Food & Drink in Severn

$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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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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$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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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Pasta, Subs, and Burgers at Hilltop Carryout

Hilltop Carryout

Glen Burnie

Carryout favorites such as meat-lovers’ pizza, meatball subs, buffalo wings, poutine, and gyros

$20 $12

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French Cuisine at The Elkridge Furnace Inn (Up to 50% 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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Italian and Sicilian Dinner for Dine-In or Carryout at Carmelo's Italian Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Carmelo's Italian Restaurant

Pumphrey

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

$30 $16

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$11 for $20 Worth of Beer, Wine, and Mixed Drinks at The Firehouse Pub

The Firehouse Pub

Riviera Beach

Mixed drinks, shots, wine, and domestic and imported beer at pub with billiards table, frequent live music, and biweekly karaoke

$20 $11

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Casual Seafood at Fifer's Seafood (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Fifer's Seafood

Green Haven

Chefs prepare New England favorites, such as freshly shucked little-neck clams, fried oysters with cocktail sauce, and jumbo crab cakes

$40 $22

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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 37% Off)

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 $29

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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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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Bricknfire Pizza Company

Bricknfire Pizza Company

Catonsville

Artisanal pizzas that are baked in a wood-fired oven and topped with classic Italian ingredients such as buffalo mozzarella and soppressata

$20 $12

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Fresh Baked Goods at The Breadery (40% Off). Two Options Available.

The Breadery

Catonsville

Artisan loaves baked from milled Montana wheat and grains, jalapeno cornbread, challah, cinnamon swirl, ciabatta, parmesan, and 5-seed

$20 $12

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Dine-In, Takeout or Delivery at Carini's Pizza, Subs & Pasta (Up to 50% 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 $10

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$39 for a Champagne Brunch Buffet for Two at Historic Kent Manor Inn ($56 Value)

Historic Kent Manor Inn

Stevensville

Free glass of champagne or mimosa pairs with entrees such as cheese blintz as well as carved meats, omelets, and waffles

$56 $39

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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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$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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Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at YogiCup (50% Off). Two Options Available.

YogiCup

Columbia

Frozen yogurt flavors rotate weekly and are complemented with candy and fresh fruit toppings

$10 $5

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Pan-Asian Cuisine at Jesse Wong's Asean Bistro (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Jesse Wong's Asean Bistro

Ellicott City

Duck in orange or tea leaves, green chicken curry, braised bean curd, and seafood in garlic sauce from the hands of a Malaysian-born chef

$30 $15

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47% Off 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 $16

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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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$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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$20 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 $20

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

East Moon Asian Bistro

Ellicott City

Specialty sushi, fiery curries, and noodle dishes from across Asia served in a sleek dining room speckled with artwork

$20 $11

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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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Contemporary Cuisine and Drinks for Dinner at Nage (50% Value). Two Options Available.

Nage

Nage Restaurant

Chefs use locally sourced, organic ingredients to create shared plates of truffle macaroni and cheese, burgers, and mussels

$40 $20

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Mediterranean Cuisine at Espuma (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Espuma

Rehoboth Beach

Artfully plated meals inspired by Italian, French, and Spanish cuisines on a menu that shifts with the seasons

$80 $44

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Mexican Food for Two or Four at Sabor Restaurant (47% Off)

Sabor Restaurant

Bethany Beach

Classic Mexican dishes with tortillas and salsas made fresh in-house, plus six flavors of margarita and other Latin cocktails

$30 $16

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American Cuisine at Shorebreak Lodge (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Shorebreak Lodge

Rehoboth Beach

Ever-changing menu can include items such as mussels in a chorizo tomato broth, fried oyster po’boy, Thai chili wings, and roasted brie

$60 $32

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Mexican Food for Two or Four at Mariachi Restaurant (Up to 43% Off)

Mariachi Restaurant

Mariachi Restaurant

Authentic Spanish, Mexican, and Latin American cuisine, including ceviche and carne asada in restaurant overlooking beach and boardwalk

