Food & Drink in Weston


$16 for a Light Afternoon Tea for Two at Tea Leaf ($32 Value)

The Tea Leaf

Historic Downtown Waltham, MA

Guests chat and linger over a pot of tea, accompanied by warm scones and a selection of sweets at this cozy, Victorian-style tea shop

$32 $16

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$11 for $25 Worth of Sandwiches, Salads, and Barbecue at Express Gourmet

Express Gourmet

Wellesley Hills

Gourmet sandwiches made with roast beef, marinated chicken, and garlic-roasted mushrooms, plus home-smoked barbecue meats

$25 $11

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Comfort Food at Me & D's Diner (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Me & D's Diner

Wells

From-scratch, homestyle dishes such as corned-beef hash, clam chowder, burgers, and omelets at a spacious, family-friendly restaurant

$20 $12

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$7 for $15 Worth of Southern-Style Barbecue at Blue Ribbon BBQ

Blue Ribbon BBQ

Multiple Locations

Slow-roasted Southern-style meats dubbed Best of Boston by Boston magazine in 2011 embrace the flavors of hickory and oak hardwoods

$15 $7

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Shabu-Shabu Cuisine for Two, or Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse (54% Off)

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

Newton

Shabu-shabu consists of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled and served with dipping sauces; also try the sushi and hibachi dinners

$40 $20

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Two Dozen Assorted Gluten Free and Nut Free Mini Cupcakes at cupcakes on centreLLC (43% Off)

Cupcakes On Centre

Newton

Two-dozen gluten free and nut free mini cupcakes

$30 $17

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Custom Baked Goods or Frozen Yogurt at Sweet Tart (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Sweet Tart

Commonwealth

Bakers whip up custom cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops for a variety of occasions; yogurt options include 10 rotating flavors and 100 toppings

$30 $15

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Food and Drinks at Sudbury Coffee Works ($20 Value)

Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury

Rich, imported coffees roasted on site, including more than 50 custom flavor blends, paired with fresh pastries, soups, and sandwiches

$5 $3

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Italian Food at Waterboro House of Pizza (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Waterboro House of Pizza

Waterboro

Pizzas made from scratch, pastas, and parmesan subs

$40 $22

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$17 for $30 Worth of Sushi, Noodle Dishes, and Hibachi Food at Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Watertown

Chefs build unique sushi and sashimi dishes as hibache chefs put on dazzling culinary side-shows

$30 $17

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Italian-American Food for Two or More on Weekday or Weekend at The Talk (Up to 50% Off)

The Talk

Downtown Watertown

Diners feast on housemade pasta, steak, and seafood, served in elegant dining area with a steel-doored bank vault for private parties

$50 $25

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$145 for a Make-Your-Own Beer or Wine Workshop for Up to Six at Barleycorn’s Craft Brew ($275 Value)

Barleycorn’s Craft Brew

Natick

Groups of six brew their own hoppy IPAs, full-bodied, zinfandels, and other libations with staff of homebrewing and winemaking supplier

$275 $145

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina

Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina

Multiple Locations

Sauce-smothered burritos and enchiladas add to a menu of authentic Mexican cuisine whose recipes hail from Guadalajara

$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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Italian Cuisine at Savino's Grill (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Savino's Grill

Cushing Square

European wines wash down upscale Italian cuisine, such as lamb loin with roasted sunchokes, saffron pappardelle, and cured Italian meats

$40 $22

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Mediterranean Food at Ani Take Out. Three Options Available.

