Food & Drink in Parkway

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Garden ($30 Total Value)

Yogurt Garden

Natomas

Top fro-yo flavors such as cappuccino, Euro tart, and red velvet cake with candy, nuts, fruit, syrup, and salted caramel

$10 $5

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$9 for $16 Worth of Sandwiches and Sundaes at Leatherby’s Family Creamery

Leatherby's Family Creamery

Multiple Locations

Ice cream made in-house is scooped into sundaes, floats, and shakes and served alongside savory sandwiches, burgers, and salads

$16 $9

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Three, Six, or Nine Bottles of Cold-Pressed Juice at Jamba Juice (Up to 43% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

A convenient way to enjoy healthy and delicious cold-pressed juices with three servings of fruit and/or veggies, new from Jamba Juice

$16.47 $9.99

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$12 for $20 Worth of Food at Vientos Mexican Cocina (40% Off)

Vientos Mexican Cocina

Greenhaven area of Sacramento

Authentic Mexican tacos, burritos, and entrees served in rustic dining room.

$20 $12

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Slow-Cooked, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Customizable Toppings and Optional Drinks at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

Kick-start your day with 100% organic, whole-grain oats slow-cooked with soymilk and topped with your choice of 36 topping combinations

$3.49 $2

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Slow-Cooked, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Customizable Toppings and Optional Drinks at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

Kick-start your day with 100% organic, whole-grain oats slow-cooked with soy milk and topped with your choice of 36 topping combinations

$3.49 $2

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Sandwiches at River City Saloon

River City Saloon

Central Sacramento

Sandwiches such as the Doc Holliday with roast beef, cheddar & cream cheese, BBQ sauce, bacon & mayo, plus “almost famous” garlic hot sauce

$20 $11

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Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Presents Jazz Sunday at Elks Lodge #6, November 9–April 12 at Noon (Up to 50% Off)

Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society presents Jazz Sunday

Elks Lodge #6

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Explore three stages of simultaneous music, including an open-to-all jam session; upcoming acts include Dan Barrett and Duke Heitger

$30 $15

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Standup Comedy at Sacramento Punch Line (Up to 76% Off)

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Sacramento Punch Line

Nationally touring comedians headline Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, including Steve Byrne, Shaun Latham and Fortune Feimster

$74 $18

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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

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

$30 $12

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

Vallejo's

Multiple Locations

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

$15 $7.49

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$10 for $20 Worth of Sushi at Ju Hachi by Taka

Ju Hachi by Taka

Central Sacramento

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

$20 $10

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

Bistro Michel

Downtown

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

$50 $30

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Indian Cuisine at Bombay Bar & Grill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Bombay Bar & Grill

Midtown

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

$20 $10

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

Lotus Fusion

Natomas Corporate Center

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

$20 $10

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Wood-Fired Pizza for Takeout, Dine-In, or Catering at Cafe Napoli (Up to 60% Off). Five Options Available.

Cafe Napoli

Arden - Arcade

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

$20 $9

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

Revolution Wines

Central Sacramento

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

$40 $20

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$15 for $30 Worth of Desserts at Cupcake Craving

Cupcake Craving

Multiple Locations

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

$30 $15

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Classic Diner Food at Eggie's Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Eggie's Restaurant

Arden - Arcade

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

$20 $10

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

Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

Midtown

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

$25 $12

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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

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

$25 $15

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$45 for $75 Worth of Vegetarian Cuisine for Catering or Takeout at Andy Nguyen's Vegetarian Restaurant

Andy Nguyen's Vegetarian Restaurant

Curtis Park

Vegetarian cuisine with Vietnamese and Chinese influences includes a soy “beef” bistro burger and rice-noodle dishes with organic mushrooms

$75 $45

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Pizza and Italian Food During Lunch or Dinner at Strings Pizzeria (Up to 40% Off)

Strings Pizzeria

Rosemont

Casual pizzeria bakes up specialty pies, hearty calzones, and toasty sandwiches

$14 $8.49

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$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

