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Hungry fishermen are known to bend down by the waterside to let minnows, eager to escape life in a small pond, leap into their open mouths. Dine on a fish that made it to the big city with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of gourmet sea fare and raw goods at Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar, which Seattle magazine readers recently picked as the city's Best Raw and Oyster Bar. Your Groupon is redeemable at both the Belltown and Bellevue locations. This Groupon is valid for dinner only.
When not scouring the seven seas for the white whale that stole his girlfriend, Seastar chef John Howie scours the salty local waters to supply omega-3-deprived Seattleites with a fresh menu of (mostly) finned finds. Sidle up to the raw bar and drink in a half-shell or 12 of the day's oyster catch (market price), or sample the scallop ceviche in its mango-kiwi relish ($10) for a chemically cooked concoction. If you prefer your food cooked, you’ll find plenty of elegant entrees on Seastar's dinner menu, such as the Dungeness crab with a sweet corn risotto ($26), the prosciutto-wrapped scallops served over a watermelon carpaccio ($26), and the potato-chip-crusted halibut in a lemon-thyme vinaigrette ($34). Pescaphobes can instead conquer a carnivorous craving with a plate of the fire-grilled prime sirloin, served with garlic-seared portabella mushrooms, roasted red potatoes, and Maytag blue cheese ($29), while herbivores can hone in on the artichoke ravioli ($20). Because the best things come in threes, like Stooges and celebrity deaths, close with a dessert trio ($10) of crème brulee, passion fruit panna cotta, and white chocolate coconut cream pie.
Both Seastar locations serve up their fishy feasts in sleek and contemporary dining spaces, and offer striking sommelier service to assist budding oenophiles as they navigate the treacherous grape-waters of Seastar’s extensive wine-dark sea. Treat friends, family, or the beautiful figurehead from your Spanish galleon to a helping of the high seas with today’s Groupon to Seastar. Call ahead to make a reservation.
To be fair, competitive eaters pretty much always see their disappointed dads.
Grape vines, like middle school hallways, are conducive to spreading gossip and producing awkward thoughts and feelings that are best left bottled until the age of 21. Uncork some nostalgic memories over an elegant feast with today's Groupon: for $20, you will receive $40 worth of fine dining and wine selections at Wild Vine Bistro in Bothell.
Wild Vine Bistro is a family-run eatery specializing in a menu of top-notch gourmet dishes made from the freshest ingredients and cooked to order. Starters such as the sweet and spicy ahi duo ($13) and the spinach crab dip ($9) would have most entrees shaking in their stir-fryers, but dishes such as the succulent pork chops and apple sauce ($22)—stuffed with hazelnut and brioche atop a parsnip-garlic mash with apple-shallot sauce—can more than hold their own in a stomach cage fight. Likewise, the chef puts a gourmet spin on classic dishes such as pulled-pork sliders ($8)—house smoked and tossed with barbecue sauce—and lobster macaroni ($17) made with lobster, béchamel, and topped with bread crumbs and truffle oil. Seafarers, meanwhile, will want to deep-sea dive into the savory zuppa di pesce ($16)—prepared with seasonal fish, mussels, prawns, crab, and scallops in a white-wine tomato broth—whereas herbivores and herbivoyeurs can satisfy their foliage cravings with Wild Vine Bistro's salads, such as the Bistro Speciale ($14), made with prawns, orange, avocado, goat cheese, and organic mixed greens with pomegranate vinaigrette. Wild Vine Bistro can also match any dish with a selection from its extensive wine list, with many potables available by the glass, bottle, and fire hose.
The bistro’s accents of green plants and muted mahogany floors create a convivial atmosphere for digestion, and the live music playing at least five nights a week makes one’s boogie fever look intentional, rather than exposing it as the tragic, incurable disease it is. This ambience works just as well for family gatherings as it does for romance, so surprise your date by proposing to the waiter at Wild Vine Bistro.
Not valid with any happy-hour specials, promotions, or any other offers.
