Food & Drink in The Colony

European-Latin Cuisine for Two or Four on Weeknights at Chef in Blue (Up to 46% Off)

Chef in Blue

Frisco

$27.70 $16

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Chefs serve up panini sandwiches, omelettes, and crepes along with coffee, while blending both European and Latin flavors

Cast Iron Skillet Breakfast and Coffee for Two or Four at Mary's Mediterranean (52% Off)

Mary's Mediterranean

Frisco

$23 $11

Mediterranean-inspired breakfast skillets filled with feta and sauteed spinach, chicken shawarma, hashbrowns, all topped with an egg

Ice Cream at Marble Slab Creamery (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Marble Slab Creamery

Frisco

$10 $5

Freshly mixed ice cream in flavors such as red velvet, oatmeal cookie, and chocolate birthday cake

$12 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill

Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Sports bar dishes out pub food such as spicy chicken wings, quesadillas, and nachos amongst a huge patio, pool, and darts

One-Year Co-Op Membership, Initial Bin, and Small or Medium Share of Produce from Urban Acres (Up to 43% Off)

Urban Acres

Multiple Locations

$68.50 $39

Members receive co-op shares of organic produce, access to meat, coffee, and granola shares, and enrollment in the Rooster Loyalty program

36 or 60 Ounces of Traditional or Gluten-Free Cookie Dough at Frost It Cafe (Up to 46% Off)

Frost It Cafe

Frisco Bridges North

$15.99 $10

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A local bakery makes traditional or gluten-free cookie dough from scratch with 100% whole ingredients and no preservatives

Pub Grub for Two or Four at Captain Jack's Floating Bar & Grill (45% Off)

Captain Jack's Floating Bar & Grill

Frisco

$20 $11

Floating restaurant mixes up drinks in fishbowls, grills tasty chicken fajitas, and fills the air with the sound of karaoke and live music

$12 for $20 Worth of French Bistro Dinner for Two at Bonnie Ruth's Cafe Trottoir

Bonnie Ruth's Cafe Trottoir

Frisco

$20 $12

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Enjoy French dishes such as tilapia in a lemon butter caper sauce or crackling slow-roasted pork shank in a spicy peach bourbon glaze

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at La Casa Velez

La Casa Velez

Little Elm

$20 $12

Mexican standbys such as chile relleno, chicken enchiladas, and tacos stuffed with pork

$11 for $22 Worth of Food at Varsity Roadhouse

Varsity Roadhouse

Aubrey

$22 $11

House-made chips and queso precede entrees such as slow-cooked ribs, chicken wings, and burgers

$11 for $22 Toward Dinner for Two at Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

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Diners enjoy Mexican dishes made from generations-old family recipes and served by a staff known for its friendly, unobtrusive service

Cruise to Captain Jack's Floating Bar & Grill for Dinner from JT's Boat Rentals (33% Off). 9 Dates.

JT's Boat Rentals and Captain Jack's Floating Bar & Grill

JT's Boat Rentals, Lewisville Lake

$60 $39.95

Enjoy the scenery of Lewisville Lake on the 1hr cruise to eat at Captain Jack's floating restaurant; watch the sunset on the way back

$18 for $30 Worth of Hibachi Grill Dinner for Two at Blue Ocean Sushi & Asian Grill

Blue Ocean Sushi & Asian Grill

Vista Ridge

$30 $18

Chefs grill salmon, chicken, or steaks on a hibachi grill, pairing the sizzling meats with sauces such as teriyaki or ginger lime chili

$12 for $20 Worth of Tex-Mex Food at Angelina's

Angelina's

Lewisville Location

$20 $12

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Tex-Mex restaurant started as 10-seat establishment 28 years ago and has continually grown; it now includes two locations

American Food at Tierney’s Café & Tavern (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Tierney’s Café & Tavern

Lewisville

$20 $11

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Building that dates back to 1885 houses classic homestyle cooking all the way to modern new American cuisine

One Dozen Cookies or One 15-Inch Cookie Cake at Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip (39% Off)

Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip

Vista Ridge Mall

$17.99 $11

15-inch cookies feed 8-16 people for special occasions; cookies feature classic Nestle Toll House recipes

Distillery Tour for Two or Four at Witherspoon Distillery (50% Off)