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

$36 $16

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

Mayahuel

Downtown

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

$40 $20

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Japanese Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at Jensai Sushi (47% Off)

Jensai Sushi

Central Sacramento

Artfully crafted sushi rolls alongside traditional Japanese dishes

$20 $11

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Seafood Dinner for Two or Four at Fins Market & Grill (Up to 51% Off)

Fins Market & Grill

Multiple Locations

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

$51.70 $25.75

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Craft Beer Flights and Appetizers at Plum Cafe & Bakery (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Plum Cafe & Bakery

Midtown

Flights assembled from new craft beer menu pair with appetizers such as nachos, bruschetta, and quesadillas

$30 $18

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$109 for a Sushi-Making Lesson with Sake Tasting for Two at Tokyo Fro's Rockin' Sushi ($270 Value)

Tokyo Fro's Rockin' Sushi

Arden - Arcade

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

$270 $109

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Ethiopian Cuisine for Two, Four, or Take-Out at Habesha Restaurant (Up to 44% Off)

Habesha Restaurant

Arden - Arcade

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

$20 $12

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$12 for Punch Card for Four Visits, Each Good for $5 Worth of Drinks at Tapioca Express ($20 Value)

Tapioca Express

Sacramento

Eatery creates tapioca drink, mochas and lattes that can be paired with snacks like tofu, rice plates, crispy chicken, & calamari rings

$20 $12

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

Danny's Mini Donuts

Old Sacramento

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

$12 $6.99

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

Rico's Italian Pizza

Sacramento

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

$30 $16

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yo-Go Yogurt ($30 Total Value)

Yo-Go Yogurt

Natomas

Rotating flavors of frozen yogurt with 80 toppings, along with snow ice, smoothies, root beer floats, hot cocoa and tea

$10 $5

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

Starlite Lounge

Midtown

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

$20 $10

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$20 for $40 Worth of American Cuisine at 3 Fires Lounge

3 Fires Lounge

Downtown

Variety of cuisine includes hummus, pizza, crab salad sandwiches, bbq salad, and fish and chips, all ready to be paired with drinks

$40 $20

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Standup-Comedy Show for Two or Four on Friday–Sunday at Laughs Unlimited (Up to 88% Off)

Laughs Unlimited

Central Sacramento

Venerable club with alumni such as Jerry Seinfeld and Dennis Miller hosts established and rising comedians

$40 $10

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$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

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

$5 $2.50

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Tea-Time Sampler with Sandwiches and Scones for Two or Four at Dori's Tea Cottage (Up to 51% Off)

Dori's Tea Cottage

Groveland

Hearty sampler platters provide plenty of snacks to share while enjoying a pot of tea, such as cucumber sandwiches, scones, and cookies

$32.95 $16

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$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue and American Cuisine at Central Station Grill

Central Station Grill

Rancho Cordova

Comfort food served all day includes breakfast burritos, half-pound burgers, and barbecue such as hot links, pulled pork, and ribs

$20 $12

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$4 for Two Crazy Creamwiches at Crazy for Yogurt ($8 Value)

Crazy for Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Sink your teeth into a Creamwich, a delicious treat of a warm glazed donut nestling a creamy scoop of ice-cream

$8 $4

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Costa Vida - Rancho Cordova

Costa Vida - Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova

Mexican eatery uses fresh ingredients to create food like sweet pork burritos, raspberry chipotle chicken tacos, and grilled steak nachos

$20 $12

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Asian Food and Sushi at Samurai Sushi (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Samurai Sushi

Rancho Cordova

Japanese and Korean food such as tempura, bibimbap, and udon noodles; sushi rolls with fried shrimp, snow crab, tobiko, and lobster

$25 $13

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Russian Cuisine for Two or Four at Firebird Russian Restaurant (50% Off)

Firebird Russian Restaurant & Gallery

Carmichael

Hearty Russian feasts of cheese-stuffed blini, meaty vareniki dumplings, grilled chicken and lamb, and wholesome borsch

$25 $12.50

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

Steve's Pizza

Fair Oaks

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

$20 $10

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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

