Food & Drink in Nebraska

$7 for $15 Worth of Upscale American Cuisine for Two at Carmela's Bistro & Wine Bar

Carmela's Bistro & Wine Bar

Lincoln

Upscale American cuisine designed to pair with wines from the Wine Spectator award-winning list

$15 $7

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American Home-Style Cuisine at Front Porch Eatery (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Front Porch Eatery

Murray

Cozy, family-owned café serves up locally-sourced American home-style dishes such as barbecue and a Friday fish fry during Lent

$20 $11

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Tour Package for Two, Four, or Six at Patriarch Distillers (Up to 48% Off)

Patriarch Distillers

La Vista

Tours include one bottle of vodka per two people and a t-shirt for each person

$56.99 $35

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Punch Card Good for 5, 10, or 20 Coffees and 5, 10, or 20 Baked Goods at Cuppycakes (Up to 53% Off)

Cuppycakes

Multiple Locations

Coffee complements made-to-order cupcakes in variety of flavors such as spiced chai and almond-studded vanilla with pistachio frosting

$40 $25

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Seafood and Oysters for Two or Four at Plank Seafood Provisions (42% Off)

Plank Seafood Provisions

Omaha

Fresh fish and oysters from both coasts gain complex flavor from a wood-fire grill and smoker

$40 $25

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Pizza, Pasta, Salads, and Calzones at Lazzari's Pizza (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Lazzari's Pizza

Downtown

Italian pasta dishes, loaded salads, and specialty pizzas topped with a choice of seven cheeses, served at a treasured neighborhood joint

$15 $8

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$16.50 for Two Beer Samplers and a Full Growler at Keg Creek Brewing Company in Glenwood ($30 Value)

Keg Creek Brewing Company

Glenwood

Samplers of IPAs, brown ales, stouts & wheat beers are accompanied by one full growler to take home & enjoy later.

$30 $16.50

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$20 for $40 Worth of Traditional Cuban Cuisine for Dinner at Gusto Cuban Cafe in Ralston

Gusto Cuban Cafe

South Central Omaha

Cuban sandwiches, and shredded brisket dishes made from fresh ingredients and traditional spices

$40 $20

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Classic American Cafe Food at Heartland Cafe (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Heartland Cafe

Elkhorn

Cafe inside historic building serves elk burgers, NY strip steak and eggs, and gourmet hash browns topped with cheese and green peppers

$24 $12

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$15 for $25 Worth of Asian Cuisine and Beverages for Four at Okinawa Sushi Grill

Okinawa Sushi Grill

Millard

Chefs decoratively arrange fresh sashimi, prepare creative rolls, and cook traditional Chinese and Japanese specialties

$25 $15

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American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Venue Restaurant & Lounge (Up to 31% Off)

Venue Restaurant & Lounge

Lincoln

Nationally recognized Chef John Benton serves house-crafted dishes, from brick-oven pizza to pan-seared trout, including gluten-free options

$26 $18

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$17 for a Meadery Visit with Mead, Souvenir Glasses, and Pizzas at Moonstruck Meadery ($33.50 Value)

Moonstruck Meadery

Bellevue

While visiting the meadery, enjoy samples paired with honey crust pizzas and take your souvenir glasses home with you

$33.50 $17

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$14 for a Brewery Tour for Two and Take-Home 64-Ounce Growler at Infusion Brewing Company ($24 Value)

Infusion Brewing Company

Omaha

Walk through a brewery housed in a renovated yet historic meat market; take home a growler of your favorite beer from the tour

$24 $14

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$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at James Arthur Vineyard ($21 Value)

James Arthur Vineyards

Oak

Tastings include six samples of award-winning wine varietals, cheese, bread, and a wine lovers' basket

$21 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine at Beijing Tokyo

Beijing Tokyo

Bellevue

Eatery dishes out a large variety of cuisine, such as sweet and sour pork, crispy peanut butter chicken, pad thai, sushi, and bento boxes

$20 $12

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$18 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine and House-Brewed Beer at The Jaipur

The Jaipur

Rockbrook

Northern-Indian cuisine and American-influenced fusion; Indian crab cakes, tandoori-cooked boneless chicken, and in-house brewery