Witherspoon Distillery

Lewisville

$50 $27.50

Tour guides give folks behind-the-scenes look at how whiskey and rum are made

Classic American Food at Korner Cafe (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Korner Café

Lewisville

$16 $8

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Gruyere grits, rum raisin bread pudding, and all-day breakfast at a quaint café

$11 for $20 Worth of Greek and Lebanese Cuisine at It's Greek to Me

It's Greek to Me

Vista Ridge Plaza

$20 $11

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Chefs spear kebabs dusted with Lebanese spices and serve up flaky baklava

$12 for $20 Worth of Southwest-Style Seafood, Steak, and Sandwiches for Two at The Wild Turkey

The Wild Turkey

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Seafood, steak, and sandwiches with southwestern twist, including seafood combo fajitas and home cooking

$12 for $20 Worth of Cajun Food at Good Times Cajun

Good Times Cajun

Garden Park

$20 $12

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Cajun restaurant's menu is filled with staples of the bayou, including gator bites, deep-fried catfish, crawfish étoufée, and jambalaya

Indian Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Bawarchi Signature (40% Off)

Bawarchi Signature

Addison

$20 $12

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Chicken, goat, or vegetable biryani, deep-fried shrimp, and other North and South Indian delicacies

Dinner for Two or Four at Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant and Club (Up to 42% Off)

Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant and Club

Plaza At The Quorum

$30 $18

On select evenings, belly dancers liven up the room with their choreography as diners share tabbouli, skewers, and hookahs

$10 for $20 Worth of Cigars or Upscale Bar Fare at Elite Cigar Cafe

Elite Cigar Cafe

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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More than 1,000 cigars fill a walk-in humidor alongside a café serving southwestern dishes

$12 for $24 Worth of Mediterranean Food at SanabelS

SanabelS

Addison

$24 $12

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Mediterranean cuisine with live performances from belly dancers on weekends

$15 for $30 Worth of Fast, Casual Italian Food at Arezzo Italian Street Food

Arezzo Italian Street Food

Addison

$30 $15

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Fast, casual Italian food made using from-scratch dressings, wood-fired meats, and stone-baked breads

Pub Food for Dine-In or Carryout at The Hub Sports Bar and Grill (40% Off)

The hub sports bar & grill

Addison

$20 $12

Twenty-eight HD televisions and eight HD projection screens offer zoomed-in views of sports as burgers and tacos grace tables

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Indian Dinner for Dine-In or Takeout at Flavors Indian Restaurant

Flavors Indian Restaurant

Addison

$10 $5

This family-run restaurant turns out tasty, traditional Indian cuisine, from lamb vindaloo to chicken tikka masala

Colombian Food at Casa Vieja Restaurant (43% Off)

Casa Vieja Restaurant

Southwest Carrollton

$30 $17

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Traditional Colombian empanadas and steak dishes served in a casual space that hosts live music and dancing on Saturday nights

$12 for $20 Worth of Korean Food at Spoon

Spoon

Central Carrollton

$20 $12

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Traditional Korean cuisine such as kimchi soup, bulgogi, and kalbi served in trendy bar setting

$18 for $30 Worth of Japanese and Korean Cuisine at Gangnam Sushi

Gangnam Sushi

Central Carrollton

$30 $18

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Japanese and Korean specialties are on the menu of this restaurant named for an upscale neighborhood in Seoul

Dinner for Two or Four at Papa's Italiano (Up to 45% Off)

Papa's Italiano

Indian Creek

$20 $11

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Italian and Greek specialties ranging from chicken masala to mousala, plus specialty pies, and build-your-own pastas and pizzas

Half-Dozen, One-Dozen, or Two-Dozen Cupcakes at Sugar Queen Cupcakes

Sugar Queen Cupcakes

Multiple Locations

$14.75 $12

Dig into cupcakes flavored like snickerdoodles, pancakes and bacon, birthday cake, or berry pecan—the official cupcake of Texas

$22.99 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Asian Fusion Cuisine at Sushi Fugu

Sushi Fugu

Highland Village

$40 $22.99

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Shrimp curry, pad thai, sashimi, and a variety of specialty rolls served in a sleek, modern dining room

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Nuevo Leon Mex Mex Restaurant

Nuevo Leon Mex Mex Restaurant

Farmers Branch Shopping Center

$20 $12

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At a Texas Monthly top Mexican restaurant, chefs make beef tips in mole-plantain sauce and young goat wrapped in banana leaves

$11 for $20 Worth of Homestyle Comfort Food at Mama's Daughters' Diner. Three Locations Available.

