Food & Drink in Ramona

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Vineyard Grant James (Up to 60% Off)

Vineyard Grant James

Ramona

Groups sample wines cultivated from the beautiful vineyard's acres of grapevines

$20 $10

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Wine Flight for Two or Four at Orfila Vineyards and Winery (Up to 45% Off)

Orfila Tasting Room

Julian

Sip six wines of your choice in a tasting room and gift shop filled with jams, chocolates, and olive oils; complimentary logo glass included

$20 $12

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$18.99 for Six Bottles of Cold Pressed Juice at Jamba Juice ($32.94 Value)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

New ready-to-drink cold pressed juices include three full servings of fruits and/or vegetables in each 100% real-juice beverage

$32.94 $18.99

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$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Oz. Energy Bowl at Jamba Juice (Up to $19.47 Total Value)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

New made-to-order Energy Bowls include fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and organic granola

$6.49 $3.33

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American Comfort Cuisine for Lunch, Brunch, or Dinner at Luc's Bistro (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Luc's Bistro

Poway

Comforting dishes such as chicken and dumplings, shrimp and grits, and meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy

$20 $12

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One Dozen Cupcakes or Assorted Baked Goods at Buttercream (Up to 49% Off)

Buttercream

Poway

Cupcakes in flavors such as key-lime pie or chocolate mint, or an assortment of cannolis, cheesecakes, and brownies

$37 $19

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Food at Landmark Deli and Grill ($24 Value)

Landmark Deli and Grill

Poway

Handcrafted sandwiches stuffed with crisp veggies and fillings like homemade tuna salad, and piled onto bread that's delivered fresh daily

$12 $6

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$24 for 10 16-Ounce Lattes and Mochas at Pivot Coffee and Cream

Pivot Coffee And Cream

Lakeside

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

$43 $24

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Four-Hour Southern California Valley Brewery Tour for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (45% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Uncorked Tours Southern California

Four-hour tour of 3 breweries aboard a limo coach includes tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary appetizers

$140 $79

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Diner Food, Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas for Two, or Takeout at Westside Cafe (Up to 50% Off).

Westside Cafe

Central Escondido

Classic breakfast and lunch dishes

$20 $11

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Sushi and Japanese Food at Sushi Yama (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Yama

Central Escondido

Traditional sushi and hot entrees with modern twists including Southwest-inspired rolls and tempura platters

$40 $20

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Wine Flights for Two or Four at Orfila Vineyards & Winery (38% Off)

Orfila Vineyards & Winery

Escondido

Visitors enjoy samples of award-winning red and white wines in a tasting room that overlooks the winery's 70-acre estate

$24 $15

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Mexican Food for Lunch or Dinner for Parties of Two or Four at El Mariachi Mexican Food (50% Off)

El Mariachi Mexican Food

Bluffton

Mexican favorites such as burritos, chimichangas, and tortas served in a bright and festive restaurant, with sopapillas and flan for dessert

$20 $10

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$12.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Ice Cream at Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt ($24 Total Value)

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Flash-freeze process yields more than 30 flavors of smooth, tasty ice cream at the customer's desired consistency

$8 $4.33

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Standup Show for Two or Four at Legends Comedy Club on Friday or Saturday Through March 31 (Up to 57% Off)

Legends Comedy Club

Legends Comedy Club

Acts include Sacramento Comedy Festival winner Trenton Davis, Star Search Comedy Champ Felicia Michaels & Letterman vet Andrew Norelli

$33.90 $15

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$12 for $20 or $30 for $50 Worth of Cookies and Cookie Bouquets at Cookies By Design

Cookies By Design

Santee

Cookie bouquets, baskets, and dozen-count boxes are baked onsite from scratch using ingredients from local farmers

$10 $6

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Mediterranean Food and Drinks at Ali Baba Family Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ali Baba Restaurant

Ali Baba Restaurant

Lamb and beef kebabs, shawarma with hummus, baba ghanouj, and traditional Mediterranean dishes

$40 $25

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Juice and Food at Tropifruit 100% Natural Juice Bar (38% Off)

Tropifruit 100% Natural Juice Bar

El Cajon

Fresh fruit smoothies and juices served alongside healthy lunch and breakfast sandwiches

