Food & Drink in Mission Bend

$15 for Three $10 Smoothie Vouchers at Smoothie Factory ($30 Value)

Smoothie Factory

Riverpark Shopping Center

30 different smoothie combinations feature fresh fruits and immunity, energy, and weight-gain boosts

$10 $5

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$12 for $20 Worth of Teas and Drinks at Tea Bar and Organics

Tea Bar and Organics

Multiple Locations

Sip a variety of hot or cold drinks, including fruit tea, organic cinnamon rooibos chai, ingot jasmine tea, and lavender milk tea

$20 $12

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Hand-Tossed Pizza at Russo's New York Pizzeria (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria

Sugar Land

Hand-tossed New York–style pizzas covered in toppings such as buffalo chicken, artichoke hearts, and a fresh margherita blend

$20 $11

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Mediterranean Meal for One or Two at Turquoise Grill (Up to 38% Off). Four Options Available.

Turquoise Grill

Multiple Locations

Turkish, Italian, and Greek influences collide on menu featuring hummus, gyros, and Moroccan chicken

$19.50 $13

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$15 for $30 Worth of Organic Tea at BrewLeaf Organic Tea

BrewLeaf Organic Tea

Multiple Locations

100% organic teas from all over the world, including sweet teas, cold teas, and teas with healing properties; free shipping to homes

$30 $15

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Italian Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Antonia’s Cucina Italiana (Half Off). Two Locations Available.

Antonia's Cucina Italiana

Multiple Locations

Chefs plate housemade pasta, sautéed shrimp, and traditional Northern Italian cuisine

$20 $10

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Cajun-Style Seafood at Fish Place (Up to 44% Off). Three Options Available.

Fish Place

Multiple Locations

Sides of jambalaya rice pair with fresh Cajun and creole specialties, such as blackened catfish, shrimp étouffée, and hot seafood gumbo

$20 $12

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Four or Six Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Treats at Scoops Ice Cream and Gelato (Up to 50% Off)

Scoops Ice Cream and Gelato

Stafford

32 flavors of ice cream, gelato, and italian ice packed into waffle cones

$5 $2.75

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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Gourmet Popcorn at Just Poppin Gourmet Popcorn

Just Poppin Gourmet Popcorn

Stafford

Sample a hand-crafted caramel and cheese popcorn blend or opt for air-popped kernels drizzled with caramel and chocolate or butter

$10 $5

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$15 for $25 Worth of Cajun Seafood and Po' Boys at David's Seafood Kitchen

David's Seafood Kitchen

Stafford

Classic Cajun dishes include etouffee, po’ boys, cajun crawfish boils, and fresh seafood served with sides like cole slaw and hush puppies

$25 $15

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Wine-Education Class with Nine Samples for Two or Four at Braman Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Braman Winery

Richmond

Students sip nine 1-ounce wine tastes

$50 $25

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$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Johnny Carino’s

Johnny Carino's

Multiple Locations

Menu showcases signature dishes such as Skilletini, 16-layer lasagna, and spicy shrimp and chicken

$20 $10

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90-Minute Wine-Education Class for 2, 4, or 6, or a Private Class for 10 at The Cellar Door (Up to 67% Off)

The Cellar Door

Houston

90-minute class introduces participants to wine-tasting methods and the subtle nuances of flavor in varietals like pinot noir and chardonnay

$100 $50

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$20 or $40 Worth of Cajun Food at Cravin' Cajun

Cravin' Cajun

Houston

Chefs summon Cajun flavors with Asian touches when whipping up spicy plates of crawfish, shrimp and crab that's served by the pound

$20 $12

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Indian Food Sunday–Thursday or Friday and Saturday at Kurry Walah (40% Off)

Kurry Walah

Mason Road

North Indian cuisine, Hyderabadi dishes, and Indo-Chinese fusion all make appearances on the vegetarian-friendly menu

$20 $12

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$18 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Steak-House Fare at Nikko Sushi & Steak

Nikko Sushi & Steak

Springfield

Eatery’s menu pivots on steak & sushi, with signature roles such as tempura shrimp, avocado & potato strings or hibachi-seared meats

$30 $18

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food for Two or More at Trios Mexican Grill