Mama's Daughters' Diner

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Dine on classic homestyle dishes in a choice of three locations: Dallas, Plano, and Irving

90-Minute Wine Experience Education Class for One, Two, or Four from Wineaux Guy and Great Tastes (Up to 60% Off)

Wine Experience from Great Tastes

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Groups gain knowledge to aid future wine purchases, learning the history, terroir, and climates of wines like chardonnay and malbec

Italian Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at Goodfella's (Up to 40% Off)

Goodfella's

Park & Tollway

$18 $11

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Pizzas cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven headline the menu at this cozy eatery, which imports ingredients directly from New York City

$18 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine for Two or More at Geisha Steak and Sushi Restaurant

Geisha Steak & Sushi

Far North Dallas

$30 $18

Innovative sushi creations, such as lobster rolls with yamagobo or Queen rolls with snow crab and asparagus, mingle with hibachi entrees

One or Two 6-Inch Meal Combos at Phil's Philly Grill (Up to 40% Off)

Phil's Philly Grill

Willow Bend Mall Food Court

$10 $6

Cheese steaks and other piled-high sandwiches live up to their storied reputation alongside sides and drinks

Indian Dinner for 2 or 4 or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Indian Food at Nandhini (Up to 50% Off)

Nandhini

Plano

$22 $13

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Diners devour tandoori meats and curries in an upscale dining room with saffron walls adorned with twisted tree branches and soft red carpet

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Fin Sushi & Sake Bar (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Fin Sushi & Sake Bar

Plano

$50 $30

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Tempura appetizers precede teriyaki-flavored meats and several specialty sushi rolls stuffed with snow crab, snapper, and salmon

$10.99 for $20 Worth of Greek Food for Dinner at Kosta's Cafe

Kosta's Cafe

Plano

$20 $10.99

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Gyros, souvlaki, spanakopita, and other classic Greek eats served in a rustic cafe with ample wine

Afternoon Tea in Three Tiers for Two, Four, or Six at Into My Garden Tearoom (46% Off)

Into My Garden Tearoom

Downtown Plano

$37 $20

Friends relax with cups of tea and nibble on savory tea sandwiches, sweet tea breads, English scones, and pastries served on fine china

$12 for $20 Worth of Bar Food at Copper Cup

Copper Cup

Plano

$20 $12

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Inside this restaurant and bar, classic bar food marches from the kitchen and specialty moscow mules are poured alongside 12 draft beers

One Dozen Rum Balls or One or Two Dozen Cupcakes at In the Mix Bakery (Up to 52% Off)

In the Mix Bakery

Plano

$59.98 $29

Made-from-scratch confections in 12 flavors, such as red velvet and italian cream

Asian Cuisine at Yu's Asian Diner (Up to 48% Off)

Yu's Asian Diner

Plano

$15 $7.75

A menu with more than 20 signature dishes—including plenty of spicy creations—is available during both lunch and dinner hours

Mexican Food at Plano Tortilla Factory (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Plano Tortilla Factory

Plano

$18 $11

Hand-made tortillas with no preservatives, tamales, menudo, and guisados at tortilla factory with catering options

$43 for a Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner for Two at Brazilian Cowboy (Up to $73.60 Value)

Brazilian Cowboy

Plano

$73.60 $43

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Two Brazilian dinners with unlimited grilled meats and visits to the salad and hot-buffet bar, plus dessert and soft drinks or coffee

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Indian Fusion Food at Chameli ($30 Value)

Chameli 2

Plano

$10 $6

_Dallas Observer_–lauded biryanis, chicken and goat kormas, and fuska, a popular fried street food in Bangladesh

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Sushi on McKinney (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi on McKinney

Plano

$40 $23

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Beef teriyaki and vegetable tempura match with creative sushi rolls such as the fried craw fish roll with avocado and cream cheese

$8 for $15 Worth of Hot Pots and Asian Cuisine at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot

Pleasant Grove

$15 $8

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Communal diners dunk meats and veggies into a pot of boiling broth, producing cooked bites and soup; valid for the all-you-can-eat special

One Dozen Cookies or One 15-Inch Cookie Cake at Nestle Tollhouse Cafe by Chip (39% Off)

