Food & Drink in Round Lake

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Sushi and Drinks for Dinner at SakeZake Sushi & Rolls

SakeZake Sushi & Rolls

Grayslake

Creative specialty sushi rolls with soy paper, cream cheese, jalapeño, and tempura crunch

$30 $14.50

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Pizza Meal for Two or Four with Appetizer Sampler and Soft Drinks at Rocky's Pizzeria (Up to 54% Off)

Rocky's Pizzeria

Multiple Locations

Bite into your choice of three appetizers, such as chicken fingers, tater tots, and fried shrimp, plus handmade cheese pizzas

$21.72 $10

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12" Pizza with Two Seasonal Beers or 16" Pizza with Four Seasonal Beers at Jesse Oaks (Up to 47% Off)

Jesse Oaks

Jesse Oaks

Enjoy pizza and beer at this pub, which boasts indoor and outdoor volleyball courts, live DJs, and 35 HD flat screens, and karaoke nights

$19.40 $11

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American Food and Drinks at Docks Bar & Grill

Docks Bar & Grill

Wauconda

Laid-back bar and grill with sweeping lake views serves an extensive menu of classic American fare

$30 $15

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Mediterranean Food at Restaurant Ararat (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Restaurant Ararat

Mundelein

Diners can dig into more than 70 dishes with roots in Armenia, Georgia, and Russia, including a wide variety of shish kebabs

$20 $11

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$11 for $20 Worth of Authentic Tex-Mex Cuisine at Grande Lettys

Grande Lettys

Antioch

Diners chow down on a variety of Tex-Mex dishes, including enchiladas, burritos, and tacos with fillings such as steak or beans and cheese

$20 $11

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Two or Three $10 Groupons for Hot Dogs, Burgers, and Sandwiches at Slott's Hots

Slott's Hots

Libertyville

Classic hot-dog joint food, including hot dogs, polishes, burgers, italian beef, and gyros, pair with creamy shakes and cheese fries

$10 $6

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Italian Food and Pizza for Dinner at Marzano's Wood Fired Italian (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Marzano's Wood Fired Italian

McHenry

Wood-fired oven cooks certified-authentic neapolitan pizzas; other dishes include baked ziti, gnocchi with vodka sauce, and seared scallops

$35 $19

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$13 for $20 Worth of Pizza for Delivery or Takeout at Mike's Pizza

Mike's Pizza

Gages Lake

Create your own deep dish or hand tossed pizza from 15 toppings, 3 crust flavors, and sauces such as alfredo or barbecue

$10 $6.50

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Chicago-Style Fast Food at Cravings Red Hots (40%). Two Options Available.

Cravings Red Hots

Gurnee

Chicago-style dogs loaded with mustard, relish, onions, sliced tomatoes, and pickle spears

$10 $6

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Dinner for Two or More at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Seafood Sushi Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Seafood Sushi Bar

Lake Zurich

Chefs cook entrees such as steak, veggies, and teriyaki chicken at tableside grills

$30 $15

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Burger Meal for Two with Appetizers or $10 for $20 Worth of American Food at Scoreboard

Scoreboard

Lake Zurich

Nachos piled with beans, melted cheese, and homemade chili precede half-pound burgers, seven kinds of sandwiches, and thin-crust pizzas

$20 $10

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Belgian-Chocolate Fondue Treats at Melt n Dip (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Melt n Dip

Vernon Hills

Dark, white, and milk Belgian chocolate cover fruit and crepes at fondue shop

$10 $5

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$32 for $60 Worth of Generations-Old Italian Cuisine at Philly G’s

Philly G's

Vernon Hills

Owner draws on recipes from his grandmother and great-grandmother to build a menu of refined Italian cuisine

$60 $34.10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Calzones and Macaroni at Calzone & Macaroni Co.

Calzone & Macaroni Co.