$30 $17

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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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$79 for Wine-Tasting Class With Dinner or Brunch for Two at Ware House 518 ($169 Value)

Ware House 518

Baltimore

Wine-tasting class accompines contemporary brunch and dinner dishes filled with Maryland staples served in historic estate

$169 $79

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$78 for a Whiskey & Beer Tasting Event with Four-Course Meal for One from Whiskey Traveler, LLC ($120 Value)

Whiskey Traveler

Sascha's

Guests sample & learn about different whiskeys and beers from Buffalo Trace Distillery & Heavy Seas Brewing Co.; four-course meal included

$120 $78

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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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One Dozen Cupcakes, One Dozen Cake Pops, or a Half Dozen of Each at KoDee Cakes (Up to 50% Off)

KoDee Cakes

Kodee Cakes

Bakers whip up cupcakes such as pecan pie, Boston Cream, or snickerdoodle and delicious cake pops

$36 $18

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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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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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$39 for Dinner and Drinks for Two at Patrick's of Pratt Street ($71 Value)

Patrick's of Pratt Street, Inc.

Mt. Clair

Menu items such as Maryland crab cakes and Rockfish Fish Taco, in a historical pub with original tin ceiling and brass cash register

$71 $39

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Wine-and-Cheese Pairing for Two or Four at Gitan Bistro Cru (Up to 49% Off)

Gitan Baltimore

Canton

Split one or two bottles of house wine, paired with one cheese course per person, at this cozy neighborhood joint

$44 $23

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$40 for a $50 Gift Card at Tin Roof

Tin Roof

Baltimore

Listen to live music and munch on quesadillas and make-your-own nachos at a Music Row favorite

$50 $40

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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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One Box of Snacks at Stupid Delicious! (38% Off)

Stupid Delicious!

Baltimore

From the merchant: Oatmeal toffee brittle is the raisin-less cookie that takes no prisoners; offer includes a 1-pound bag

$13 $8

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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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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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$12 for Two Vouchers, Each Valid for $10 Worth of Cafe Cuisine at Sydney's Cafe ($20 Value)

Sydney's Cafe

Baltimore

Breakfasts of classic eggs and bacon platters served before lunches of shrimp po’boys, roast beef paninis, and a variety of salads

$10 $6

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Casual American Cuisine at Flight American Fusion (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Flight American Fusion

Baltimore

Casual American full-service eatery offers several housemade dishes, including burgers, jerk chicken, jumbo crab cakes, and full vegan menu

$30 $14

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$20 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 $20

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American Breakfast Fare and Drinks at Fresh Farms Cafe (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Fresh Farms Cafe

Baltimore

Cooks make a lineup of artisan breakfast dishes, sandwiches, and wraps using fresh local ingredients from eco-conscious suppliers

$10 $5

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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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$14 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 $14

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One or Two Dozen Specialty Cupcakes at MTD Bakery (Up to 55% 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 $16

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Ice Cream or Ice-Cream Cake at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 37% Off). Three Options Available.

Cold Stone Creamery

Baltimore

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

$12.78 $8

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$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Asian Fusion for Dinner at Shiso Tavern 

Shiso Tavern

Canton

Sushi rolls filled with shrimp tempura and soft-shell crab complement Asian dishes of tuna tataki, barbecue short ribs, and ramen soup

$30 $15

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Greek Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Acropolis Restaurant (Up to 55% Off).

Acropolis Restaurant

Fifteenth Street

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

$20 $10

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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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Mediterranean Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Desert Cafe (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

The Desert Cafe

Mt. Washington

BYOB cafe serves up Mediterranean dishes that include gyros, mango curry chicken salad, and kebabs

$20 $12

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One Dozen or Two Dozen Cake Pops at Enchanted Cakes and Treats (Up to 58% 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 $7.50

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$21 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Café Food at Shapiro's Cafe ($42 Total Value)

Shapiro's Cafe

Mid-Town Belvedere

Café with salads, breakfast and deli sandwiches, and Mediterranean fare, including falafel, named the city’s best by Baltimore City Paper

$14 $7

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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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Pizza for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Roberto's Pizzeria Italiana (Up to 40% Off)

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

$10 $6

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberries or Cupcakes at Corazon Cakery LLC. (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Corazon Cakery LLC.

