Food & Drink in Windsor

Two-Course Thai Meal for Dine-In or Carry-Out at The Local Thai Lounge (Up to 43% Off) 

The Local Thai Lounge

East Windsor

C$44 C$25.99

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Appetizers such as crisp spring rolls complement nutty noodles, and red, green, and yellow curries in sleek lounge

Prix Fixe Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Buon Giorno Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

Buon Giorno Bistro

Walkerville

C$64 C$32

Prix fixe dinners include veal or chicken parmigiana, gnocci, vegetable of the day, potatoes, house salad with bread, and Italian dessert

C$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for C$10 Worth of Baked Goods at Blak's Bakery Limited (C$30 Value)

Blak's Bakery Limited

Walkerville

C$10 C$5

Neighbourhood institution crafts sweet and savoury baked goods using family recipes, no preservatives, and a brick-hearth oven from 1918

Winemaking Experience with 30 Bottles of Wine, or C$25 for C$45 Toward Winemaking at Borrelli Cellars

Borrelli Cellars

City Centre

C$168 C$84

Customers craft 30 bottles of wine in red and white varieties that can serve as wedding favours or party gifts

Italian Cuisine at La Guardia for Two or Four (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

La Guardia

City Centre

$30 $15

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Traditional Italian cuisine including 15 veal dishes served in a softly lit restaurant with live music on the weekends

Five-Course Prix Fixe Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Da Luciano Trattoria (Up to 42% Off)

Da Luciano Trattoria

Walkerville

C$78 C$45

Salads and specialty-pizza appetizers precede penne in a blush sauce and entrees of chicken parmigiana

C$15 for C$30 Worth of Bistro Cuisine at Take Five Bistro

Take Five Bistro

Walkerville

C$30 C$15

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An elegant bistro-style menu that spotlights local steaks aged for 28 days, market-fresh produce, and seasonal fish

Diner Cuisine at Ten Friends Diner (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Ten Friends Diner

South Central

C$10 C$5

Nonprofit diner serves fresh, homemade meals, such as pancakes and grilled chicken breast sandwiches

Homestyle Comfort Food at Skippy's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Skippy's Restaurant

University

C$10 C$5

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Chefs can make chocolate-chip pancakes, omeletts, corned beef hash, 30 sandwiches and burgers, and housemade lasagna

C$16.50 for C$30 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Taza Mediterranean Grill

Taza Mediterreanan Grill

Multiple Locations

C$30 C$16.50

Meaty kabobs, pitas, and vegetarian platters inspired by small Mediterranean-style eateries

C$11 for C$20 Worth of All-Day Breakfast Fare at Eggsmart

Eggsmart

Multiple Locations

C$20 C$11

Enjoy breakfast all day long, featuring dishes such as waffles topped with fresh fruit or omelets tossed with green peppers and onions

Russian Food at Matryoshka (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Matryoshka

City Centre

C$20 C$11

The menu features salad with a homemade dressing, stuffed peppers and dumplings, beef stroganoff, and baked goods

$30 for $50 Worth of Italian Dinner at Roma Café

Roma Cafe

Downtown

$50 $30

Restaurant that has been serving Italian food since 1890 tempts diners with veal and pasta dishes made with ingredients from Eastern Market

$12 for $20 Worth of Whole Wings, Fried Chicken, Catfish, and Homestyle Sides at Nu Wave Fish & Chicken

Nu Wave Fish & Chicken

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Chefs prepare whole wings, crispy fried chicken, catfish and shrimp, and traditional Southern sides like okra, mac n' cheese, and cole slaw

Deli Food at Hygrade Deli (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Hygrade Deli

Detroit

$20 $12

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Stop into the retro deli for the shop's popular reubens, paired with a deli pickle, potato salad, and coleslaw

Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Exodus Rooftop Lounge (50% Off)

Exodus Rooftop Lounge

Downtown Detroit

$40 $20

Sip drinks in a rooftop lounge while enjoying bites of tasty appetizers from the Golden Fleece such as octopus and flaming cheese

Mexican Food and Drinks at El Asador Steakhouse (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

El Asador Mexican Steakhouse

Vernor

C$20 C$11

Authentic menu features enchiladas, chile rellenos, fajitas, tacos, and flautas

Southern Food at Enjoy Again Family Restaurant (52% Off). Two Options Available.

