Groupon NYC deal of the day: Angelina Pizzabar $10 for $20

Archestratus, the first food critic, praised Italian cuisine's "top-quality and seasonal" ingredients and "fair-to-middling" ability to tranquilize out-of-control mayors. Today's Groupon similarly stuns, and rightfully so:  Angelina Pizzaabr
for $10, you get $20 worth of food and drinks at Angelina Pizzabar.

Angelina Pizzabar extends the traditions of Italian comfort food to New York diners with a menu of handmade, mouth-bound Italian favorites. Attack Angelina Pizzabar's recipe roster, starting with an antipasto such as crispy calamari ($6) or clams casino ($8) with sweet peppers, onions, and bacon. Meatballers can opt for a traditional pasta dish, such as linguine with sautéed baby clams ($14), lasagna ($12), or spaghetti with homemade meatballs ($14), whereas foodies looking to curry favor with Angelina will go for the restaurant's array of pizzas . All pizzas are baked in a wood-fired brick oven with a revolving stone floor, using fresh ingredients such as rosemary, garlic, and olive pits flung into the flames for added flavor.

Today's Deal: Ceci-Cela's $7 for $15 delicacies

Sweet and savory delicacies at Ceci-Cela

Groupon's deal of the day is sweet.  $15 worth of delicious pastries - sweet or savory - for $7.

Ceci-Cela's authentic French menu features handcrafted selections by French pastry chef Laurent Dupal.

Pierce the puff of an éclair ($3.75) to taste the decadent chocolate, vanilla, or coffee crème that waits inside. Grab a whole box for your next gathering, or bring a friend to share in the deliciousness over espresso ($2.75).

You can use your Groupon toward an eight-inch paradise cake (mix of guava, mango, and passion fruit mousse with fresh fruit on top; $31) to take home, or take a friend to a decadent lunch, complete with dessert.

Butter up your boss with a baguette and brie ($3) and satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicate opera cake ($6.75 for individual size). Try a leek and onion quiche ($5 for individual size) or a ham and cheese croissant ($3.25) for a filling French treat.

As always, read the fine print.

$20 gets $40 Groupon at Velvet Cigar Lounge

Velvet Cigar Lounge

You can’t puff on planes and you can’t light up in the library—today’s Groupon is your last chance to save the rarefied preserve of the endangered cigar consumer.

Velvet Cigar Lounge is one of the few remaining smoking sanctuaries where these gentlemanly creatures can enjoy delicious hand-rolled tubes of tobacco goodness in unharried comfort.

Save the species by taking advantage of today’s deal: $20 gets you $40 worth of the Velvet Cigar Line of Cuban-seeded joy.

As always read the fine print.

$49 for Four Hours of Personal Assistant Services and Complimentary Membership to Lambent Services ($410 Value)

Get your personal assistant for a steal - $49

Who doesn't need their own personal assistant?  I sure do. 

Get your Groupon with today's special: $49 for Four Hours of Personal Assistant Services and Complimentary Membership to Lambent Services ($410 Value).

Lambent is a personal-assistant agency that staffs an elite group of intelligent, motivated, and personable individuals, ready to work with busy people to free them from life's quotidian minutiae and onuses.

Many of Lambent's assistants are college graduates (some Ivy League), who are sharp enough to organize your schedule, brainstorm with you about projects, do your taxes, and plan tax-schedule presentations around Jai-Alai matches. The assistant selection process is designed to make perfect matches.

As always, read the fine print.

Lunch for 2 just $6 with Groupon

Get your Groupon going.

Today's Groupon rolls $12 worth of fresh fish, shrimp, eel, and soy sauce into a rolling rice ball that can roll into your mouth for $6 at Oms/b Rice Ball Cafe.

Twelve dollars doesn't sound like much for a meal, but it'll get you an entire lunch or two at Oms/b, the rice ball specialists that New York magazine named Best Japanese Fast Food in 2004.

Oms/b's name comes from omusubi, the Japanese word for rice balls and the French word for cattle prod. Omusubi, which are rice formed into triangular or oval shapes stuffed with different kinds of meat and sauce and usually wrapped in seaweed, are an extremely popular Japanese lunch eaten in Japan.

They're sort of like a cooked, portable type of sushi that's perfect for on-the-go vocations such as spy, marathon spy-cyclist, or spydiver.

Get your Groupon and attain NIrvana with five yoga classes for $35


Whether you're a yoga vet or just yoga-curious, today's Groupon for five classes at Prana Mandir Yoga Studio for only $35 helps you improve flexibility and reduce stress.

Choose among four classes at the center-Kundalini, Vinyasa, Meditation, and Intro to Yoga-each taught by one of Prana Mandir's experienced instructors.

Founder and creative director Lea Kraemer has taught yoga for more than a decade and her studio has been featured by NY Wellness Examiner and Time Out New York.

Don't forget to read the fine print.

$59 for One-Month Unlimited Pass to Bikram Yoga

Whether you're a yoga vet or just yoga-curious, today's Groupon is for you. For just $59, you get a one-month unlimited pass to Bikram Yoga Studios. With four locations throughout Manhattan and more than 250 classes offered each week, Bikram's convenience and variety make it easy to fit yoga into your busy schedule.

So what exactly is Bikram yoga? It's a series of 26 Hatha yoga postures and two Pranayama breathing exercises designed to challenge and rejuvenate you no matter what your fitness level. This 90-minute class is conducted in a heated room to let you detoxify through perspiration. During that hour and a half, you'll strengthen your body inside and out by working every muscle, tendon, ligament, joint, and organ. Imagine how good activating those muscles and joints will feel after years of neglect.

As always, read the fione print.

Ten bucks will get you $30 at Groupon's deal of the day: Choice Kitchen

Choice Kitchen in Murray Hill With today's Groupon, $10 gets you $30 at Choice Kitchen & Cocktails, the Murray Hill hangout at 380 Third Avenue (between 27th and 28th).

Choice provides lots of awesome booze and aims to be an after-work meeting place for the professional 20s crowd, which is way better than the meeting place for the out-of-work 40s crowd. (Groupon)

Only 9 hours left to get in on this deal!