Vernon Hills

Design your own calzone or macaroni dish or pick a signature option such as lobster mac; gluten-free options available

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian and American Cuisine at Romanesco’s

Romanesco’s

Cary

Eatery dishes out cheesy beef pizza, baked manicotti, meatball sandwiches, baby back ribs, popcorn shrimp, BLTs, and Chicago-style hot dogs

$20 $12

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Hibachi Lunch or Dinner Buffet for Two or Four at Hunan Buffet (Up to 31% Off)

Hunan Hibachi Buffet

Waukegan

Chinese favorites such as pork dumplings and General Tso’s chicken served alongside dishes ranging from buffalo wings to sushi

$14.58 $9.99

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$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Breakfast and Diner Food at IHOP

IHOP

Waukegan

The national brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations alongside burgers, sandwiches, and other diner fare

$14 $7

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Barbecue for Two at Crystal Lake Rib House (Up to 45% Off)

Crystal Lake Ribhouse

Crystal Lake Rib House

Baby back ribs, chargrilled burgers, and chili served at restaurant praised by the Chicago Sun-Times

$20 $11

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$13 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee and Menu Items at Calibre Coffee ($25 Value)

Calibre Coffee

South Barrington

Intelligentsia and Metropolis coffee drinks pair with menu items such as breakfast sandwiches, muffins, and desserts

$5 $2.60

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Sushi and Stir-Fry at Wok ’n Fire (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Wok 'n Fire

Multiple Locations

Japanese, Thai, and Chinese specialties include grilled mango mahi-mahi, teriyaki chicken, and spicy Hong Kong scallops

$30 $15

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$25 for $40 Towards a French Dinner for Two or More at L'Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie

L'Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie

South Barrington

Elegant bistro serves authentic French cuisine such as homemade pâté, duck with orange sauce, and savory crepes

$40 $25

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Thai and Pan-Asian Dinner for Two, Four, or Take-Out at Oishii Thai (Up to 40% Off)

Oishii Thai

Buffalo Grove

Eatery uses only fresh herbs, such as cilantro, lemon grass, and Thai basil for classic curries and sushi rolls that pack a punch

$20 $15

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Indian Lunch at India House (70% Off).

India House

Buffalo Grove

Vegetable samosas, shrimp madras, bombay lamb chops, chicken tikka masala, and spinach sauce with homemade paneer

$20 $6

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Mediterranean Cuisine or Take-Out at Bait Cafe (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Bait Cafe

Buffalo Grove

Chefs prepare fresh hummus in house, marinate and grill New Zealand baby lamb chops, and brew Turkish coffee

$20 $11

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$22 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Mandile's Italian Ristorante

Mandile's Italian Ristorante

Algonquin

Homemade pastas made daily, with gluten-free and whole-wheat options available; brick-oven pizzas paired with wine from Italy and California

$40 $22

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$10 for One Dozen Cake Pops at Sugar Hills Bakery ($19.08 Value)

Sugar Hills Bakery

Multiple Locations

Easy-to-eat cake pops come in vanilla, chocolate, or red velvet with white- or dark-chocolate frosting

$19.08 $10

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Pizza and Italian Food at Wa-Pa-Ghetti’s Pizza (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Wa-Pa-Ghetti's Pizza

Wheeling

Diverse menu with handcrafted pizzas, classic American dishes, and items inspired by Italian and Mexican cuisines

$10 $5

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Mexican Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at El Alamo Mexican Grill (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

El Alamo Mexican Grill

Wheeling

Pineapple filled with fajita-style shrimp and octopus, whole chickens grilled with onions and peppers, and beef loin in ranchero sauce

$20 $12

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Tea Health Class and Tasting for One or Four Plus Tea to Take Home at Prima Tea (Up to 76% Off)

Prima Tea

Wheeling

Loose-leaf experts offer lessons and patrons taste samples of gourmet teas from around the world

$57 $21

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Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at Los Arcos Mexican Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Los Arcos Mexican Grill

Palatine

Traditional assortment of tacos, burritos, tortas, fajitas, tostadas, chimichangas, and more

$20 $12

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$21 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Sushi-Ai

Sushi-Ai

Palatine

Wide selection of fresh maki, specialty combinations, and Japanese entrées such as seared tuna or spicy tofu steak

$40 $21

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at d’Vine Wine and Gifts (Up to 53% Off)

d’Vine Wine and Gifts

Palatine

Sample some of the boutique wine shop’s more than 100 different wines, many of which come from small wineries from around the world

$36.99 $18

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$15 for $30 Worth of Indian and Pakistani Cuisine at Lal Qila

