Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Some worthwhile "Daily Group-ons"

Washington D.C.-->Take a proper water road ride with today’s Groupon. Choose between two cruise options from Spirit Cruises:

* $58 for a Spirit Dinner Cruise (up to a $113 value with taxes and fees), with a complete dinner buffet, grand views of DC's waterfront, and on-board dancing. This deal is valid through December 30, 2010.
* $24 for a Spirit of Mount Vernon Excursion Cruise (up to a $46.54 value with taxes and fees), including the cruise to and from Mount Vernon, estate admission, and a narrated Potomac Tour. This deal is valid through October 30, 2010.

This Groupon can also be used for the Colonial Market & Fair on September 18 and 19 as well as Fall Harvest Family Days on October 23 and 24.

Chicago-->For $7, today's side deal gets you $15 worth of upscale pub fare and potables at Jefferson Tap & Grille in the Near West Side.

Jefferson Tap & Grille serves a variety of beers and seasonal cocktails alongside a menu of tasty traditionals. Sample appetizers such as five mini cheeseburgers on butter buns served with pickle chips ($8.99), or the healthy pita pizza on a crispy naan crust, topped with low-fat mozzarella, basil, onion, tomato, and red pepper ($8.99). Wraps, salads, and sandwiches are plentiful. Try the hearty sesame lime steak wrap ($10.99), grilled strips marinated in lime sesame sauce in a honey wheat shell. Or opt for a barbecue beef sandwich ($8.99), thin slices of beef smothered in house barbecue sauce and crowned with provolone, served with a choice of fries, tater tots, or hand-cut sweet potato chips and house-made coleslaw.

This Groupon is for dine-in only.

Orlando--> Back when the snickerdoodle and the Thin Mint were nothing more than dance crazes, sock-hopping teens secretly wished for tiny candied Frisbees to complement their moves. Wishes do come true with today's Groupon: for $5, you get a half-dozen specialty cookies (a $10 total value) from Breck's Gourmet Cookies, located in downtown Kissimmee. Shipping fees for phone orders are not included in the value of your Groupon.

More than six years of experimentation and concoctioneering has led to Breck's current lineup of more than 30 succulent cookie varieties, all baked fresh in-house from natural ingredients each morning. Creative daring abounds in the chewy and rich signature selections. Break a reverent tongue's sugar fast with a tasty handheld treat of toffee chocolate chip or butterscotch white-chocolate pecan. Traditional confectionists may appreciate the tastes afforded by classic cookies such as the chocolate chunk, while modernist cookie monsters speak highly of the delicious societal commentary present in each white-chocolate macadamia. Since Breck's conveniently allows you to order its delectable delights over the phone, today's Groupon makes an appealing deliverable treat while the public awaits cocoa-flavored stamps and salted packing peanuts.

Queens--> With your kitchen's paella pan and wine glasses inhabited by the evil spirits of dead rice and grapes, cooking Spanish meals at home has become both time-consuming and spooky. Get quality cuisine without interference from crazed kitchenware with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fine Spanish fare and drinks at Cocina Latina Bar and Grill, located down the street from the Queens Courthouse in Kew Gardens.

Pick up a few small tapas-style plates, such as chorizo al vino tinto (sausage sautéed with onions and red wine, $8) and camarones encocados (coconut shrimp with orange dipping sauce, $8) and pass them around the table, sharing the experience like a drum circle. After the communal service, stake your claim on one of the menu's 11 hearty entrees. For a traditional Spanish dish, opt for the paella Valencia: chicken, chorizo, shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, and octopus (small $20, large $36). Or, side some yucca cheese fries ($5) with the arroz con pollo (slow-roasted chicken in sofrito sauce with rice casserole, greens, and sweet plantains, $12).

Cocina Latina's house wines (red or white) are $6 a glass, so ask your server for the current vino. Or, cool tonsils with a classic piña colada ($8) while the earthen tones and smooth lines in the dining room cool eyes hot from watching too many Internet videos of dancing hotdogs. The chicly clean space has tiny tables along the wall, high ceilings, and elegant fleur-de-lises crawling like caterworms along the warmly lit walls. Ample parking is available nearby.

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(All descriptions were taken directly from Groupon's site.)

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