Trios Mexican Grill

Mason Park

Guests enjoy Mexican dishes such as tamales and chimichangas in several distinct dining areas, from an elegant wine room to an outdoor patio

$20 $11

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Hibachi Dinner for Two or Four at Koby Japanese Steakhouse (43% Off)

Koby Japanese Steakhouse

Houston

Salad and onion soup preface dinners with shrimp appetizers prepared on tableside hibachi grills

$35 $20

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Shaved Ice and Smoothies or Shaved-Ice Party Pack at Bahama Buck's (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Bahama Buck's

Katy

Jungle berry, cotton candy, and more than 90 other flavors soak into fluffy shaved-ice treats

$10.74 $6

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Mexican Food for Takeout or Delivery from Fajita Depot (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Fajita Depot

Katy

Eatery that specializes in fajita delivery also dishes out street tacos, quesadillas, and bacon-wrapped cream-cheese-stuffed jalapeños

$20 $12

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza at WhichWay Pizza

Whichway Pizza

Katy Mills

Guests load their own uncooked pizza with as many toppings as they can muster before cooking the pie in the oven

$20 $11

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Three-Course Contemporary American Dinner for Two or Four at The Union Kitchen (Up to 53% Off)

The Union Kitchen

Multiple Locations

Chefs craft deft twists on international dishes, including burgers deemed “best” by H-Texas magazine in 2012

$94.85 $49

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$440 for $800 Worth of Catering Services — His and Her Bridal

His And Her Bridal

Rosenberg

From the merchant: Feeds 100 guest plus 2 servers

$800 $440

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Halloween Comedy Show and Afterparty for Two at Enigma on Friday, October 31, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

HALLOWEEN COMEDY SHOW & AFTERPARTY OCTOBER 31ST @ENIGMA (FORMERLY BAMBOU)

Enigma (formerly Bambou)

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Halloween night starts with irreverent sets from eight different comics and ends with afterparty

$22.09 $10

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$11 for $20 Worth of Fresh-Mex Cuisine at Berryhill Baja Grill

Berryhill Baja Grill

Multiple Locations

Handmade pork, beef, chicken, and corn-and-spinach tamales, fish tacos, and burritos star at this Mexican restaurant

$20 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Steakhouse Cuisine at Federal American Grill

Federal American Grill

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

Wagyu burgers and beer for casual cravings, plus bacon scallops, crab-stuffed shrimp, and barbecued bone marrow for more upscale tastes

$20 $12

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eGift Card to Landry's Restaurants and All Day Adventure Passes to Downtown Aquarium (Up to 21% Off)

Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium

Gift card valid at any Landry’s restaurant; unlimited all-day visit to Downtown Aquarium’s animal exhibits, stingray reef, and rides

$125.96 $99

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One or Three Groupons for Shaved Ice or Party Pack at Bahama Buck's (Up to Half Off)

Bahama Buck's

Multiple Locations

Shaved ice treats in dozens of creative flavors including cheesecake, Jamaican rum, and pickle juice

$10 $5

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Tamale Festival Houston on Friday, December 5, and Saturday, December 6 (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Tamale Festival Houston

East End

Arts and crafts, eating competitions, and live performances round out a festival of Tex-Mex flavors, including tamales and barbecue

$30 $18

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Redeemable for $8 at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Memorial City ($24 Total Value)

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Memorial

16 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt can be topped with any combination of more than 40 toppings

$8 $5

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Eat and Learn about Dim Sum with a Culinary Instructor and Cookbook Author

Eat and Learn About Dim Sum

Ocean Palace Chinese Restaurant

Sample dim sum and learn about preparation methods at a Chinese restaurant, then tour Chinatown’s markets to discover more about the cuisine

$45 $45

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Hookah for Two or Four at Kaif Hookah Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Kaif Hookah Lounge

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

Up to four friends relax with chips, sodas, and hookahs available in a variety of flavors

$22 $11

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Tapas Meal for Two or Four, Valid Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at Majorca Bistro and Tapas (Up to 60% Off)

Majorca Bistro and Tapas

Mid-Town Houston

Chefs craft small plates of shrimp, fried calamari, and spanish olives marinated in garlic and Moroccan spices

$84.70 $35

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All You Can Eat Steak-House Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at Angus Grill Brazilian Churrascaria (48% Off)