Enjoy Again Family Restaurant

Detroit

$25 $12

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Fried chicken and waffles, Angus beef burgers, and southern classics—such as Cajun turkey wings and salmon croquettes

Classic Mexican Food at Señor López Mexican Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Senor Lopez Mexican Restaurant

Chadsey-Condon

$8 $4

Sizzling fajitas served up with poblano peppers and onions, enchiladas smothered in three types of cheese, and traditional beef-tongue tacos

$19 for Vegetarian Meal for Two at Golden Gate Vegetarian Cafe ($38 Value)

Golden Gate Vegetarian Cafe

Detroit

$38 $19

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Vegetarian cafe serving raw juices, appetizers, and meat-free wraps and sandwiches in friendly atmosphere with live music

Pub Dinner or Lunch at Anchor Bar (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Anchor Bar

Downtown

$20 $11

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Pub food such as burgers, fries, hot dogs, wings, and wraps

Bar Food for Two, Four, or Carryout Only at The Detroiter Bar (Up to 45% Off)

The Detroiter Bar

Downtown

$20 $13

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Hearty burgers served at a bar that caters to sports fans

Mediterranean Food for Lunch, Dinner, or Take-Out at La Palma (Up to 52% Off)

La Palma

Detroit

$15 $9

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A wood-fired oven bakes fresh pita that hold hummus, falafel, and a host of skewered and marinated meats

Four Fro-Yos or Four Toasts, Sandwiches, or Wraps at Half Time Cafe (Up to 44% Off)

Half Time Cafe

Detroit

$5 $3

Creamy and fruity fro-yo and wraps and sandwiches lined with just-cracked eggs, tomato, crisp spinach, and feta cheese

Dinner for Two or Four with Jerk Chicken and Side Dishes or Take-Out at Caribbean Chill & Grill (Up to 54% Off)

Caribbean Chill & Grill

Detroit

$34 $16

Chefs cook halal chicken with jerk seasonings and Caribbean side dishes, or prep flavorful meals such as oxtail and roti for take-out

Cajun & Creole Supreme Combo Meal or Cajun & Creole Surf 'n' Turf Meal at Louisiana Creole Gumbo (50% Off)

Louisiana Creole Gumbo

Multiple Locations

$18 $9

Dig into a gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, and shrimp Creole, or try Creole pepper steak with shrimp, broccoli, and red beans and rice

Upscale Grill Food for Dinner or Lunch at The Grille Midtown (50% Off)

The Grille Midtown

University

$50 $25

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Upscale grill food, such as chargrilled steaks, swordfish in lemon buerre blanc, and a mixed grill with scallops, shrimp, and a lobster tail

$25 for $40 Worth of American Soul Food and Drinks at Flood's Bar & Grille

Flood's Bar & Grille

Downtown

$40 $25

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Listen to live music, including R&B, jazz, and soul, while sipping cold drinks and munching on grilled pork chops and mac and cheese

Steak and Seafood Dinner for Two or Four at Sindbad's Restaurant and Marina (40% Off)

Sindbad's Restaurant and Marina

Detroit

$40 $24

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Campeche Bay shrimp scampi, unsoaked East Coast scallops, and filet mignon fill stomaches while diners soak up marina views

Tea Smoothies, Tea Bags, or a Date Package at Socra Tea (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Socra Tea

University

$5 $2.50

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Surrounded by the work of local artists, guests sip on black, oolong, rooibos, white, and green teas, herbal, and munch on baked goods

$50 for $100 Worth of Catering Services — Order Up!

Order Up!

On Location

$100 $50

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

Thai Food for Lunch or Dinner at Bai Mai Thai (Up to 50% Off)

Bai Mai Thai

Downtown

$20 $12

Authentic Thai food in ornate restaurant adorned with handmade Thai artwork and carved wood seating

Pizza for Two or Four at Extreme Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

Extreme Pizza

Multiple Locations

$25 $13

Salad or chicken wings accompany creatively topped pizzas, such as the Holy Cow with four types of cheese, roasted walnuts, and fresh sage

Sub Meal for Two or Party Platter for Up to Nine at Subway (Up to 41% Off)

Subway

Multiple Locations

$18.78 $11

Freshly baked bread holds tasty ingredients such as meatballs, turkey breast, provolone cheese, and vegetables