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

$42.50 $20

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

Java Johnny's

Fair Oaks

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

$5 $3

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$19 for Two Burgers and Two Draft Beers or Soft Drinks at The Davis Graduate (Up to $36 Value)

The Davis Graduate

The Davis Graduate at the University Mall

Legendary bar stimulates patrons with juicy burgers, abundant ales, and nightly entertainment such as salsa dancing

$36 $19

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Indian and Nepali Cuisine at Kathmandu Kitchen (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Kathmandu Kitchen

Downtown Core

Free-range tandoori chicken; lamb in a cashew-based curry sauce; housemade cheese with fresh spinach and other Indian specialties

$20 $10

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Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Cuisine at ChickPeas (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

ChickPeas

Davis

Eatery featuring chickpeas serves falafel pitas, gyros, shawarma over hummus, salads, and rice with middle eastern beans

$20 $12

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Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at The Couch (50% Off)

The Couch

Citrus Heights

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

$20 $10

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

India Oven

Citrus Heights

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

$25 $12.50

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$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

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

$15 $9

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

Mrs. Fields

Multiple Locations

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

$29.99 $17.49

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Pizza or Sandwiches for Two or Four at Sundance Sandwich (Up to 50% Off)

Sundance Sandwich

Citrus Heights

Sandwiches named after celebrities and historical figures served hot or cold, as well as 12 in. specialty pizzas

$26 $13

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$8 for $15 Towards Two Sandwiches at Deli Delicious

Deli Delicious

Multiple Locations

Contemporary, fast-casual restaurant specializing in premium sandwiches, salads, and lettuce wraps; available for dine-in or takeout

$15 $8

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Pizzeria Food, or Pizza with Bounce House Party for Eight Kids at Pizza Factory (Up to 78% Off)

Pizza Factory

Ione

Dig into homemade pizza, pasta, and calzones or sign up for a pizza party complete with a bounce house and gifts for the kids

$225 $49

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Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Berryessa Gap Vineyards (Up to $78 Off)

Berryessa Gap Vineyards

Multiple Locations

Tour the winery that started 50 years ago and enjoy sips of wine at two tasting rooms; selection of wine bottles to choose from

$63 $26

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Sundaes, Shaved Ice, or Ice-Cream Pies at Cold Stone Creamery in Folsom (Up to 40% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Broadstone

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $6

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Chinese Cuisine at Lotus 8 (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Lotus 8

Folsom

Dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients maintain authentic flavors with less oil and salt than traditional Chinese cooking

$25 $12.50

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

India House

Broadstone

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

$40 $20

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

TCBY

Multiple Locations

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

$5 $3

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Burgers and Fresh Fast Food at Burgerocity (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Burgerocity

Folsom

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

$10 $5

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Mexican Food at Felipe's Mexican Restaurant (40% Off)

Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

Folsom Local

Chimichangas, homemade pork tamales, and chile rellanos complement imported beers

$20 $12

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Four-Course Dinner for Two with Optional Champagne and Live Music at Sergio's Steak and Seafood (Up to 49% Off)

Sergio's Steak and Seafood

Folsom

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

$113.70 $59

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$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.

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

$6 $3

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$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

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

$4 $2

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Peruvian Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at La Huaca Restaurant (Up to 44% Off). Three Options Available.

La Huaca Restaurant

Roseville

Six types of fresh ceviche, duck confit in cilantro sauce, and filet mignon cooked with South American brandy

$25 $14

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Line-Dancing for Four with Optional Food and Jack Daniels at Opera House Saloon (Up to 66% Off)

Opera House Saloon

Roseville

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

$62 $21

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

Cupcake A La Mode

Roseville

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

$21 $11

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

Susumu Japanese Steakhouse

Roseville

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

$30 $16.50

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

Farm Fresh To You

Milpitas

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

$33 $17

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

Taqueria Los Cabos

Rocklin

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

$8 $4

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

Pizza Factory

Loomis

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

$20 $10

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

Cha-Cha's Cocina Mexicana

Rocklin

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

$20 $12

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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

