Nov 172011

It seems that nearly everyone is offering something “extra” when you purchase a Gift Card this holiday season.  Here is a list I have put together of some of these special deals….

Blue Plate Restaurants (Highland Grill, Longfellow Grill, Edina Grill, Groveland Tap, 3 squares, Scusi and The Lowry)

  • Buy a $100 Gift card and get a coupon book with $100 in savings to Blue Plate Restaurants

Chianti Grill

  • Buy a $100 Gift Card and get a free $25 Gift Card


  • Buy a $100 Gift Card and get $20 gift card to CRAVE, a $20 GC to Urban Eatery, and $20 GC to Sopranos.

Famous Dave’s

  • Buy a $25 Gift Card and get a free $5 reward card

Morrissey Hospitality Restaurants ( Enjoy!, M St Cafe, Tria, Pazzaluna, ST Paul Grill, St Paul Hotel, and Paradise Landing)

  • Buy a $100 Gift Card at any of the Morrissey Restaurants and you will get $20 to five of the other restaurants (That’s $100 free credit to some awesome restaurants!)

Porterhouse Steaks & Seafood

  • Buy a $100 Gift Card and get a free $25 Gift Card


Oct 142011

Today my friends at Eversave are offering a Save on Pizza & Drinks at Station 280, conveniently located between the University of Minnesota Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.  2554 Como Ave Saint Paul, MN  55108 (651) 233-2165

Details of the Save:

  • $12 for $25 worth of food and drink at Station 280
  • Dine in or take out great pizzas like the BBQ chicken, taco, and margarita

Doesn’t pizza sound good?
If you think so, make sure you scoop up this Save today and make sure to enter this latest Giveaway….
Another Giveaway? Yep!
This Sunday evening  I am going to Giveaway one of these certificates to two lucky readers, each worth $25.
Entering is easy.  Simply leave a comment on this post by 6pm CDT Sunday 10/16/11 and tell me your favorite pizza toppings.  The two winners will be announced shortly thereafter.
**If you have not yet subscribed to receive the Eversave daily e-mail, sign up here**
Oct 122011

Do you like to go out to eat?

Do you like to save money?

Who doesn’t, right?  I’ve made it no secret here on the Twin Cities Restaurant Blog that I love a good deal.  Simply check out all the links in the left sidebar under Coupons & Other Deals.

I’ve got a new one to tell you about today…..

iDine is a free rewards program where you can earn up to 15% back by dining at any of our 10,000 restaurants and bars nationwide. Enroll with your credit/debit card and then all you have to do is eat, earn and enjoy! Every time you visit a participating location, pay for your meal with the debit or credit card you registered with, complete a quick survey about your experience (emailed to you after your visit) and your savings are tracked and released to you as an American Express Reward Card.

The percentage you can earn is based on your level of activity in the program over the course of the year (by anniversary date):

Level One: Earn 5% back when your annual dining amount at participating locations is under $250

Level Two: Bump up to 10% back when your annual dining amount at participating locations is between $250 to $749

Level Three: You’re a professional diner and therefore earn 15% back when your annual dining amount at participating locations is $750 or more

iDine branded American Express Reward Cards are mailed out each time you’ve earned at least $20 or more and can be used anywhere American Express is accepted.

There are many restaurants in the Twin Cities that work with iDine so that you can get money back when you eat out.  Some of my favorites include:

I could seriously go on and on, there are so many local restaurants!! Sounds cool, right?

This weekend I am going to Give Away a $20 American Express Gift Card.  You can spend it anywhere that AmEx is accepted.  Entering is easy;  each option below gets you one entry so you can enter up to three times. Comments will be closed at 12pm CDT on Saturday, October 15th.

1.  Check out all the local restaurants on and leave a separate comment on this post telling me which one is your favorite.

