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$20 for $40 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks for Dinner at India's

India's

Annapolis

Kumar family serves up dishes of chicken tandoori, black-lentil dal, naan, and lamb stew, fragrant with fenugreek, cumin, and ginger

$40 $20

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Café Cuisine at 49 West (50% Off). Three Options Available.

49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery

Annapolis

Hearty breakfast dishes, healthy sandwiches, and seafood entrees served in a café with local artwork and live music

$30 $15

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Tacos, Burritos, and Margaritas at Mexican Café (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Mexican Café

Annapolis

Tacos filled with chicken, steak, pork, or tilapia complement house specialties such as tamale dinners and more than a dozen margaritas

$20 $10

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Sandwiches or Ham Dinner with Heat & Serve Sides at HoneyBaked Ham (Up to 52% Off)

HoneyBaked Ham

Multiple Locations

Cured hams hardwood-smoked for 24+ hours, available on sandwiches with other meats or as part of a dinner with two Heat & Serve sides

$6.79 $3.25

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Pub Food and Beer for Two or Four at Severna Park Taphouse (Up to 58% Off)

Severna Park Taphouse

Severna Park

Draft brews from Goose Island and Lagunitas pair with burgers in family-friendly spot

$48 $22

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Steak and Seafood at Tall Oaks Restaurant (Up to 54% Off)

Tall Oaks Restaurant

3

Angus steaks and local seafood—such as fried crab and barbeque oysters—served in a sunny dining room

$65 $30

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Two or Four Sub, Salad, or Flatbread Meals with Chips and Drinks, or $6 for $12 Worth of Subs at Quiznos

Quizno's

Bowie

Atop artisan breads, staffers pile butcher-quality meats to create meatball, California-chicken, and lobster-and-seafood-salad subs

$12 $6

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Greek Meal for Two or Four or $17 for $30 Worth of Takeout at Perry's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

Perry's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

Odenton

Greek meals commence with saganaki or grape leaves, followed by braised lamb, gyros, or moussaka; carry out Greek or American dishes

$30 $17

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Breakfast or Lunch and Drinks at Zandi’s Grill (48% Off). Two Options Available.

Zandi's Grill

South Gate

Laid-back breakfasts or lunches with omelets and egg sandwiches, burgers, salads, and onion rings

$20 $11

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$19 for Two Dozen Oysters and Two Craft Beers at Catcher's Restaurant ($38 Value)

Catcher's Restaurant

Rehoboth Beach

Fresh oysters paired with cool craft beers that can be enjoyed inside a cozy dining room or at outdoor patio tables

$38 $19

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine at East Moon Asian Bistro

East Moon Asian Bistro

Glen Burnie

Huge variety of pan-Asian dishes such as Thai-style panang curry, sweet and sour chicken, and wonton soup

$20 $11

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Burgers, Fries, and Shakes for Two or Four at Mikie's (Up to 48% Off)

Mikie's

Glen Burnie

Grill pros serve up burgers topped with optional cheese and bacon, paired with fries and a thick shake

$19.05 $10

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$11 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt in Love ($20 Value)

Yogurt In Love

Fort Meade

Rotating selection of 14 frozen yogurt flavors capped with a choice of toppings such as sprinkles, fresh fruit, or candy

$5 $2.75

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Chinese Cuisine and Sushi at Mai Dragon (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Mai Dragon

Fort Meade

Eatery serves Chinese food such as pork fried rice, beef lo mein, and sweet and sour chicken, and creates maki rolls, sashimi, and nigiri

$25 $14

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Italian and Sicilian Dinner for Dine-In or Carryout at Carmelo's Italian Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Carmelo's Italian Restaurant

Linthicum

Local organic ingredients and imports from Sicily combine into penne capricciosa, gourmet pizzas, and other authentic dishes

$30 $16

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French Cuisine at The Elkridge Furnace Inn (Half Off). Three Options Available.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn

Elkridge

Shrimp wrapped in prosciutto, stuffed summer squash, and quiche du jour served at an inn that dates back to 1744

$50 $25

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$16.50 for $30 Worth of Barbecue at RG's BBQ Cafe

RG's BBQ Cafe

North Laurel

Southern barbecue such as pit turkey, pulled pork, and baby back and spare ribs; homemade sides include corn bread and mac ‘n’ cheese

$30 $16.50

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Teppanyaki Dinner and Sushi at Ginza Of Tokyo (Up to 33% Off). Two Pricing Options Available.