Lal Qila

Palatine

Tandoori-roasted lamb tikka masala, goat curries, and basmati pilafs are served alongside fluffy, fresh-baked garlic and onion naan

$30 $15

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$22 for $40 Worth of Japanese Food and Drinks at Wildfish

Wildfish

Deerfield

Tropical-hued eatery named one of the top 10 sushi restaurants in Chicago by Gayot; rolls with maki, black rice, and soft-shell crab

$40 $22

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$20 for 4-Punch Card, Each Punch Good for $10 Worth of Diner Fare at Kevin's Place ($40 Total Value)

Kevin's Place

Deerfield

Old-fashioned diner specializes in rib-sticking breakfast food such as omelets, skillets, waffles, and Mexican variations

$40 $20

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$20 for $40 Worth of Upscale American Cuisine and Drinks at Cadwell's Grille

Cadwell's Grille

Deerfield

Cooking Academy of Chicago graduate serves up barbecue baby back ribs, flatbread pizzas, and walnut-crusted salmon with asparagus

$40 $20

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Cafe Desserts or One Dozen Cookies at Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip (42% Off)

Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip

Spring Hill Mall

Enjoy Nestle’s classic recipes in a batch of one dozen cookies, or enjoy cafe desserts such as sweet crepes or fruity smoothies

$12 $7

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Take-Out Pizza from Donati's Pizza of Rolling Meadows (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Donati's Pizza of Rolling Meadows

Rolling Meadows

Signature thin or thick dough transforms into bacon-strewn Southside pie or supports custom arrangement of 20+ toppings

$20 $12

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$25 for Two Regular Sushi Rolls and Two Specialty Rolls for Takeout at Asian Tokyo (Up to $40.40 Value)

Asian Tokyo

Rolling Meadows

Six-piece Regular Rolls such as Salmon Avocado and Philly Rolls and eight-piece House Speciaties such as Spider and Godzilla Rolls

$40.40 $25

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$25 for $45 worth of Mexican Cuisine for Two or More at La Casa De Isaac

La Casa De Isaac

Multiple Locations

Hailing from the Mexican city of Huitzuco, Isaac and Moishe Nava serve the dishes they learned from their mother, Florencia

$45 $25

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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream (Up to 50% Off)

Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream

Highwood

Scoops of The Chocolate Shoppe ice cream are made with real Wisconsin cream and come in flavors such as Fat Elvis and Door County Cherry

$10 $5

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$16 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Dinner and Wine at Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant

Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant

Highland Park

Kosher beef, chicken, lamb and fresh seafood prepared with Mediterranean recipes passed down from generation to generation

$30 $16

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$20 for $40 Worth of Sushi at Wildfish

Wildfish

Arlington Heights

Tropical-hued eatery named one of the top 10 sushi restaurants in Chicago by Gayot; rolls with maki, black rice, and soft-shell crab

$40 $20

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$18 for a 16" Pizza with an Appetizer and Two Beers or Sodas at Lou's Pizza Factory ($32.45 Value)

Lou's Pizza Factory

Arlington Heights

Pizza topped with the topping of your choice such as green pepper or sausage; mozzarella sticks, breaded eggplant, and onion ring appetizers

$32.45 $18

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$8 for $14 Worth of Pancakes and Diner Food at IHOP

IHOP

Multiple Locations

The national brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations alongside burgers, sandwiches, and other diner food

$14 $8

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$25 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Naomi Sushi

Naomi Sushi

Prospect Heights

Sushi chef uses fresh ingredients to create Godzilla, Wild dragon, Volcano, and more specialty rolls.