Angus Grill Brazilian Churrascaria

Angus Grill Brazilian Steakhouse

Chefs carve unlimited portions of sirloin, filet mignon, and chicken directly from roasting skewers to plates

$79.90 $45

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California Tex-Mex for Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner for Two or Four at Verde Cali-Mex Grill & Cantina (Up to 48% Off)

VERDE Cali-Mex Grill & Cantina

Houston

Sonora-style carnitas and crab enchiladas with poblano sauce are served at dinner, while huevos rancheros and waffles top plates at brunch

$20 $12

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Ice Cream or Small Ice-Cream Cake at Marble Slab Creamery (Up to 50% Off)

Marble Slab Creamery

Neartown/ Montrose

Small batches of ice cream made fresh from locally-sourced ingredients; toppings mixed into ice cream atop frozen marble slab

$12 $6

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Ethiopian Cuisine at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant and Lounge (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant and Lounge

Houston

This restaurant's name celebrates mankind's roots in East Africa, while the menu boasts meat and veggies mopped up with enjera bread

$20 $10

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$6 for $10 Worth of Fried Chicken — Churchs Chicken

Church's Chicken

Houston

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

$10 $6

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Two or Four Regular or Large Combo Meals at Lenny's Sub Shop (41% Off)

Lenny's Sub Shop

Braeswood Place

Hot and cold subs filled with fresh slices of cold cuts, cheeses, and crisp veggies alongside classic philly cheese steaks

$20.30 $12

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One Dozen Donuts, 2 Smoothies, or One Dozen Donuts with 2 Lattes or Smoothies at Shipley Do-Nuts (Up to 49% Off)

Shipley Do-Nuts

Royal Oaks

Bakers craft their signature glazed donuts and sugar-dusted beignets 24 hours a day

$7.49 $4

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$10 for $20 Worth of Dim Sum and Chinese Cuisine for Two or More at Golden Palace Restaurant

Golden Palace Restaurant

Sharpstown

Dim sum and Chinese classics such as beef with broccoli and walnut shrimp

$20 $10

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$15.50 for $22 Worth of Malaysian Cuisine at Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf

Multiple Locations

Cooks make roti canai in a semi-open kitchen beneath a thatched roof, as well as craft more than 250 authentic Malaysian dishes

$22 $15.50

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American Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Houston Sports Hub (Up to 50% Off)

Houston Sports Hub

Houston

Burgers, hot dogs, nachos, and wings; cocktails include the Cotton Carry with orange-flavored vodka, fresh lemon sour mix, and cotton candy

$20 $11

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Eight-Course Tasting Menu for Two, Four, or Six or Prix Fixe Lunch for Two at Mark's American Cuisine (Up to 39% Off)

Mark's American Cuisine

Neartown/ Montrose

Under the vaulted ceilings of a restored 1920s church, guests dine on an ever-changing seasonal menu prepared by acclaimed chef Mark Cox

$311.20 $190

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Sports Nutrition Products and Nutrition Plans at Max Muscle (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Max Muscle

Houston

Vitamins, weight-loss blends, workout aids, and other sports supplements line the shelves as an in-house nutritionist customizes diet plans

$30 $15

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$13 for $25 Worth of Indian Food for Two or More for Dinner at Curry Bistro

Curry Bistro

Eldridge - West Oaks

Paneer in tomato sauce and curried mahi mahi; appetizers include mirch pakora, green chiles stuffed with spicy mashed potatoes

$25 $13

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$39 for a Wine-Education Class for Two with Food Pairings and Wineglasses at Water 2 Wine ($100.93 Value)

Water 2 Wine

Greenway - Upper Kirby

Students learn the process of wine making before having the opportunity to test out some food pairings; includes glasses and a corkscrew

$100.93 $39

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Casual American Food for Two or Four at Westfield By The Railroad (Up to 50% Off)

Westfield By The Railroad

Houston

Inside this newly renovated eatery, chefs whip up fresh, casual sports-bar fare that's made in-house daily

$20 $11

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Burger or Sandwich Meal with Appetizer for Two, Four, or Six at The Mezzanine Lounge (Up to 56% Off)