The Award-Losing Sides of Donald's Food House
Send that butter back. It has too much butter on it.
Coffeehouses and artists have always gone together, like rock and roll, yin and yang, and bald eagle hatchlings and William Howard Taft's toupee. Introduce your mouth to a dazzling duet with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of café fare and drinks at Faire Gallery Café Bar, located in Capitol Hill.
Faire Gallery hosts a calendar full of events while serving up a small menu of light café fare irrigated with coffees and cocktails. Fill your mouth hangar with starters such as the hummus, pita, and tomato plate ($6) and parmesan black-pepper popcorn ($6), or verdant edibles like The Yummy Salad, a symphony of spring greens accompanied by tomatoes, avocados, parmesan cheese, and chicken ($7). Sandwiches ($7) include the grilled brie with tomatoes and whisper of Dijon mustard on French bread and the Jessixawich, a pile of turkey, avocado, and provolone on a buttery croissant, the bread of hemophilic European royalty. Brunch offerings include The Pesto, a mix of egg, provolone, pesto, and tomato on an English muffin, which can be combined with coffee or a mimosa for maximum mouth clapping ($3.30/$5/$7). Mollify chattering sweet teeth with Nutella on a croissant ($3), or try the Nutella mocha. Lattes, hot chocolate, and espressos are also available in addition to beer, wine, and cocktails.
Located in a second-story loft with views of Lake Union, Faire's airy interior boats tall windows, exposed brick walls, and pieces from local artists. From live jazz to poetry readings, Faire offers a variety of entertainment throughout the week, including art exhibits, live music, improv, open mics, and wine tasting, as well as board games and free WiFi for those who prefer engaging mighty foes in a virtual skirmish of Battle Yahtzee. Faire is open until midnight Sunday through Thursday, and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Your Groupon is not valid with other offers, including happy hour specials.
You're a Poet and You Didn't Previously Know That Fact
Poet Laureate: Shaquille O'Neal
For $10, today's side deal gets you a wine tasting for one (a $5 value) plus $20 worth of bottled wine at Edmonds Winery, a boutique craft winery in Woodinville that specializes in Bordeaux-style blended wines. Waltz your way through Edmonds' tasting room any Saturday or Sunday between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and apply your Groupon toward whichever fermented fruit elixir finds its way to your heart. For the month of August, the tasting room is also open every Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Edmonds handcrafts its wines in small, open-top fermentation tanks before aging them in small oak barrels. Producing only 1,000 cases of wine a year, the winery distributes them to local restaurants and gourmet shops. During your wine tasting, you'll get to try a variety of varietals, such as the sweet and dry 2008 Gewurtztraminer ($15), the intensely fruity 2007 Slide Ridge ($29), or the 2007 Delorious ($23), a wine made of equal parts delicious and glorious. Take note of which wine agrees with your flavor receptors and mind-matter the most, then take home a bottle.
Pizza was initially worn as a poncho to protect against vampires, which was stupid because vamps invented pizza to make people taste better. Today's deal tilts the scales by adding garlic to the mix: for $9, you get $20 worth of gourmet pizzas, ribs, wings, drinks, and more at Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza. Choose from any of the 22 locations in Washington.
Garlic Jim's menu was handcrafted with nothing more than a dream and an incredible reserve of pizza-making expertise. Open an order with some gourmet chicken wings, available in barbecue, garlic, and buffalo hot, before moving on to pizza territory. Put an end to eating Legos by piecing together a custom pie. Choose from the hand-thrown thick, garlic thin, or gluten-free crusts, slathered in one of seven sauces (from classic red to zesty chipotle pesto) or olive oil, and then slap on any of 15 standard and 11 gourmet toppings (14-inch large pizzas start at $12.99, gluten-free crust $15.99, each additional topping $1.79). To achieve customization without the stress of having to choose, turn to one of the pre-determined specialties. Meat-maul hunger with the Hercules (salami, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, beef, spicy Italian sausage, and bacon, $19.99 for large thick crust, $22.99 for gluten-free), or discover the secret of pizza-temperature fusion in your head with Jim's bacon-cheeseburger pizza (beef, bacon, red onions, tomatoes, mozzarella, and cheddar, $16.99 for large thick crust, $19.99 for gluten-free).