Ani Take Out

Ani Take Out

Mediterranean menu features lamb, falafel, and eggplant-pomegranate salad topped with walnuts, molasses, and cumin

$25.98 $16.50

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Dinner for Two or More or Four or More at Link Café & Bar (50% Off)

Link Café & Bar

Sheraton Needham Hotel

Refined American cuisine such as fig and goat cheese flatbreads paired with wines that earned high scores from Wine Spectator

$50 $25

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$20 for $30 Worth of Meat and Prepared Meals at Prime: Your Trusted Butcher

Prime: Your Trusted Butcher

Arlington Heights

High-quality selections of prime and grass-fed beef, hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken, house-made sausage, and Boar’s Head deli meats

$30 $20

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$8 for $15 Worth of Bagels — Bagelville Arlington

Bagelville Arlington

Arlington

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$15 $8

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$16 for $30 Worth of Chinese and Japanese Food at Fusion Taste

Fusion Taste

Arlington Center

Menu blends Chinese and Japanese specialties, from black-pepper beef to sushi

$30 $17

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Brazilian Rodizio Dinner for Two or Four at Tropical Café (Up to 52% Off)

Tropical Café

Framingham

Roving servers dish all-you-can-eat plates of Brazilian spit-roasted barbecue paired with sides from the sprawling salad bar

$59.98 $29

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$25 for $40 Worth of Hearty American Food at BEER WORKS

BEER WORKS

Multiple Locations

Brewery, bar & eatery serves hearty American classics such as provolone-topped burgers, baby-back ribs, and fried chicken sandwiches

$40 $25

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Mexican Cuisine During Dinner for Two or Four at Salsa's (50% Off)

Salsa’s

Multiple Locations

Crowd-pleasing Mexican classics and original creations such as mahi mahi chowder and the papa taco served inside a baked potato

$30 $15

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$15 for $30 Worth of Asian Fusion Cuisine at Gourmet Garden Restaurant

Gourmet Garden Restaurant

Hingham

Gluten-free and diet-conscious Asian fusion dishes flavored with fresh produce and herbs rather than MSG

$30 $15

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Pub Food for Two or Four at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse (Up to 50% Off)

Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner

25 screens show pro and college teams’ triumphs while guests dine on hearty burgers, inventive wraps, barbecue, and southwestern cuisine

$20 $11

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Tea Tasting for Two or Four at The Cozy Tea Cart (50% Off)

The Cozy Tea Cart

Brookline

Tea-tasting session allows two or four people to sample a variety of teas

$40 $20

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Hookah, Snacks, and Drinks at Sheesha Lounge (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

Sheesha Lounge

Allston

35 flavors of tobacco, plus sweet snacks such as cheesecake and baklava

$40 $25

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Breakfast or Dinner Crepes with Drinks for Two or Four at Paris Creperie

Paris Creperie

Coolidge Corner

Sweet and savory crepes prepared in the Parisian tradition pair with smoothies, Nutella chocolate drinks, and leaf teas

$33.50 $24.79

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$14 for $25 Worth of Tex-Mex Cuisine at Patron's and Sunset Grill and Tap

Patron's and Sunset Grill and Tap

Multiple Locations

Adjacent restaurants have something for everyone, from juicy burgers to spicy tacos

$25 $14

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Sushi for Lunch or Dinner, or $14 for $25 Worth of Carryout at Sushi Station

Sushi Station

Mission Hill

Rolls with ingredients such as spicy tuna, smoked salmon, and sweet potato; specialties include Manhattan maki, salmon pop, and Red Sox roll

$20 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina. Three Options Available.

Ixtapa Mexican

Multiple Locations

Mole sauce tops pan-seared chicken, and tropical tidbits such as mango and avocado grace fish tacos and other dishes

$20 $12

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$13.99 for an Ethiopian Dinner for Two with Two Entrees at Basha Cafe (Up to $27.98 Value)

Basha Cafe

Neighborhood Nine

Dig into classic Ethiopian eats, such as minced beef seasoned with hot chili powder and herbed butter and collard greens in a mild sauce

$27.98 $13.99

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Seasonal New American Cuisine for Two or More at Nubar (42% Off)

NuBar

West Cambridge

Chefs use in-season, local ingredients when possible to create dishes such as duck confit flatbread and burgers made with Gold Angus Beef