Ginza Of Tokyo

North Laurel

Hibachi chefs prepare savory dishes with sea foods, meats, and veggies; sushi chefs create artful maki rolls and sashimi

$45 $30

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Up to 40% Off Sandwiches — Shane's Rib Shack - Laurel; Valid Tuesday - Friday 1 PM - 7 PM

Shane's Rib Shack - Laurel

Multiple Locations

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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Wine-Tasting Class and 4-Course Tasting for Two at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro (34% Off). Four Dates Available.

Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro

Beltsville

Wine-tasting class and 4-course food pairing led by distinguished sommelier Jaren Kellar, who's worked at Michelin-starred restaurants

$120 $79

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Sushi Dinner for Two or Four at Fish Head Cantina (Up to 40% Off)

Fish Head Cantina

Arbutus

Eclectic venue pairs fresh sushi with live music, tiki bar cocktails, and a full menu of classic grill fare

$20 $12

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Seafood Dinner for Two or More or Four or More at Olde Towne Inn (Up to 43% Off)

Olde Towne Inn

Upper Marlboro

Sophisticated American fare; crab stuffed salmon, blackened mahi mahi, and seafood fettuccine with fresh scallops, shrimp, and crab

$30 $17

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One or Two Dozen Specialty Cupcakes at MTD Bakery (Up to 50% Off)

MTD Bakery

Baltimore

This bakery at Hollins Market whips up cupcakes made fresh each morning from scratch in a variety of creative flavors

$30 $17

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$21 for $40 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine and Drinks at La Tavola Ristorante Italiano

La Tavola Ristorante Italiano

Little Italy

Chef Carlo draws upon his Venetian heritage as he conjures up made-from-scratch pastas as well as seafood and veal dishes

$40 $21

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Seafood and Burgers or Steamed Crabs for Takeout at Waterman's Pride Seafood (40% Off)

Waterman's Pride Seafood

Overlea

Crabs caught daily served steamed, as crab cakes, and in platters

$10 $6

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Standup for Two or Four at Baltimore Comedy Factory Through October 31 (Up to 65% Off)

Baltimore Comedy Factory

Baltimore Comedy Factory

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Storied comedy club continues its quarter-century legacy of laughter in a brand-new location

$40 $18

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$11 for Two $10 Groupons for American and Indian Food at Eastern Kebab & Grill ($20 Total Value)

Eastern Kebab & Grill

Brewer's Hill

Kebabs, sub sandwiches, burgers, and seafood platters among other Indian and American food

$10 $5.50

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Greek Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Acropolis Restaurant (Up to 50% Off).

Acropolis Restaurant

Fifteenth Street

Lamb shish kebabs, moussaka, shrimp saganaki, and other Greek entrees for two or four people

$20 $11

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American and Tex-Mex Food and Drink for Two or Four at Alonso's & Loco Hombre (Up to 50% Off)

Alonso's & Loco Hombre

Keswick

Burgers come stuffed with jalapeno poppers and bowls of spicy steak chili heat up the night for any diner

$30 $15

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Barbecue and Drinks at Midtown BBQ & Brew (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Midtown BBQ & Brew

Baltimore

House-smoked barbecue made with locally raised meat earns praise from the Baltimore Sun

$30 $15

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Hookah for Two or Four with Drinks at Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge (53% Off)

Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge

Downtown

Hookah sessions include charcoals, specialty flavors, and non-alcoholic drinks

$36 $17

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$16 for $30 Worth of Greek Food at Ikaros Restaurant

