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Some people like posts about restaurant deals, and other people loathe them. We're trying a new approach that will hopefully help people on both sides by making deal posts easier to find and easier to ignore.

This thread is now the place to mention local restaurant deals and coupons from sites like Groupon, Living Social, etc. We'll sticky it temporarily until people who post deals are aware it's there, and then allow it to float freely.

A couple of guidelines to keep in mind:

- You may not post deals with a referral link so that you get bonuses or payments for referring people. We know that sometimes that happens by accident, since it's not always clear that you're getting a referral link. We suggest logging out of the deal site and visiting the deal page to get a clean link. Normally, we make it a policy not to edit the content of user's posts without permission, however, in the case of deal threads, by posting, you're giving us permission to edit your link if it contains referral information. We will not edit any other text.

- Our usual insider rules apply ( http://www.chowhound.com/topics/36760... ), so if you're associated with either the deal site or the restaurant, you may not post.

- Please don't post every deal indiscriminately. This is Chowhound, not Cheaphound -- pick deals that you think your fellow hounds will be genuinely interested in, because they're from restaurants worth visiting. And feel free to comment on your experiences with the restaurant or recommend dishes -- more chow tips will make the threads more helpful. And others should feel free to reply and discuss. If we end up with a good sub-thread with more than a few posts going about a specific restaurant, please just use 'report' to flag it, and the mods can split it out to its own thread.

- Restaurants and food-specific businesses only, please, no deals for gyms, spas, etc.

Unfortunately, we can't merge threads, so if people post deals outside of the deal threads, we can't move them to the thread. Please use 'report' to flag them for us, and we'll touch base with the poster to have it reposted.

If you have any questions or comments about these new threads, please jump over to the Site Talk thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7941...

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  1. Sessions Public...$17 for $35

    http://deals.utsandiego.com/deals/201...

    5 Replies
    1. re: Beach Chick

      BC,
      Logged on to the UT Daily Deal site. No Sessions Public on Today's Deal or Recent Deals. Suggestion?

      1. re: sandiegomike

        UT Deals are time sensitive..
        Bety's Tacos is the latest that I posted and it is quite good in Encinitas..
        As the 'Deal Queen' I try and post what I find..

        Aloha

        1. re: Beach Chick

          Sorry. Didn't notice the December date on your posting. Duh!

          1. re: sandiegomike

            The date stamps are not what you call conspicuous with this particular web design - it is why you often see people respond to 5-year old threads. :)

        2. re: sandiegomike

          I think "Daily Deal" is fairly explanatory. Check the dates on the posts in this thread to be sure they haven't expired.

      2. Broken Yolk...$10 for $20 of food...this is for you cstr!

        http://deals.utsandiego.com/deals/201...

        1 Reply
        1. re: Beach Chick

          Grazie! BC

        2. Antica Trattoria in La Mesa/Lake Murray..$15 for $30

          www.anticatrattoria.com

          http://deals.utsandiego.com/deals/201...

          1. Half Off Cafe Paris
            $23 for $64 incl wine/beer
            http://www.fabdealy.com/side-deal1.ph...

            1. Studio Diner...$10 for $22 of food..
              One of the best Patty Melts..evah

              www.livingsocial.com/cities/1847-san-...

              1. Bety's Tacos Encinitas...$15 for $30

                http://deals.utsandiego.com/deals/201...

                1. California Kebab -- $24 of Food/Drinks for $12 through Reader City:

                  http://www.readercity.com/products/20...

                  California Kebab
                  4150 Mission Blvd, #208
                  San Diego
                  858 270-5222

                  http://www.cali-kebab.com/zgrid/theme...

                  1. Donovan's Prime Seafood -- $70 of Food/Drinks for $35 through Living Social:

                    http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/17...

                    Donovan's Prime Seafood
                    333 5th Avenue
                    San Diego
                    619 906-4850

                    http://www.donovansprimeseafood.com/

                    1. Grant Grill at the US Grant Hotel $25 for 4 craft cocktails..regular $60.

                      Lovely place to have some drinks.

                      www.travelzoo.com/local-deals/San-Die...

                      www.grantgrill.com/menus/lounge/

                      1. The Goods offers 50% off a fabric restaurant...sure to fuel the "trouble" rumors.

                        http://thegoods.com/todays-deal.php?p...

                        1. Jonathan's Market in La Jolla...$60 worth of groceries for $30.
                          This is a great place for high end, hard to find food treasures.

