Archive for March, 2011

$26 for a Two-Hour California Sunset Cruise with Red and White Fleet ($54 Value)

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
$26 for a Two-Hour California Sunset Cruise with Red and White Fleet ($54 Value)

While tattered ragamuffins with gambling hands are prone to dining with the fishes, it's the esteemed members of land-society who dine atop the fishes. Today's Groupon merges seafaring and supping proclivities: for $26, you get one adult ticket (a $54 value) aboard a California Sunset Cruise through Red and White Fleet. Depart from Pier 43 ½ at Fisherman's Wharf to the picturesque shores of Tiburon and Sausalito for a two-hour tour that includes a vast appetizer buffet and possible advice from retired whale riders.

Red and White Fleet believes that a city can be newly appreciated if observed from a moving vessel that feeds people. A ride on the California Sunset Cruise usurps standard stationary eating by providing passengers with live guitar music, shifting panoramic views of the sea, and photo-worthy sights at twilight. While stomachs find satisfaction through savory small bites, sandwiches, salads, spreads of fresh fruit, and dessert, the eyes can digest beautiful landmasses such as Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge. A full bar is available onboard for drinks and merchandise at reasonable prices.

Seasoned San Franciscans and tourists alike can secure special photographs and waterproof memories from their sojourn on the tides. Witness the peaceful oceanic wilderness in spring, summer, or fall as a refreshing change of pace from eating grilled-cheese muffins during winter baths.

Sunset Cruises depart seasonally from March to November 6, there are no Sunset Cruises on July 4.

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$20 for One Bottle of Wine and a Tasting for Two at Fernwood Cellars in Gilroy (Up to $45 Value)

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
$20 for One Bottle of Wine and a Tasting for Two at Fernwood Cellars in Gilroy (Up to $45 Value)

Wine was once such an expensive commodity that the rich conspicuously spilled it on their golden capes instead of wasting it invisibly in their stomachs. Afford enough wine to braggadociously spill it with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one bottle of wine and a tasting for two at Fernwood Cellars in Gilroy (up to a $45 value).

Nestled in among redwood trees at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Fernwood Cellars prides itself on its high-quality processes, using only grapes grown on-site and only premium oak barrels for aging. Veteran vintner Matt Oetinger oversees the winemaking process from grapes to bottle, looking after each batch of fermented nectar like a proud parent at a children’s roller-derby bout. Great for a spending a romantic afternoon with a wine-loving date or boldly confronting a grape phobia before it ruins another trip to the supermarket, a visit to the estate allows sippers to get a taste of potable delight before toting home a chosen bottle. Today’s Groupon can be redeemed for a bottle of chardonnay, zinfandel, syrah, or il cane.

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$30 for a Horseback Trail Ride for Two from Western Trail Riding Services in Sunol ($60 Value)

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
$30 for a Horseback Trail Ride for Two from Western Trail Riding Services in Sunol ($60 Value)

Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a horseback trail ride for two from Western Trail Riding Services in Sunol-Ohlne Regional Park in Sunol (a $60 value).

Riders as young as 5 years old can saddle up on a well-mannered steed for a leisurely trail ride through beautiful Sunol-Ohlone Regional Park with today's Groupon. Horseback riders will prance along the 25-minute valley loop, which winds past scenic vistas, trees, wildlife, and wildlife pretended to be civilized.

Great for families, this introductory trail ride helps familiarize children with horses while they learn the ropes of Western-style riding, shifting, and putting ponies in park. Parents may be required to walk alongside children if wranglers deem it necessary. After rides, families can enjoy a picnic in the park to debate the practicality of housebreaking horses.

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$13 for $26 Worth of Indian Fare and Drinks at Little India Restaurant in Redwood City

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
$13 for $26 Worth of Indian Fare and Drinks at Little India Restaurant in Redwood City

The inventors of the samosa originally hid potatoes, onions, and peas in chicken nuggets and Twizzlers wrappers to trick greens-averse children into eating their vegetables. Savor daily plant quotas with today's Groupon: for $13, you get $26 worth of Indian fare and drinks at Little India Restaurant in Redwood City.

