Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Abilene: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power." If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (10 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupons or redeem them with our mobile app. Use them whenever you want until the deal expires–today's expires in six months. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
In Edloe St. Café & Catering’s kitchen, staffers grind fresh burger patties and concoct dishes from owner E.I. Thomas’s farmer’s market finds. The eatery specializes in fresh, local food inspired by cultures on either side of the Mexican border; the kitchen whips up jumbo lump crab cakes and leafy Cobb salads just as deftly as they craft Southern-fried fish tacos and pile plates with chicken tamales. Upscale options such as Black Angus tenderloin are also available and lend an extra touch of superiority by the alumnus of Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts who helms the kitchen.
Despite the steak on the menu, the café's atmosphere is unpretentious. Patrons order from a menu handwritten on hanging chalkboards, and eat at simple wooden tables or retire to the outdoor patio for fresh air and a chance to spellcheck any recent skywriting. For large functions, hosts can also turn to the kitchen for buffet-style catering spreads, which offer everything from breakfast tacos to boxed lunches.
Firehouse Subs specializes in toasted signature sub rolls overflowing with hand-sliced steamed meats, Sargento cheeses, and fresh-cut toppings. The platter offers enough hearty fare to feed 10 people or appease one yeti. Stock up on shindig-friendly fare or shun the crowd for a more intimate gathering at a Firehouse location. Hoagie-hungry diners can take their pick of hot specialty subs such as the Firehouse meatball or the New York steamer, brimming with beef brisket, pastrami, and melted provolone (8-inch $5.89, 12-inch, $7.89). Satisfy a cool craving with a savory cold sub packed with white chicken salad (8-inch $5.49, 12-inch $7.49). Fresh-baked cookies come in three flavors ($.75 each) and the classic chocolate brownie stands alone ($1.09 each). Little ones can extinguish their hungers with a kids' meal that includes a sub-roll sandwich, drink, dessert, kid-sized fire hat, and directions to the nearest tree-bound kitten awaiting rescue.
From its humble origins as a small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor operating out of a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, Ben and Jerry's now delights taste buds in locations across the U.S. and 25 countries. Their brand easily attracted customers––homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, high quality ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie.
In a cozy atmosphere replete with local artwork and community gatherings, River City Coffee customers sip on signature bean blends and gobble up Asian fare sourced from local merchants. Seven classic espresso-based drinks are made from 100% Arabica beans, and fresh-drip coffees ($1.50/12 oz.; $1.95/16 oz.) include the illustrious River City Blend and a rotating array of caffeine-transfer systems. Sandwiches such as the smoked turkey with Foo’s ginger-cranberry relish ($5.75) and a smorgasbord of Asian specialties from Satay Thai restaurant and Get Sum Dim Sum ($1–$6.50) offer new worlds of culinary possibilities for adventurous teeth to conquer. An eclectic assortment of community members frequents the café’s free-WiFi-saturated environment, with frequent book-club meetings, business gatherings, and ill-advised indoor polo tournaments.