$50 $29

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$20 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Dinner for Two, Valid Saturday Through Thursday at Fuji Kendall

Fuji Kendall

Kendall Square

Japanese entrees such as miso salmon and chicken katsu complement maki rolls full of tuna, tempura-fried shrimp, and eel

$40 $20

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$15 for $25 Worth of Japanese Food at Shabu & Mein

Shabu & Mein

Cambridge

Tabletop stoves let diners cook their own shabu shabu hot pot meals and ramen or let cooks do the cooking for shumai, gyoza, and ramen

$25 $15

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Indian Meal for Two or Four at Passage to India (Up to 52% Off)

Passage To India

Porter Square

For 25 years, this Indian restaurant has embraced millennia-old techniques to craft classic northern and southern Indian cuisine

$51.86 $25

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$25 for $40 Worth of Japanese Steak-House Cuisine and Sushi at Bisuteki Tokyo

Bisuteki Tokyo

Cambridge

Authentic Japanese steak-house sates all manner of hunger, including grilled teppanyaki and fresh sushi rolls

$40 $25

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Sushi and Asian Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at O Sushi Restaurant & Bar (Up to 35% Off)

O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Cambridge

Appetizers such as sake-steamed mussels precede dragon and california rolls in a "Boston Globe"–lauded restaurant in Harvard Square

$40 $29

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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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Gourmet Asian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Moksa (50% Off)

Moksa

Cambridgeport

Gourmet pan-Asian cuisine ranging from spicy sushi rolls to veggie teriyaki and steamed bao

$40 $20

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Dine-In or Takeout Sushi and Shabu-Shabu at Akai Ryu Shabu Sushi (Up to 44% Off)

Akai Ryu Shabu Sushi

Cambridge

Creative sushi rolls or shabu-shabu meals where diners can poach ribeye, seafood, and eight types of mushrooms in flavorful broths

$45 $25

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$22 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Soul Food at Beantown Taqueria ($40 Value)

Beantown Taqueria

Cambridge

Chile relleno with egg-battered poblano pepper, tacos with hand-made tortillas and cilantro, and deep-fried chimichangas

$10 $5.50

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Homemade from Scratch Italian Food for Lunch or Dinner at Cafe Piazza Dolce (44% Off)

Cafe Piazza Dolce

Winchester Town Center

At trattoria with traditional roots, fresh pasta made to order alongside wood-fired pizza and seafood at dinner; gourmet paninis for lunch

$40 $25

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Three-Course New American Dinner for Two or Four on Sunday-Thursday or Friday at Masona Grill (Up to 46% Off)

Masona Grill

West Roxbury Center

New American cuisine, such as local seafood and five-spice duck breast, with an international flair

$82 $49

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Indian Food for Dinner at Ghazal Indian Cuisine (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Ghazal Indian Cuisine

Jamaica Hills - Pond

Authentic Indian dishes with a contemporary twist

$25 $15

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$14 for $30 Worth of Seafood and Steak at Mount Vernon Restaurant 

Mount Vernon Restaurant

East Somerville

Restaurant opened in 1935 serves fresh seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and local brews among fireplaces and exposed wood beams

$30 $14

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Upscale American Cuisine for Two or Four or More at East End Grille (43% Off)

East End Grille

Somerville

This joint offers locally sourced ingredients to create food like sweet chili shrimp flatbread, barbecue pulled pork, and steak tips

$30 $17

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Nepalese Cuisine at Yak & Yeti Restaurant (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available.

Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Powder House

Chicken momo, masala dosa, and vegetarian entrees made with low-fat and low-cholesterol ingredients

$30 $18

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $25 Worth of Italian Dinner at West 7 Bistro (Up to 52% Off)

West 7 Bistro

Somerville

In a remodeled eatery with newly uncovered vintage tin ceilings, guests dine on pizzas and pastas, plus bistro favorites such as steak tips

$25 $15

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$20 for $40 Worth of Japanese Dinner for Two or More, Valid Sunday–Thursday at Fuji at Assembly

Fuji at Assembly

Mystic River

Brand new Assembly Row eatery prepares stir-fried pork slivers, grilled ribeye teriyaki, and dozens of nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls

$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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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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Dinner for Two or Four at Cantina La Mexicana (50% Off)

Cantina La Mexicana

Union Square

Enchiladas, chilaquiles, and combination plates with entrees such as grilled shrimp and chicken in homemade mole sauce

$30 $15

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four or More at Pastalina's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

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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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Italian and Mediterranean Food at Lantana Café (Up to 43% Off)

Lantana Café

Glenwood

Lobster ravioli, veal marsala, grilled sirloin steak, and brick-oven pizzas served at cozy neighborhood restaurant

$30 $17

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Modern Diner Food at The Medford Square Diner (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

The Medford Square Diner

Medford

Classic greasy spoon items, such as reubens or steak sandwiches, mingle with modern dishes, including avocado, pear, and goat cheese omelet

$20 $12

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Dine-In Indian Food for Two or Four at Zaika Taste of India (Up to 50% Off)

Zaika Taste of India

Medford

Mango lassees wash down appetizers of samosas or chicken kabobs and entrees such as chicken biryani with garlic naan

$20 $12

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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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Ed Blaze and Friends Presents Valentine’s Day Comedy Show on February 13–14 (Up to 63% Off)

Valentine’s Day comedy Show

Hilton Boston/Woburn

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Tanzania-born club veteran Blaze hosts an evening of razor-sharp wit on Valentine’s Day

$32.50 $12

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All-You-Can-Eat Dinner for Two or Four at Brazilian Steak House (37% Off)

Brazilian Steak House

North Woburn

All-you-can-eat steakhouse features tender cuts of Brazilian sausage, lamb, beef sirloin, and an extensive salad bar

$61.97 $39

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$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for One Large Pizza with Up to Seven Toppings at Papa John's (Up to $43.64 Value)

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

Hand-tossed thin- or original-crust pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and up to seven toppings

$21.82 $10

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Beer- or Wine-Making Supplies, or Beer- or Wine-Making Class for One or Two at Strange Brew (Up to 51% Off)

Strange Brew

Strange Brew

Stock up on malt, barley, or other brewing essentials, or take a class on the basics of making your own batches of beer or wine

$30 $15

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Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Westborough

Chefs sear steak hibachi-style and fashion lobster and spicy snow crab into specialty rolls; local ingredients are used whenever possible

$30 $15

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$20 for $40 Worth of Italian and Persian Dinner Cuisine for Two or More at Sorentos Italian Gourmet

Sorentos Italian Gourmet

Marlborough

Italian and Persian flavors infuse beef kebabs, gourmet pizzas, and salmon with caramelized onions and almonds in wine sauce

$40 $20

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Asian Cuisine at Tenka Asian Bistro in Westborough (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Tenka Asian Bistro

Tenka Asian Bistro

Chefs sizzle meats and veggies at tableside hibachi grills or craft fresh sushi and sashimi at a sushi bar

$40 $18

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European-Style Baked Goods and Cafe Items with Option for Catering at swissbäkers (Up to 42% Off)

Swiss Bakers

Multiple Locations

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

$20 $12

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Standup Comedy for Two or Four at Dick Doherty's Comedy Den (Up to 52% Off)

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

Top national and local standup comedians stir up laughs; upcoming performers include actor/comic Larry Myles and “Funniest Mom” Mya Manion

$46 $22

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Pub Appetizers and Entrees at SideBar Food and Spirits (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

SideBar Food and Spirits

Downtown

Downtown pub with televisions, arcade games, and a jukebox dishes out food such as burgers, wings, sandwiches, and brick-oven pizza

$37.97 $20

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Loni Love at Wilbur Theatre on Friday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Loni Love

Wilbur Theatre

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Regular panelist on Chelsea Lately and Comedy Central staple Loni Love shares her humorous insights

$31 $15.50

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Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas for Two or Four at Great Scott (Up to 55% Off)

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

$10 $5

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Puerto Rican Cuisine at Vejigantes Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Vejigantes

South End

Cordon Bleu–trained chef’s authentic Puerto Rican dishes attract notable guests such as David Ortiz and Elizabeth Warren

$30 $15

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Italian Cuisine at Terramia Ristorante (38% Off). Three Options Available.