$16 $10

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$12 for $24 Worth of Beer and Mixed Drinks at El Cajon Grand

El Cajon Grand

El Cajon

Bloody marys, house-infused vodkas, and more than 15 beers on tap, including Guinness, New Castle, and Stella Artois

$24 $12

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5 or 10 Regular Shaved Ices at Alana's Hawaiian Shave Ice (Up to 53% Off)

Alana's Hawaiian Shave Ice

El Cajon

Fluffy shaved ice in flavors such as piña colada, mango, and guava, served with an ice cream bottom and cream top

$20 $11

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

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

$60 $29

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$19 for $32 Worth of Paper Grocery Products — Amarist Paper Industries

Amarist Paper Industries

San Marcos

Amarist thermal paper sized 3.125'x230'; 10 rolls per pack

$32 $19

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$10 for $20 Worth of Bagels, Sandwiches, and Coffee at Big Apple Bagels

Big Apple Bagels

San Marcos

Breakfast and lunch staples include chewy bagels, triple-decker sandwiches, pizza breads, and Brewster’s coffee

$20 $10

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Sushi and Japanese Cuisine, or Dinner for Two at Arigato Japanese Restaurant (Up to 56% Off)

Arigato Japanese Restaurant

La Mesa

Fresh ingredients elegantly arranged into creative sushi rolls in a simple, understated dining room decorated with paper lanterns

$20 $11

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$18 for $30 Worth of Italian Food for Dinner at Antica Trattoria

Antica Trattoria

La Mesa

Chef Francesco Basile celebrates the cuisine of his native Italy with seasonal meals of seafood medleys, tender roasts, and flavorful sauces

$30 $18

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Mexican Food at La Torta Cafe (40% Off). Two Options Available.

La Torta Cafe

La Mesa

Mexican eatery specializing in more than 30 styles of tortas; other Mexican staples include quesadillas, burritos, and tacos

$20 $12

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$18 for 2 Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Food at La Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant ($32 Total Value)

La Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant

La Mesa

Amid the dining room’s brightly colored pottery and decorative plants, diners feast on carne asada tacos, carnitas, and chicken quesadillas

$16 $9

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Gourmet Comfort Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Whisknldale and Prepkitchen (Up to 30% Off)

Whisknladle and Prepkitchen

Multiple Locations

Acclaimed restaurants serve farm-fresh dishes such as Duroc pork chops and porter-braised short ribs off an ever-changing menu

$140 $98

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Persian and Greek Cuisine at Alborz Restaurant (Up to 42% Off). Four Options Available.

Alborz Restaurant

Del Mar Heights

Persian and Greek dishes of braised lamb, chicken and steak kebabs, veggie and bean stews, and hot and cold mezzes

$20 $12

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Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Booze Brothers Brewing Co. (Up to 50% Off)

Booze Brothers Brewing Co.

Vista

Surrounded by a “quirkily extraordinary” vintage decor, sample four small pours of beer, then enjoy a pint of your favorite

$28 $18

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$11 for 4 Groupons, Each Good for a $5 Credit at Skybound Coffee + Dessert Lounge (Up to $20 Total Value)

Skybound Coffee + Dessert Lounge

Multiple Locations

With deep care for each ingredient in their food and the way each coffee bean was grown, this cafe aims for quality above all else

$5 $2.75

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Mexican Food at La Paloma Restaurante (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available

La Paloma Restaurante

Vista

Menu features classic Mexican dishes, as well as inventive plates such as the charbroiled ostrich filet marinated in house seasoning

$20 $11

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20 or 40 Gallons of Alkaline Water or 5 Shave Ices at Water Shack (Up to 50% Off)

Water Shack

Vista

Pure, alkaline drinking water infused with trace minerals for an approximate pH of 9.9; shave ice in flavors like coconut and cotton candy

$14 $7

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Three $8 Groupons for Sandwiches and Deli Food at Vista's Icebox (38% Off)

Vista's Icebox

Vista

Fixings such as the California Split on sourdough bread, turkey, bacon, and avocado on squaw bread and a variety of hearty soups and salads

