Sides at Bay Leaf Cafe and Catering (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Bay Leaf Cafe and Catering

Redwood Shores

$16 $9

(23)

Beer, wine, coffee, and variety drinks paired with salads and sides such as sweet-potato fries, fresh fruit, or soups; outdoor patio

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$4 Buys You a Coupon for 15% Off Your Total In Store Purchase Of Selected Wines at Enoteca Vino Nostro/Italian Wine Shop

Enoteca Vino Nostro

San Francisco

$4 $4

For $4, receive a coupon for 15% off your total in-store purchase of selected wines.

$15 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Beer at Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co

Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co

Multiple Locations

$20 $15

House-brewed beers complement vegetarian, seafood, and specialty pizzas topped with Brazilian-style chicken or marinated shrimp

Three or Six Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at Taqueria Vallarta (50% Off)

Taqueria Vallarta

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

The taco bar often draws customers in from the street, thanks to the tantalizing scents of carne asada, el pastor, and other meats

$40 for $70 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

San Francisco

$70 $40

(394)

Warm and raw seafood bites, creative veggie rolls, and bento plates at a cozy, oak-lined sushi and sake bar

$85 for $100 Worth of French Bistro Cuisine at Garçon

Garçon

Mission

$100 $85

(629)

Classic dishes such as coq au vin, mussels, and duck confit at a traditional, French-owned bistro praised by the Bay Guardian

$35 for $50 Gift Card at Nook

Nook

Nob Hill

$50 $35

(534)

Cozy cafe and wine bar serves small plates, fresh sandwiches, salads, and breakfast

Contemporary Japanese Cuisine or Whiskey at Nihon Whisky Lounge (Up to 40% Off)

Nihon Whisky Lounge

San Francisco

$50 $30

(1123)

Izakaya-style small plates, sashimi, and sushi with a contemporary twist; choose from 500 single-malt whiskeys to store in a private locker

$10 for Two to See SF Comedy Showcase at Punch Line San Francisco(Up to $25 Value)

SF Comedy Showcase

Punch Line San Francisco

$25 $10

Sunday show running for more than 30 years brings together lineups of local up-and-comers

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Every Purchase Until Coupon Expiration at Jonas on Hyde

Jonas on Hyde

Russian Hill

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off every purchase until coupon expiration

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

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off All Coffee And Lunch Purchases Until Coupon Expiration at R Caffe

R Caffe

Civic Center

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off all coffee and lunch purchases until coupon expiration

$5 Buys You a Coupon for Free Tea Tumbler With A $40 Purchase at Aroma Tea Shop

Aroma Tea Shop

Multiple Locations

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for free tea tumbler with a $40 purchase

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

Farm Fresh To You

Inner Richmond

$33 $17

(115)

Delivered Organic Produce

$2 Buys You A Coupon For 25% Off Your Bill At Taqueria Zorro at Taqueria Zorro

Taqueria Zorro

North Beach

$0 $2

For $2, receive a coupon for $2 buys you a coupon for 25% off your bill at taqueria zorro

$4 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off A Lunch Bill For 2 People at Bonanza Restaurant

Bonanza Restaurant

Bayview

$4 $4

For $4, receive a coupon for 25% off a lunch bill for 2 people

$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Live Sushi Bar. Groupon Reservation Required.

Live Sushi Bar

Potrero

$45 $29

(804)

Salmon-wrapped scallops with garlic-butter dipping sauce are only the starting point as the chefs experiment with traditional sushi flavors

Four-Course Meal for Two or Four at Velvet Room at the Clift Hotel (Up to 33% Off)

Velvet Room at the Clift Hotel

Downtown

$100 $69

Four-course menu with choice of appetizer, entree, side, & dessert; options include miso-glazed sea bass with shitake bamboo rice

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Coffee and Food at Never Too Latte ($20 Value)

Never Too Latte

Financial District

$10 $6

Organic coffee drinks, specialty teas, homemade crepes, and sandwiches

$79 for French Dinner for Two with Wine at Chouchou

Chouchou

Forest Hill

$101.90 $79

(964)