Sushi, Asian-Inspired Cuisine, and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at BluFin Sushi (Up to 40% Off)

BluFin Sushi

Grosse Pointe

$20 $12

Innovative sushi bars serve specialty rolls with unconventional ingredients & American dishes such as baja fish tacos & 4 types of sliders

One Cake or Four-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for $5 Worth of Cafe Fare at Chocolate Bar Cafe (50% Off)

Chocolate Bar Cafe

Grosse Pointe

$20 $10

More than 30 ice-cream flavors, from orange pineapple to pumpkin; housemade icing crowns 30 gourmet-cupcake flavors baked in-house daily

Dine-In or Carry-Out Seafood at Sir Henry's Fish and Chips (Up to 43% Off)

Sir Henry's Fish and Chips

Inside Green Zone Pizza

$14 $8

Clam strips, coconut shrimp, and fish and chips sided with fries, hush puppies, and coleslaw

$16.50 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Halal Burgers, Drinks, and More at Famous Hamburger ($30 Value)

Famous Hamburger

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

Cooks top never-frozen American-style burgers with a range of ingredients and prepare Middle Eastern dishes like falafel and chicken pitas

One or Three Hookah Sessions at Famous Corner Hookah (Up to 44% Off)

Famous Corner Hookah

Dearborn

$18 $10

Puff delicious hookah flavors professionally prepared in-house such as coconut, guava, sweet melon, and winterfresh

$16 for Two Groupons, Each Valid for $15 Worth of Greek Food at Red Olive Restaurant ($30 Value)

Red Olive Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

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Helpings of falafel, grape leaves, and hummus precede gyros, spinach pie, lamb shanks, and deli sandwiches

Dinner for Two or Punch Card for Five Specialty Sundaes at Sky Crepe Dearborn (Up to 45% Off)

Sky Crepe Dearborn

Dearborn

$63.83 $35

Pairs enjoy savory crepes, salads, an appetizer, and yogurt; specialty sundaes come with toppings like hot fudge and peanut butter cups

Bar Food for Two or Four for Dine-in or for Carry-out at Paradise Cafe & Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Paradise Cafe & Lounge

Dearborn

$40 $20

Female-owned tavern offers classic and inventive bar fare and ample events and music performances

Carryout or Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four at 59 West Entertainment Complex (Up to 56% Off)

59 West

Downtown Highland

$30 $19

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Twists on classic food, such as pesto mozzarella sticks and steaks with house Jack Daniel's sauce, precede half-hour rounds of pool

Casual American Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four or Lunch at The ComeBack Inn (Up to 50% Off)

The ComeBack Inn

Downtown Highland

$53.97 $29

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Wings, sandwiches, pastas, and pizzas with homemade sauce, alongside weekly trivia, entertainment, and summer car shows

Two Pizzas or One Pizza with Cheesy Bread at Vito’s Italian Restaurant and Bar(Up to 44% Off)

Vito’s Italian Restaurant and Bar

Lincoln Park

$21.60 $12

Lace cheesy pizzas with toppings like italian sausage, onions, olives, and anchovies; supplement your pie with an order of gooey Goofy Bread

$12 for $24 Worth of Pub Food at Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar

Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar

Southgate

$24 $12

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Restaurant's massive burgers have been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records and on numerous television shows

$15 for Three Vouchers, Each Good for $10 Off Your Bill at Tubby’s Grilled Submarine ($30 Value)

Tubby's Grilled Submarine

Southgate

$10 $5

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Deli sandwiches come piled high with cold cuts, grilled steak, fresh veggies, and Tubby's Famous Dressing

$11 for $20 Toward Healthy Café Cuisine at BetterHealth Market

BetterHealth Market

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Wellness emporium’s café serves quarter-pound grass-fed beef burgers, healthy vegan reubens, chicken clubs, and raw juices and smoothies

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

The Murder Mystery Company

New Baltimore

$60 $29

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

$10 for 4 Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Ice Cream and Slushies at Z's Penny Candy ($20 Total Value)

Z's Penny Candy

Eastpointe

$5 $2.50

Ice cream, shakes, and slushies from a retro penny-candy store

$10 for $20 Worth of Michigan-Grown Produce, Products, and Plants at Kutchey Family Market

Kutchey Family Market

Southwest Warren

$20 $10

More than 180 years ago the Kutcheys established their farm, where family members still sell local vegetables, flowers, and jellies