Greenmount West

Baker creates artisanal desserts from scratch using premium ingredients in flavors such as earl-grey tea, avocado, and lemon curd

$30 $15

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One Dozen Cupcakes or 43% Worth of Comfort Food at Just Good Food, LLC (Up to 43% Off)

Just Good Food, LLC

Frankford

Cupcakes in more than 30 flavors including red velvet and pistachio or hearty homemade comfort foods like pulled pork and mac & cheese

$26.50 $19

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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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$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Peruvian Dinner at Pollo Cabana ($30 Total Value)

Pollo Cabana

Greenbelt

Peruvian-style chicken cooked over a charcoal rotisserie served whole or in burritos, quesadillas, and salads

$15 $9

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Mexican Dinner Cuisinefor Two, Four, or Carry-Out at Sierras Grill & Taqueria (Up to 50% Off)

Sierra's Grill & Taqueria

Calverton

Chicken barbacoa, enchiladas in ranchera sauce, fish tacos, and other Mexican dishes

$30 $15

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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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$15 for Three $10 Vouchers for Mediterranean Cuisine at Mezeh Mediterranean Grill ($30 Value)

Mezeh Mediterranean Grill

Annapolis

Begin with choice of freshly baked pita, plate, or salad, then add proteins, Mediterranean dips, and toppings

$10 $5

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$13 for $25 Worth of Japanese Food and Drinks at Katana Sushi Annapolis

Katana Sushi Annapolis

Parole

More than 40 sushi rolls packed with shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, and sweet potato; entrees include teriyaki salmon and basil chicken

$25 $13

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Knights in shining armor. White horses. Fair maidens. All the magnificent trappings of a bygone era come to life at Medieval Times, where ironclad knights clash for the title of King's Champion in front of a wide-eyed audience that peppers the battlefield with cheers and jeers between bites of a four-course dinner. Each two-hour tournament channels the pageantry and spectacle of 11th-century Spain, pitting six competitors against each other inside a spacious, sand-filled arena for the honor of earning the title of champion and the favor of the royal court. A spirited musical score infuses epic onslaughts with an extra dose of tension as adversaries joust atop stallions, deflect ferocious blows, and slice through suits forged of authentic junk mail. To further immerse guests in the fairy tale, Medieval Times encourages each guest to declare their allegiance by cheering loudly for the knight in their corner.

Like royal guests centuries ago, spectators bask in the revelry while feasting upon a finger-friendly bill of fare without the aid of utensils or the "choo-choo" sounds of parents. The four-course feast includes a tomato-bisque soup starter, oven-roasted chicken with a garlic-bread side, single spare rib, and an herb-basted potato. Servers periodically fill patrons? goblets with soda or water, which adults can supplement with purchases from a full-service bar. Meals conclude with the castle's sweet pastry dessert.

7000 Arundel Mills Cir
Hanover,
MD
US

Even though Portuguese explorers couldn't pronounce the Swahili name for the African bird's eye chili—pili-pili—the sailors fully embraced its flavor shortly after landing in the region known today as Mozambique. Intrigued by the small, fiery pepper, they combined it with aromatic doses of herbs, garlic, and lemon to create the first peri-peri sauce. That sauce eventually became a wildly popular marinade for poultry, and the tasty concoction made its way to South Africa over the next several centuries. There, in 1987, two friends decided to honor this culinary legacy by founding the first Nando's Peri-Peri restaurant. The eatery continued to remain true to its South African roots, even while expanding to encompass locations in 24 countries across four continents.

