Food & Drink in Rodgers Forge

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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Sushi and Thai Food for Dine-In or Takeout at San Sushi Too & Thai One On (Up to 50% Off)

San Sushi Too & Thai One On

Towson

Thai curries, soups, and salads alongside creative sushi rolls, tempura, teriyaki, and udon and soba noodles

$30 $15

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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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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Drinks for Dine-In or Carryout at Roberto's Pizzeria Italiana

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

$20 $12

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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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$135 for a Southern-Fusion Farm-to-Table Holiday Meal for 10 from Herb & Soul ($180 Value)

Herb & Soul

Parkville

Comfort food handcrafted with organic produce and locally sourced ingredients

$180 $135

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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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Wine Tasting/Paint Party for 4, 6, or 10 In Home, or for 1 or 2 at Local Pub from Sipping Pretty (Up to 55% Off)

Sipping Pretty

Parkville

During wine tasting/paint parties at a private home or in a local pub, guests sample wines while painting on canvas

$240 $120

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One Dozen or Two Dozen Cake Pops at Enchanted Cakes and Treats (Up to 50% 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 $9

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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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$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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$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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Standup for Two or Eight at Magooby's Joke House (Up to 63% Off)

Magooby's Joke House

Magooby's Joke House

Venue named Best Comedy Club by the Baltimore City Paper hosts veteran comedians such as Mitch Fatel and Steve Hofstetter

$40 $18

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Steak and Seafood for Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Christopher Daniel (Up to 50% Off)

Christopher Daniel

Cockeysville

The lunchtime menu satisfies with bison, grilled favorites, and seafood salad; dinner excites taste buds with classic steaks and fresh fish

$20 $10

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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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Barbecue and Drinks at Midtown BBQ & Brew (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Midtown BBQ & Brew

Baltimore

House-smoked barbecue made with locally raised meat earns praise from the Baltimore Sun

$30 $15

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$21 for $40 Worth of New American Dinner Food and Drinks for Two or More at Sascha's 527 Cafe

Saschas 527

Downtown

Upscale urban café with red velvet curtains and a crystal chandelier proffers boneless glazed short rib, free-range chicken, & small plates

$40 $21

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Italian Dinner with Beer or Wine for One or Two at Trinacria Cafe (40% Off)

Trinacria Cafe

Baltimore

Italian entrees such as hot sandwiches, house-made lasagna, and personal thin-crust pizzas

$20 $12

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Hibachi Cuisine or Sushi at Ginza Japanese Restaurant (Up to 50% Off).

Ginza Japanese Restaurant

Ginza Japanese Steak House

Colorful sushi rolls served alongside hot entrees cooked on hibachi grills in front of diners' tables

$30 $15

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$16 for $35 Worth of Cake Balls — Sundance Baked Goods

Sundance Baked Goods

Redeem from Home

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

$35 $16

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$29 for a 12-Month Meal-Plan Subscription to Make 5 Dinners in One Hour ($72 Value)

Make 5 Dinners in One Hour

Online Deal

Monthly timesaving meal plans show clients how to do five days' worth of cooking in about an hour; feeds 4–6 people

$72 $29

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$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Pizzeria Cuisine at Home Slyce ($40 Total Value)

Home Slyce

Multiple Locations

Premium pizzas and customized pies topped with veggie, seafood, and meat toppings, as well as hearty calzones and sandwiches

$20 $10

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$16.50 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 $16.50

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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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$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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$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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American Breakfast Fare and Drinks at Fresh Farms Cafe (40% 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 $6

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One or Two Dozen Cookies or a 16-Inch Cookie Cake at Great American Cookies (Up to 45% Off)

Great American Cookies

Inner Harbor

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

$29 $16

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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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$21 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 $21

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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 $15

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Pub Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Patrick's of Pratt Street (Up to 51% Off)

Patrick's of Pratt Street

Hollins Market

Pub classics such as Maryland crab cakes and Black Angus beef burgers in a historical pub with original tin ceiling and brass cash register

$40 $20

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$30 for $60 Worth of Candy — Gourmet Candy Apples Creations

Gourmet Candy Apple Creations

Washington Village

From the merchant: one dozen glam apples; choice of color

$60 $30

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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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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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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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Indian or Nepalese Food and Drinks for Dine-In or Take-Out at Mount Everest Restaurant (Up to 53% Off)

Mount Everest Restaurant

Mount Everest Restaurant

Classic Indian entrees, such as paneer tikka masala and shrimp vindaloo, along with low-fat Nepalese options

$30 $14

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Beer Flight for Two or Four, or $11 for $20 Worth of Drinks at Elliott's Pour House

Elliotts Pour House

Hudson - Highlandtown

Twenty craft beers from Longtrail, Star Hill, Great Divide, and other local brewers on draft

$20 $11

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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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Greek Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Acropolis Restaurant (Up to 50% Off).