2. Check out and register for future savings on local restaurants. Leave a separate comment here and tell me you registered

3.  Follow iDine Minneapolis on Twitter.  Leave a separate comment here and tell me you are now following

Additionally, for a chance to win a $500 Am Ex gift card, “Like” the iDine/Miami page on Facebook where details of the contest can be found.  No need to live in Miami!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by who provided me with the American Express Gift Cards.  All opinions are my own.

Jul 232011

If you’ve been looking for the perfect App to hook you up with all the great local deals happening right NOW, you will want to check out the BiteHunter App.


  • View the offers via list or map and filter the offers via cuisine price, distance, type of deal and more.
  •  Restaurant information, related deals, reviews, photos and menus of each location are available with the simple push of a button.
  • Users are also able to “share” deals, redeem deals and even reserve tables with the app.
  •  All information is in real-time, so depending on the time of day, different tabs, such as lunch specials or happy hours deals, will be shown.

For more information, visit To download the BiteHunter mobile app, visit the iTunes app store.

May 232011

Are you one of the many who love to take advantage of great deals to restaurants??

I definitely am.  I love to get a good deal and save money whenever I can. It’s also a great way to try new restaurants.

There are many services out there that now offer a variety of Daily Deals to restaurants, products and services.  Let’s take a look today at one of the originals in this biz….. offers gift certificates to more than 15,000 restaurants and bars across the country for a fraction of their actual value. That means customers have access to $25 gift certificates for only $10.  From appetizers to dessert, from wine to dinner, provides diners with great value in a fun, new and cost effective way.

Drinks and alcohol are included unless otherwise noted. Some conditions apply.

Sounds cool, right?

I have FOUR $25 Gift Certificates to Give Away that can be used/applied toward any purchase at   Check out all the great Deals being offered in the Twin Cities or put it toward a restaurant in the city of your next destination.  The choice is yours.

How do you win?

1.  Leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite candy (2 winners will be randomly selected this way, each to receive $25 to use at


2.  Leave comments on any of the restaurant reviews on this site that are listed & linked in the right sidebar.  The top two commenters this week will each receive a $25 Gift Certificate to

All entries must be received by Saturday 5/28/11 at NOON (CDT).  Winners will be announced sometime this weekend

Mar 242011

Want to hear a really great promotion that King’s City in White Bear Lake is running now through the end of April?

1. Buy Gas and make sure to get the receipt

2. Bring Gas receipt dated THAT DAY to King’s City

3.  Receive 20% on all take-out or dine-in

4.  Enjoy your delicious Chinese food from King’s City!

Hooray for a restaurant that understands how tough these increasing gas prices can be on us!


Jan 192011

It has been a long time since I have posted Daily Deals….. do you guys like this feature? Has it been helpful to you?

Today’s Restaurant & Food Deals:

Jan 142011

I have exciting news to share!

After nearly four years of running the Twin Cities Restaurant Blog, I am taking on an additional venture that I think you’ll be very excited about.  Today I am launching a new online Daily Deal website called Twin Cities Daily Deals, found at  I am very excited to offer a new deal every day where you can save 20-90%  on different restaurants, products and services.  Twin Cities Daily Deals will be very similar to programs like Groupon and LivingSocial (to name a few).

The success of my new venture is dependent upon people like you subscribing to and buying the deals that I offer and spreading the word to those you know who live locally.  Once you subscribe you will receive a daily e-mail with the opportunity to save money by purchasing the Daily Deal.  If you’d like to get a $10 credit, refer a friend and when they buy their first Deal, you get $10 credit for any future Daily Deal.  Sweet, right!?

This weekend Friday-Sunday I am offering an AWESOME deal……

You can buy a $75 gift certificate to Murray’s Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge for only $37!!!!!!

It’s as easy as checking out and signing up to get the Daily Deals! You will receive an e-mail confirmation with a special password.  Make sure to save this e-mail and/or password so that you can sign in to your account! Once you are signed into your account you can buy the deals and refer friends.

If you are in the restaurant business and would like to work together to offer a Deal to your restaurant, shoot me an e-mail.

Thanks for your help with my new endeavor, I appreciate your support!