Terramia Ristorante

North End

Cozy Italian trattoria with top rankings from Zagat for its seasonally changing italian housemade pastas and entrees

$40 $25

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Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Pellino's Ristorante (Up to 41% Off)

Pellino's Ristorante

North End

The chef, a native of Naples, crafts rustic northern Italian cuisine with housemade breads, pastas, and desserts

$102 $60

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Standup Comedy for Two at Nick's Comedy Stop (Up to 52% Off)

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

National headliners seen on Comedy Central and late night TV bring laughs to standup venue that once hosted young Seinfeld and Leno

$45.70 $22

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Southern Cuisine at Savvor Restaurant & Lounge (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Downtown - Leather District

Eatery dishes out southern and Caribbean small plates such as shrimp & grits, fried catfish, cornish hen & waffles, and macaroni and cheese

$25 $15

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Ethiopian Dinner for Two or Four at Addis Red Sea (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Addis Red Sea

South End

Ethiopian eatery populates colorful wicker tables with spicy lamb, fish, chicken, and vegan dishes

$31.90 $17

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Breakfast or Lunch for Two at Sami's (Up to 50% Off)

Sami's

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

The menu brims with breakfast favorites, including toasted bagels and made-to-order omelettes, and lunch classics from ribs to wraps

$12 $6

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$15 for $30 Worth of Modern Asian Cuisine for Two or More at Roka

Roka

Lower Roxbury

A mix of Chinese and Japanese dishes and sushi favorites pair with unique cocktails that take their inspiration from around the world

$30 $15

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$20 for $40 Worth of Thai Dinner Food at Bamboo Thai Restaurant

Bamboo Thai Restaurant

Commonwealth

Five variations on pad thai, as well as house specialties such as crispy tamarind duck, Thai barbecue chicken, and pan-seared chili salmon

$40 $20

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Owner and head chef of Viva Mexican Grill and Tequileria, Carlos Mendez grew up in Mexico watching his mother and aunts as they concocted labor-intensive food without batting an eye. He would even venture off to the countryside to collect any wild mushrooms they might need. Now at his restaurant, he keeps his culinary traditions alive with his menu of Central Mexican cuisine. Fresh guacamole made table-side prepare palates for forthcoming entrees. Handmade masa pancakes topped with queso fresco join slow-cooked pork carnitas and tricolor plates of chilis en nogada with creamy walnut sauce. Thirteen types of margaritas and chilled coladas and daiquiris cool tongues coated in hot spices.

The festive decor of earthy deep blues, red clay tiles and adobe-colored walls also pays tribute to his homeland, as does a mariachi band. These musicians rove between tables, serenading diners with romantic string and vocal harmonies and the occasional rap battle.

15 E Plain St
Wayland,
MA
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No matter what country her family was living in at the time, Longteine ?Nyep? De Monteiro?the wife of a Cambodian diplomat?always heard the same thing when she served dinner at one of her lavish parties: ?This is so good! You should open a restaurant!? It wasn't until the rise of the Khmer Rouge forced Longteine and her family to relocate to America that she began to seriously entertain the idea. Longteine finally opened The Elephant Walk in 1991, where she filled the menu with a m?lange of her favorite Cambodian and French recipes.