$40 $25

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Pub Food and Drinks for Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout at House of Music Entertainment (Up to 50% Off)

House of Music Entertainment

Prospect Heights

Guests tuck into inventive pub food such as cordon bleu chimichangas at a sports bar with self-pour table taps, 40 draft beers, and 80 TVs

$20 $10

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$16 for $25 Worth of Pizza, Homemade Lasagna, and Sides at Wayne's Pizza

Wayne's Pizza

Arlington Heights

Since 1964, Wayne's has used secret family recipes and fresh ingredients to craft high-quality pizzas, pasta, and classic Italian dishes

$25 $16

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Brats and Casual American Food for Two or Four or More at The Brat Stop (Up to 46% Off)

The Brat Stop

Kenosha

Famed roadside restaurant serves up savory brats, cheese, and beer in a fun, family-friendly setting

$30 $17

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$13.25 for $25 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Parkside Pub

Parkside Pub

Huntley

Housemade burgers, chicken sandwiches, and deli treats washed down with frosty brews in cozy bar or tree-lined garden

$25 $13.25

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Burgers with Craft-Beer or Martini Flights for Two or Four at Emerson's Ale House (Up to 50% Off)

Emerson's Ale House

Mount Prospect

Craft beers or flights of martinis are paired with half-pound burgers on pretzel buns

$43.80 $22

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Burgers, and Sandwiches at CravePizza

CravePizza

Mount Prospect

Wings dressed in five types of sauce ready appetites for thin-, pan-, or stuffed-crust pizzas, chicken caesar salad & bacon-topped burgers

$20 $11

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Hot Dogs, Burgers, and American Food at Photo's Hotdogs in Mount Prospect (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Photo’s Hotdogs Mt. Prospect

Mount Prospect

Coney island hot dogs, italian-sausage sandwiches, steak quesadillas, and other American eats, as well as shakes and a vegetarian selection

$10 $5

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Indian Food at India House (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

India House

Hoffman Estates

Award-winning Indian restaurant crafts Bombay- and Delhi-inspired cuisine, including lamb baked in a tandoor oven and chicken vindaloo curry

$40 $22

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Pizza Meal for 2 or 4 or $25 Worth of Carryout at Jerseys Pizza & Grill in Hoffman Estates (Up to 56% Off)

Jerseys Pizza and Grill

Hoffman Estates

Ovens melt cheese on specialty pizzas as diners gaze at 6’x10’ screens and 35 high-def TVs in a sports-focused restaurant

$33.79 $15

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Dim Sum and Chinese at Jockey Wok 'N' Rolls (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Jockey Wok 'N' Rolls

Hoffman Estates

Nab bites off the house-specialty dim sum cart or dig into traditional Chinese dishes for weekday lunches, takeout, or dinner for two

$10 $5

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Thai Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Jaded Thai (Up to 47% Off)

Jaded Thai

Hoffman Estates

Savory and spicy curries; chicken in housemade peanut sauce; spicy basil fried rice

$20 $12

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Steve Trevino at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg on December 26–28 (Up to 48% Off)

Steve Trevino

Chicago Improv of Schaumburg

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Texas native displays the comedic skills that landed him Comedy Central and late-night TV spots

$23 $12

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Specialty Drinks and Artisan Foods at Argo Tea (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Argo Tea Café

Multiple Locations

Sip specialty tea drinks such as Teappucino and Carolina Honey while snacking on brie-and-cherry paninis and cranberry cinnamon muffin

$25 $15

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American Food with Caribbean Flare at Pilot Pete's Restaurant & Bar (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Pilot Pete's Restaurant & Bar

Schaumburg

Watch planes land at Schaumburg Regional Airport while digging into lobster nachos or their famous chicken fingers with top secret sauce

$30 $17

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$12 for $20 Worth of Casual American Dinner for Two or More at Big Chef Burgers

Big Chef Burgers

Schaumburg

A crowd-pleasing menu featuring brick-oven pizzas topped with pancetta or brie and gourmet burgers made with hormone-free Angus beef

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Rosati's Pizza

Rosati's Pizza

Schaumburg

Thin crust, double dough, and Chicago-style pizza pies topped with pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, grilled chicken, or Italian beef

$20 $12

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$16 for $30 Worth of German Cuisine at Bavaria Hof Restaurant

Bavaria Hof Restaurant

Schaumburg

Hearty servings of authentic German food such as home cooked sauerbraten, spaetzle, strudel and more; full German gluten free menu available

$30 $16

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Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Sakuma Japanese Restaurant (50% Off)

Sakuma Japanese Restaurant

Streamwood

Bite into pieces of deep-fried tofu in seasoned soy sauce before digging in to inventive and beautifully presented sushi rolls