                          http://deals.utsandiego.com/deals/201...

                          1. Romescos BajaMed $30 for $60 on ReaderCity.
                            http://readercity.com/products/60-in-...

                            Hard to tell from the recent comments if this is still worth, but I remember it was a board darling for awhile...

                            2 Replies
                            1. re: CampySD

                              For Reader City Deals, use promo code "FIVE4ME" to receive a $5 Discount on your purchase. Promo code valid through 08/15/13.

                              1. re: CampySD

                                Still worth, good deal.

                              2. Salt & Cleaver -- Lunch or Dinner for 2 (Value $64) for $29 through Travelzoo:

                                http://www.travelzoo.com/local-deals/...

                                Salt & Cleaver
                                3805 5th Ave
                                San Diego
                                619 756-6677
                                http://www.enjoysausage.com/

                                1. Barrio Star -- $20 of Food/Drink for $10 (2 Other Deal Options Available) through Living Social:

                                  https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/80...

                                  Bariro Star
                                  2706 5th Avenue
                                  San Diego
                                  619 501-7827

                                  http://www.isabelscantina.com/#barrio...

                                  1 Reply
                                  1. re: Norm Man

                                    Barrio Star = gooood.

                                  2. This from SD Eater:

                                    HILLCREST— The local food community recently lost Joel Mendenhall, one of the ranchers behind Homegrown Meats. To honor his passing, Whole Foods Market Hillcrest is hosting a barbecue this Saturday, October 5 and serving Homegrown's grass-fed beef burger plates for $5; all proceeds go to a scholarship fund set up to support his family, to be matched by the market.

                                    1. 50 % off at Starlite.

                                      http://www.thegoods.com/todays-deal.p...

                                      1. The Blind Burro in the Gaslamp. .

                                        $40 food and cocktails for $20

                                        www.livingsocial.com/deals/933001-40-...

                                        www.theblindburro.com

                                        1 Reply
                                        1. re: Beach Chick

                                          Blind Burro Deal also available through Amazon Local:

                                          http://local.amazon.com/san-diego/B00...

                                        2. Specialty Produce just launched a gift card program for local restaurants. If you buy $60 worth of GC's in a week, you get a $10 GC for Specialty Produce. If you buy $100 worth of gift cards in a week, you get a $20 gift card for Specialty.

                                          Pretty good line-up of restaurants, including: BLAH, Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Girl, Cucina Urbana, The Hake, the consortium restaurants, and many more.

                                          http://www.specialtyproduce.com/fmb/

                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVSfh... (easy web tutorial!)

                                          1. Red Tracton's Del Mar. .love love love this place!

                                            $10 for $20 Lunch
                                            $20 for $40 Dinner

                                            http://deals.utsandiego.com/

                                            1. Donovan's Steak and Chop House La Jolla
                                              $40 for $80 of food and drink

                                              www.livingsocial.com/deals/1117473-80...

                                              This has your name all over it sledge!

                                              1. Jsix at the Hotel Solamar Gaslamp
                                                $59 for two. .Reg $108
                                                2 starters, 2 dinners, dessert to share.

                                                www.travelzoo.com/local-deals/San-Die...

                                                4 Replies
                                                1. re: Beach Chick

                                                  Woo hoo - done. Thank you chica!

                                                  1. re: Beach Chick

                                                    I think that is at least a hint that their remodel (and dumping down of the menu) might not work as well as they thought

                                                    1. re: honkman

                                                      Couldn't agree more about the remodel. If you sit down for dinner before 7PM you've got a harsh sun pounding into most of the dining room. It is a small space with no tables that are even semi-private; has the ambience of a Denny's. On the other hand, I do like the new menu; don't really understand the "dumbing down" assessment.

                                                      1. re: mcgrath

                                                        We found the new dishes/menu overall much less complex and flavorful than his previous creations. There too many "standard" dishes now on the menu yiu see on many other menus whereas before he often had more unique approaches. We really liked his old Chef's Mercy Menu approach but the new one was just OK but also a bit boring and it is in the moment out of our regular restaurant rotation

                                                  2. The Hake La Jolla for weekend brunch for two $29 with 2 cocktails. .
                                                    4 for $55.

                                                    www.travelzoo.com/local-deals/San-Die...

                                                    1. Groupon for Nunu's:

                                                      http://www.groupon.com/deals/nunu-s-c...