Pizzas are most delicious when savored in their natural environment, the pizzeria, but can also be enjoyed in the captivity of diners' own homes. Stalk a steamy, piping-hot disc of delight at one of Garlic Jim's locations, or call to check delivery availability at the location nearest you.
This Groupon cannot be used toward delivery charges and is not valid for online ordering or with other offers. Prices may vary slightly by location.
Wow. Those medallions really accentuate your fangs. Did they come with the cape?
Like vengeful babies, cars are cursed with the inability to tell their owners when they are soiled, often resulting in peeling paint, rusty rims, and embarrassing rashes. Seek the intervention of a car-whisperer with today's deal: you get a car detail or wash at Jay Lee's Honda of Sumner. Purchase one of the following Groupons:
- For $12, you get a diamond car wash (a $29.95 value).
- For $75, you get a gold detail package (a $199.95 value).
The value of the Groupon for the gold detail package can also be applied toward an upgraded detailing package. In either case, additional charges may apply for oversized vehicles, tour vans, and fringed surreys.
Though Jay Lee’s Honda of Sumner is an authorized dealer of the Honda line of automobiles, its immaculate service center is staffed by certified professionals who specialize in selling, maintaining, and cleaning cars of any make and model. For the gold detail package ($199.95), driving machines from every car subculture are cleansed of layers of gas-mileage-dampening ectoplasm and restored to their state of original purification, as careful cleaners minutely attend to each vehicle's exoskeleton—washing and drying it by hand, and waxing it with Blue Coral wax. Windows are wiped down both inside and out and applied with RainX, and the carpets, dash, leather, vinyl, and seats are cleaned and conditioned with meticulous attention to detail. Tires, meanwhile, are sudsed, scrubbed, and dressed in adorable sailor suits.
Motorists who prefer a ceremonial car bath that involves fewer semi-precious metals and more valuable gems can opt for the diamond car wash ($29.95) instead, which includes a hand wash and dry of the auto's exterior, a vacuum cleaning of the interior, a window cleaning, and a Blue Coral express wax. Additionally, both services offer bedazzled driving machines an injection of Rain-X for the windshield and Black Magic car-care product for turning the tires into licorice candy before they are driven off the lot.
Cars are fun for driving and even more fun for pushing into deep chasms. Cleaning cars, however, is a tedious chore that—much like seeing the love of one's life devour an entire wedding cake—can actually dampen your ardor for them. Leave it to the professionals with today's Groupon to Jay Lee’s Honda of Sumner and clean the lint off your car from carrying it around in your pocket for too long.
Your car would look great in a cowboy hat.
According to most massage therapists, muscles should be massaged whenever they become so stiff that they bend any crowbars used to beat them mercilessly. Rather than test for this condition, skip to the cure with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get $70 worth of massage services at Essential Life Therapy in Wallingford.
Founded by two students of the Brenneke School of Massage, Essential Life Therapy pampers its clients with the devoted attention of a cupboard genie. A team of trained practitioners relax tight muscles and clear corpuses of long-standing political tension using a variety of different massage services (all $70; $65 for reiki). Clients can relax under the classic Swedish, push out persistent pains and imbedded javelins with a deep-tissue massage, or try something new with a reflexology or Reiki—a Japanese form that employs gentle touches to heal the body physically, emotionally, and spiritually. All massages begin with a foot-calming bath that doesn’t count as a single minute in your full hour of manual bliss.
When the treatment concludes, Essential Life Therapy reenergizes loosy-goosied clients by offering them a plate piled high with orange slices, chocolate, and water. Visitors are also welcome to apply their Groupon toward extended massage services (up to 90 minutes) or massage series (up to six massages) and pay the difference. Call ahead to set up an appointment at Essential Life Therapy.
