Food & Drink in South Portland Gardens

Standup Comedy for Four or a Season Pass for Two at Headliners Comedy Club at The Gold Room (Up to 89% Off)

Headliners Comedy Club at The Gold Room

Riverton

Standup comics from Comedy Central and NBC perform while guests watch from private tables

$60 $15

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$17 for $31 Worth of Cheese and Small Plates at MJ's Wine Bar

MJ's Wine Bar

Portland

Visitors nosh on small plates, including cheeses, nuts, olives, and chocolates

$31 $17

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Coffee and Paninis, or Kids' Playtime at Greenlight Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Greenlight Studio

Back Bay

Busy parents can relax and restore while kids can play in 3,500 square feet of green play-space

$10 $5

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$8 for $15 Worth of Services at Pure Pops

Pure Pops

East Bayside - India Street

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

$15 $8

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Cider- and Kombucha-Brewery Tour and Tasting with Growlers for 2, 4, or 10 at Urban Farm Fermentory (Up to 68% Off)

Urban Farm Fermentory

Portland

Tart cider and probiotic-filled kombucha made from locally sourced ingredients grace tongues and fill 32-ounce growlers

$62 $31

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$18 for $30 Worth of Lebanese Mediterranean Dinner Cuisine at Olive Cafe

Olive Cafe

Downtown

Traditional Lebanese and Mediterranean shawarma, lamb kebabs, and falafel served with flatbread pizzas and tacos

$30 $18

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Mexican and American Southwest Food on Tuesday - Thursday or Any Day at Blue Burrito Cafe (Up to 47% Off)

Blue Burrito Cafe

Westbrook

Mexican and Southwest-style favorites including burritos, enchiladas, and chimichangas

$30 $16

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Seafood, Steak, and Sandwiches for Two or Four at Muddy Rudder (Up to 45% Off)

Muddy Rudder

Yarmouth

The chef and his culinary team craft award-winning seafood such as seared salmon, steamed lobster, and fried calamari

$50 $29

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$19 for $30 Worth of Vietnamese Food at Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Brunswick

Menu features traditional Vietnamese dishes such as pho, fried rice, and pork bun

$30 $19

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$24 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine at Ronaldo's ($40 Total Value)

Ronaldo's

North Hampton

Traditional and contemporary recipes such as seafood fettuccine with lobster, shrimp, and scallops, sausage ravioli, and veal meatloaf

$20 $12

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Two-Hour Wine-and-Chocolate-Tasting Class for Two or Four at Attrezzi (Up to 54% Off)

Attrezzi

Portsmouth

Wine and chocolate experts pair gourmet chocolates and truffles with private-label wines

$130 $65

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$12 for $30 Worth of Food and Beverages for Takout at Groceries on the GO

Groceries on the GO

Kittery

Drive-thru convenient store serves fresh-made breakfast sandwiches, baked muffins, donuts and 14 flavors of coffee

$10 $4

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$12 for $21 Worth of Takeout Turkish Food and Fried Chicken at Jay's Newmarket Kebabs & Fried Chicken

Jay's Newmarket Kebabs & Fried Chicken

Newmarket

Convenient roadside takeout location with Turkish doner kebabs, tabbouleh, shish kebabs, baklava, and fried chicken with traditional sides

$7 $4

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$22 for $40 Worth of Seafood, Sandwiches, and Flatbreads at Breakers Restaurant & Bar

Breakers Restaurant

Ashworth By The Sea

Sandwiches, specialty flatbreads, and locally sourced seafood at a seaside restaurant with custom millwork and live DJs every weekend

$40 $22

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Wine Tasting with Cheese, Wineglasses, and 25% off Wine for Two, Four, or Six at Sweet Baby Vineyard (Up to 56% Off)

Sweet Baby Vineyard

Sweet Baby Vineyard

Sip six samples of wine while snacking on cheese plates; take home souvenir wineglasses and wine purchased with a discount

$34 $15

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Distillery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Smoky Quartz Distillery (Up to 63% Off)

Smoky Quartz Distillery

Seabrook

Explore the artisan distillery’s process as they create small-batch vodkas and whisky moonshine made from locally sourced New England grain