$8 for $16 Worth of Pizza, or Family Combo at Sopranos Pizzeria

Sopranos Pizzeria

Warren

$16 $8

Regular, deep-dish, and gluten-free pizza crusts topped with fresh meats and veggies

Beer Flights for Two or Beer and Pub Food for Lunch or Dinner at Falling Down Beer Company (Up to 50% Off)

Falling Down Beer Company

Southwest Warren

$20 $10

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Craft beer such as blonde ales and IPAs pairs with pub grub made from local ingredients such as Wigley's corn beef reubens

$11 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Treats at Dairy Queen/Orange Julius ($20 Total Value)

Dairy Queen / Orange Julius

Southeast Warren

$5 $2.75

Classic outpost dishes out soft serve decorated with candy, cookies, or fruit, and thick, creamy fruit smoothies

Indian Cuisine at Royal Bengal (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Royal Bengal Indian Cuisine

Southeast Warren

$20 $11

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Traditional Indian cuisine including palak paneer and lamb vindaloo made with fresh vegetables and housemade cheese

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for One Dozen Donuts at Detroit Donuts (Up to 46% Off)

Detroit Donuts

Warren

$12 $7

Fresh-baked, handcrafted donuts in flavors like red velvet, peanut butter and jelly, and toasted coconut

Indian and Bangladeshi Cuisine at Prominent Sweets & Cafe (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Prominent Sweets & Cafe

Warren

$16 $8

Eatery offers authentic Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine in forms of lunch buffets and entrees, all prepared on the mild side

$6 for $10 Worth of Homemade Ice Cream in Exotic Flavors and Other Frozen Treats at Treat Dreams

Treat Dreams

Downtown Ferndale

$10 $6

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Ice cream made onsite from local ingredients features unconventional flavors such as salty caramel and hot jalapeño

Three-Day or Five-Day Juice Cleanse or $15 for Three $10 Groupons for Food and Drink at Organico Juice Bar & Cafe

Organico Juice Bar & Cafe

Downtown Ferndale

$10 $5

Healthy, tasty juices for cleanses or snacks; menu also includes organic juices, smoothies, and soups

Pan-Asian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Inyo Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Inyo Restaurant

Inyo

$50 $30

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Omakase chef crafts innovative entrees with seasonal ingredients and seafood.

International Cuisine for Two or Four at Christine’s Cuisine in Ferndale (45% Off)

Christine's Cuisine

Ferndale

$20 $11

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Rachael Ray’s pick for best pierogies in Michigan, organic ground salisbury steak, and pork tenderloin topped with blue cheese

Estate Tour and Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Colio Estate Winery (Up to 58% Off)

Colio Estate Winery

Harrow

C$8 C$4

Guests tour winemaking facilities, followed by a tasting flight featuring premium wines

$16 for $30 Worth of Lebanese Cuisine at Ollie's Lebanese Cuisine

Ollie's Lebanese Cuisine

Dearborn Heights

$30 $16

Hummus with chicken shawarma, broiled Alaskan salmon, and steamed lentils with cracked wheat, onions, and lemon

Notorious Cluck Meal for Two or Four with Fries and Drinks at Moo Cluck Moo (Up to 45% Off)

Moo Cluck Moo

Multiple Locations

$22 $12

Responsibly sourced breaded chicken sandwiches flash fried in red palm fruit and sunflower oil

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for Sweet and Savory Chimney Cakes at Chimney Cake Café (47% Off)

Chimney Cake Café

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

Pastries with soft insides and outsides coated in sweet toppings, such as Oreos, or made as sandwiches filled with meat, such as ham

One Dozen Cookies or One 15" Cookie Cake at Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip (Up to 40% Off)

Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip

Taylor

$17.99 $11

Snack on a fresh-baked batch of iconic Nestlé Toll House cookies, or a cookie cake decorated for anything from a birthday to a sports event

Seafood and Steak Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four at Cafe West (Up to 45% Off)

Cafe West

Trenton

$64 $39

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Yellow fin tuna, jumbo shrimp, and Angus steaks served in a casual setting with a full bar and patio

$11 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Ice Cream at Nice Modern Creamery ($20 Value)

Nice Modern Creamery

Inside Biggby Coffee building

$5 $2.75

Ice cream made with liquid nitrogen in a charming, rustic shop featuring reclaimed wood, turquoise walls, and vintage milk cans for seating