Nestle Tollhouse Cafe by Chip

Plano

$17.99 $11

Relive the best part of childhood with a dozen old-fashioned cookies or a 15-inch cookie cake

$25 for an Asian Dinner for Two with Appetizer and Entrees at Wu's Asian Bistro (Up to $37.85 Value)

Wu's Asian Bistro

Coppell

$37.85 $25

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Veteran chef Uncle Tai unites some of his favorite dishes on one menu, including hunan chicken, orange beef, and sweet and sour fish

Five Days of Meals for Lunch and Dinner or $5 for $10 Worth of Meals at Simply Fit Meals - Allen

Simply Fit Meals - Allen

Allen

$10 $5

Duo offers wholesome meals that can be heated up at home, such as ham and cheddar frittatas, cranberry apple salads, and chicken parmesan

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Palio's Pizza Cafe

Palio's Pizza Cafe

Fairview

$20 $12

Regular and whole-wheat pizzas crowned with gourmet ingredients including roasted cashews, pesto, and artichoke hearts

Homemade Gourmet Food and Prepared Meals at Elke's Market Cafe (40% Off)

Elke's Market Café

Allen

$20 $12

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Artisan sandwiches, entrees, and desserts available at onsite cafe or in pre-packaged meals for enjoying at home

Cafe Fare and Drinks for Two at Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie

Watters Creek At Montgomery Farm

$20 $12

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This friendly cafe serves up sweet and savory crepes, sandwiches, and soups, plus gourmet coffee drinks topped with eye-catching latte art

$12 for $20 Worth of Local Groceries at The Milk Pail Local Market & Drive Thru

The Milk Pail Local Market & Drive Thru

Allen

$20 $12

Local market with fresh produce, artisan breads, deli meats, and ready-to-eat meals

$12 for $20 Worth of International Tasting Plates and Desserts at Savour Tasting Room and Social Club

Savour Tasting Room and Social Club

Watters Creek At Montgomery Farm

$20 $12

Nibble on small, shareable plates of international dishes such as basil-accented meatballs, ahi tuna nachos, or pesto-infused hummus

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Cuisine for Two at Russo's New York Pizzeria

Russo's New York Pizzeria

Richardson

$20 $12

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Hand-tossed New York–style pizzas covered in toppings such as buffalo chicken, artichoke hearts, and a fresh margherita blend

$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue and Comfort Food at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse. 7 Locations Available.

Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Zagat-rated, Texas-style barbecue joint where brisket, pork ribs & onion rings keep connoisseurs coming back to all seven locations

Jerky, Bacon, and Barbecue Goods at Meat Maniac (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Meat Maniac

Richardson

$20 $10

Novelty items such as wild-game jerky and bacon-flavored salsas, ketchups, and sodas; barbecue sauces and seasonings

Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Tacos or Combo Platters and Soft Drinks at Tacos Y Mas (45% Off)

Tacos Y Mas

Richardson

$21.96 $12

Chefs craft Mexican street-food classics, including traditional tacos with beef and shrimp and sprawling combo platters

One or Two Hookah Sessions with Charcoal Refills at Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge (Up to 62% Off)

Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge

Arapaho

$25 $12

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Lounge on couches and cushions and savor classic hookah flavors such as vanilla or rose, or experiment with combo flavors such as apple-mint

$16 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Thai Cuisine at SaWaDiKa Thai Zone ($30 Value)

SaWaDiKa Thai Zone

Richardson

$15 $8

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Red, green, and yellow curries, eight noodle dishes, and stir-fried beef marinated in lemongrass and served atop steamed jasmine rice

Brazilian Steak-House Dinner for Two or Four or Take-Out at Blue Charcoal (Up to 37% Off)

Blue Charcoal

Northrich

$77.40 $49

Gauchos wander around tables carrying skewered meats, including picanha and bacon-wrapped chicken, which they carve directly onto plates

American Food at Rocky's Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Rocky's Bar & Grill

Richardson

$20 $12

Laid-back eatery filled with TVs, pool tables, and weekly events dishes out burgers, wings, and chicken tacos

Hookah with Snacks or Two-Hour E-Hose Session at Casanova Hookah Lounge (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Casanova Hookah Lounge

Richardson

$23.98 $12

Mix two flavors in a single hookah, served with Mediterranean snacks, or smoke from an electronic hose