$30 $15

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Mexican Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Sammy's Mexican Grill & Bar (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Sammy's Mexican Grill & Bar

Sunset Park

Mexican specialties—such as mole poblano or cheesy chilies rellenos filled with ground beef—served in Sammy’s colorful dining room

$30 $16

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Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine — Chorizo Grill

Chorizo Grill

Grant Park

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

$20 $10

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Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Chicago-Style Grill Fare at Beef Villa (Up to 50% Off)

Beef Villa

Multiple Locations

Classic "hot and fast" fare such as Italian beef sandwiches, broasted chicken, and Italian sausage

$10 $5.50

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Steak and Seafood at Café la Cave (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Café la Cave

Des Plaines

Chefs carve entrees and sauté steaks tableside amid cavernous rocky walls and rippling lights

$50 $25

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Hawaiian Dinner and Drinks at Tiki Terrace (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tiki Terrace

Des Plaines

A tropical-themed dining area stages Hawaiian feasts at hand-carved booths surrounded by tiki statues, stone moai, and palm trees

$24 $12

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$44 for a Set of 36 Imported French Macaroons from Green Cuisine ($120 Value)

Green Cuisine

Green Cuisine Catering

Flavors include chocolate, coffee, lemon, vanilla, raspberry, and pistachio

$120 $44

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Juice and Smoothies at Dulce Vida Juice Bar (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Dulce Vida Juice Bar

Hanover Park

Juices and smoothies made fresh with apples, strawberries, orange juice, vanilla yogurt, and other healthy ingredients

$10 $6

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$39 for $80 Worth of French Food and Drinks at Restaurant Michael

Restaurant Michael

Winnetka

Culinary Institute of America–trained chef draws on seasonal ingredients to craft traditional French cuisine

$80 $39

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Sushi-Making Class for Two or Four with Dinner and Sake, or Japanese Food at Tensuke Market (Up to 52% Off)

Tensuke Market

Elk Grove Village

Learn to make sushi from a master with more than 20 years of experience before sitting down with a bottle of sake and eating your creations

$120 $59

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$6 for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Forever Yogurt

Forever Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Fill a cup with any combination of a rotating selection of more than 50 low-fat and nonfat fro-yo flavors and dozens of toppings

$10 $6

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Wine-Tasting Parties for 2, 4, or 16 at WineStyles (Up to 60% Off)

WineStyles

Glenview

Certified wine specialists lead groups through five different varietals, offering samples of each as they discuss proper tasting etiquette

$30 $15

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$10 for $20 Worth of Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Sample Bottles at Oh, Olive!

Oh, Olive!

Glenview

Try 60-ml sampler bottles of balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil, with flavors such as organic tuscan herb, chipotle, & blood orange

$20 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Healthy Eats at Fitness Cafe

Fitness Cafe

Glenview

Using guidelines set by National Heart Association, healthful dishes made from fresh ingredients offer scrumptious alternative to fast food

$20 $12

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Steak and Seafood Dinner for Two or More or Four or More at Porter's Bistro (Up to 52% Off)

Porter's Bistro

Glenview

New york strip steak, cedar-plank salmon, and veggie panini at this bistro with upscale food and casual vibe inside Wyndham Glenview Suites

$30 $15

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Select Local Merchants

Rancho Nuevo

The chefs at Rancho Nuevo look to Mexico’s Jalisco region when crafting their recipes. A veritable paradise on earth for the culinary-minded, Jalisco boasts lush gardens filled with chili peppers and freshwater lakes teeming with shrimp and fish. The chefs use all of these and more to whip up soft-shell tacos, overstuffed burritos, and sizzling fajitas, favoring homemade sauces and fresh produce over store-bought mixes and digital holograms of vegetables. The aromas of shrimp, catfish, and crab waft into the sunlit dining room as guests dunk crispy tortilla chips into mountains of guacamole. Between bites, they clink together glasses filled with tropical cocktails, spicy micheladas, and freshly made horchata.