$60 $25

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Seafood Appetizers and Entrees for Two or Four People at Stripers Grill (Up to 49% Off)

Stripers Grill

Salisbury

Appetizers of fried cherry-pepper calamari segue to entrees of seafood casserole, lobster rolls, pan-roasted duck, and Stripers steak tips

$96 $49

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Barbecue for Dine-In, Take-Out, or Catering at The American BBQ (40% Off)

The American BBQ

Multiple Locations

Cooks dry-rub & slow-cook pulled pork, beef brisket & pulled chicken before piling meats or veggie burgers into sandwiches or onto plates

$30 $18

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$19 Three Groupons, Each Valid for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Dips Frozen Yogurt ($30 Value)

Dips Frozen Yogurt

Concord

Twelve different self-serve frozen yogurt flavors such as original tart, cake batter, maple walnut, and egg nog

$30 $19

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Dinner for Two or Four at Essex Street Grille (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Essex Street Grille

Haverhill

Appetizers such as lobster rangoons and coconut shrimp precede entrees of sesame-crusted tuna, eggplant manicotti, or mango chicken

$69 $36

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Appetizer and Entree for Two or Four at Roma Ristorante & Bar (Up to 52% Off)

Roma Ristorante & Bar

Haverhill

Italian and Greek dishes include lasagna, chicken parmigiano, and steak kabobs

$62 $29.99

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$16 for $30 Worth of American Cuisine and Sushi at The Spot

The Spot

Georgetown

Tavern serves sushi rolls alongside mac and cheese bites, veggie burgers, meatloaf sandwiches, sweet potato casserole, and fish and chips

$30 $16

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Diner Food for Two or Four, or $14 for $20 Worth of Carryout at Holly and Doug's Country Diner

Holly and Doug's Country Diner

Norridgewock

Menu features chicken cordon blue, mozzarella sticks, stuffed french toast, pancakes, chicken salad, wings, and 17 omelettes to choose from

$10 $6

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Beer-Tasting and Brewery-Tour Package for Two or Four at Milly’s Tavern (Up to 53% Off)

Milly’s Tavern

Downtown Manchester

Cream ales, porters, and IPAs from an onsite microbrewery pair with appetizers of flame-grilled wings or loaded nachos

$75 $35

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$30 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Authentic Naples-Style Pizza at 900 Degrees ($60 Value)

900 Degrees

Downtown Manchester

Wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas crafted with a blend of local and imported ingredients

$30 $15

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$55 for Package with Wine Tasting, Wine Book, and Pruning Seminar at Candia Vineyards ($116 Value)

Candia Vineyards

Candia

Wine lovers receive a tasting for two, a voucher for dessert wine, chocolates, a wind chime, New England wine book, and a pruning seminar

$116 $55

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Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four at ZABOO (Up to 45% Off)

ZABOO

Manchester

Burgers, fire-baked pizzas, and Asian-inspired pub cuisine served alongside craft beers, flat-screen TVs, hookahs, and dueling pianos

$40 $24

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Sushi and Seafood at Latitude 43 (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Latitude 43

Gloucester

Seafood and sushi made with locally caught fish; eco-friendly restaurant adorned with the hull of a 36 ft. rescue boat

$20 $11

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Locally Sourced Dinner for Two or Four, Including Appetizers and Entrees, at Dog Bar Grill (Up to 35% Off)

Dog Bar Grill

Gloucester

Locally sourced meat, seafood, and produce are highlighted in a menu that features wings, fish 'n' chips, and vegetarian and vegan dishes

$63 $41

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Pizzas, Calzones, and Subs at Pizza Express (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Pizza Express

Multiple Locations

Enjoy slices of calzones, pizza, more than a dozen salads, or one of the eatery’s 24-inch Rhino subs

$20 $11

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Craft Beer Tasting Package for Two or Four at Border Brewery (Up to 55% Off)

Border Brewery

Salem

Taste unique craft beers, such as Vanilla Bourbon Oak Stout or the Border IPA, brewed in house

$31 $14

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Italian Dinner for Two or More at Buono Panini (Up to 50% Off)

Buono Panini

Salem

Tapas pizza, antipasto platters, and linguine decked with mussels top plates in sunny-hued Italian dining room