Beginning with fresh chickens that never see the inside of a kitchen freezer, the chefs furtively marinate the birds in a secret peri-peri sauce for 24 hours before grilling them over an open flame. Diners dictate the heat level of their order, requesting that the grilled chicken arrive relatively mild or that wings be slathered with even more incendiary spices. The succulent chicken can be plated with hearty side dishes—such as Portuguese-style rice with herbs and peppers or peas with mint—or served in the form of a sandwich, wrap, or pita. To complement the menus' African flavors, Nando's worldwide locations collectively feature more than 4,000 pieces of African artwork.

7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover,
MD
US

Since its first event in 2008, the Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival has steadily added to its multisensory feast of libations, food, and live sounds. Originally conceived to highlight Maryland's wines, beers, and local delicacies, the festival now brings wines from around the world to its bayside location. White tents shield tasters from rain, sunburn, and any curious fish who might try to leap into their goblets. Each year, the festival benefits an array of community- and family-focused organizations.

8024 Max Blob Park Road
Jessup,
MD
US

Since 1933, servers and entertainers at Blob's Park have led crowds in authentic bouts of stein hoisting and singing over platters of delicious German cuisine. A hefty beer list stocks gatherings with a frothy selection of delicious libations, with familiar, neighborly domestics, such as a Yuengling lager, or exotic German imports, such as the Augustiner Edelstoff. Authentic German entrees sneak up and bear hug taste buds with savory servings of Nurnberger weisswurst and sauerkraut or schweinschnitzel, a dish of breaded pork loin with cranberry and tomato salad. In addition to dishing out sudsy brews and appetizing meals, Blob's Park treats lederhosen-laden guests to musical acts such as the folksy accordion waltzes of Leon Umberger & The Rheinlanders or the energetic shows of The Hubcaps, which celebrate the sounds of roots rock as well as Aerosmith's little-known back catalog of polka hits.

8024 Max Blobs Park Rd
Jessup,
MD
US

Adam Greenberg refers to himself as “the world's pickiest eater,” which may explain Bagels 'n Grinds’ distinctive take on the celebrated baked good. Greenberg’s self-professed culinary perfectionism led him to create a secret 10-step bagel recipe that involves a colossal water-purification system, visible to patrons through a glass wall. With scientific precision and occasional mad-scientist cackles, the newly opened shop's staffers create 16 types of bagels that manage the tricky balance of crisp surfaces and soft insides.

Patrons can smear their bagels with low-fat, housemade cream cheeses infused with ingredients such as strawberries or lox, or opt for one of the café’s other creations, such as Bagnini sandwiches topped with piles of meat or marinated portobello mushrooms. Water from the café's purification system also goes into free-trade organic coffees and three different iced-coffee brews. Custom salads incorporate gourmet ingredients such as hormone-free chicken, candied walnuts, or toasted-parmesan crisps, while six distinctive soups are served in cups or bagel bowls. Non-edible amenities inside the new shop include free Internet access, a semi-private conference area, an 18-foot coffee bar, outdoor patio, and flat-screen TVs.

7791 Arundel Mills Blvd
Hanover,
MD
US

With 30-years of restaurant experience, Sam Louie, Mai Dragon's owner, describes his restaurant's menu of Chinese dishes as big, "almost like a book." There's truly no shortage of options when it comes to popular favorites, from sweet and sour pork and kung pao chicken to shrimp fried rice and beef lo mein. Vegetarian options also abound and include spicy ma-po tofu and crispy, deep-fried eggplant.

The other main attraction is the expansive sushi bar, where three expert chefs, including a 12-year veteran from Domo, slice and dice fresh fish into immaculate specialty rolls made with tamaki rice and sashimi. The fiery, tuna temptation roll incorporates pepper tuna and spicy tuna with avocado and hot sauce, while the Maryland maki focuses on fresh crab meat, avocado, scallop, and fish egg. It's almost a shame to dig into a helping of seared salmon, since its delicate presentation looks like a modern work of art or an ancient sculpture if the Greeks had been more into raw fish.

2647-A Annapolis Rd.
Hanover,
MD
US