234 N Cedar Lake Rd
Round Lake,
IL
US

Jimano's Pizzeria's deft dough-tossers craft homemade crusts, succulent sauces, and pies layered with fresh ingredients for an oven-fresh menu of Chicago-style pizzas. Top a thin-crust cheese pizza ($15.80 for a 16") or piñata-pack a pan-baked deep-dish cheese pizza ($17.95 for a 16") with a panoply of ingredients, such as pepperoni, mushrooms, bacon, or pineapple ($2.10 per ingredient for a 16" pizza), ensuring that modest pizzas don't have to arrive at the table undressed. Cooks also create stacked delights such as the italian beef ($5.85) or the crispy buffalo chicken sandwich ($5.99); baby back ribs ($16.99 for a full slab, $14.99 for a half slab) offer carnivorous sustenance coated in a homemade St. Louis–style barbecue sauce. The pizzeria's famed bread sticks ($3.99) satisfy carb cravings alongside a slew of pasta dishes, which arrive with sides of saucy banter and cheesy dialogue.

254 E Rollins Rd
Round Lake Beach,
IL
US

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?

There are limitless ways to enjoy the exceptional frozen yogurt at Frostie Bites Frozen Yogurt and More. That's because in addition to delicious frozen yogurt, Frostie Bites also features a giant bulk candy station. Feel free to add any of the candy in with your yummy yogurt , or grab a bag to go.

What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?

Customers love the fact that they have so many choices to choose from. Frostie Bites features more than 85 rotating flavors in addition to over 120 toppings.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business?

Sarah and Joe are a local couple that wanted to improve the frozen yogurt experience. No longer are you stuck choosing from the same old boring choices, at Frostie Bites you have the ability to create a totally new treat every visit.

What do you love most about your job?

The best part is the frozen yogurt, it truly is exceptional. Gone are the fears of icy, watery yogurt. We gladly offer lids to take it home with you, knowing it's going to be just as great when you arrive. At Frostie Bites the yogurt is so thick and creamy and we wouldn't have it any other way.

524 E Rollins Rd.
Round Lake Beach,
IL
US

When you get your first plate of Taqueria Los Comales’ signature Mexico-City-style tacos, you might be surprised by their size. Each double-wrapped taco is small enough to fit into your hand, a fact owner Camerino Gonzalez specifically had in mind when first making them in Chicago’s Little Village in 1973. Rather than have clients try just one of his signature meats, he wanted to allow guests to sample a wide variety of different options. Cooks stuff the soft tortillas with al pastor served in a secret marinade as well as more adventurous taqueria staples such as tongue or beef tripe. The restaurants’ homemade salsa and their own signature mix of pickled carrots, cauliflower, and jalapeños enhance these flavors, making meals as satisfying as the discovery that you’re tax exempt because of your cool haircut. Alongside the traditional tacos, chefs grill up meats for tortas, burritos, breakfast, and dinner platters, all of which can be paired with the shop’s glasses of creamy horchata or a range of Mexican and domestic beers.

809 W Rollins Rd
Round Lake,
IL
US

Adi Mor opened the first Garden Fresh Market in 1980, selling fresh produce from a 1,000-square-foot lot in Skokie, which he would stock by taking 2 a.m. trips to Chicago's South Water market. Today, Garden Fresh Market sprawls over six suburban locations, where fresh produce from apples to zucchinis is still procured daily.

Grocery items range from fresh meat from Midwest famers to a wide selection of ethnic foods and national brands. The deli slices meats and cheeses both domestic and imported, and house-made seasonal salads and main courses make bringing dinner home easier than stealing it from a neighbor's windowsill. Many of the market's online recipes have even made it onto NBC5, giving its cooks their share of 15 minutes of fame.

965 E Rollins Rd
Round Lake Beach,
IL
US

At South Kawa Japanese Restaurant, sushi isn’t just a delight for the mouth; it’s a feast for the eyes. Bold colors and delicate flavors intermingle as chefs spool fresh fish and rice into more than 40 types of maki rolls, including specialties such as the American Eagle, a mélange of king crab, spicy tuna, asparagus, and two types of roe. Plates of sashimi can be made to order from more than 20 varieties of sea fare, such as yellowtail, octopus, and freshwater eel. Hot starters such as steamed seafood shumai and pan-fried chicken gyoza pair nicely with cool beverages, which diners can bring from home or squeeze from low-hanging rain clouds.

100 S Atkinson Rd
Grayslake,
IL
US