$8 $5

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Burger or Pasta Meals for Two or Cafe Fare at Vista French Bakery Cafe (Up to 53% Off)

Vista French Bakery Cafe

Vista

French pastry chef and staff use local products to whip up delectable cafe fare & pastries in café with local art and jazz

$33.70 $16

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Seafood at Off the Hook Seafood Grill (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Off the Hook Seafood Grill

Encinitas

Eatery dishes out seafood with selections of everything from snapper and trout to swordfish and cod, as well as chicken, chowder, and tacos

$30 $17

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$60 for $100 Worth of Upscale Seafood at Crab Catcher

Crab Catcher

La Jolla Village

Take in coastal views while dining on Alaskan and dungeness crab, Maine lobster, and prime steaks

$100 $60

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Savory Tacos, Tableside Guacamole, Margaritas, and More at Cozymel's Mexican Grill (Up to 51% Off)

Cozymel's Mexican Grill (La Jolla)

University City

Chefs prepare guacamole tableside and stuff tortillas with seafood and meats; bartenders mix margaritas and specialty cocktails behind bar

$40 $22

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Two Groupons, Each Good for Two Large Cups of Frozen Yogurt and Optional Macaroons at My Yogurt (Up to 46% Off)

My Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Customize large cups of frozen yogurt with a range of toppings, with optional colorful macaroons

$14 $7.50

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$10 for $20 Worth of Family-Style Italian Cuisine at Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

Gather family and friends for unique Italian-American dishes that include Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

$20 $10

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Pizza, Side Salad, and Beer Meal at Extreme Pizza (Up to 41% Off)

Extreme Pizza

North Clairemont

Creative pizzas house unconventional toppings, such as four types of cheese, roasted walnuts, and fresh sage, paired with side salad & beers

$30.35 $19

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Crepe Meal and Wine for Two or Four at Fabrison’s French Creperie (Up to 55% Off)

Fabrison’s French Creperie

Little Italy

French cuisine, from classic crepes to traditional Provençal tapenade, comes together for a unique café meal

$43.50 $20

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$23 for $40 Worth of Supplements at Athletes' Nutrition

Athletes' Nutrition

Miramar

Store run by former Marine sergeant stocks supplements for everything from weight-loss to post-workout recovery

$40 $23

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$75 for Mystery Comedy Dinner Theater for Two with Magnets at Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater ($130 Value)

Mystery Cafe Dinner Theater

The Imperial House Restaurant

Four-course meal and commemorative show magnets accompany a live, comedic mystery performance with audience participation

$130 $75

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Fit Foodie 5K Entry for One or Two at Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday, November 15 (Up to 50% Off)

Fit Foodie 5K

San Diego

After a stretch and dance, runners or walkers complete a 5K; chef and fitness demos, food tastings, and beer samples follow

$55 $30

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VIP Package for 2 with Appetizer and Future Show Tickets or Show for 10 at The Comedy Palace (Up to 90% Off)

The Comedy Palace

The Comedy Palace

Upcoming talent includes a Last Comic Standing semifinalist, a contributor to E! and TRU-TV, and a Comedy Central performer

$179.95 $20

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$40 for $70 Worth of Upscale Italian Dinner at Bice

Bice

Gaslamp Quarter

Seafood spaghetti and beet-potato gnocchi join a seasonal menu served in an upscale black-and-white dining space

$70 $40

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Barbecue Cuisine at Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ (35% Off). Two Options Available.

Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ

Miramar

The family at this barbecue hot spot cooks beef brisket for 18–24 hours in a cast-iron smoker and makes Texas-style side dishes in-house

$20 $13

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California-French Cuisine for Dinner at Bernard'O Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Bernard'O Restaurant

San Diego

Dinners start with filet mignon tartar with a quail egg or escargot, and move on to entrees of beef bourguignon or California bouillabaisse

$50 $30

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Italian Pizza Meal for Carryout or Vietnamese Pizza Meal for Dine-In at Rosaria Pizza (Up to 47% Off)

Rosaria Pizza

Mission Beach

Local staple that’s located one block from the beach and has an outdoor area and fire pit serves up one-topping or Vietnamese pizzas