$30 $18

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$20 for $35 Worth of American Dinner Cuisine for Two or More at Billy’s Restaurant

Billy's Restaurant

Downtown

Rosemary-garlic lamb, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, and handcrafted cocktails served in the historic home of Vice President Charles Dawes

$35 $20

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Seafood, Steaks, and Sandwiches for Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout at Catfish Lake (Up to 40% Off)

Catfish Lake

Bellevue

Fried fillets of catfish and walleye; alaskan king crab legs; hand-cut steaks and prime rib

$10 $6

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Gourmet Burgers and Beer at BrewBurgers (43% Off)

BrewBurgers

South Central Omaha

Chef Menard smokes and brines beef brisket and hand-forms Angus beef, bison, and lamb patties, pairing them with more than 40 craft beers

$14 $8

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Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Vega (50% Off)

Vega

Cole

Ice-cold brews served inside an energetic venue that shows Nebraska sports games and hosts live bands

$20 $10

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$11 for $20 Worth of Beer and Cocktails at The Den

The Den

Omaha

Blue Moon, Guinness, and Woodchuck on-tap, along with proprietary vodka drink served in bar filled with games

$20 $11

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Mexican Food for Two or Four at Compadres Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar (Up to 43% Off)

Compadres Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar

Lincoln

Diners enjoy family recipes such as tequila wings before devouring enchiladas or the signature puffy tacos

$20 $12

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$10 for $20 Worth of Sushi at Matsu Sushi

Matsu Sushi

Downtown

Extensive sushi menu features inventive house seafood and vegetarian maki or fresh, delicate slices of nigiri

$20 $10

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$11 for $20 Worth of Café Food at Star Deli

Star Deli

Omaha

Diners eat cubano and hummus sandwiches, homemade french-onion soup, and caprese salads among the deli's artwork gallery

$20 $11

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Moroccan Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Marrakech Restaurant (Up to 49% Off). Four Options Available.

Marrakech Restaurant

Gifford Park

Entrees such as veggie and lamb tagine cooked in a clay pot and chicken and shrimp curry, plus wraps and paninis

$20 $11

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Seasonal Cuisine for Two or More or Four or More People at Harvest (45% Off)

Harvest

West Omaha

Seasonal cuisine paired with more than 60 wines from Napa Valley

$20 $11

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Snacks at Smej's Snacks and More ($30 Total Value)

Smej's Snacks and More

Northwest Omaha

Owner Marty Rosenstein's snack stop sells various candies, chips, and drinks, including Zagnut bars, Mountain Dew, and Jolly Ranchers

$10 $5

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Alcoholic Beverages at Impulse Bar (45% Off)

Impulse Bar

West Omaha

The bar offers craft cocktails such as the Strawberry Shortcake, which consists of strawberry rum, strawberry puree, and cake vodka

$20 $11

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$8 for $15 Worth of Pizzeria Cuisine for Two or More at Pizza Shoppe Collective

Pizza Shoppe

Benson

Bite into slices of the shop’s pizzas, topped with meats and fresh veggies on a signature crust; shoppe showcases local acts and nonprofits

$15 $8

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$11 for $20 Worth of Food and Drink at Grant Street Bar & Grill

Grant Street Bar & Grill

Omaha

Customers enjoy classic sports-bar food while playing games such as pool, darts, trivia, and poker, and sports play on the big-screen TVs

$20 $11

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Cleaning and Household Supplies at The Cleaning Mart (45% Off)

The Cleaning Mart

South Central Omaha

Cleaning superstore stocks huge selection of cleaning and househlold supplies in bulk, from facial tissues to trash bags and deodorizers

$20 $11

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Contemporary American Cuisine at V. Mertz (Up to $200 Off Your Bill)

V. Mertz

Downtown

Seasonal, American-style entrees, such as roasted duck breast and pepper steak in brandy-peppercorn sauce

$100 $50

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$12 for $20 Worth of Coffee and Accessories at LaRue Gift & Coffee Market

LaRue Gift & Coffee Market

West Omaha

Coffee roasted daily, brewing equipment and accessories, and licensed, Huskers-themed coffee varieties

$20 $12

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$13 for $20 Worth of Diner Food for Takeout at Garden Cafe