Jamaican Cuisine at Jamaican Paradise (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Jamaican Paradise

Oak Park

$20 $11.50

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Exotic Jamaican fare includes fried plantains, fresh seafood, jerk chicken, goat curry, and oxtails

Organic Vegan Chocolate and Gummy Candies at Inspiration Candies (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Inspiration Candies

Oak Park

$20 $10

Organic vegan caramel bites, peanut-butter bites, and gluten-free gummy bears, among others

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Worth $10 for Ice Cream and Cakes at Baskin-Robbins ($30 Total Value)

Baskin-Robbins

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Classic Baskin-Robbins flavors fill cups or cones or serve as a chilly base for brownie sundaes and banana royales

$17 for $30 Worth of Cajun Food at Bayou Grill

Bayou Grill

Belleville

$30 $17

Baked seafood platter, chicken and andouille-sausage gumbo, & chicken and shrimp jambalaya highlight the menu’s authentic creole influences

General or VIP Admission with Tastings for Two at Vodka Rox Festival on October 10 (33% Off)

Vodka Rox

Royal Oak Farmers Market

$103.70 $69

Based at the farmers market, the festival features vodkas from near and far and includes tastings, live music, and food vendors

Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Cantina Diablo's. Four Options Available.

Cantina Diablo's

Downtown Royal Oak

$24 $15

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Texas beef and Gulf of Mexico seafood pair up in Tex-Mex recipes that include blue corn tamales, avocado eggrolls, and fried tomatillos

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizza at Tania's Pizza ($30 Total Value)

Tania's Pizza

Royal Oak

$10 $6

Signature pies include the Hawaiian and the Greek; the Royal Oaker is adorned with cheese, pepperoni, ground beef, onions and banana peppers

Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Moti Mahal (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Moti Mahal

Downtown Royal Oak

$22 $12

Seasoned chef serves up Indian and Pakistani classics for herbivores and carnivores within an elegant eatery

$11 for $22 Toward One Standard Box of Local, Organic, Seasonal Produce for Pick-Up from Good News Farm

Good News Farm

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

Pick up assortment of seasonal vegetables produced locally and without the use of animal products at several locations

Club Admission with Champagne for Four or Eight at Stilettos (Up to 58% Off)

Stilettos

Inkster

$48 $20

Mingle with friends while sipping champagne at an LGBT nightclub with drag shows, live music, and DJs

Pizza Meal with Beer or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food and Drinks at G Willies Bar & Grill

G Willies Bar & Grill

Saint Clair Shores

$33.98 $17

Deep-dish and thin-crust pizzas, soups made from scratch in-house, signature sandwiches, and classic American appetizers

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In a 1930s-era walk-in vault that once guarded diamonds, The City Grill now stores ruby-hued merlots and cabernet sauvignons. The vault is a relic of McCreery’s Diamond Store, whose art-deco aesthetic has been revived by The City Grill, setting the perfect backdrop for feasts of upscale culinary creations.

The restaurant’s carefully designed atmosphere relies on illuminated globes, exposed brick, and black-and-white photomurals depicting the days in Windsor’s past when even robots had to get around by horse-drawn carriages. A spacious patio invites guests to soak in the fresh air and sip libations that range from Chilean syrahs to signature dessert drinks such as an espresso martini.

The drinks pair with globally inspired food dreamt up by Executive Chef Shawn McKerness, who previously captained the seafaring kitchens of the luxurious Holland America Line cruises. McKerness combines fresh ingredients from local sources for a menu of contemporary food that, like the moon’s wardrobe, changes seasonally. Diners might slice into a horseradish-encrusted tenderloin, Maui-style ahi tuna, or red snapper lounging under exotic fruit salsa.

375 Ouellette Ave
Windsor,
ON
CA

If Bubi’s Awesome Eats were a planet, Bubi sauce would be its sun. Nearly every dish on the menu dons generous dollops of the garlicky housemade condiment. Chefs serve it with sweet-potato fries, drizzle it on wraps, and slather it on hamburger buns. The sauce’s coveted, taste-bud-wooing recipe is one of the reasons Bubi’s Awesome Eats earned screen time on the Food Network's You Gotta Eat Here! in 2012.