$23.55 $14

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Improv or Sketch Comedy for Two or Four on Friday and Saturday Nights at Finest City Improv (Up to 45% Off)

Finest City Improv

San Diego

In its new home attached to the Lafayette Hotel, this comedy theater hosts everything from riffs on classic films to improvised musicals

$20 $12

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Cuban and Puerto Rican Food and Drinks at Andrés Restaurant (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Andrés Restaurant

Bay Park

A well-known Caribbean restaurant celebrates three decades of service with fried plantains, meats, and lots of rice

$20 $12

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Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers, Sandwiches, and Malts at Woody's Burgers and Beer ($20 Value)

Woody's Burgers and Beers

Multiple Locations

Beloved burger joint offers traditional and eclectic burgers

$10 $5

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers at Woody's Burgers San Diego ($20 Value)

Woody's Burgers San Diego

San Diego

A variety of toppings, such as serrano-pepper aioli and blue-cheese sauce, crown 100% Angus-beef patties; cold craft beers and malts

$10 $5

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Sushi and Drinks for Two or Four at Infuzon (Up to 53% Off)

Infuzon Restaurant & Lounge

San Diego

The wine lounge's made-to-order sushi and fresh sashimi are served alongside creative sake-infused cocktails

$30 $14

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Walking Downtown Brewery Tour for One or Two from San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours (Up to 44% Off)

San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours

San Diego

Walking tour goes behind the scenes at Karl Strauss, Beer Co., and Yard House with tastings and light appetizers

$49 $29

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Indian Meal for Two or Four with Dosas, Wine, and Desserts at Bawarchi Dosa (Up to 44% Off)

Bawarchi Dosa

Miramar

North and South Indian cooking traditions influence more than 20 kinds of dosa with fillings such as chutney, veggies, and potato.

$41.94 $24

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Casual American Food at Lil B's Restaurant (Up to Half Off)

Lil B's Restaurant

North Park

Formerly Brian's of Washington in Hillcrest, serving same comfort-food menu; breakfast offered all day, open until 2 a.m. Friday & Saturday

$20 $11

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Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 or $16 Worth of Breakfast Food at Mercury Grill & Catering (Half Off)

Mercury Grill & Catering

Kearny Mesa

Breakfast sandwiches and burritos, plus scrambles and build-your-own omelets served with toast and potatoes

$16 $8

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Drinks and Desserts at Viva el Cafe ($20 Total Value)

Viva el Cafe

Old Town

Enjoy a selection of desserts such as red velvet cupcakes, brownies, and cheesecake paired with a cappuccino, espresso, or italian soda

$10 $5

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at San Diego Cellars (Up to 45% Off)

San Diego Cellars

Little Italy

Tasting room hosts groups of two or four who sample six pours of wine apiece

$20 $12

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at The Wine Bank (Up to 66% Off)

The Wine Bank

Gaslamp

Taste five wines from noteworthy vineyards selected from a temperature-controlled wine cellar

$40 $15

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Kenyan-Inspired Meal for Two or Four at Flavors of East Africa (Up to 46% Off)

Flavors of East Africa

North Park

Kenyan-born owner uses family recipes & traditional techniques to create East African stews with yellow curry or spicy masala sauce

$44.97 $27.50

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Four- or Eight-Visit Punchcard for Frozen Yogurt at Fiji Yogurt (57% Off)

Fiji Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Patrons fill cups with their favorite flavors of frozen yogurt and top off with fresh fruit, candies, and crushed sweets

$14 $6

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Thai Food and Drinks for Dinner at Rama (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Rama

Gaslamp

Zagat-rated Thai dishes such as salmon panang curry, pineapple fried rice, and pad see ew

$40 $24

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Contemporary Italian Dinner Cuisine and Drinks for Two or Four at Olivetto Ristorante (38% Off)

Olivetto Ristorante

Mission Hills

The contemporary yet homey Italian eatery earned praise from the U-T San Diego, the San Diego Reader, and Zagat

$80 $50

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Southern BBQ Fare for Two or Carryout at Sonny's Southern California BBQ (Up to 40% Off)