Ikaros Restaurant

Greektown

Classic Greek dishes such as braised lamb, surf and turf, stuffed grape leaves, moussaka, and housemade baklava

$30 $16

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Hookah Package for Two or Four with Mediterranean Sampler Platter and Tea at Zeeba Lounge (Up to 51% Off)

Zeeba Lounge

Federal Hill - Montgomery

Fragrant hookah tobaccos infused with watermelon, apple, or mint; opulent lounge with plush sofas

$37 $19

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Catering for a Party Serving 6–10 or 15–25 People from Quite A Treat Catering (Up to 53% Off)

Quite A Treat Catering

Ednor Gardens - Lakeside

Expert caterers whip up enough warm spinach dip, finger sandwiches, lasagna, or fried chicken for up to 25 guests

$175 $85

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$21 for $40 Worth of New American Dinner Food and Drinks for Two or More at Sascha's 527 Cafe

Saschas 527

Downtown

Upscale urban café with red velvet curtains and a crystal chandelier proffers boneless glazed short rib, free-range chicken, & small plates

$40 $21

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$20 for $40 Worth of Inventive American Cuisine at Blue Hill Tavern

Blue Hill Tavern

Canton

Classic dishes such as crab cakes with inventive spin and seasonal ingredients

$40 $20

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Pub Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Patrick's of Pratt Street (Up to 51% Off)

Patrick's of Pratt Street

Hollins Market

Pub classics such as Maryland crab cakes and Black Angus beef burgers in a historical pub with original tin ceiling and brass cash register

$40 $20

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Seafood and American Cuisine at Captain James Landing (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Captain James Landing

Baltimore

Chefs specialize in fresh seafood, such as crab-cake sliders and lobster steamed to order, inside a maritime-themed eatery by the water

$30 $15

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$16 for $35 Worth of Cake Balls — Sundance Baked Goods

Sundance Baked Goods

Redeem from Home

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

$35 $16

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$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Pizzeria Cuisine at Home Slyce ($40 Total Value)

Home Slyce

Multiple Locations

Premium pizzas and customized pies topped with veggie, seafood, and meat toppings, as well as hearty calzones and sandwiches

$20 $10

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Southern Cuisine for Brunch or Take-Out at Phaze 10 (Up to 43% Off)

Phaze 10

Mount Vernon

Feast on Eastern Shore gumbo, shrimp and grits, chicken and biscuits, or barbecue bourbon salmon

$30 $17

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$16 for $30 Worth of Turkish Cuisine at Cazbar

Cazbar

Downtown

Traditional Turkish dishes ranging from sausage-stuffed pides and flavorful spreads to doner kebabs and beef dumplings

$30 $16

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Ikaros Restaurant

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

$60 $29

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One Dozen or Two Dozen Cake Pops at Enchanted Cakes and Treats (Up to 56% Off)

Enchanted Cakes and Treats

Baltimore

Chocolate, red-velvet, yellow, strawberry, and lemon cake pops infused with buttercream and dipped in white or milk chocolate

$18 $9

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Beer Flight for Two or Four, or $11 for $20 Worth of Drinks at Elliott's Pour House

Elliotts Pour House

Hudson - Highlandtown

Twenty craft beers from Longtrail, Star Hill, Great Divide, and other local brewers on draft

$20 $11

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Small Plates and Wine for Two or Four at Silo.5% Wine Bar

Silo.5% Wine Bar

Locust Point

Bottles of house wine pair with an eclectic selection of shared plates such as crab-stuffed shiitake mushrooms or brie-and-cheddar mac

$55 $35

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Casual American Food for Two or Four at Fat Larry’s Cheesesteak & Hoagies (Up to 50% Off)

Fat Larry's Cheesesteak & Hoagies

Sharp Leadenhall

South Philly–style sandwiches include cheesesteaks made with rib-eye steak, traditional hoagies, and hot sandwiches

$20 $11

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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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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Drinks for Dine-In or Carryout at Roberto's Pizzeria Italiana