The Mezzanine Lounge

Neartown/ Montrose

Two-story bar with pool tables, jukebox & 30 TVs serves sandwiches, gourmet burgers & sharable fare, such as potato skins

$28.25 $14

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Two or Four Starters, Sliders, or Shared Plates at J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge (44% Off)

J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge

Houston

Eatery dishes out starters such as pigs in a blanket and wings; sliders with beef or pulled pork; or plates of crab cakes and steak frites

$27 $15

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Sunday Jazz Brunch for Two, Four, or Six at Red Cat Jazz Cafe (40% Off)

Red Cat Jazz Cafe

Downtown

Chefs make hot entrees at a buffet-style brunch, as guests listen to live jazz

$40 $28

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Ice Cream and Frozen Treats at Marble Slab Creamery (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Marble Slab Creamery

West Oaks - Highway 6 and Westheimer

Toppings mixed into ice cream atop frozen marble slab

$14 $7

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$8 for $16 Worth of Deli-Counter Food — Rani's World Foods

Rani's World Foods‎

Champions Crossing

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

$16 $8

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$12 for $24 Worth of Products, or Four 1-Gallon Bottles of Alkaline Water at Water Tree Katy

Water Tree Katy

Addicks - Park Ten

Alkaline water, which has a higher pH level than regular water, may boost metabolism and help the body absorb more nutrients

$24 $12

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Cookies, Cinnamon Rolls, or $50 for $100 Worth of Catering from Verglo's Kitchen & Catering

Verglo's Kitchen & Catering

Houston

Customers enjoy soft, freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies or gooey cinnamon rolls; catering services let customers feed a crowd

$32 $16

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Vietnamese Food for Two or Four at Simply Pho (Up to 45% Off)

Simply Pho

Midtown

Classic Vietnamese dishes, such as fried rice, vermicelli with pork or shrimp, and fragrant bowls of pho

$20 $11

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Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Cakes at Marble Slab Creamery (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Marble Slab Creamery

Vanderbilt Square Shopping Center

Freshly mixed ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet in gourmet flavors

$10 $5

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Italian Food for Lunch, Takeout, Delivery, or Late-Night Dinner at Birraporetti's (Up to 58% Off)

Birraporetti's

Downtown

Traditional Italian entrees such as chicken piccata with veal cannelloni and stone-oven-baked pizzas served in a pub-style atmosphere

$20 $10

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Colombian Fare at Mi Pueblito Restaurant (Up to Half Off). Five Options Available.

Mi Pueblito

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

Ajiaco, bandeja paisa, steaks, corn arepas, & seafood dishes pair with cocktails & creamy coffee amid walls of Colombian memorabilia

$30 $16

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$15 for Two Bowls of Gumbo and Two Soft Drinks at BB's Cafe ($21.30 Value)

BB's Cafe

Multiple Locations

Duos feast on shrimp or chicken-and-sausage gumbo with soft drinks

$21.30 $15

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$7 for $15 Worth of Mongolian Stir-Fry Dinner for Two at Kublai Khan Crazy Mongolian Stir Fry

Kublai Khan Crazy Mongolian Stir Fry

Fairbanks - Northwest Crossing

Restaurant revives ancient traditions with stir-fry creations cooked atop a mongolian grill, along with roti and noodles

$15 $7

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_The Whodunnit Dessert_ Murder-Mystery Show for Two or Four from Murder by Chocolate (41% Off)

Murder by Chocolate

Webster

Guests find clues and solve puzzles to solve a mystery; includes a dessert buffet and non-alcoholic drinks

$76 $45

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$17 for $30 Worth of Continental American Lunch or Dinner Cuisine at Fuad's Restaurant

Fuad's Restaurant

Great Uptown

Chefs pride themselves on creating whatever you want to order, whether that’s fresh fish, lamb, or steak; live piano music Tuesday–Saturday

$30 $17

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Filet Mignon, Pork Chops, and New American Cuisine at Barcelona Restaurant and Lounge (Up to 40% Off)

Barcelona Restaurant and Lounge

Houston

Filet mignon with fried Tobasco onion rings, rib eye with smoked sea salt, and blackened bone-in pork chop

$25 $15

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Brazilian Specialties at Pizza Seven. Two Options Available.

