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Groupon Excursions

If you love trying new restaurants but also like to live within your means, you have undoubtedly have heard of Groupon. We have been a member for several years and can enthusiastically recommend it. Groupon is free to join, there are no obligations to buy, and the offers come to you daily. Best of all, the deals are fantastic and are a win-win for everybody (merchants, customers, and Groupon). It is an absolutely hassle-free way to try out new restaurants, services, and other local offerings for cheap less.

Today, we will talk briefly about two of our recent Groupon excursions. The first is an outing to  Osushi, a sushi restaurant located in Boston’s Back Bay. We have lived in Boston for over twenty years and thought we had been to every decent sushi restaurant in town. How ever did we miss Osushi?

Osushi is an elegant little restaurant tucked inside the second floor of Copley Place on Huntington Ave. The tempura appetizer was light and crisp. The sushi was fresh, well presented, and so very delicious. Everything (food, presentation, service) was first rate. Osushi has just moved onto our short list for where to go when we need to satisfy our sushi craving.

For BBQ-lovers looking for a LOT of food for their money, there is no better value than a $30 for $15 Groupon at RedBones. We used to go to RedBones quite a bit when we lived on that side of town, but have not been there for a few years. When the Groupon offer came across our radar, we jumped on it. Good thing we did because the 10,000 Groupons up for sale were gone in a flash. That Groupon got us a heapin’ helpin’ of ribs and assorted fixins’ at one of the best BBQ joints in New England.

We stopped by for lunch on Friday and even though it was 1:30 PM, the place was packed. The lunch menu has an interesting offer called “The Combo.” Basically it is whatever they have too much of on the grill that day. We decided it was such an awesome deal that we ordered three. We were not mistaken. Redbones’ $8.99 lunch combo came with a huge plate of ribs, beans, dirty rice, and corn bread. After eating our fill, this is how much was left over from just one order.

RedBones is located at 55 Chester Street in Somerville. It is easily reachable by T or by car. There is plenty of on-street/municipal parking, but not so much during dinner time. We recommend going with a crowd if you have never been there before. This way, you can order a sampling of everything they have and really pig-out, get a meat coma, go sleep it off, and know that there will be plenty of leftovers when you wake up.

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