Acropolis Restaurant

Fifteenth Street

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

$20 $11

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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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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Ikaros Restaurant

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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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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Standup for Two or Four at Baltimore Comedy Factory Through October 31 (Up to 65% Off)

Baltimore Comedy Factory

Baltimore Comedy Factory

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Storied comedy club continues its quarter-century legacy of laughter in a brand-new location

$40 $18

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Pub Food at Poncabird Pub (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Poncabird Pub

Southeastern Baltimore

Signature 10 oz. burgers sport toppings of blue cheese or crab dip at a sports pub known for local seafood and a party-ready patio

$20 $11

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$13 for $20 Worth of Italian and Greek Food at Bellagio Pizzeria (Up to 47% Off)

Bellagio Pizzeria

Rossville

Eclectic spread includes specialty pizzas topped with feta and gyro meat, 8-inch subs, and crab cake served with fries

$20 $13

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Sushi Dinner for Two or Four at Fish Head Cantina (Up to 40% Off)

Fish Head Cantina

Arbutus

Eclectic venue pairs fresh sushi with live music, tiki bar cocktails, and a full menu of classic grill fare

$20 $12

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$10 for $20 Worth of Family-Style Italian Cuisine at Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

White Marsh Mall

Gather family and friends for unique Italian-American dishes that include Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

$20 $10

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

$10 $6

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Upscale American Cuisine, Valid Saturday or Sunday–Friday at The Milton Inn Restaurant

The Milton Inn Restaurant

8

Award-winning chef besieges taste buds with artisanal fare & handpicked wines in nearly 300-year-old fieldstone manor

$60 $40

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Cake Balls, Alcohol-Infused Cupcakes, or Fondant-Cake at Poor Little Rich Girl Cupcakes & Cake (Up to 44% Off)

Poor Little Rich Girl Cupcakes & Cake

Essex

"Texas-sized" cupcakes in flavors like strawberry shortcake or with alcohol-infused filling; single-tiered cakes are covered in fondant

$25 $14

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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Healthy Food at Sprout Natural Choice ($30 Total Value)

Sprout Natural Choice

Catonsville

Health-conscious diners can dig into nutritious dishes featuring farm-fresh produce and sip 100% natural juices

$10 $6

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Two Wine Tastings with Commemorative Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at DeJon Vineyards in Hydes (50% Off)

DeJon Vineyards

Hydes

Award-winning wines to sample inside renovated barn with views of 20-acre winery; guests take home engraved wine glasses

$20 $10

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Seafood at Vince’s Crab House ($20 Total Value)

Vince's Crab House

Middle River

Chefs transform freshly caught seafood from Maryland's coast into sandwiches and dinner platters

$10 $5.50

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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

Linthicum

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

$30 $16

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Burgers, Fries, and Shakes for Two or Four at Mikie's (Up to 53% 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 $9

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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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Premium Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese and Take-Home Wine Glasses at Basignani Winery (50% Off)

Basignani Winery

Sparks

Premium tasting introduces palates to eight handcrafted, cellar-aged wines from grapes grown on premises

$32 $17

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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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Wine Tasting with Fruit, Cheese, and Take-Home Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Woodhall Wine Cellars (48% Off)

Woodhall Wine Cellars

7

Late-1800s carriage room turned wine-tasting room hosts sampling of award-winning wines made from Maryland grapes

$40 $21

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Modern American Cuisine at Gadsby's Bar American (Up to 54% Off)

Gadsby's Bar American

Ellicott City

Ribeye steaks, seared scallops, pen cove mussels, and other elegant dishes made with fresh ingredients by a chef from Iron Chef America

$65 $30

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$15 for $30 Worth of Burgers, Crepes, Pasta, and American Cuisine for Dinner at Eggspectation. Five Locations Available.