Pizza Seven

Multiple Locations

Ingredients from South America make pizzas, burgers, and wraps here stand out, with American- and Italian-style options also available

$20 $11

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One-Hour Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Yellow Rose Distilling (Up to 62% Off)

Yellow Rose Distilling

Houston

Tour newly renovated 600-gallon distillery that produces award-winning bourbon and whiskey

$14 $7

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$15 for $29 Groupon — Namco Manufacturing

Namco Manufacturing

Spring Branch West

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

$29 $15

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Up to 37% Off Barbeque — Railroad Crossing BBQ; Valid Wednesday, Thursday 3 PM - 8 PM

Railroad Crossing BBQ

Houston

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

$16 $10

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Mexican Cuisine at Las Ventanas (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Las Ventanas

Energy Corridor

Traditional dishes from areas throughout Mexico, including meatballs, enchiladas, tacos, and Tex-Mex specialties; live music on Thursday

$40 $25

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Pub Food at Sam's Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Sam's Bar & Grill

Houston

Hearty American dishes such as foot-long hot dogs, signature burgers with homemade onion rings, and spicy chicken wraps

$20 $12

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5 or 10 Groupons, Each Good for One Tea or Slushie at addicTEA Cafe (Up to 56% Off)

addicTEA Cafe

Houston

Sample a range of drinks which include green teas sprinkled with sea salt, icy milk drinks with coffee jelly, and traditional boba teas

$5 $2.50

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Up to 50% Off Pizza — Russo's New York Pizzeria Houston; Valid Monday - Wednesday 11 AM - 10 PM

Russo's New York Pizzeria Houston

Midtown

Brick oven bakes hand-tossed dough topped with roma tomatoes, mozarella, and basil and NY-style calzones packed with ricotta and bacon

$20 $10

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$10 for Four Milk Teas or Coffee Drinks at Bambu Desserts & Drinks ($19 Value)

Bambu Desserts & Drinks

Southbelt/ Ellington

Fruity milk teas with peach and mango complement iced lattes, hot chocolate, and hazelnut mochas

$19 $10

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Wine-Education Class with Appetizers for 2, 4, 6, or 10 at La Fuente Winery (50% Off) 

La Fuente Winery

Spring Branch East

Winery producing Chilean wines hosts an educational course on the beverage while pupils sample appetizers

$50 $26

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$12 for $20 Worth of Peruvian Food at The Lemon Tree Restaurant

The Lemon Tree Restaurant

Briarforest

Ceviche, seafood paella, sliced beef over rice and beans, and other Peruvian specialties

$20 $12

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Thai Cuisine at Nara Thai Dining Express (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Nara Thai Dining Express

Midtown

Signature dishes include beef musamun curry, deep-fried red snapper, and seafood flambé infused with coconut milk

$10 $6

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$16 for $30 Worth of Fine American and Italian Cuisine at Clementines Restaurant

Clementines Restaurant

Houston

Beef lasagna and grilled catfish fillet mingle with housemade meatloaf, chicken-fried steak, veal milanese, tenderloin, and seafood

$30 $16

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$15 for $25 Worth of Vegan Asian-Fusion Food at Loving Hut

Loving Hut

Westchase

Fully vegan menu includes Asian dishes such as pad thai and soy-protein sushi as well as a signature vegan burger with pineapple

$25 $15

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$29 for a 12-Month Meal-Plan Subscription to Make 5 Dinners in One Hour ($72 Value)

Make 5 Dinners in One Hour

Online Deal

Monthly timesaving meal plans show clients how to do five days' worth of cooking in about an hour; feeds 4–6 people

$72 $29

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Sitting inside Bombay Pizza Company, owner Viral Patel watched the Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, waiting alongside family and friends for a mention of his Slumdog pizza, a fusion of Indian and Italian flavors. After the 30-second spot, the restaurant erupted into a standing ovation.

Patel's journey to that moment first began when he quit his job in restaurant management to travel around India learning how to cook. Hoping to one day open a restaurant of his own, Patel returned to the United States and became interested in pizza, buying his own pizza stone and experimenting with new recipes, which fused Indian flavors with the traditionally Italian pies. He opened Bombay Pizza Company with the help of his mother, Sonali, who also inspired the Sonu's Rita pizza, which combines house-made cilantro-mint chutney with a margarita pizza. Soon after the restaurant opened, it was awarded Houston Press's Best Pizza in 2010. In addition to pizza, the menu features Indian street fare such as the kati roll with tandoori chicken and paneer and traditional Italian dishes such as lasagna and chicken parmagiana.