Roberto's Pizzeria Italiana

Mt. Washington

Pizza of the day rotates frequently, moving from classic cheese to more elaborate pies such as pesto or margherita

$20 $12

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Thai Dinner for Two or Four at Stang of Siam (Up to 46% Off)

Stang of Siam

Mid-Town Belvedere

Acclaimed chef behind Dupont Circle's The Regent fills the upscale menu with Thai classics and impeccably presented house specialties

$71.90 $39

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$16.50 for $30 Worth of Indian and Nepalese Dinner Cuisine for Two at Lumbini Restaurant

Lumbini Restaurant

Downtown

Charcoal-roasted chicken, tandoor-barbecued lamb, and baked eggplant simmer in sauces and Himalayan spices

$30 $16.50

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Mediterranean Cuisine at Bosphorus Mediterranean Bistro (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Bosphorus Mediterrenean Bistro

Rosebank

Mediterranean cuisine includes beef shish kebab, tzatziki, and a Bosphorus burger with beef, kasar cheese, tomato, and onion

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of Beers and Mixed Drinks at Ottobar

Ottobar

Charles Village

Bars on both floors of an award-winning venue serve domestic and imported bottled beers and mixed drinks

$30 $15

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Catering or Dine-In Sandwiches, Breakfast, and Fried Chicken at Lenny's Deli Harborplace (25% Off)

Lennys Deli Harborplace

Baltimore

Catered smoked-salmon party platters and 5-foot cold-cut subs; dine-in corned-beef reubens and baked half chickens

$100 $75

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Sandwiches and Salads at New York Deli (Half Off). Two Options Available.

New York Deli

North College Park

New York–style sandwiches, housemade chicken salads, falafel, and wraps made with local pita bread

$10 $5

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Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or Four, or $7 for $15 Worth of Weekday Lunch at Azteca Restaurant and Cantina

Azteca Restaurant and Cantina

College Park

3-course dinner begins with mixed-seafood ceviche followed by broiled tilapia & shrimp; lunch items include chicken fajitas & giant burritos

$15 $7

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Ethiopian Meal for Two or Four at Sheba Restaurant and Bar (42% Off)

Sheba Restaurant and Bar

Canton

Guests scoop up a variety of spiced and stewed meats and veggies with special spongy flat bread

$47.93 $28

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Cake Balls, Alcohol-Infused Cupcakes, or Fondant-Cake at Poor Little Rich Girl Cupcakes & Cake (Up to 44% Off)

Poor Little Rich Girl Cupcakes & Cake

Essex

"Texas-sized" cupcakes in flavors like strawberry shortcake or with alcohol-infused filling; single-tiered cakes are covered in fondant

$25 $14

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$25 for a 10-Inch Specialty Cake at SugarBakers Cakes ($40 Value)

SugarBakers Cakes

Catonsville

Choice of six gourmet combinations of cake, filling, and icing, such as amaretto raspberry and red velvet fudge cake

$40 $25

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Dine-In, Takeout or Delivery at Carini's Pizza, Subs & Pasta (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Carini's Pizza, Subs & Pasta

Stevensville

Specialty pizzas with housemade crust and sauce; hot and cold subs including cheesesteaks; pasta dishes

$20 $9.50

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$13 for $20 Worth of Italian and Greek Food at Bellagio Pizzeria (Up to 47% Off)

Bellagio Pizzeria

Rossville

Eclectic spread includes specialty pizzas topped with feta and gyro meat, 8-inch subs, and crab cake served with fries

$20 $13

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$23 for $40 Worth of Thai Food and Sushi for Dinner at Cha Ya Asian Bistro

Cha Ya Asian Bistro

Columbia

Thai curries and lemongrass-infused seafood paired with creative sushi rolls in a colorful lounge

$40 $23

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$15 for $30 Worth of Burgers, Crepes, Pasta, and American Cuisine for Dinner at Eggspectation. Five Locations Available.