Traditional Provençal cuisine such as confit duck, seared filet mignon, and mushroom soufflé paired with elegant French wines

Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Fiore Caffe (Up to 37% Off)

Fiore Caffe

Noe Valley

$61.50 $39

(142)

Modern decor meets traditional Italian dishes such as Gorgonzola gnocchi and panko-breaded pork loin and an extensive wine list

Gelato Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Mini Cannolis at Caffe Dolci

Caffe Dolci

Multiple Locations

$9.75 $9.75

(25)

Lauded Italian dessert café offers tastings of gelato, which comes in more than two dozen flavors, along with mini cannolis to take home

Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer, Entrees, and Dessert at Regalito Rosticeria (Up to 41% Off)

Regalito Rosticeria

Mission Dolores

$55.50 $33

(542)

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and mix delicious guacamole

$28 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Dinner for Two at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

San Francisco

$40 $28

(212)

At this sushi-focused spot, munch on a variety of fresh rolls, including vegetarian options, or try a hot pot or donburi

Italian Meal for Two, Four, or Six at Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe (Up to 48% Off)

Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe

North Beach

$67 $38.50

(291)

Italian-born chef makes gnocchi from scratch, using potato, egg, and a dash of nutmeg

Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 55% Off)

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

$100 $45

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge's winery tasting room on Treasure Island

$35.99 for a Healthy Meal for Two for Dine-In or Takeout at Darn Good Food ($43.90 Value)

Darn Good Food

Financial District

$43.90 $35.99

Healthy, globally inspired dishes devised by a chef and a dietitian range from un-fried chicken sandwiches to miso-glazed salmon filets

$31 for $50 Worth of Southern Cuisine at Eureka Restaurant

Eureka Restaurant

Castro

$50 $31

(436)

Southern dishes such as jambalaya, gumbo, fried chicken, pot roast, okra, and deviled eggs; breezy outdoor patio

$11 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Ice Cream at Eatwell Farm's Ice Box ($20 Value)

Eatwell Farm's Ice Box

San Francisco

$5 $2.75

Organic soft serve in flavors such as classic vanilla, stone-ground chocolate, and Twin Girls plum fill handmade butter cones

Japanese Small Plates and Drinks at Izakaya Roku (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Izakaya Roku

Mission Dolores

$30 $18

(117)

Sharable snacks inspired by Japanese gastropubs, such as ramen salad, baked oysters, and avocado tempura, served with sake and imported beer

$14 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Escape From New York Pizza – Castro St. Location

Escape From New York Pizza

Castro

$20 $14

(240)

Make a custom pizza with toppings such as roasted garlic, jalapenos, and applewood-smoked bacon, or order one of 14 specialty pies

One or Two Bottles of Wine and Reserve Tastings for Two at Wattle Creek Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Wattle Creek Winery

Ghirardelli Square at Fisherman's Wharf

$82 $39

(112)

Guests sip stashed-away wines during reserve tasting at award-winning winery, then pick a bottle or two to take home

Szechuan-Style Chinese Food for Two or Four at Grand Hot Pot Lounge (50% Off)

Grand Hot Pot Lounge

San Francisco

$30 $15

(27)

Szechuan-style dishes include steamed leek dumplings, and three types of hot pot broth and a staggering selection of meats and veggies

Rustic Dinner and Wine for Two or Four on Sunday or Monday at Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant (50% Off)

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

South Beach

$100 $50

(746)

Dinner items such as seared salmon with quinoa and organic chicken in a rosemary red wine reduction pair with glasses of wine during dinner

Italian Cuisine at Volare Trattoria (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Volare Trattoria

Chinatown

$84.90 $39

(290)

Glasses of Italian and Californian wine complement Sicilian-inspired entees such as crab cioppino and veal scaloppini

One Dozen Bagels Plus Cream Cheese or One Dozen Cragels at House of Bagels (Up to 50% Off)

House of Bagels

Central Richmond

$15.90 $8

(471)

New York–style bagels made by hand, boiled, and baked, plus cragels—half bagels, half croissants

Italian Cuisine for Two or Four, Valid Weekends or Weekdays at Dino & Santino's (Up to 50% Off)