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

$20 $11

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sandwiches at Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop Granite Bay ($30 Value)

Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop Granite Bay

Granite Bay

Specialty sandwiches with chicken, bacon, avocado, and melted jack cheese or hot pastrami, cream cheese, and avocado

$10 $5

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Mexican Food for Two or Four at Cabos Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

Cabos Restaurant

Cabos

Classic Mexican dishes from a veteran chef who particularly specializes in seafood

$25 $13

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Christmas Extravaganza Wine Tasting Event for One or Two on December 6–7 at H-G Vineyards (Up to 50% Off)

H-G Vineyards

Lodi

All-day wine celebration includes live music, catered lunch, wine class, and your own bottle to decorate

$45 $23

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Family-owned Husick's offers gourmet foodstuffs and gift baskets, wines, and periodic dinners in a charming country store. With a seat at a Winemaker's Dinner, you'll join up to 20 guests for a sumptuous, seasonal meal in the heart of the country, complete with an introduction to some regional wines and a chance to play footsy with a devilishly handsome Tule elk. The menu abounds with fresh, local ingredients, starting with crab cakes dressed in red-pepper aioli sauce ($11) and a salad of field greens, delta pears, Cypress Grove chevre and pear vinaigrette ($13). Roasted sage and butternut squash soup comes drizzled with truffle oil ($11) and tastes like autumn in a bowl, without the unpleasantness of dry leaf-bits between your teeth. For the main course, feast on braised short ribs in pinot noir sauce, roasted rosemary-garlic fingerling potatoes, french-cut green beans with prosciutto and mushrooms ($37) and a glass of Spoto cabernet ($21). Crème brûlée served with fresh berries and mint in chocolate cups ($14) provides an elegant companion to Bogle port ($8). Throughout your meal, you'll sample house wines from the likes of Old Vine Zin, James Blake, Tierra Del Ore, and Heringer Estates.

36510 Riverview Drive
Clarksburg,
CA
US

Cuisine Type: Winery

Established: 2004

Reservations: Optional

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Wines and a rustic event venue

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: Wine only

Outdoor Seating: Yes

The Carvalho family's history in the winemaking industry began in the vineyards of Portugal more than 100 years ago, right after drinking wine for pleasure was invented. Although the family has since immigrated to the rolling fields of Clarksburg Wine Country, the new generation of Carvalhos still hand-crafts small batches of wine with the same dedication as their ancestors. They source their grapes from local vineyards in the surrounding area to concoct a variety of California wines, including their crisp sauvignon blanc, creamy chardonnay, smooth pinot noir, and five-barrel tawny port, which can all be sipped in their quaintly appointed tasting room. In addition to tastings, the room hosts regular events including tastings, art openings, and live music.

The family further proves that they know how to entertain in their charming Old Sugar Mill event space, which hosts weddings and special occasions of all kinds beneath it's cathedral ceilings. John Carvalho renovated the space, but preserved its Old World?style brick walls and rustic doors.

35265 Willow Ave.
Clarksburg,
CA
US

When Capital Public Radio reporter Elaine Corn visited Kathmandu Kitchen in 2009, she spoke to two servers—Paritosh and Rosy—who explained the nuances of their native Nepalese cuisine. A small yet diverse country, Nepal draws from distinct culinary influences: Tibet and China to the north and India along the south. As such, diners viewing Kathmandu Kitchen’s menu for the first time are greeted with a cross section of its varied cuisine, which includes Tibetan-style pan-fried noodles, tandoor-cooked chicken tikka masala, and fiery curries seasoned with cumin and garlic. The uninitiated are the lucky ones; Rosy explains that having first-time visitors to the restaurant is one of her favorite things. “If I find a person coming for the first time in this restaurant, I’ll be the happiest person at that moment. Because we feel it’s really important that people from America are valuing us, too, through our food.” Tables clad in white linens and a mural of the Himalayas surround Nepal’s beloved regional dishes, which coalesce perfectly in the form of thali, a tray filled with a harmonious blend of dumplings, flatbread, and lentils crowned with a main course.