Since then, Longteine?s daughter Nasda and her son-in-law Gerard Lopez helped her expand The Elephant Walk to three locations. All three Elephant Walks separate their kitchens into French and Cambodian preparation lines, each staffed with chefs adept at both traditional and contemporary dishes. Each dish makes meticulous use of flavorful, wholesome ingredients such as ripe plum tomatoes, fresh tuna, Vermont goat cheese, and organic tofu. The Elephant Walk also serves up a host of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free variants.

The Elephant Walk loves to feed the mind as much as the mouth. During its regularly scheduled Cafe Science series, Brandeis professors deliver compelling lectures on a variety of topics from the Large Hadron Collider to explaining why science alone cannot turn water into chocolate milk. The restaurant has since given upwards of $200,000 to local, national, and international nonprofit organizations fighting poverty.

663 Main St
Waltham,
MA
US

Habanero’s Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar

Before he could call himself a master of Mexican cooking, chef Jim Fahey knew what he had to do. He went straight to the source, traveling extensively throughout Mexico and picking up new skills wherever he could—in restaurants, at street vendors’ carts, and even in the kitchens of local homes. After more than 30 years as a chef, Fahey has found what it takes to craft Mexican food the right way. His discoveries abroad compelled him to open Habanero’s Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar, where he crafts dishes that are healthy, fresh, and simple. Take, for example, his guacamole. Whether infused with chipotle or topped with salsa and Mexican cheese, every bowl of the creamy dip is made to order. The same goes for the enchiladas and burritos, the latter of which can only reasonably be eaten with a knife and fork or two sharpened oars. Fahey is also an expert in tequila, as his menu of nearly 100 premium variations will attest. The agave spirits are served in margaritas, flights, or shot glasses.

484 Moody St
Waltham,
MA
US

Bombay Mahal Restaurant's executive chef fuses traditional Indian flavors with contemporary twists to create a menu of truly innovative Indian fare. He harnesses the slow, steady heat of a traditional clay tandoor oven to seal in meaty juices, bake naan, and scare away thieving snowmen. The bustling kitchen whips up fresh creations such as curries, tikka masalas, and the specialty seafood masala with pan-seared scallops and shrimp. Thin, flaky crepes called dosai pay homage to southern India, and a vegetarian menu doles out dishes from the western and northern regions. The dining space emulates an exotic setting, swathed in a soft red glow that washes over exposed wooden beams and a divider carved with ornate designs, which are usually reserved for picnic tables vandalized by art students.

458 Moody St
Waltham,
MA
US

When they opened up Ristorante Marcellino's in 1997, owners Salvatore and Giovannina wanted to make sure their restaurant captured the flavors of the traditional Italian cooking they grew up with in their hometown of Calabria, Italy. Therefore, they emphasize the authenticity of their ingredients, which help craft housemade pastas and sauces, as well as bread that’s baked fresh in a wood-burning brick oven. It’s this attention to authenticity that led the Boston Globe to praise Ristorante Marcellino as a "clubby Calabrian gem of a restaurant."

At the downtown Waltham restaurant, visitors driving in or landing a reasonably sized blimp can take advantage of ample parking. The kitchen stays open late, and three bars serve up espresso martinis before or after meals.

11 Cooper St
Waltham,
MA
US

Guadalajara, nestled in the state of Jalisco, was the birthplace of many of the flavors used in Mexican food. Those influences shine through in the recipes at Taqueria Mexico, where the chefs draw on family recipes brought by over from the inventive city. The dishes have helped earn the eatery very good to excellent ratings on Zagat.

As at any good taqueria, the gorditas, tacos, tortas, and burritos can be stuffed with a wide range of meats and veggies. Carnitas, pork traditionally slow cooked with green chilies, is nearly as tender as steamed beef al vapor. Lengua, or beef tongue, is also a time-tested taqueria meat. And like the dependents section of a scarecrow’s taxes, the eatery’s quesadillas brim with squash.

24 Charles Street
Waltham,
MA
US

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