Dino & Santino's

Pacific Heights

$40 $20

(410)

Italian-Greek menu includes clams and garlic pizza, braised short ribs, and house-made fried donuts drizzled in honey

$5 Buys You a Coupon For 25% Off Your Bill at Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Saint Francis Wood

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your bill at Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

$35 for $50 Worth of Italian Food at Caffe Delle Stelle (Groupon Reservation Required)

Caffe Delle Stelle

Civic Center

$50 $35

(262)

Chefs craft veal scaloppini, homemade agnolotti, and other northern Italian specialties from locally sourced, organic ingredients

One- or Two-Day Healthy, Gourmet Meal Plan for One or Two People at Lite Bite

Lite Bite

Pacific Heights

$29.50 $29

(148)

Pick up three, healthy, ready-to-eat meals, such as turkey lasagna or barbecue chicken, and one snack per day

Contemporary American Food for Dinner or Brunch at Oola Restaurant & Bar (Up to 42% Off)

Oola Restaurant & Bar

SoMa

$50 $29

(1402)

Dinner entrees such as Swedish meatballs, pan-seared salmon, and rib eye steak; hearty brunch plates from oysters to eggs and ribs

$59 for Five-Course Seasonal Tasting Menu for Two at Radio Africa & Kitchen ($100 Value)

Radio Africa & Kitchen

Bayview

$100 $59

(159)

Long-time chef brings Ethiopian influences from his homeland to a seasonal menu that changes weekly.

$15 for $30 Worth of Gourmet Sliders for Lunch from Slider Shack

Slider Shack

South Beach

$30 $15

Toasted Hawaiian buns cradle grass-fed beef, chicken fried in panko, and pork slow roasted for a minimum of 15 hours

Fat-Free Frozen Yogurt at IceBee (Half Off). Two Options Available.

IceBee

SoMa

$10 $5

(607)

Late-night frozen yogurt shop with flavors such as mango and cookies 'n' cream that can be topped with fresh fruit, chocolate, and mochi

$25 for $40 Worth of Brunch at First Crush

First Crush

Downtown

$40 $25

(817)

Coconut pancakes topped with homemade mango jam and Dungeness crab sliders can be toasted with mimosas made from California bubbly

Cuban Dinner for Two or Four at Caña Cuban Parlor (Up to 52% Off)

Caña Cuban Parlor

Mission

$104 $59

(81)

Empanadas, flatbreads, Cuban sandwiches, slow roasted pork with yucca-potato mash, and mojitos made with real sugarcane

Japanese Dinner, Lunch, or Crab Dinner for Two at 2G Japanese Brasserie (Up to 42% Off)

2G Japanese Brasserie

Civic Center

$50 $29

(128)

Izakaya-style restaurant serves fresh sushi, entrees such as chicken teriyaki and sake-marinated sea bass, and whole live crabs

$25 for $50 Towards Brunch for Two or More at The Pink Elephant

The Pink Elephant

San Francisco

$50 $25

Bar and lounge serves up brunch classics and bottomless mimosas with 20+ different fresh fruit varieties on weekends

$36 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $25 Worth of American Comfort Food and Drinks at Butter ($75 Total Value)

Butter

SoMa

$25 $12

Tater tots, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeño poppers warm up tasters for fried mac ‘n’ cheese, twinkies, and deep-fried PB&J

Pub Food for Two or Four at The Mad Dog in the Fog (Up to 42% Off)

The Mad Dog in the Fog

Central North San Francisco

$30 $18

(348)

Melange of cuisine inspired be American sports bars and English pubs; buffalo wings, fish and chips, tacos, and bangers and mash

Mediterranean Food for Two or Four at Goood Frikin Chicken (Up to 42% Off)

Goood Frikin Chicken

Mission

$30 $19

(543)

Chefs marinate chicken in herbs before roasting or grilling it, as well as prepare falafel sandwiches and other Mediterranean dishes

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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.