I'm with Child, Stupid
If you're pregnant, I hope you like being forced to play laser tag.
Talking about sports, like winning the lotto and undergoing surgery, goes better with a cold beer. Make every hour happy hour with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of brews and pub food at Harmon Tap Room, located in downtown Tacoma. This Groupon is not valid during happy hour.
The third location for Harmon Brewing Company, Harmon Tap Room serves beers freshly made in the site's 15 barrels, contenting barley-hungry palates with year-round ales and seasonal brews. Both beer enthusiasts and infrequent drinkers will approve of Harmon's frosty selection of pints ($4.50), featuring the Great American Beer Festival–winning Brown's Point ESB. Hops habitués with something to prove can dive into the Point Defiance IPA, while those who drink beers as light as a cloud of Peeps can stick to the easy-drinking Mt. Takhoma Blonde Ale. Stay to sample hearty pub grub from the Tap House's menu. Pizza cravers may find satisfaction in the veggie-friendly Locally Green pizza ($14), topped with an ambrosial amalgamation of basil pesto, herb potato, caramelized onion, and feta cheese.
With long wooden dining apparatuses, couches for flat-screen TV watching, and slick pool tables, Harmon Tap House is a prime hangout well suited to weary office workers, contented construction men, and door-to-door poltergeist salesmen alike. This deal can also be used toward taking home a Harmon brew in the form of a 64-ounce growler ($10).
To commemorate one year of customer savings, early discount bakeries decorated birthday cakes with candied shekels and lit candles with burning papyrus tax returns. Celebrating the one-year anniversary of Groupon's inaugural feature in Seattle, today's deal déjà vus Seatown residents again: for $10, you get $25 worth of gastropub grub and drinks at Del Rey, located in Belltown. Today's Groupon is not valid for happy hour.
Del Rey's chef, Derek Knudsen, infuses classic bar dishes with a gourmand's flair, offering a menu of wash-downable delights, fried yum, and Southwestern staples. After tasting the blackened ahi tuna ($13.95), truffle mac 'n’ cheese ($7.95), and churros with chocolate-Kahlua sauce ($5.95), tone-deaf taste buds find themselves serenading incisors with John Fogerty lyrics. Early feasters can enjoy Saturday- and Sunday-brunch favorites such as the vegetarian breakfast burrito ($7.95) or Kahlua French toast ($6.95), washed down with one of Del Rey's specialty Bloody Marys ($7.50–$8). Bathed in glowing red light, diners settle into intimate booths with selections from Del Rey's stocked bar. More than 100 tequilas spicy up margaritas, including the jalapeño-cucumber ($8) and the triple berry ($7.50), while the Dark N Stormy quenches the thirsts of sadistic weathermen with house-made ginger beer and dark rum ($7.50).
Set in a re-fashioned Paramount Pictures film-storage facility, Del Rey's atmosphere melds its old-school pizzazz with modern panache. Weekday evenings attract more-quiet diners, who set up shop along the outdoor seating area to enjoy gorgeous views of the bay and the friendly service, while late nights bring ambient beats that bounce off the domed ceiling and into the ears and harmonious hips of lively Belltown crowds.
Show her you care with a plastic, meat-filled statue.
The family is the basic unit of society—yet, statistically, family members are the very people most likely to steal your extra KFC Double Down Sandwich™. Solidify family alliances and suss out enemies with today's Groupon: for $20, you get an all-day video-game play pass (a $45 value) at GameWorks, a mega-arcade located downtown at 7th and Pike Street. Each card purchased can only be used by one person; buy up to five and bring the entire family or a school of bipedal fish.