Eggspectation

Multiple Locations

Seafood such as crab cakes and lobster macaroni and cheese, savory and sweet crepes, and half-pound USDA Choice burgers

$30 $15

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$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Dinner Cuisine at Azul 17

Azul 17

Columbia Market Place

Cooks prepare dishes such as chicken in mole sauce, while bartenders forge beverages using more than 100 blue-agave tequilas

$30 $15

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$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Food and Drinks for Two at Koto Sake Japanese Steak House

Koto Sake Japanese Steak House

Hickory Ridge

Chefs create seafood and steak meals tableside; sushi rolls with asparagus, yellowtail, eel, shrimp tempura, and crab meat

$30 $15

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$89 Four Do it Yourself Meals for Up to Six and a $30 Gift Card from Let's Dish! ($144 Value)

Let's Dish

Multiple Locations

Customized do it yourself freezer-ready meals offer delicious and easy options, such as sticky orange chicken; each meal serves six people

$144 $89

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$89 for Four Do it Yourself Meals for Up to Six and a $30 Gift Card from Let's Dish! ($144 Value)

Let's Dish!

Multiple Locations

Customized do it yourself freezer-ready meals offer delicious and easy options, such as sticky orange chicken; each meal serves six people

$144 $89

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Mediterranean and American Dinner for Two or Four at Rudy's Mediterranean Grill (Up to 48% Off)

Rudy's Mediterranean Grill

Columbia

Mediterranean dishes such as hummus & spinach pie join internationally eclectic menu of shrimp scampi, pastrami sandwiches & crab cakes.

$60.95 $33

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Modern American Cuisine at Gadsby's Bar American (Up to 54% Off)

Gadsby's Bar American

Ellicott City

Ribeye steaks, seared scallops, pen cove mussels, and other elegant dishes made with fresh ingredients by a chef from Iron Chef America

$65 $30

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Asian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Red Parrot Asian Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

Red Parrot Asian Bistro

Ellicott City

Expansive menu of pan-Asian fare includes dozens of specialty sushi rolls, Chinese cashew chicken, Korean stir-fried beef, and bubble tea

$50 $30

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$20 for $40 Worth of American Pub Grub and Drinks at Golden Sports Bar & Grill

Golden Sports Bar & Grill

Ellicott City

Bar with 8 pool tables, 10 dart boards, and loads of TVs and video games keeps the party going with 1/2 pound burgers and draft beer

$40 $20

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$21 for One Pizza and One A La Carte Food item at Zum Zum Pizzeria (Up to $36 Value)

Zum Zum Pizzeria

Ellicott City

Pick up a pizza and another dish at this creative food joint, where chicken tenders, jalapeno poppers, and onion rings are all big draws

$36 $21

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

$10 $6

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Concert TIckets for Two to the Decked Out Live Entertainment Series at The Vineyard at Hershey (Up to 48% Off)

The Vineyard at Hershey

Londonderry

A popular summer series featuring jazz, soul, and tribute bands, performed amid the rolling hills of this Hershey-area winery

$15 $8

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Seafood at Vince’s Crab House ($20 Total Value)

Vince's Crab House

Middle River

Chefs transform freshly caught seafood from Maryland's coast into sandwiches and dinner platters

$10 $5.50

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Mixology Class for Two with Drinks and Appetizers or 20 Wings and Beer at Memphis Belle Saloon (Up to 50% Off)

Memphis Belle Saloon

Middle River

Mixology class teaches guests to make drinks and includes beverages and appetizers; wings and beer pair with televised sports

$80 $40

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$19 for $35 Worth of Food for Two or More at Trummerfest

Trummer's on Main

Clifton

Event puts a tasty spin on Oktoberfest with Austrian wine and beer and hearty cuisine

$35 $19

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Indian or Nepalese Food and Drinks for Dine-In or Take-Out at Mount Everest Restaurant (Up to 53% Off)

Mount Everest Restaurant

Mount Everest Restaurant

Classic Indian entrees, such as paneer tikka masala and shrimp vindaloo, along with low-fat Nepalese options

$30 $14

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Fare at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Silver Spring

Massive pies with crisp, chewy crust emerge from stone ovens topped with locally sourced ingredients and housemade meatballs

$20 $12

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To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.

Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.

From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.

3213 Solomons Island Rd
Edgewater,
MD
US

The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.

But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.

Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.

2002 Annapolis Mall
Annapolis,
MD
US

The seasoned chefs at Waterman's Tavern outsmart hunger and thirst with an upscale pub menu showcasing more than 90 brews. Sweep meaty cravings under your lip curtains with the half-pound bison burger smothered in American cheese ($10.95) or try the tavern meat loaf, a medley of beef, veal, and pork glazed with a sauce as sweet and smoky as a candyland forest fire ($12.95). Hoppy delights, such as Sam Smith's Organic and Stella Artois ($2.25–$6), cleanse palates, and french baguettes and tortilla chips escort Waterman's crab dip with cheddar cheese ($12.95) into vacated belly hovels. Seal the meal with homemade bread pudding inundated with irish cream and vanilla, tossed with chocolate chips and crowned with whipped, spiked, and iced creams ($5.95).

145 Mayo Road
Edgewater,
MD
US

Jake's overloads fresh rolls with juicy meats to create a delectable menu of belly-stuffing subs and steak bombs. The cheesesteak main attraction, Jake's Combo ($6.99), hogs the spotlight with a captivating mélange of cheddar, fried onions, mushrooms, sweet peppers, and sauce, all supporting a powerhouse performance by 100% rib-eye steak. Jake's steer-searers cut and season the meat on-site, age it for two days for flavor, and then cook it right along with its toppings rather than adding them afterward. Freshly sliced Idaho potato fries ($2.39 for a medium), which can also be served with cheese, chili cheese, or gravy, complete the feast with more finesse than a Norman Rockwell mom serving up a freshly baked American flag. The theory that hunger is purely psychological can also be disproven with wraps, salads, and subs such as the italian meatball ($5.99), which plasters protein orbs with provolone and a variety of seasonings.

3275 Solomons Island Rd
Edgewater,
MD
US

While the assembly line may serve the car business well, the Kabob House staff prefers a less industrial approach to serving its customers. The restaurant makes a surfeit of healthy Mediterranean food to order, including meaty kabob skewers, creamy hummus drizzled with olive oil, and fluffy pita loaves loaded with gyro, chicken, and falafel. Like Plato's extensive writings on college football, the cuisine is a blend of Mediterranean and American traditions, with spiced beef kofte, tabouli, and fava bean salads served alongside cheesesteaks, burgers, and baskets of fries. If stuffed grape leaves and babaganosh isn’t enough, the kitchen also makes flaky baklava pastries and slices of cheesecake as rich as the person who invented oxygen.

3139 Solomons Island Rd
Edgewater,
MD
US

To say Capital Teas? founders, Manelle and Peter Martino, know tea might be a bit of an understatement. Fifth-generation tea merchant Manelle?s great-great-grandfather, Francis Van Reyk, was a Dutch tea planter who immigrated in the 1870s to present-day Sri Lanka, where he planted and managed the Diyagama Tea Estate, from which the Martinos now source their Great Grandfather?s tea. Manelle?s family has been in the tea trade ever since, a tradition she has carried to her own specialty tea business, which has boutique locations throughout the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland area. Additionally, Peter has become a popular speaker at World Tea Expos, where he frequently educates and inspires the tea world.

In addition to tea from Sri Lanka, Capital Teas carries more than 200 loose teas and herbal infusions from 18 countries including India, China, Japan, Malawi, and Kenya. A sniffing wall dispenses wafts of black, oolong, and green teas, and knowledgeable employees drift around the store?s tasting stations to explain each flavor?s nuances.

Capital Teas also pairs customers with accompaniments such as teapots, infusers, treats, and artisanal honey. In-store patrons may sample free tea samples?which are brewed fresh daily?while online purchasers receive a free sample with every order.

6 Cornhill St
Annapolis,
MD
US