Sonny's Southern California BBQ

Grant Hill

Cooks whip up Southern favorites such as pulled pork, beef short ribs, mac n' cheese, and banana pudding for dine-in or carryout

$20 $12

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Mexican Cuisine at The Amigo Spot (Up to Half Off)

The Amigo Spot

Mission Valley West

Chefs create Mexican and American favorites such as carne asada fries, burritos, tacos, Philly cheesesteaks, and grilled cheese sandwiches

$20 $11

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Giovannis Italian Restaurant

Giovannis Italian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Lasagna, chicken marsala, pizza, and other Italian favorites paired with local craft beer

$20 $11

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Tuscan Cuisine at Operacaffe (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Operacaffe

Gaslamp

Prosciutto pizza, porcini ravioli in sage-infused butter sauce, and other Tuscan-inspired specialties at a Zagat-rated eatery

$30 $15

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Persian Lunch or Dinner Cuisine with Drinks for Two at Sadaf (Up to 49% Off)

Sadaf

Gaslamp

Under a sky-painted ceiling, diners dig into Persian delicacies such as kebabs with basmati rice or lamb shank

$39 $20

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Two To-Go Sandwiches or a To-Go Family Meal at Indian Express (Up to 65% Off)

Indian Express Restaurant San Diego

San Diego

Family meals include tandoori-roasted chicken or chicken tikka masala, hummus, chutney, salad, and naan or salad

$20 $12

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Argentinian Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Puerto La Boca (50% Off)

Puerto La Boca

Little Italy - San Diego

Argentinian restaurant serves 40 Argentine wines, grilled steaks, housemade pasta, and fresh seafood

$40 $20

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Mexican-Asian Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at Tio Chino (Up to 47% Off)

Tio Chino

Midway District

Fusion of Mexican, Japanese, and Chamorro cuisine, including mini tacos with sesame slaw, short ribs in Korean-style sauce, and carne asada

$41.85 $22

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$20 for $35 Worth of Sushi and Asian Food at Fugu’s Sushi and Wok

Fugu's Sushi and Wok

Village

Asian-inspired menu features sushi hand rolls, bento boxes, and favorites such as kung pao beef and szechwan spicy chicken

$35 $20

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Indian Food for Two or Four or More at Biriyani Factory (Up to 48% Off)

Biriyani Factory

San Diego

Classic Indian dishes such as

$25 $14

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Pizza, Pub Food, and Craft Beer for Dine-In, Takeout, or Delivery at The New Yorker SD (40% Off)

The New Yorker SD

Gaslamp

Appetizers such as pulled duck rolls and chicken wings pair well with craft beers and specialty New York-style pizzas

$25 $15

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Two or Four Burgers and Beers at U-31Bar (Up to 44% Off )

U-31 Cocktail Lounge

North Park

Eatery pairs beef and turkey burgers with toppings such as jalapeños, ranch dressing, blue cheese, smoked bacon, avocado, and eggs with beer

$32 $18

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Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner for Two at Stella Italian Fare (Up to 50% Off)

Stella Italian Fare

Village

Lasagna with an Angus-beef ragout, yellow fin tuna in a pine-nut and hazelnut crust, and braised lamb shank with fresh gnocchi

$40 $20

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Select Local Merchants

Grown across 43 picturesque acres in the Valley of the Sun, eight varieties of grapes grow plump on the estate vines of Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery. Hand-picked, crushed, pressed, and tucked away to develop, these grapes transform into syrah, zinfandel, and port, just to name a few of the winery's varietals. Inside the tasting room or out on the shaded patio, visitors can get a taste of these labors, trying sips of the different styles of wine or ordering them by the glass.