One-Hour Wine Class and Tasting for 2, 4, 6, or 10 People at WineStyles (Up to 75% Off )

WineStyles

Flower Mound

$59.98 $25

One-hour classes introduce guests to wine fundamentals with instruction and samples

$12 for $20 Worth of Comfort Food for Breakfast or Lunch at Starwood Cafe

Starwood Cafe

Flower Mound

$20 $12

Breakfast options include garden-veggie skillets and Oreo pancakes; lunch options include fish tacos and Cuban chicken paninis

$22 for $40 Towards Steak and Seafood Meals at Dino's Steak and Claw House

Dino's Steak and Claw House

Grapevine

$40 $22

Local and continental culinary traditions shape modern takes on surf and turf inside a vintage bank building decorated with contemporary art

$35 for $50 Worth of Modern Mexican Cuisine at Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo

Grapevine

$50 $35

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Refined takes on Mexican cuisine, including fajitas in chipotle-wine sauce and enchiladas stuffed with avocado and artichoke

Charcuterie Platter for Two, Four, or Six at D'Vine Wine of Grapevine, Texas (Up to 51% Off)

D'Vine Wine of Grapevine, Texas

Grapevine

$12.50 $6.25

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As patrons taste or browse wines, they can snack on charcuterie platters with flavorful cheeses and meats

All-You-Can-Eat Sushi and Asian-Food Buffet for Two or Four at Asian Top Restaurant (54% Off)

Asian Top Restaurant

Grapevine

$21.54 $10

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Coconut shrimp, sushi, clams, barbecue spare ribs, and a dessert bar line this buffet that is open seven days a week

$18 for $30 Worth of Fresh-Prepared Meals, Bread and Pastries at Eatzi’s Market & Bakery - Grapevine

Eatzi's Market & Bakery

Grapevine

$30 $18

This European-style marketplace and deli features chef-prepared meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

$10 for $20 Worth of Baked Goods at Hometown Cookie Co. & Bakery

Hometown Cookie Co. & Bakery

Central Business Park

$20 $10

Made-from-scratch gooey cinnamon rolls, cookies, savory Texas muffins, and whole pies baked fresh daily

$8 for $15 Worth of American Food at BoomerJack's Grill & Bar

BoomerJack's Grill & Bar

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

Cheesy pub-style fries, Cajun-seasoned catfish, handmade half-pound burgers with fresh-cut fries, chicken wraps, and fresh salads

Friends with Benefits' Paws for a Cause Benefit Concert on Saturday, November 15, at Noon (Up to 40% Off)

Friends with Benefits

Fry Street Parking Lot

$20 $12

Chase Ryan & The Grave, Blush, The Rhythm & Beards, Kaleo Kaualoku (Spooky Folk), and The Effinay's raise funds for animal charities

Select Local Merchants

At Centro Restaurant-Lounge, the only commonality between morning and evening are the orange chandeliers dripping glass filigree toward the floor. "After 10 o'clock we move the tables to the kitchen," says manager Francisco Ibarra. Then, DJs spin furious dance beats for a crowd of partygoers. Well-stocked bars center both the lounge and outdoor patio, which is further augmented with umbrellas and cabanas.

Despite the lounge's dramatic transformation, "before 10 o'clock it's like a normal restaurant," Ibarra says. Its menu is the brainchild of Ibarra and his longtime friend, Marcos Hernandez, who began crying deeply while cutting onions alongside his mother when he was 7 years old. "Now he has a lot of authentic Mexican food talent," Ibarra says. Using Hernandez's culinary gift and Ibarra's flair for business, the two have elevated Centro's cuisine with the addition of flavorful cactus flowers, Mexican corn bread, and a steak marinade with traditional spices.

6800 Windhaven Pkwy
The Colony,
TX
US

The pizza makers at Palio's Pizza Cafe crown regular, whole-wheat, and gluten-free crusts with fresh vegetables, preservative-free sauce, and roasted chicken. Chefs take the burden of putting together the best toppings with 17 specialty pizzas that pair gourmet ingredients such as artichoke hearts, roasted chicken, and fresh basil pesto. Ovens create bubbling pies, stuffed calzones, baked ziti, and italian sub sandwiches that servers carry through both chic, cozy locations. Leather-lined booths and flat-screen televisions keep diners comfortable and entertained while they enjoy Palio's BYOB policy and sip wine or Capri Sun pouches brought from home.