Eggspectation

Multiple Locations

Seafood such as crab cakes and lobster macaroni and cheese, savory and sweet crepes, and half-pound USDA Choice burgers

$30 $15

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Steak and Seafood at Tall Oaks Restaurant (Up to 54% Off)

Tall Oaks Restaurant

3

Angus steaks and local seafood—such as fried crab and barbeque oysters—served in a sunny dining room

$65 $30

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Jamaican Food at Wat U Makin' Jamaican ($20 Total Value)

Wat U Makin Jamaican

Joppa

With its bright green and yellow exterior and its authentic jerk chicken, the restaurant transports guests to Jamaica’s island paradise

$5 $3

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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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Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at YogiCup (Half 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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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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$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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Barbecue at Chicken On The Roof Grill (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Chicken On The Roof Grill

Joppatowne

Barbecue joint dishes out buffalo wings, chicken tenders, pit beef sandwiches, St. Louis–style ribs, cheesesteak subs, and fried fish

$10 $6

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$22 for $40 Worth of Thai Food and Sushi for Dinner at Cha Ya Asian Bistro

Cha Ya Asian Bistro

Columbia

Thai curries and lemongrass-infused seafood paired with creative sushi rolls in a colorful lounge

$40 $22

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Pub Food and Beer for Two or Four at Severna Park Taphouse (Up to 58% Off)

Severna Park Taphouse

Severna Park

Draft brews from Goose Island and Lagunitas pair with burgers in family-friendly spot

$48 $22

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$8 for $20 Worth of Farmers' Market Goods — Carroll Farm To Table

Carroll-farm-to-table

Ellicott City

Local farm-raised pasture chicken, free-range hogs, and grass-fed beef; no antibiotics or hormones

$20 $8

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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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$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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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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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Eight with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at Royal Rabbit Vineyards (Up to 53%Off)

Royal Rabbit Vineyards

Parkton Township

Boutique Vinery offers tastings for 2, 3, or 8; customers choose from 4 small lot, and get a bottle of wine to take home

$38 $20

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$16 for $30 Worth of Indian Dinner Cuisine for Two at India Garden Fine Dining Restaurant

India Garden Fine Dining Restaurant

Bel Air South

Traditional clay oven helps prepare Indian specialties such as tiger prawns, lamb chops, and roasted eggplant seasoned with bold spices

$30 $16

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Gathered around Shaquille O’Neal in front of the chalkboard scribbled with the day’s ice cream flavors, the staff of Taharka Bros. is positively beaming. While the visit from a basketball legend brings a crowd of admirers into their shop, Taharka’s ice cream wizards have no problem attracting throngs of fans sans the help of Shaq’s presence. Voted one of Baltimore's "Great Milkshakes" by The Baltimore Sun in 2011, and crowned "Best Ice Cream" by Baltimore Magazine in its Best of Baltimore 2010 edition, devotees are drawn in by the eatery's "irresistible ice-cream menu," which includes decadent flavors such as honey graham and salty caramel. Adding to the draw is its ability to "satisfy [your] ravenous social conscience" with its management training program that "offers the chance for urban youth to get a foothold in the workplace." Throughout the day, the entrepreneurial young staffers hone business skills as they hand-make batches of frozen confections using fresh ingredients such as fruits and magic beanstalk beans plucked from local farms. The sense of community and teamwork that goes into the creation of every scoop reflects Taharka Bros.' support of initiatives that uphold civic involvement, social justice, and cultural exchange through the arts.

6911 York Rd
Baltimore,
MD
US

The allure of Bill Bateman's Bistro increases exponentially with a glance at the wide-ranging menu. Locally lauded for its superlative wings, Bill Bateman's Bistro's offers glazed poultry in a variety of sizes and sauces. Combine cuisines with 10 ($8.49) of the Sweet Thai Chili Wings, or firmly uphold winged tradition with 30 original buffalo wings ($22.99). Fifty Wings from Hell ($36.99) will sate the fire-deprived tongues of fearless wing devourers and can be ordered via a Ouija board that until recently was just a game. The shrimp-melt wrap ($10.99), jalapeñoed Heat Wave Burger ($8.99), and grilled-chicken-topped California Salad ($10.99) are but a few of the numerous bites capable of complementing the various cold draft beers. For the full rundown of possible palate pleasers, see the complete menu for each participating location: Parkville, Severna Park, Glen Burnie, and Reisterstown.