14905 Mussey Grade Rd
Ramona,
CA
US

The Ramona Valley's long history of winemaking dates back to early Spanish missionaries who settled into the area in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The region’s altitude, high rainfall, and stable pattern of hot days and cool nights nurture the high-quality grapes fermented by Pamo Valley, Shawaesdall, and Lenora vineyards. After assisting with the winery’s operations for several years, Jennifer Jenkin took full ownership of Pamo Valley Winery in March 2007, turning the venture into one of the only women-owned wineries in the area. She produces award-winning wines in limited quantities to ensure that each contains captivating flavor notes and deter mutiny attempts by any one varietal. Schwaesdall Winery lies along 6 acres of boulder-strewn property managed by vintner and San Diego native John Schwaesdall. John first developed a passion for winemaking while working with vineyards planted in the 1950s—a passion that grew into a fulltime vocation after he planted, fed, and clothed 4.5 acres of his own vines. He and his pet turkey Zinny oversee the production of red and white wines, which visitors can sample in a tasting room constructed of straw bales. The rural vineyards of Lenora Winery produce eight distinct wine grapes, which ferment into the winery’s selection of single-origin and blended wines. A screened-in tasting room and separate picnic area allow guests to sample the wines surrounded by countryside scenery and the gazes of jealous sommelier squirrels.

17677 Rancho De Oro Dr
Ramona,
CA
US

At this Zagat-rated restaurant, 24-year-old chef Jeremy Manley puts an adventurous spin on the California bistro, using an armory of locally sourced organic produce and seasonal ingredients from Julian, Ramona, Borrego Springs, and Valley Center. The ever-changing dinner menu regales diners with bison bratwurst from nearby Star B Ranch topped with speedway stout sauce blended with AleSmith beer and gouda cheese ($18). The california cheddar burger, like an avant-garde portrait of the Hamburglar, provides an exciting new look at the classic sandwich with its smooth coating of avocado butter, mango pico de gallo, crunchy prosciutto, and chipotle aioli ($15).

4354 Highway 78
Santa Ysabel,
CA
US

At Cafe Lily, the vibrant, house-made fare mirrors the pastel storefronts of the Old Poway Village outside. The eatery was described by the Pomerado News as "an energetic hub brewing social interaction and creativity, as envisioned by owner Sean Sassani." A blend of Sean's artistic inclinations and his mother, Lily's, culinary talents, the café doles out steaming cups of Divine Madman coffee, a flavorful, organic java that's roasted in 1-pound batches via eco-friendly and socially responsible techniques. Loose-leaf black, green, chai, and herbal teas hail from global gardens, but breakfast and lunch menus claim roots in Lily's own kitchen. Cold sandwiches and colorful paninis, some stuffed with Boar's Head meats⎯like a deli owner's bed pillow⎯serve as savory precursors to pastries and cakes baked onsite.

Patrons can entertain themselves around a fragmented puzzle, or absorb euphonic sounds during open-mic sessions and sets by live musicians. Creativity continues to run abound in the form of colorful artwork by local artists. Coral walls and a fireplace add to the coffee shop's warm ambiance, which extends to an outdoor deck and induces a sneaking suspicion that you might secretly be on fire.

14045 Midland Rd
Poway,
CA
US

French Market Grille, a charming sister restaurant to downtown San Diego's Hexagone, celebrates the rich culinary heritage of France with an elegant spread of braised meats, local market vegetables, Mediterranean seafood, and tasty French and Californian wines. The impressive bill of fare treats guests to bistro lunches of salad niçoise and eggplant sandwiches, dinners of roasted rack of lamb and coq au vin, and desserts of crème brulée and apple tarte tatin. It also delights with its bouillabaisse—a fish stew that the San Diego Union Tribune once called “too perfect to pass up.”

Guests sip Beaujolais amid the flowers and sunshine of the brick-walled patio or curl up to the interior's crackling fireplace for a romantic dinner date or even more romantic business lunch.

15717 Bernardo Heights Pkwy
San Diego,
CA
US

The concept of the South in evidence at Luc's Bistro is expansive, including not just down-home American comfort foods but historical influences from French, Creole, and Cajun cuisines. In an airy room that's a little fancier than the location tucked away off busy Poway Road might suggest, servers deliver plates accented with spicy touches such as paprika mayo or peppered bacon. Breakfast bites include Cafe du Monde beignets and eggs benedict with ham and homemade hollandaise. For a lighter lunchtime offering, diners might try the crab-cake sandwich or simply suck the helium out of a balloon. Dinner entrees range from Atlantic salmon to old Southern standbys such as country-fried steak and shrimp and grits.

12642 Poway Rd
Poway,
CA
US