Garden Cafe

Omaha

All-day breakfast dishes, classic sandwiches, burgers, and pasta go home with customers for hearty family meals or outdoor picnics

$20 $13

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Thai Food for Lunch or Dinner at Taste of Thailand (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Taste of Thailand

Omaha

More than 100 different Thai dishes including pad thai, curry, pan-fried catfish, and soup served in a volcano pot

$20 $11

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Tiki-Style Meal with Appetizers and Beers for Two or Four at Firewater Grille (46% Off)

Firewater Grille

South Central Omaha

Entrees include Corona-battered fish ‘n’ chips, Kona barbecue burgers, and seafood pasta; meals include beer

$40.91 $22

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$10 for $20 Worth of Herbs, Spices, and Seasonings at Savory Spice Shop

Savory Spice Shop

Omaha

Vast assortment of spices, herbs, meat rubs, extracts, blends, and gift boxes

$20 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Vietnamese Food at Saigon Surface

Saigon Surface

Downtown Omaha

A Saigon native cooks up vermicelli bowls with wild prawns, oxtail pho with brisket, and grilled pork in a modern, lounge-like environment

$20 $12

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Cajun Dinner and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Jazz, a Louisiana Kitchen (46% Off)

Jazz, a Louisiana Kitchen

Omaha

Crawfish etouffée, shrimp po’boys, blackened catfish with dirty rice, and live jazz all welcome families and parties to celebrate

$46.98 $29

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Mexican Food and Drinks at El Alamo (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

El Alamo

CPL Inc

Burritos filled with spicy sausage, enchiladas smothered in cheese, and other Mexican specialties

$20 $11

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VIP Service, Private Event, or Upscale Cocktails at Capitol Lounge and Supper Club (50% Off)

Capitol Lounge and Supper Club

Downtown Northeast

Dance-centric bar with DJs VIP table service serves upscale cocktails

$20 $10

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The Tea Smith owner Tim Smith searches out loose-leaf teas from all over the world—and he says he has to consciously limit himself as he fills the shops' stock of about 150 teas. But it wasn't long ago that Tim didn't even like tea. "I thought tea was brown water and a bag," he confesses.

It took a gift for his wife to change that. "I was traveling for business, it was around Valentine's day, and I was married long enough to know that you don't come home empty-handed," he says. So he bought her some loose-leaf tea and the right accessories to brew it. "She made me try it, and it was surprising," he says. "It was not that stuff in a bag. It had some character and some taste to it."

He began researching, and realized that tea—already the world’s most widely consumed beverage after water—was experiencing a resurgence in the United States. While many tea spots have British or Japanese themes, Tim decided to open a tea shops with a "comfortable contemporary" vibe, where people could enjoy hot, iced, and bubble teas with friends. For at-home brewing, visitors can shop for classic teas such as Earl Grey, sample more unusual flavors such as the “Iron Goddess of Mercy” (an oolong), or browse seasonal blends such as pumpkin spice, cranberry cream, and fireside chat. The shops also stocks travel tea mugs, teapots equipped with infuser baskets, and unglazed Chinese YiXing clay pots that enhance the tea’s flavor.

Tim knows that many people who walk into the shop are unfamiliar with loose-leaf tea and may not be sure what they'll like—which is why he only hires tea enthusiasts. "Part of their training is to come in and drink each of the teas, and make notes on the flavor profiles," he says. That way, the staff can recommend blends suited to each customer's palate, rather than having to analyze a Rorschach tea-blot test. In addition to events including an annual blending contest, they also run periodic Tea 101 sessions that introduce attendees to the "history, the myths, the legends, and the lore of tea," says Tim.

345 N 78th St
Omaha,
NE
US

When the Bluejays take the court, you can expect to see a sea of bright blue shirts at the Sam & Louie's at the corner of 24th and Cuming in Omaha. The location has been one of Creighton University's homes away from home since it opened in 1994, but its welcoming atmosphere is found at each of the eatery's 24 locations. There, friends and families bond over great conversation and an eclectic mix of casual cuisine from a menu inspired by traditional New York–style pizzerias. Eighteen specialty pizzas are hand tossed into thin-crust pies before being decorated with more than 35 toppings such as creamy alfredo sauce, sliced Italian meatballs, and canadian bacon. In deference to those with special dietary needs, almost all of these specialty pizzas are available in gluten-free pizzas.