Little India's internationally experienced Chef Manoj Chopra dishes out delicious, authentic Indian fare ranging from veggie-stuffed pastries to marinated chicken straight out of a traditional tandoori oven. An all-you-can-eat buffet is available Monday through Saturday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($9.95 regular, $7.95 vegetarian) and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. ($12.95 regular, $10.95 vegetarian), perfect for patrons who skipped their previous meal or whose previous meal was an all-encompassing black hole. Midday munchers place infinitesimal dents in bottomless platters filled with delicately spiced chicken tikka masala, vegetable korma curry, and the lentil of the day. Featured dinner dishes, such as spicy lemon soup, fiery lamb vindaloo, and cauliflower- and potato-packed aloo gobi, rattle palates with explosive flavors before courting demure taste buds with spicy niceties. Fill out meals with warm naan bread and bold chutneys before ending the supper session with a sweet dessert of mango-infused rice custard or carrot-based gajar halwa.

Diners may refresh themselves with a traditional chai tea ($3) or lassi ($3.50), a rich beverage blended with yogurt and Indian spices, often used by beverage doctors to break debilitating Pepsi addictions. Staffers also carefully package takeout orders to send guests off with a wave and a meal to enjoy in the comfort of their home.

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$15 for $30 Worth of Modern Vietnamese Dishes and Beverages at 19Market

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
$15 for $30 Worth of Modern Vietnamese Dishes and Beverages at 19Market

If two heads are better than one, then two cuisine-noggins fused into one restaurant-body are better than one. Polycephalify your palate with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of delicious Asian fusion fare for dinner at 19Market, an epicurean hybrid that expands palates by merging them.

Extracting tantalizingly harmonious Vietnamese and Californian tastes from fresh ingredients that are hand-picked daily, head chef Hanna Pham crafts award-winning dishes in a casual, warm setting. A cosmopolitan array of healthy and aromatic dishes inhabit the amiable dinner menu, which kindly lets them stay rent-free, provided they mow the lawn once a week. Commence the fusion adventure with the Dungeness crab and fresh avocado spring rolls ($11), its comely title characters supported by charming performances from mango, mint, rice vermicelli, soy vinaigrette, and Brian Dennehy. Seafarers can navigate tongue sails toward the calamari crunch ($9) or the grilled, bacon-hugged prawns satay ($12), while beefquistadors can vanquish the bountiful sesame soy succulence of the Korean barbecue short ribs ($9). Fill a glass or your cupped hand with a drink—many of which pair nicely with the dashing entrees—from the restaurant's stocked and expertly curated bar. A glass of 2006 Argentinian Malbec Terrazas ($9) makes a fine accomplice to grilled salmon with spicy green beans ($17) before a night spent climbing telephone poles for fun.

A ruby awning and a redbrick exterior welcomes digesters and imbibers to 19Market's casual, conversation-friendly dining space. Further into the confines, a stylish and modern chamber bedecked with warm, earthy tones and dark wood puts patrons in a constant state of bear hug. If the massive menu sends your tongue into a tailspin while feasting in the cozy ambience, the friendly, knowledgeable service staff is quick to offer helpful suggestions.

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$20 for $45 Worth of Custom Photo-Book Creations from Blurb

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
$20 for $45 Worth of Custom Photo-Book Creations from Blurb

Photographs provide a more concrete way of recording recollections than outdated methods of sketching portraits in sand or dictating memoirs to an empty jam jar. Preserve precious memories with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $45 worth of custom photo-book creations from Blurb. Blurb lets customers personalize celluloid collections with a plethora of printing and binding options. Choose from professional four-color or black-and-white printing on standard or premium paper. Safely ensconced on pages, the photos are then snuggled into rectangular beds with hard or soft covers, some with the option of adding a dust jacket to protect from free radicals. Prices vary depending on format and size, with petite pocket books starting at $2.95 each and soft-cover books priced at $12.95 and up. Blurb's fast turnaround brings books from concept to reality in about 7–10 days, making you a published photojournalist in less time than it takes to Photoshop a degree in photojournalism.

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$29 for $60 Worth of Shoes, Accessories, and Apparel from Shoebacca.com

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
$29 for $60 Worth of Shoes, Accessories, and Apparel from Shoebacca.com

Without shoes, man’s first steps on the moon would have left his feet finely pumiced, though dangerously vulnerable to hoards of ravenous lunar wombats. Prepare your legs for small steps and giant leaps with today's Groupon: for $29, you get $60 worth of shoes, accessories, and apparel from Shoebacca.com.

