Food & Drink in The Colony

Half Off Ice Cream at Marble Slab Creamery

Frisco

$10 $5

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

50% Off Food at Varsity Roadhouse

Aubrey

$22 $11

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

50% Off at 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

50% Of Hibachi Grill Dinner

Vista Ridge

$30 $15

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

50% Off Tour of Witherspoon Distillery

Lewisville

$50 $27.50

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

$10 for Greek and Lebanese Food at It's Greek to Me

The Shops at Vista Ridge Plaza

$20 $10

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

50% Off Classic American Food at Korner Cafe

Lewisville

$16 $8

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

45% Off All-You-Can-Eat Lakeside Sunday Brunch

Lake Lewisville

$39.98 $22

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Get seconds and thirds of favorite brunch dishes such as waffles, omelets, bacon, and biscuits

40% Off at Smokin' J's BBQ

Lewisville

$10 $6

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Ribs, pork, brisket and more are all smoked in a hickory-wood smoking pit for up to 14 hours, and served with home-style sides and sauces

50% Off Organic Produce and Annual Membership

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Boxes loaded with fresh, seasonal produce sourced exclusively from local farms

$10 for Cigars or Upscale Bar Fare at 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

50% Off Mediterranean Food at SanabelS

Addison

$24 $12

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Mediterranean cuisine with live performances from belly dancers on weekends

50% Off at 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

$10 for Pub Food at The Hub Sports Bar and Grill

Addison

$20 $10

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

50% Healthy Prepared Entrees and Sides at Pick a Fit Foods

Carrollton

$20 $10

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Chefs fold fresh and natural ingredients into healthy takes on comfort classics, such as mac 'n' cheese and lemon dill salmon

50% Off Casual Japanese Food at J Teriyaki

Original Town

$15 $7.50

Casual Japanese eatery offers variety of teriyaki dishes alongside savory stir-fries and yakisoba noodles, all free of MSGs and trans fats

45% Off Peruvian Food at Inca's Cafe

Northeast Carrollton

$20 $11

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Peruvian sodas and fresh juices wash down classic plates of arroz con pollo and beef sautéed with tomatoes, onions, and french fries

43% Off Sushi and Asian Fusion Cuisine at 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

Up to 50% Off an American Dinner or Lunch at Village Grill

Highland Village

$89.84 $45

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Elegantly plated lunches and dinners of burgers, chops, pastas, and enchiladas in large, homey dining space

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

Up to 60% Off Wine Class from Great Tastes

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Groups gain knowledge to aid future wine purchases, learning the history of wines such as chardonnay, malbec, and cabernet sauvignon

Half Off Contemporary American Fare at Sambuca Uptown or Sambuca 360

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Dinner club hosts live bands seven nights a week while serving lobster enchiladas, tzatziki-sauce-glazed gyros, and smoked pork chops

Up to 40% Off Italian Lunch or Dinner at 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

40% Off Indian-Pakistani Food at Shamiyana

Plano

$20 $12

Every day lunch buffet and weekend dinner buffet showcases a kaleidoscopic array of traditional Indian and Pakistani foods

$11 Off Italian Cuisine at Paesano's Ristorante

Plano

$30 $19

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The menu includes classic Italian favorites such as veal parmesan, shrimp pomodoro, and custom personal pizzas

45% Off Mexican Food at Tacos Lalo's

Plano

$20 $11

Tacos, burritos, carne asada, fajitas, and menudo served with authentic Mexican flavor

Up to 52% Off Rum Balls or Cupcakes at In the Mix Baker

Plano

$59.98 $29

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

Up to 48% Off at 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

45% Off Mexican-Fusion at Taco Twists

Plano

$20 $11

Juicy chicken barbacoa quesadillas, paneer & chicken masala enchiladas, fish & lamb tacos, all made with exotic spices, and cheesecake

42% Off Steakhouse Dinner at 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

$10 for a Pub Lunch at The Allen Wickers

Plano

$20 $10

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A uniquely Texas-flavored take on English pub fare in a press-lauded soccer bar decked out in stone, leather, and lacquered wood

40% Off at 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

Up to 53% Off Sand Volleyball or Snacks

Coppell

$170 $80

Seven weeks of league play on the sandy courts of a beach-themed club; café snacks such as tacos, hot dogs, and smoothies

40% Off Cinnamon Rolls

Allen

$14.99 $9

Guests chow down on jumbo or mini cinnamon rolls slathered in delicious glaze

45% Off Italian Cuisine at Chef Tony's Gourmet Pizza

Allen

$20 $11

Chef Tony creates artisanal pizzas with mushrooms, truffle oil, and fresh arugula

50% Off Thai Cuisine at SaWaDiKa Thai Zone

Richardson

$15 $7.50

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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

50% Off Hookah and Snacks

Richardson

$23.98 $12

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

44% Off Brazilian Steak-House Lunch at Blue Charcoal

Northrich

$48.50 $27

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Brazilian steak house serves top sirloin steaks, brined pork loin, or chicken breasts paired with sides, salad, and drinks for lunch