$40 $20

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Mead Tour and Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Moonlight Meadery (Up to 65% Off)

Moonlight Meadery

Londonderry

Expert mead maker Michael Fairbrother offers up fermentation insight as well as fruit-tinged and spiced meads for tasting

$50 $20

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Pub Meal for Two or Four at Whippersnappers Restaurant (Up to 58% Off)

Whippersnappers

Londonderry

Casual pub and restaurant features American-style cuisine and live music five nights a week

$53.94 $25

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Diner Food for Breakfast or Lunch at Maryann's Diner (Up to 50% Off)

Maryann's Diner

Windham

Waitresses in retro clothing hoist plates piled high with eggs, pancakes, fish ‘n’ chips, and burgers inside diner with ’50s and ’60s decor

$12 $6

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African Food at Peace Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Peace Restaurant

Goffstown

Flavors from Africa and around the world come together on one menu, with savory goat stew and a variety of classic fufu options

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of Hibachi Food at Thyme Japanese Cuisine

Thyme Japanese Cuisine

North Andover

Authentic Japanese dishes such as hibachi-grilled steak and seafood, vegetable tempura, udon soup with chicken, and fresh octopus sushi

$30 $15

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Japanese, Thai, and Chinese Cuisine for Two or Four at Hokkaido Restaurant (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Hokkaido Restaurant

North Andover

Japanese, Thai, and Chinese cuisine served in a sunlit dining room of glass, marble, and wood

$20 $10

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$25 for $50 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Ithaki Mediterranean Cuisine

Ithaki Mediterranean Cuisine

Ipswich

Baked-to-order moussaka, small-plate falafel, and steamed mussels share menu space with lamb burgers and a raw bar

$50 $25

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Sean Lynch & Mark Ricadonna at Larcom Theatre on December 3 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

Sean Lynch & Mark Ricadonna

Larcom Theatre

Live_logo

Comic, screenwriter, and Lynn native Sean Lynch joins Mark Ricadonna for a rare Boston-area appearance

$18.95 $11

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Locally Sourced New American Cuisine for Two for Lunch or Dinner at Wild Horse Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Wild Horse Cafe

Beverly

Grilled pot roast, wild sockeye salmon with lemon pesto, and slow-roasted pork shoulder with kale highlight menu of American eats

$30 $15

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$21.99 for $40 Worth of Organic Food and Drinks at Organic Garden Cafe

Organic Garden Cafe

Beverly

Harvest bowls, hot soups, rice, quinoa, and black bean dishes, and other gourmet raw and organic fare including smoothies and juices

$40 $21.99

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Italian Dinner Cuisine at Trattoria Bella Mia (Up to 58% Off). Two Options Available.

Trattoria Bella Mia

Beverly

Authentic Italian fare and live music at bistro on historic Cabot Street

$30 $16

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Comfort Food at Brothers Taverna (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Brothers Taverna

Downtown Salem

At restaurant formerly known as Brothers Deli, diners nosh on international breakfast specials or fresh seafood, burgers, and pasta dishes

$47.97 $26

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Fresh Seafood and Upscale Comfort Food for Two or Four at Victoria Station & Vic's Boathouse (40% Off)

Victoria Station & Vic's Boathouse

Downtown Salem

Bacon-wrapped scallops prelude slow-roasted Angue prime rib, barbecue beef ribs, or lobster mac and cheese

$50 $30

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Sushi and Japanese Food for Two or Four at Koto Japanese Grill (Up to 46% Off)

Koto Japanese Grill

Salem

Nabe yaki udon with shrimp, chicken, and egg; striped bass and white tune sashimi sushi; thai curry beef with soup, rice, and salad

$40 $23

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Gourmet Pizza at Flying Saucer Pizza Company (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Flying Saucer Pizza Company

Downtown Salem

After making the dough each morning, pizza pros hand stretch the dough before topping it was fresh, seasonal ingredients

$30 $16.50

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$12 for a 4-Visit Punch Card For $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt Per Visit at Frotopia Yogurt ($20 Value)

Frotopia Yogurt

Peabody - Route 114

More than 16 flavors of self-serve yogurt and 50 toppings, as well as baked goods and smoothies

$20 $12

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$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Maki Sushi Bar. Two Options Available.