4181 Main St
The Colony,
TX
US

When Shane and Susan Shumake of Silverleaf Construction & Design began building a coffeehouse in January of 2010, it was just another project. But somewhere along the way, business became pleasure. They fell in love with the little coffee shop, and their investment switched from professional to personal. So when the shop opened and closed within a matter of five weeks, it was to Shane and Susan’s great dismay. The owner of the floundering business, Shane and Susan’s former client, came to his friends with a question: would they be interested in taking over? The Shumakes didn’t hesitate. Within the month, about as long as it takes a coffee pot to whistle that it’s done, the shop had reopened as Lone Star Coffee Bar. Today, Shane and Susan’s labor of love stands as Lone Star Coffee Bar & Wine Bar. In addition to java, tea, breakfast, and lunch, they recently started serving wine to accompany sit-down dinners and live music. The wine list also reveals the Shumakes' heart for the community, since they devote about half of it to Texan wines.

6800 Windhaven Pkwy
The Colony,
TX
US

After being widowed in 1982, Ruby Lorraine Feagan, better known as Tootie, began supporting her family one pie at a time, building her reputation as she won a succession of baking contests throughout Texas hill country. Investor Don Merrill came into the fold after reading a flattering article in Southern Living magazine and subsequently tasting one of Tootie's crusty, buttery, 6-pound apple pies. Today, Tootie and her daughter continue to ensure the quality of Tootie Pie Co. Gourmet Caf?'s 13 signature pie flavors ? which also include lemon velvet, coconut supreme, and the Rachael Ray?praised pumpkin pie ? as they're carefully crafted and delivered to customers' homes nationwide. The bakery's burgeoning fame has extended to the Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, which featured Tootie's pie-on-a-stick, slices of signature desserts skewered and dipped in chocolate.

Inside Tootie's caf?, the menu of gourmet sandwiches includes sweet chicken salad with red grapes and pecans and italian grilled chicken panini with roasted red pepper and pesto or chipotle mayo. Sips of house coffee and espresso-based Milan mochas clear palates between bites better than vigorously shaking them Etch A Sketch?style.

6959 Lebanon Rd
Frisco,
TX
US

It’s no surprise that a submarine sandwich can get a teenage boy motivated. But for friends Tony Conza, Peter DeCarlo, and Angelo Baldassare, fresh sandwiches sated not just their growing appetites, but their entrepreneurial dreams. After failed business attempts selling pots and pans door to door and trading stocks on Wall Street, the three heard of a bustling shop in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, where sandwiches piled with freshly sliced deli meats and crisp vegetables had locals lining up out the door. With a similar business model in mind, the three opened their own shop in 1964, naming it Blimpie to evoke the blimp-like shape they planned for their overstuffed sandwiches.

Now a national chain, Blimpie stays true to the founders' original dream as staffers continue to stack sandwiches with freshly sliced meats, veggies, and dressings. Turkey, smoked pastrami, top-round roast beef, and crisp bacon crown freshly baked rolls or soft tortillas. Each of Blimpie’s stores brims with Americana-themed décor, paying homage to the company’s founders, their slice of the American dream, and the submarine sandwich that is emblazoned on every five-dollar bill.

8300 Gaylord Pkwy
Frisco,
TX
US

Le Peep's focus on breakfast and lunch stems from a decision made more than 40 years ago, when Buddy and Rhoda Waldman opened The Village Pantry in Aspen, Colorado, and?not wanting to miss a half day of skiing?would close the kitchen each day before noon. The duo would continue to tinker with their concept, stare at it through a novelty-sized microscope, and change its name before it eventually migrated to Texas.

Nowadays, the kitchen staff perpetuates the breakfast-crafting tradition by offering omelets, eggs benedict, skillets, and build-your-own pancake options that use ingredients such as walnuts, bacon, pineapple, and chocolate chips. Traditional dishes are augmented with unique twists, such as the Gooey Buns, english muffins broiled with brown sugar, cinnamon, and almonds and served with a signature side of Mom's Sassy Apples. During midday hours, a variety of salads, burgers, and sandwiches parades out of the kitchen accompanied by smoothies, juices, or Mother Parkers coffee. Le Peep's catering service delivers breakfast and lunch fare to homes, events, or filibustered neighborhood-watch meetings.

7151 Preston Rd
Frisco,
TX
US