In addition to pizzas, cooks also craft their daily-made dough into calzones and strombolis, which ooze with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. The menu culminates in five third-pound Black Angus burgers, Italian hoagies, and eight types of pastas. In addition to hosting guests inside their welcoming pizzerias for both lunch and dinner, the cooks at Sam and Louie's also take their food on the road, offering catering services for events both large and not-so-large.

1501 Pine Lake Rd
Lincoln,
NE
US

When the Bluejays take the court, you can expect to see a sea of bright blue shirts at the Sam & Louie's at the corner of 24th and Cuming in Omaha. The location has been one of Creighton University's homes away from home since it opened in 1994, but its welcoming atmosphere is found at each of the eatery's 24 locations. There, friends and families bond over great conversation and an eclectic mix of casual cuisine from a menu inspired by traditional New York–style pizzerias. Eighteen specialty pizzas are hand tossed into thin-crust pies before being decorated with more than 35 toppings such as creamy alfredo sauce, sliced Italian meatballs, and canadian bacon. In deference to those with special dietary needs, almost all of these specialty pizzas are available in gluten-free pizzas.

In addition to pizzas, cooks also craft their daily-made dough into calzones and strombolis, which ooze with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. The menu culminates in five third-pound Black Angus burgers, Italian hoagies, and eight types of pastas. In addition to hosting guests inside their welcoming pizzerias for both lunch and dinner, the cooks at Sam and Louie's also take their food on the road, offering catering services for events both large and not-so-large.

3608 Twin Creek Dr
Bellevue,
NE
US

In 2000, a group of farmers decided to diversify their crop production by planting twirling wine grapes into the rolling Midwestern hills. The initial smattering of vines quickly grew into a 4-acre vineyard and led to the launch of Silver Hills Vineyards & Winery, a small operation intent on crafting 100% Nebraska wines. The vintners’ Midwestern pride can be seen in their choice of ingredients—all wines are made with fruit grown at local vineyards and tattooed with the state motto—as well as their choice of decor: the outdoor tasting deck is shaped like Nebraska.

Silver Hills produces red, white, rosé, and berry wines, which visitors can sample during the vineyards’ limited hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Bottle labels display woodcuts by John Schirmer, a resident of neighboring Iowa who has carved wood professionally for more than 35 years.

3130 County Rd
Tekamah,
NE
US

Winery owners Randy, Kelly, and Nate Meyer are so passionate about winemaking that they've designed their entire vineyard to symbolize it—each phase of the buildings' architecture reflects a different step in the winemaking process. A planter crafted from locally harvested limestone marks the entrance to the winery and supports arbors symbolizing trellised grape bushes in the vineyards. The arbors extend through the earth-toned Chancellor Hall, where a towering cathedral ceiling laced with heavy beams can shelter more than 200 guests at once. Inside, light streams in through towering windows overlooking the vineyard, as well as through heavy double doors leading out to a patio and courtyard, where the same arbor continues to form a roof and shield wines from straw-wielding helicopter pilots. Outside, 16 acres of vineyards house rows of Midwest varietals such as Vignoles, St. Vincent, Frontenac, and Catawba. Staffers pluck vines entwined on trellised rows and carry their bushels into a processing building, where they unload pounds of fruit into imported presses and custom-made fermentation tanks. These grapes age into wines in a room designed in the shape of a barrel, which represents the winemaking and fermentation process as well as the winemakers' fear of being trapped inside a barrel. The Meyers also use the wines in these barrels to reflect their love for the region; they've named many of the dry and semidry wines for weather phenomena associated with Tornado Alley.

200 W 15th St
Superior,
NE
US

Now that you've mastered the first half of being a pool hustler (hiding the fact that you're good at pool), you'll need to master the second and some would say more important half (actually being good at pool). Today's deal will get you there, and makes sure you won't get there hungry: for $10, you get $20 worth of American pub fare and drinks at Side Pockets in Lenexa. Today's Groupon also gets you free pool on any of Side Pockets' 25 tables from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. (typically $8 per hour per table), so you can practice your bridge shot with the quiet encouragement of comfort foods and quality beers whispering to your brain.

1250 South Washington Street
Papillion,
NE
US