Up to 40% Off at Apollonia's Italian Kitchen

Richardson

$20 $12

Running this Italian restaurant is a family affair, from the recipes passed down through generations to the management itself

50% at Bar Fun Dining

Robertson's Creek

$20 $10

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Game cards give patrons access to video, simulation, and redemption games

Up to 75% Off Wine Tasting

Flower Mound

$59.98 $25

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

$18 Off Steak and Seafood at 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

Up to 51% Off Charcuterie at 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

$10 for Baked Goods at 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

Half Off Gourmet Ice Pops at HipPop

Grapevine

$12 $6

Gourmet Ice Pops crafted from fruits in flavors such as blueberry-lemonade; fresh-fruit shaved ice with splashes of coconut cream

Up to 51% Off Dinner for Two at Last Drop Tavern

Denton

$21.50 $11

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Enjoy wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza topped with fresh mozzarella, basil, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil

Half Off Bubble Tea and Coffee at Kaleo Cafe Bubble Tea + Coffee

Denton

$12 $6

Bubble-tea smoothies blend combinations such as Oreos and banana or lychee and honeydew; hot lattes and iced coffees sate caffeine cravings

Up to Half Off at Haru Sushi & Grill

Denton

$20 $11

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Guests dine on signature rolls stuffed with tuna, tempura, whitefish, salmon, and avocado

50% Off at Yogurt Fusion

Denton

$8 $4

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Guests can indulge in sugar- and aspartame-free, kosher-certified fro-yo teeming with live and active probiotic cultures

45% Off American Food at PourHouse Grill

Denton

$20 $11

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Upscale sport bar outfitted with 17 flat-screen TVs serves rotisserie-style chicken, never-frozen burgers, and thin-crust pizzas

Half Off Pizza at The Bear's Den

Pilot Point

$20 $10

Specialty pizzas such as sweet smoked pork, philly cheese steak, and white veggie with creamy alfredo sauce

$11 for Mexican Cuisine at Petra Fresh Mexican Bistro

McKinney

$20 $11

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Diners enjoy Mexican-street-food-inspired tacos, flautas, seafood, salads, and churros within a vibrant bistro or out on the covered patio

40% Off Thai Food at Thai Pan

Heritage

$20 $12

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Chicken, beef, tofu, or shrimp loll in creamy curries and pad thai and shrimp bake in clay pots at a cozy BYOB spot

Up to 40% Off Pizza and Italian Food at Brother's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Thanks to family recipes, the crew here bakes pizzas beloved by the generations and pastas that cull their own followings

Up to 41% Off at Mr. Gatti's Pizza

McKinney

$16 $10

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All-you-can-eat buffet stocked with garlic-crusted pizzas, pasta, and a salad bar, or take-home meal of pizzas, cinnamon sticks, & Coca-Cola

Up to 50% Off at Sweet Art Bakery

McKinney

$25 $15

Customers browse a variety of sandwiches, salads, holiday-themed cookies, cupcakes in a slew of creative flavors, and other treats

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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 Parkway
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

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

Smashburger isn't just the name—it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.

This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.

6959 Lebanon Rd
Frisco,
TX
US

Don’t let the cafeteria-style serving trays at Fadi's Mediterranean Grill fool you—the food on top of them “tastes gourmet,” assures the Houston Press. Fadi’s sweeping serving line of tabbouleh, hummus, and broiled lamb shank that’s “fall-off-the-bone tender” earned the paper’s award for Best Middle Eastern Restaurant in 2009 in addition to a slew of other accolades from across the state of Texas. Though guests may fill their trays with tender beef shawarma and chicken kebabs, vegetarian pitas stuffed with hot falafel and couscous salad are stars in their own right, according to Whitney Filloon of the Dallas Observer, who describes her herbivorous and omnivorous meals there as “pure gastronomical joy.” Aside from the gourmet cuisine, the eatery avoids traditional cafeteria stereotypes of sterile color schemes and abstract spork sculptures with vivid displays of Mediterranean artwork illuminated by ornate purple and red chandeliers.

2787 Preston Rd
Frisco,
TX
US

Affectionately dubbed "a little piece of France" by Christina Rowland of Real Frisco, Cafe Trottoir et Patisserie transports taste buds with Parisian-style bistro fare for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Dishes feature simple, elegant preparations, with numerous sauces and vinaigrettes drizzled across seared tuna steaks and roasted duck breasts. Mimicking money-booth contestants, pear and goat cheese step into a salad arena, where they compete to snatch the most pecans out of a slippery shower of lavender-honey vinaigrette. The steak frites' Black Angus terres major is pan-seared with red-wine pan jus and laid on a plate of pommes frites and baby greens.

Indoor meals unfurl under brass chandeliers bearing clusters of golden lamps. In fair weather, the sun-dappled outdoor terrace surrounds tables in tall trees bookended by stucco walls and a large outdoor fireplace.

6959 Lebanon Rd
Frisco,
TX
US