Maki Sushi Bar

Peabody Town Center

Rolls of tempura lobster, mango, and asparagus drizzled with white sauce and kabayaki glaze top tables along with seafood martinis

$30 $15

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American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

$40 $21

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$25 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Yannalfo's

Yannalfo's Ristorante

Marblehead

Ravioli and meatballs in a mushroom-cream sauce, breaded chicken cutlets topped with crab and lobster, and seafood in a zesty red clam sauce

$40 $25

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Upscale Dinner or Lunch Italian Cuisine at Scola's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Scola's Restaurant

Scola's Restaurant

Starters such as mussels or stuffed mushrooms lead to classic Italian dishes such as gnocchi with housemade marinara and veal marsala

$50 $25

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American Food at Blue Angus Cafe (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Blue Angus Cafe

Dracut

Premium Angus beef burgers and homemade onion rings made fresh daily, along with menu packed with fresh seafood, wraps, and sandwiches

$35 $24

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One Dozen Regular or Flavored Buttercream Cupcakes or One Six-Inch Cake at Sugar Coated Bakery (Up to 49% Off)

Sugar Coated Bakery

Dracut

Bakers prep custom cakes, cupcakes, and pastries for birthdays or special occasions

$30 $16

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Mexican Food for Dinner at The Fat Cactus (50% Off). Three Options Available.

The Fat Cactus

Lynnfield

Self-described Mexicali cantina dishes up classics including fajitas and tacos, as well as nontraditional Mexican cuisine such as steak tips

$40 $20

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food for Lunch or Dinner at El Potro

El Potro

Multiple Locations

Festive eatery serves sizzling fajitas, fish and pork tacos, steaks, and chicken enchiladas alongside live mariachi band on weekends

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of Vietnamese Food at Nguyen's Vietnamese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Nguyen's Vietnamese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Swampscott

Barbecue pork with vermicelli noodles, pho soup, and wagyu beef burger made with Vietnamese spices

$30 $15

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$25 for $40 Worth of Upscale Italian Dinner Fare for Two or More at Ristorante Pavarotti in Reading

Ristorante Pavarotti

Reading

Veal and seafood simmered in delicate wine sauces served in Italian eatery with large wine list

$40 $25

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Authentic Swiss Style Baked Goods at swissbäkers (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

swissbäkers

Multiple Locations

Swiss-style baked goods include Berliners, the original pretzel rolls, authentic croissants, Choco Weggli and more.

$20 $12

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Upscale Three-Course Dinner for Two or Four at Left Bank Restaurant at Stonehedge Inn & Spa (Up to 53% Off)

Left Bank Restaurant at Stonehedge Inn & Spa

Tyngsborough

Inn restaurant with a four-diamond rating from American Automobile Association and Grand Award from Wine Spectator

$115 $55

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Italian Cuisine at The Italian Kitchen of Wakefield (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

The Italian Kitchen of Wakefield

Wakefield

Italian joint dishes out zucchini fries, veal parmesan, buffalo chicken pizza, meatball subs, homemade manicotti,and baby spinach salads

$20 $10

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Italian and Portuguese Cuisine at Porto Bello Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Porto Bello Restaurant

Wakefield

Sea scallops and shrimp with housemade pesto, hand-breaded veal parmesan, and Portuguese seafood stew with clams, calamari, and mussels

$50 $25

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$6 for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt 

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Saugus- Augustine's Plaza

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ready to be sprinkled with any combination of dozens of toppings

$10 $6

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Brazilian Barbecue Dinner for Two or Four Adults at Midwest Grill (50% Off). Two Locations Available.

Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

Waiters rotate around tables with unlimited servings of beef sirloin, brazilian sausage, and lamb at the churrascaria

$30 $15

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$15 for 3 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Hamburgers & More at Stack-a Burger ($30 Value)

Stack-a Burger

Burlington Mall

Chefs grill fresh burgers and all-beef hot dogs and ladle on toppings such as baked beans and sauerkraut

$10 $5

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Thai Food at Maekha Thai (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Maekha Thai

West Revere

Eatery dishes out authentic Thai cuisine such as tom yum soup, ginger chicken, basil fried rice, pad thai, and panang curry with scallops

$20 $11

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Italian-American Dinner of Salads and Entrees for Two or Four at Sebastian's on Broadway (Up to 46% Off)

Sebastian's on Broadway

Revere

Pastas, seafood, and steak made with local ingredients and set to live cabaret performers every Thursday night

$60 $35

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Fresh, House-Made Diner Food for Two or Four During Breakfast or Lunch at Revere Center Café (50% Off)

Revere Center Café

Bell Circle Plaza at Revere

Diner serves made-to-order comfort food, such as grilled cheese with bacon and Irish eggs benedict with corn beef hash

$20 $10

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Southern Catering for 10 or 20, or Pickup of Four or Eight Southern Entrees from Madear's Cucina (Up to 56% Off)

Madear's Cucina

Malden

At service named for a beloved grandmother, a native of Baton Rouge cooks up Southern favorites like po’ boys, jambalaya, and fried chicken

$350 $160

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$12 for Drinks and Treats at Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream ($20 Value)

Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

Ice cream parlor and bakery serves up a variety of pasties, muffins, freshly brewed cofffee, and sandwiches

$5 $3

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream at I Love Milkshakes ($30 Total Value)

I Love Milkshakes

West Everett

Custom milkshakes and desserts blend frozen yogurt or ice cream with a variety of fruits or candy; smoothies, coffee, and self-serve waffles

$10 $5

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Pumpkin Pie and 4-Pack of Cookies or Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available.

Cold Stone Creamery

Medford

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

$22.99 $14

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Italian Cuisine at Pastalina's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

Flavorful dishes from southern Italy's Avellino region include pasta, chicken cacciatore, and veal saltimbocca

$50 $25

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Pizza for Takeout or Delivery, Valid Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday from John's Pizza (40% Off)

John's Pizza

Across from the ELC

Hand-tossed pies topped with freshly shredded cheese, a family-recipe sauce, and toppings such as buffalo chicken, shrimp, or eggplant

$20 $12

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Hibachi and/Or Sushi Dinner for Two at Ruyi Restaurant (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Ruyi Restaurant

ruyi restaurant

Hand-rolled sushi, Japanese teriyaki, and marinated chicken, steak, or lamb seared at tableside grills

$50 $30

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Three-Course Mexican Meal for Two at Acitrón Cocina Mexicana (36% Off)

Acitrón Cocina Mexicana

Boston

Mexican recipes inlcude Chiles Ancho De Camaron which is Ancho pepper, jumbo shrimp and goat cheese topped with a creamy chipotle sauce

$70 $45

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Brunch or Dinner at Zocalo Mexican Bistro (Up to 40% Off)

Zocalo Mexican Bistro

Arlington

Enjoy a weekend brunch of pulled-pork tortas or scrambled eggs and chorizo, or grab steak fajitas and crispy avocado sticks for dinner

$25 $15

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The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery with Commemorative Mug Through May 31 (Up to 40% Off)

The Dinner Detective Boston

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

$96.17 $58

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Caribbean Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Some 'Ting Nice Caribbean Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

Some 'Ting Nice Caribbean Restaurant

Somerville

The menu of pan-Caribbean cuisine encompasses zesty stews, jerk shrimp, curries, and sides of plantains and roti

$25 $13

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Bonos Pizzeria Grille puts its own gourmet spin on Italian culinary tradition. In an open kitchen, executive chef Anthony Guerriero and his team use local ingredients to craft specialties such as slow-braised short ribs with pappardelle, fingerling potatoes, and peas, and juicy burgers crowned with Boursin cheese and wine-poached pears. They also layer pizzas with specialty toppings such as fig jam and hand-picked lobster before firing the pies over flaming Maine hardwoods. A children’s menu offers kid-friendly options like peanut butter and jelly pizza.

29 western ave
south portland,
ME
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Woks have sizzled in the kitchen of Chia Sen Chinese Restaurant ever since 1998, when the Wu family—originally from Taiwan—first opened the restaurant. In the woks, they prepare Taiwanese specialties such as pineapple shrimp fried in egg starch, and Chinese favorites such as general tso's chicken or sizzling peppercorn beef. Each dish is made to order, and is flavored with fragrant spices rather than MSG. Gluten-free and vegetarian menus are available. Pair your meal with one of the spot's specialty cocktails.