GameWorks is a gigantic arcade constructed with flashy Vegas panache. The family-friendly environment is perfect for kids and fun-loving adults alike, ensuring that everyone involved will have a delightful time murdering zombies or whacking moles who murder zombies. Choose from a windmill-factory’s worth of 200-plus video games, including crowd favorites such as Wheel of Fortune, Hummer Attraction, and House of the Dead 4. Pay a nostalgic visit to the old world with games such as Primeval Hunt, or play actual classics like Pac-Man. Your card is only valid for video games. Although today’s Groupon does not cover the cost of food or drinks, you won’t have far to wander for sustenance thanks to an on-site restaurant and two bars with potent potables for the adults.
Customers must purchase new membership card.
What You Didn't Know: The Months
Which secret month can only be observed by the rich?
In the 19th century, upscale restaurants asked that wealthy patrons wear no fewer than two monocles, and that all pocket watches be collected at the door to discourage timed pork-pie-eating contests. Get a taste of fine dining without all the rules and regulations with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of upscale cuisine at Jimmy's on Broadway, located at the Silver Cloud Hotel in Capitol Hill. This deal is not valid for happy-hour specials.
Jimmy's on Broadway offers diners an extensive all-day menu filled with inventive, extravagant fare including robust salads and robe-busting burgers and sandwiches. The cone 'o' fries ($6), a popular appetizer, starts things off with garlic- and rosemary-garnished French fries served in a triangular receptacle recycled from the dunce caps of an earlier, duncier century. Mixed greens and avocado-topped romaine join crispy fried onion strings and barbecue-dressed poultry for the Thai BBQ chicken salad ($12), while the avocado-bacon Swiss burger ($11) delivers exactly what it promises, plus a side of fries and the faint, flattering flush associated with the onset of bovine telekinesis. Diners who prefer their meat freed from its bread fetters can sink their canines into a 12-ounce rib eye steak ($27), basted in rosemary-thyme butter and served with fresh vegetables. Jimmy's full-service breakfast menu silences the chirruping stomachs of early birds with brioche French toast ($10), or lighter offerings such as the veggie-heavy egg white frittata ($10).
With its extensive drink menu, Jimmy's plies patrons with top-shelf martinis and specialty drinks such as the weather-inspired, rum-enhanced dark and stormy ($9). Wine direct from Washington, California, and Oregon is available by the bottle or glass, and local microbrew beer is always on tap. With flat-panel televisions lining Jimmy's laid-back bar area, sippers and suppers can stay apprised of the game while enjoying an upscale culinary experience that beats eating caviar in a tuxedo T-shirt on Cutoff Khaki Fridays.
Quantum of Sustenance
Does anyone ever stir martinis, really?
$7 for Two Games of Bowling Plus One Pair of Rental Shoes at Brunswick Bowling in Lynnwood (Up to $14.46 Value)Saturday, July 31, 2010 23:52 No Comments
Utterly useless outside the realm of competitive raccoon tickling, the human thumb would have no conceivable function were it not required to guide a bowling ball to its target. Treat it to a little rabies-free fun with today's deal: for $7, you get two full games and one pair of rental shoes (up to a $14.46 value, including tax) at Brunswick Bowling Center. This Groupon is good at Brunswick Majestic Lanes in Lynnwood. Fridays and Saturdays are the most popular times for bowling-based congregations, so show up early if you come on those nights—or be prepared to wait and engage in a little recreational noshing at the full snack bar.
Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $10 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (a $3.79 value).
Unlike other competitive sports, such as dogsled racing and rap battles, bowling has zero barriers to entry and a shallow learning curve. When you're ready to take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution, engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, plumes of mist, and glow-in-the-dark bowling accoutrements light up the full sensorium—transforming your bowling ball into a glittering planet hurtling through a vast and unknowable universe before exploding into a supernova of scattered pins. And since you can buy up to 10 of today's deal, you'll be able to spend a good chunk of your day or night at Brunswick taunting your friends and taking out frustrations on a group of hapless pinheads with today's Groupon to Brunswick Bowling.
Which pro bowler makes his own balls out of wicker?