The style-seekers at Shoebacca.com pay off their fashion-life debt by corralling thousands of shoes from leading brands and designers to meet the needs of athletic, outdoorsy, and chic feet. Shoe shoppers can peruse their digital collection of clodhoppers to find proper paw protection from modern cobblers such as Adidas, Onitsuka, and Doc Martens. The loafer-lined aisles of their warehouse house footwear for men, women, and children, along with universal styles such as the Vans classic slip-on ($41.99) and Converse Chuck Taylor high-tops ($44.99) that come in a variety of colors and patterns. Gentlemen can modishly muzzle toe pups in a pair of Nike Air Force 1 '07s ($87.99), first worn by President Nixon during his 1971 free-throw shootout with Chairman Mao, and ladies can warm frosty foot-fingers in a pair of sheepskin-lined leather Abigail boots by Bearpaw ($74.99).

For those looking for above-the-ankle accoutrements, Shoebacca.com also offers apparel, sunglasses, bags, and athletic gear. Price-conscious shoppers can browse sale merchandise, which offers items at reduced prices to deflate the egos of products whose retail popularity has gone to their heads. All orders made in the continental US come with free UPS ground shipping.

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$49 for a Chiropractic Consultation and Massage at Oakbay Chiropractic in Oakland ($200 Value)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
$49 for a Chiropractic Consultation and Massage at Oakbay Chiropractic in Oakland ($200 Value)

Before chiropractors, people achieved proper posture by balancing books on their heads, and decreased stiffness by stretching next to warm bonfires fueled by burning books. Explore less literary ligament adjustment with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a chiropractic consultation and massage at Oakbay Chiropractic, located in Oakland (a $200 value).

Oakbay Chiropractic's experienced chiropractic cadre is committed to granting relief and restoring balance to distressed spinal columns. Victimized vertebrae can take steps to escape head, neck, and back pain incurred by routine tension, accidents and injuries, and attempts to one-up balloon animals.

Inaugurate your session by cracking down on cranky joints during a consultation and assessment with one of Oakbay Chiropractic's back whisperers, followed by a thorough back exam ($125). If the chiropractor identifies problems during the session, additional adjustments or x-rays are not included with this Groupon. Then migrate toward the healing hands of a certified massage therapist, who will tailor a knead to suit your individual skin-suit needs ($75). For one spine-tingling hour, deep pressure will be applied to your spine scaffolding, relieving tension to ensure future limbo-duel victory.

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$10 for One Tote Ticket to the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash and Designer Sample Sale ($20 Value)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
$10 for One Tote Ticket to the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash and Designer Sample Sale ($20 Value)

Fashion beautifies the body and adds art to everyday life, just like California Raisin mural tattoos. Take advantage of fashion’s bounty with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get one tote ticket, which includes a gift bag and complimentary spa services and cocktails, to the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash, at the Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion on Thursday, April 7 from 5 p.m.–10 p.m. (a $20 value).

Sassy City Chicks throws large-scale shopping parties brimming with upscale, discounted designer wares. As a very important person, you'll receive a plethora of very important benefits. You'll get to tipple complimentary cocktails, indulge in complimentary spa services, and carry around a complimentary, reusable black tote bag packed with goodies, a stylish alternative to an accessorized bindle stick. The satchel could contain anything from sassy lingerie to makeup. Most importantly, guests get first crack at discounted clothing, handbags, makeup, and jewelry, providing stylish replacements for passé haute-macaroni necklaces. More than 50 labels and 40 exhibitors will join the party. Prepare for a journey into the posh heart of high-end fashion with sample-sale survival-guide videos, including tips on check-in, dressing rooms, and making stylish culottes out of air fresheners.

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$25 for $50 Worth of Eco-Friendly School and Office Supplies from O’Bon

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
$25 for $50 Worth of Eco-Friendly School and Office Supplies from O'Bon

Before hybrid engines and solar panels, going green meant eating too many corn dogs and then riding the Tilt-A-Whirl. Exercise another green feeling with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of eco-friendly school and office supplies from O'Bon.

O'Bon's online stationery emporium slings environmentally responsible school and office supplies to paperless patrons. Choose from colorful creations, such as the pack of 10 wildlife pencils, featuring tightly wrapped recycled newspaper around high-quality graphite, printed with different animal designs ($5.60). The emerald spiral journal, made entirely from sugar-cane paper, soy-based inks, and 100% recycled card-stock covers, offers ample space for drafting Golden Girls fan letters ($4), and a pack of 12 colored pencils provides the means for doodling realistic landscapes ($6). Practicing Picassos can employ the L'Artiste art pencils, including a wide range of high-quality graphite grades from ultra-hard 2H to ultra-soft 8B, which mark lines up to eight times darker than the spooky bottom of a clothes hamper ($13).

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