525 Broadway
Millbrae,
CA
US

At Nubi Yogurt, customers decorate blends of self-serve frozen yogurt with seasonal fruit slices and slivers of chopped-up candy. Georgia-peach- or pineapple-flavored yogurt waits for a complimentary showering of kiwi slices and mocha beads, while café-latte yogurt perks up customers with caffeinating chunks of Snickers or Kit-Kat. Most of the shops’ smooth, sinful flavors are fat-free, and are made with live-cultured probiotics that can help improve digestion. Each Nubi location boasts a bright, contemporary atmosphere with wireless internet, satellite radio tunes, and sleek tables polished enough to admire your new fro-yo moustache in.

979 Broadway
Millbrae,
CA
US

The epicurean alchemists at Medallion Steakhouse start with organic produce, and grass- and corn-fed beef and chicken raised on local farms and transform them into fine, innovative dishes. Specialists tend the raw oyster bar, where guests sidle up to string necklaces of pearls from varieties such as Fanny Bay, Marin Miyagi, and Kumamoto oysters. With their appetites roused, diners then settle down into oversize booths padded with plush pillows to dig into farm-fresh entrees. Smells of sizzling 14-ounce grass-fed steaks and roasted chicken breasts from Petaluma Farms swirl through the air between the restaurant’s exposed-brick wall hung with red-and-white-framed mirrors. A wall of white birch tree trunks and soft sounds of a waterfall's trickle keep diners comforted as they linger for a forkful of hazelnut dark-chocolate mousse and sips of spirits such as a 20-year-old tawny port and Godiva white-chocolate liqueur.

1095 Rollins Rd
Burlingame,
CA
US

Every day, San Francisco Soup Company?s chefs craft crunchy salads and approximately 12 soups from scratch, keeping an eye on sustainability and seasonality. Both salads and soups showcase organic and locally sourced ingredients such as cage-free eggs from Glaum Egg Ranch and organic milk from Clover Stornetta, and soups cast tendrils of steam from biodegradable containers. San Francisco Soup Company?s commitment to conscious dining extends to the nutritional realms: each recipe comes with nutrition stats, and the menu even designates which soups are gluten-, meat- and dairy-free, and which soup spoons best shield noses from affectionate pinches.

270 Lorton Avenue
Burlingame,
CA
US

Over the last five years, the chefs at Barracuda Japanese Restaurant have continually tinkered with their sushi, teriyaki, and noodle dishes, customizing the menu to fit each Barracuda location’s neighborhood and clientele. Using fresh fish and fruit sourced locally and sustainably whenever possible, the team crafts more than a dozen specialty rolls, including the Japanese Cowboy Roll, which matches crabmeat with mango, avocado, and thinly sliced Kobe beef. Staples such as chicken teriyaki rest side by side with more intricately prepared eats including pan-seared rib eye with mashed potatoes. Lit from underneath, the dining room’s dim orange walls surround potted plants and wooden tables that can accommodate groups of all sizes.

347 Primrose Rd
Burlingame,
CA
US

It all began in 1928 with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, two old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, and a quick dip in dark chocolate. With these three simple ingredients, George Whitney created the first chocolate-covered IT'S-IT ice-cream sandwich. For the next several decades, he sold these treats exclusively to Playland at the Beach's passersby and seagull gourmands until the amusement park closed in the early 1970s.

This setback didn't deter Whitney, though. Instead, it inspired him to open a tiny shop and continue making ice-cream sandwiches by hand for the San Francisco area's small local stores. More and more stores began clamoring for the treats, so the company started to expand until IT'S-IT Ice Cream made its way into freezers across more than 15 states. "If you?re not from the Bay Area you might be tempted to call the IT'S-IT just another ice cream sandwich," wrote one Google employee according to The Wall Street Journal, "But you?d be oh, so wrong."

The traditional IT'S-IT sandwich with vanilla ice cream continues to be a staple, although chocolate, mint, pumpkin, strawberry, and cappuccino flavors can also be found. The company has expanded its selection to include a handful of other treats. Scoops of ice cream lie sandwiched between oversized chocolate-chip cookies, as well as dark-chocolate wafers. IT'S-IT's version of a sundae on a stick, meanwhile, features ice cream dipped in dark chocolate and then rolled in roasted peanuts.

865 Burlway Rd.
Burlingame,
CA
US

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