Hair—like braces, fedoras, and eyeballs—looks beautiful on the head, but is slightly less stunning when situated south of the neck. Today’s Groupon exterminates fugitive follicles: for $30, you get $70 worth of waxing services at Wax On Spa. This Groupon is redeemable for waxing services only at all four of Wax On’s Seattle locations.
Wax On has been offering stellar strand-stripping services to discerning hair producers since 1999 from its fun spa environment. There is no follicle too wispy or fuzz too peachy to avoid the professional waxen maidens at Wax On. Like the helpful, friendly staff chants during their pre-day huddle—if it has hair, it can be made bare. The careful and pleasant purveyors of slickness will use their years of experience and connection with the dark side to target overgrown sprouts and diligently bid them adieu. Put your best face forward for your next photo shoot or photo firing squad with a lip ($15) or eyebrow ($15) wax. Otherwise, opt for a full leg ($50) or Brazilian ($70) treatment to improve your hydrodynamics during a summer of late-night skinny-snorkeling. The waxery also harvests hair from the skin of self-conscious gents looking to quietly rid their neck ($20), chest ($25), or bikini zone ($45) of unwelcome sasquatch fur.
Wax On’s chic furnishings and boldly colored walls imbue it with a fun and sassy atmosphere for stripping away evidence of a primate-related evolutionary past. Take this opportunity to achieve a soft, smooth coat of dolphin skin for the tail end of summer, or benevolently gift this Groupon to a friend who's caught a bad case of lycanthropy.
If under 18 years old, must be accompanied by or have consent from a parent or guardian. A credit card is required to hold appointments that will take more than one hour.
Advice from the Master
Which karate master learned most of his wisdom from VHS boxes?
The perfect food and wine pairing is like the fateful meeting of destined lovers, best celebrated with a tiny mock wedding presided over by a curmudgeonly pepper mill with a heart of gold. Combine cuisine and wine the way nature intended with today's deal: $15 for $30 worth of small plates and wine at Cork! A Wine Bar. This Groupon is not valid during Cork's happy hour.
The welcoming vinoteque serves a carefully curated selection of pours by the glass or bottle. From a cheery, floral-scented Riesling to a rich and spicy Shiraz, Cork's wine selections span the globe. For commitment-phobic consumers, flights provide a trifecta of tastes. Modest beer and soda collections are also available.
Supplement sips with dishes from the restaurant's small-plates menu. The cheese plate, garnished with toasted artisan bread, fig spread, almonds, and dried fruit, includes your choice of three ($10) or five ($14) cheeses. The balsamic reduction–drizzled caprese salad ($6) services cravings for freshness. Flatbreads ($8 each), a meat and cheese plate ($12), antipasti ($11), bruschetta ($7), and desserts ($5 each) round the menu into a well-rounded sphere that would be easy to push up a mountain to build an oenophile snowman.
Live music on Saturday nights, Thursday wine tastings, and a cozy ambience make Cork's social-libation station stand out from the pack. The New Tribune praises its spaciousness and candlelit tables. Reservations are recommended on the weekends.
There is no purchase limit for today's Groupon.
Do you have a size bigger than Big Gulp?
When Tippr heard Bad Monkey Bistro served house made cookies and milk to dunk them in, we were intrigued. Once we stepped inside to discover it's a sports bar and piano bar serving up delicious food, Tippr considered moving our office there. And after eating milk and cookies on the leather sofa by the fireplace, that settled it. Tippr is moving in.
And today, for just $10, lucky Tippsters get $20 in food and drinks at Bad Monkey Bistro.
Their varied menu offers something for everyone. Try the Bourbon Street steak skewers, rock lobster picatta, stuffed calamari, or the mozzarella stuffed crab lollipops with Creole ruby-red grapefruit marmalade. The walls are littered in flat screens, so it's a great place to watch the game. Perhaps the pianist will invent a tune in honor of long-suffering Seattle sports fans. If not, they've got plenty of beer and drinks to comfort them. Of course, there's always milk and cookies, too.