Kathmandu Kitchen’s wide spectrum of aromatic and authentic vegetarian, chicken, lamb, and seafood entrees pleases just about every palate. The eatery has earned recognition from a host of local sources, including spots on the Top Five Best Indian restaurants list by CityVoter and the Top 100 list by Local Eats.

1728 Broadway
Sacramento,
CA
US

Rivers Edge Cafe aims to put a spin on the traditional, Americana-steeped diner by creating a casual neighborhood eatery that serves slightly more imaginative versions of otherwise familiar comfort foods. Tempting diners with the opportunity to enjoy three meals a day, the chefs begin each morning by cooking a number of breakfast staples. Buttermilk pancakes and country fried steak are classics, but they also cook omelets using three farm-fresh eggs and everything from artichoke hearts and kalamata olives to smoked salmon and capers. They even update the traditional side of hash browns by creating a version stuffed with bacon, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. As the sun begins to set, the cafe serves its selection of hearty, home-style dinner entrees, including housemade meatloaf flavored with garlic, onions, and green bell peppers, and penne pasta tossed with crisp vegetables, shrimp, and a balsamic glaze.

Much like its menu, Rivers Edge Cafe's dining room exudes a decidedly casual vibe that is more reminiscent of a bistro than a diner. Gleaming wooden tables and low-backed booths fill the dark floors, which still manage to catch the light streaming through the walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. Tulip-shaped pendant lamps hang above a few of the tables, but, as night falls, the ceiling fans' lights help keep the space illuminated as they lazily spin above patrons' heads and keep guests cool as they sip on one of the available craft beers or wines imported from the future.

8740 La Riviera Dr
Sacramento,
CA
US

What started as a hobby for Biba Caggiano became a culinary career when she relocated to Sacramento with her family in 1969. During the move, she brought along a practiced knowledge of Old World cuisine, which she gleaned from her mother while growing up in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. After teaching a handful of classes at a local cooking school, she began fully dedicating herself to gastronomic pursuits, publishing cookbooks of her signature recipes, studying culinary traditions throughout Italy, and hosting an internationally syndicated cooking show, Biba's Italian Kitchen.

She opened Biba Restaurant in 1986, devising a menu of authentic Italian cuisine that changes seasonally, much like a snowman’s ability to survive. Her chefs blanch homemade pastas, pan-roast sea bass, and braise veal shanks for an osso buco alla milanese that Frommer's proclaimed as "excellent." With a commitment to freshness, Biba sources her ingredients from local farmers and producers, including Del Rio Botanical and Ports Seafood.

The menus brim with refined dishes, and the décor to "make [diners] feel instantly at home." In addition to its yellow walls, the recently renovated main dining room, according to the Sacramento Press, features hand-painted Italian silk sconces and crema marfil marble.

2801 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento,
CA
US

Choosing a seat is the first step at 3 Fires Lounge. The jet-black bar stools give patrons the best views of the room's 52-inch, high-definition televisions. The high-top tables line a window that gazes directly out onto Capitol Park. Additionally, the space features oversized couches that invite guests to sink into their helium-filled cushions. All three of these options are available within the trendy, lounge, which was recently remodeled to have a more colorful atmosphere with more seating, beers on draught, and comfortable new patio furniture. CBS Sacramento praised the space's casual vibe and low-key ambiance, placing 3 Fires Lounge on its list of the Best Hotel Bars in Sacramento.

Although glasses of wine, pints of beer, and rounds of cocktails are all readily available for patrons hoping to relax with a drink in hand, 3 Fires Lounge also tempts diners with a menu of hearty international cooking. While the chefs incorporate recipes from across the globe, their main source of inspiration is the bounty of seasonal, locally sourced produce that is so readily available. Using these Californian ingredients, the team creates hummus with vegetables and baked pita chips, crab cake sandwiches served on sourdough bread with melted white cheddar, and grilled flatbreads topped with everything from caramelized onions, mushrooms, and goat cheese to pulled pork and honey-chipotle barbecue sauce.

1501 L Street
Sacramento,
CA
US