7800 York Rd
Towson,
MD
US

Zen West lassos together an assortment of Tex-Mex fare and American Western décor in a laid-back environment primed for dinner and drinks. Cowhands can tether their horses to a bike rack before sauntering inside to peruse the menu and fill up on tacos ($6.95+) and burritos ($7.95+) stuffed with steak, chicken, vegetables, and other tasty morsels. After an exhausting afternoon of throwing hay bales into an obnoxious neighbor’s pool, refuel with sandwiches such as the fried chicken sandwich ($8.95) and the grilled portobello sandwich ($7.95). Additionally, thirsty patrons can stock up on drinks at the bar.

5916 York Rd
Baltimore,
MD
US

Steve Appel and Lee Whitehead found themselves in a design dilemma regarding the messy home of a wealthy client. She wanted to sell her house, but no one would buy the building in its current state. Instead of passing on the case, the duo visited the home and constructed a battle plan during a 10-hour consultation. Within the week, they'd completely repainted and replaced most of her furniture, readying her for a Saturday open house, and by Sunday, she'd received multiple offers from potential buyers. By Monday, the house was sold. As graphic-design majors and interior-design enthusiasts, Steve and Lee have used their talents in many such situations, under short time limits and with exceptional challenges, to refurbish a range of spaces—even helping famed baker Duff Goldman of Food Network's Ace of Cakes choose furnishings for his lobby at Charm City Cakes.

At Nouveau Contemporary Goods, the duo fills their space with an ever-changing roster of upholstery, dining sets, bed sets, and colorful crystal-infused wallpaper. Modern furnishings such as egg chairs and aquamarine crushed-velvet benches share a mutual territory with traditional pieces such as a red cabinet with a marble top and the actual couple who posed for American Gothic. In addition to showpieces, samplings of glass panels, blinds, and other window treatments ooze inspiration for potential clients coming up with their own projects. Anyone on a tight deadline can also count on the design duo for same-day delivery, be it for full showroom sets or unique recycled artwork and furniture.

514 E Belvedere Ave
Baltimore,
MD
US

Neopol's smokery counter has taken on a functionally industrial aesthetic, a rustic, old-world look, thanks in large part to the russet red smoker that stands in plain view. Owners Barbara Lahnstein and son Dorian Brown's focus is on beautiful presentation and incorporating as many fresh, local, all-natural, and never-canned-from-leftover-space-missions ingredients in her dishes. During the week, stop by before heading to a Super Bowl replay party and choose from the plentiful lunch menu (though they're open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day but Sunday, on which they close at 5 p.m.), which has more options than a chimney has chimney sweeps trapped inside. On the lunch menu, the salmon BLT ($9.95 whole, $5.50 half) consists of freshly smoked salmon, free-range bacon, tomato, and field greens with honey dijon dressing, all draped lovingly on sunflower-flaxseed bread. If seafood isn't your cup of sportsdrink, try the pork loin sandwich ($9 whole, $5 half), an organic and local slice of cherrywood-smoked meat crowned with fresh goat cheese, house-made tomato jam, red onions, and field greens, or the vegetarian sampling ($9.00), a variety show plate of smoked hummus, tofu, olives, and seasonal vegetables.

529 E Belvedere Ave
Baltimore,
MD
US

The chefs at Egyptian Pizza trace their cooking techniques to a different side of the Mediterranean Sea. Ancient Egyptians pioneered the practice of rising dough when they cooked crushed wheat germ and water inside early conical ovens. Honoring their forefathers’ methods, the versatile cooks pull more than 30 types of gourmet thin-crust pizzas out of their wood-fired ovens, along with a lengthy menu of Middle Eastern sandwiches and specialties. They take pains to use natural, fresh, and healthful ingredients to whip up plump fish kebabs, tender meat shawarmas and housemade sauces that have won over the palates of reporters from the Baltimore Sun. Their kitchen looks out onto the casual dining room, where servers help uncork BYOB bottles of wines beneath artwork depicting famous Egyptian landmarks, such as the pyramids, the Sphinx, and other toys left behind by aliens.

542 E Belvedere Ave
Baltimore,
MD
US