456 Payne Road
Scarborough,
ME
US

Instead of heading out to play after school as a kid, Ron Stephan spent afternoons in his mother's kitchen, rolling chicken cordon bleu for the catering business she ran from their home. Today, Ron continues his family tradition of freshness at his own restaurant, Ricetta's, where every dish is made from scratch daily. "I guarantee you my freezer is smaller than your freezer at home," Ron says with a laugh, "unless you have a really small freezer."

The restaurant’s accolades speak for themselves. Since it opened in 1989, Ricetta's has won the Maine Sunday Telegram's readers' poll for best pizza a whopping 20 years in a row, as well as earning a spot on USA Today's 51 great pizza parlors in 2010. At its current location, which it has occupied since 2000, two hand-built brick ovens fire up each pizza, giving the crust a crisp outside and a soft, pillowy center.

Though the food is crafted with care, the lifeblood of Ricetta's, according to Ron, is its employees, many of whom have been with him for over 10 years. They have helped create all of the menu's dishes, including the Bolto pizza, loaded with pesto, roasted chicken, and broccoli, and named after the manager who would make it for himself for lunch every day. Ricetta's first employee, Skip, lends his name to the popular linguini Scipollo, which he fashioned from chicken, sometimes shrimp, with prosciutto and tomatoes in lemon-cream sauce. To show his gratitude, Ron celebrates each staff member's anniversary by printing a mention in the newsletter and cooking them a pizza with monogrammed pepperoni slices.

240 US Route 1
Falmouth,
ME
US

After bringing their family across the pond from Milano to Maine, restaurateurs Fabiana de Savino and Enrico Barbiero wasted no time in opening Paciarino. There, pasta made daily by Barbiero "raises the bar for pasta," according to the New York Times. “His tender ravioli are stuffed with sweet local shrimp and haddock, and his spaghetti is hand-stretched and perfectly cooked,” the reporter continued. The chef draws from a palette of imported Taggiasche olives, garlic from Sicily, and peppers, mozzarella, and salamis from around Italy. When possible, the produce is sourced from organic farms, and the selection of seafood, like a neighbor’s level of anger at your Halloween display, depends on the season.

Paciarino's airy interior keeps the mood light and focused on the cuisine, which is complemented by red and white wine. “You can hear a surprising amount of Italian language among the diners,” said a writer for The Boston Globe after a visit, “ and everyone seems a little more cheerful than they did when they walked in."

468 Fore St
Portland,
ME
US

Chefs and mixologists at Plush West End pair a diverse assortment of ever-changing small plates with fine wines and specialty drinks. Like a hug from a princess, the atmosphere feels both elegant and welcoming, and the Portland Press Herald’s Elisa Doucette remarked that the "cushioned leather couches in the lounge area and deep-red walls create a dark, seductive setting that compels you to stay for hours." The restaurant shows its commitment to Maine-based merchants in a variety of ways such as the Angus beef sliders topped with locally sourced cheddar. Cocktail connoisseurs mix signature specialty drinks at the bar’s glass chilling station illuminated by fiery red under-lighting, and a VIP section calls to diners seeking privacy for a special proposal or a rendezvous with international spies.

106 High Street
Portland,
ME
US

By morning, it's a breakfast hub known as The Good Egg Café. During lunch and dinner, the festively colored space, draped in twinkling string lights, turns into Pepperclub Restaurant. Entering the eatery is like stepping into a crayon box; the walls are painted in a lively palette of oranges, purples, blues and reds. Though the globally inspired menu draws on local seafood, beef, and lamb for Indian curries and Greek recipes, vegan and vegetarian dishes such as baked and stuffed jalapeños, veggie burgers, and asiago risotto cakes with portobello are also plentiful. After finishing off complimentary homemade bread, patrons ease sugar cravings with a handmade chocolate cake, or ease sunburns by applying cool vegan tapioca directly onto the sun.

78 Middle St
Portland,
ME
US