Bubi’s chefs continue the theme of made-from-scratch cooking throughout their menu, which includes tenderized chicken breast that they marinate in milk and eggs, bake with housemade garlic butter, and then deep-fry to a crisp. They also hand shape hamburger patties before accessorizing them with off-the-wall ingredients such as almond pesto and gravy. Diners in search of a burger large enough to dress in baby clothes can behold Bubi’s 8-pound Big V8 burger. If they can eat the entire burger in one sitting, they not only win bragging rights, but also $1,000. Be warned: not even Canada’s tallest man could finish it.

620 University Ave W
Windsor,
ON
CA

Though he's continued to refine his culinary skills for more than 20 years, Chef Enzo's mastery of Italian food was cemented at age 26, when he opened his first restaurant, Tutto Ristorante. Today, using locally sourced ingredients, he pushes his innovation of Italian cuisine even further at Enzo's Trattoria. Instead of supplying signature pastas, he gives diners a choice of 11 noodles—gnocchi, gluten-free penne, and whole-wheat spaghetti among them––and 14 sauces, including vodka sauce and housemade meat sauce.

More housemade elements grace Chef Enzo's grilled paninis, which he fills with housemade sausage and meatballs. His other meaty mains include veal scallopini topped with white-wine tomato pesto sauce and prosciutto and chicken breast sautéed in wild-mushroom blush sauce, named for how embarrassed chefs get seeing mushrooms go wild. Available by the glass and bottle, wines from Australia, Italy, and Canada complement meals, which unfold in a lantern-lit dining area where guests feast beneath brick archways and among painting-lined walls.

1063 Erie St E
Windsor,
ON
CA

On New Year's Eve of 2007, brothers Dan and Anthony Ferriolo—both graduates of the culinary arts program at St. Clair College—banded together to open Ristorante Avanti, channeling their shared passion for great food and their Italian heritage into a gustatory labour of love. The New Year's Eve kickoff would prove to be the start of seven years of upholding and building upon their original goals of infusing traditional Italian dining with their own creative flair and service-based perfectionism. Amid percolating bubbles floating up from boiling pasta and the sizzle of sautéing scallops in the kitchen, Anthony helms a team of chefs who meticulously construct dishes from ingredients such as littleneck clams and fresh tomato sauce. With his brother commanding the kitchen, Dan lets his friendly disposition steer the front of the house, making everyone feel welcome. The feeling of warmth he puts out is extended by the dining room’s rustic-chic ambience brought about by gold- and brown-toned decor and gleaming copper accents on candelabra-style lighting.

1317 Hall Ave
Windsor,
ON
CA

Mazaar's decor blends urban chic with traditional design details. Sleek, shiny tables line up beneath rough-hewn stone archways, and white tassels create silhouettes of iwan arches against textured crimson walls. And though it tends further toward tradition, the eatery's Lebanese cuisine gets equal consideration and care. Chefs mix fresh lemon and cracked wheat into tabbouleh, grill up tender shish kebabs and shawarma, and flavor pan-seared seafood fillets with pepper- and lemon-based sauces. Complimentary, made-to-order pitas accompany every entree to the table, much like government chaperones accompany every MP to the House of Commons annual mixer.

Located blocks from the Caesars Windsor casino, Mazaar cultivates a party-friendly atmosphere through flowing libations and live entertainment. Recessed lighting glows beneath the sleek bar where mixologists shake cocktails and pour wines and beer. On select nights, belly dancers weave between tables, mesmerizing diners with their fluid dance moves and slowly swaying pocket watches.

372 Ouellette Ave
Windsor,
ON
CA

Michelle and Ben Davidson can't get enough of helping others. Though Michelle, a nurse, cares for the sick and Ben, a pastor, fosters spiritual healing, they wanted to bring even more joy and comfort to the community, especially students at the nearby University of Windsor. When Michelle was enrolled there, she worked as a barista at a local coffee shop. There, she learned to handcraft espresso drinks and pondered how to cultivate an atmosphere ripe for both studying and hanging out. After graduation, she and Ben decided to build a café around organic and fair-trade products that help farmers around the world make a living while helping local residents rise and shine, like a loaf of bread baked inside a hot disco ball. In addition to preparing brewed coffee, lattes, and loose-leaf teas, staffers serve sandwiches, soups, and baked goods that are made fresh each day.

2320 Wyandotte St W
Windsor,
ON
CA