Today, Bombay Pizza Company has two locations, the original in Houston and a second, larger location in Sugar Land. Both eateries feature saffron-hued walls, the soft glow of Thomas Edison–style filament light bulbs, and photos of Bombay residents performing daily activities including washing clothes, fishing, and playing chess. The Sugar Land location also features an outdoor patio, microbrews on tap, and a private dining area.

636 Texas 6
Sugar Land,
TX
US

Smashburger isn't just the name?it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.

This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.

2623 Town Center Blvd N
Sugar Land,
TX
US

Stomping Grounds Playland is many things at once. Part play center, coffee bar, and restaurant, its target demographic spans generations, all of whom should find plenty to do within its 7,000 square-foot facility or 2,000 square-foot playscape. A play structure delights kids with obstacles and colorful tunnels, and an expanded toddler area keeps the youngest visitors occupied. To fuel this fun, the onsite Brewster's Caf? serves up kid favorites such as hot dogs and mac and cheese.

However, the caf? has even more options for adults?not to mention a dining area with free WiFi. Baristas pour cappuccino, organic chai tea, and specialty espresso drinks such as white-chocolate mochas. These caffeinated treats complement an array of signature sandwiches and salads. Stomping Grounds Playland also caters to parents with comprehensive party packages; party planners take care of everything, including food, activities, and all the paperwork required to receive a birthday wish.

15415 Southwest Fwy.
Sugar Land,
TX
US

The shades are drawn in a small room, where a lone figure refracts powerful beams of light through garnets and rubies. The light is helmed not by a supervillain bent on the earth's destruction but by one of Sugar Land Laser Tattoo Removal's expert technicians, who aims to obliterate unwanted ink. Wielding the double-laser Astanza system, staff experts combine three wavelengths of light as they fade away single and multicolored tattoos.

Each treatment regimen begins with a consultation to determine how many sessions will be required; depending on tattoos' sizes and hues, some can be removed in two or three 10-minute treatments, whereas others will require further zapping. After each treatment, the sensation of which is commonly described as being flicked by a rubber band, the clinic doles out aftercare advice, such as avoiding the sun and utilizing cold compresses.

1111 Highway 6
Sugar Land,
TX
US

The Russo family moved from Italy to New York in 1964, and from New York to Texas in 1978, carrying with them time-honored culinary techniques imported straight from the old country. Anthony Russo has worked side by side with family members and Italian chefs since the age of 12, learning to prepares salads, pastas, and pizzas from only the freshest of ingredients. Anthony's love for his family's cooking grew into a lucrative business, with Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen restaurants and Russo's New York Pizzerias popping up all over the American South.

Like a cookie decorated with Lady Liberty's Social Security Number, Russo's pizza is an edible souvenir of the Big Apple, introducing palates to the thin, crispy brick-oven pies that helped make New York cuisine world famous. In between bites of basil-, anchovy-, and meatball-crowned pizzas, diners feast on baked ziti, lobster ravioli, and tortellini carbonara, as well as oven-cooked flatbread sandwiches and toasted calzones.

403 Highway 6
Sugar Land,
TX
US

With parents hailing from Sicily and Naples, Anthony Russo enjoyed an Italian upbringing. By age 12, he spent much of his time in the kitchen, learning to prepare Old World recipes with his family and family friends. And from the flurry of Italian phrases and conversation, one quote of his father's stuck with him most: "If you can't make it fresh, don't serve it!"

Several decades later, Anthony has hand-tossed his own Italian restaurant franchise and, true to his father's words, employs fresh ingredients in the same family recipes that were passed down to him. Amid exposed brick and walls the warm hue of marinara, skilled chefs craft New York?style brick-oven pizzas with toppings such as spinach, sundried tomatoes, and capers. Servers stand ready to answer questions about the restaurant?s wine lists, letting guests know which wines pair best with the pizzotto sandwich or whether pinot noir can really turn dogs invisible.

6560 Greatwood Pkwy
Sugar Land,
TX
US