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It all began in 1928 with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, two old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, and a quick dip in dark chocolate. With these three simple ingredients, George Whitney created the first chocolate-covered IT'S-IT ice-cream sandwich. For the next several decades, he sold these treats exclusively to Playland at the Beach's passersby until the amusement park closed in the early 1970s. This setback didn't deter Whitney, though. Instead, it inspired him to open a tiny shop and continue making ice-cream sandwiches by hand for the San Francisco area's small local stores. More and more stores began clamoring for the treats, so the company started to expand until IT'S-IT Ice Cream made its way into freezers across more than 15 states. "If you’re not from the Bay Area you might be tempted to call the IT'S-IT just another ice cream sandwich," wrote one Google employee according to The Wall Street Journal, "But you’d be oh, so wrong." The traditional IT'S-IT sandwich with vanilla ice cream continues to be a staple, although chocolate, mint, pumpkin, strawberry, green tea, and cappuccino flavors can also be found. And, the company has expanded its selection to include a handful of other treats—scoops of ice cream lie sandwiched between over-sized chocolate-chip cookies, as well as dark-chocolate wafers. IT'S-IT's version of a sundae on a stick, meanwhile, features ice cream dipped in dark chocolate and then rolled in roasted peanuts.
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What’s your New Year’s Resolution? Did you know that one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to learn a new skill? That’s where Music & Arts comes in! Whether it’s your child, or even you, Music & Arts, the Nation’s premier music lesson provider and music retailer has you covered! In fact, their lesson studios are opening the doors, January 25-27th for you to come in and take a tour of the facilities, participate in a free guitar class, meet with our university-trained, background-checked instructors and even get a FREE Fender or Laurel Canyon guitar or uke!* Click HERE to find the Music & Arts location nearest you Choose from open mic performances or free beginner guitar lessons. Schedule a free appointment with one of Music & Arts' talented professional lesson instructors. This could be the beginning of your lifelong relationship with music. FRIDAY, January 25th Take the Stage Open Mic Night 6-8 p.m. TAKE THE STAGE now! Come hear your local favorite artists or get up there and rock your resolution! SATURDAY, January 26 FREE Guitar Classes at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Start your journey here with basic guitar classes led by a professional lesson instructor. Music & Arts will help you take the first step of the new year! ALL WEEKEND FREE consultations with one of Music & Arts highly qualified lesson instructors. Plus! FREE tours of The Lesson Studio. Music & Arts’ lessons are customized by hand-selected expert instructors to fit any skill level, age, or genre of music- in a safe and family friendly environment. Come check them out for yourself, for FREE, during their nationwide Open House event!
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Onedome, San Francisco’s brand-new destination for interactive and immersive experiences, features: The Unreal Garden: this augmented reality experience brings Art o Life all around you, with the help of the HoloLens headset. You share moments of awe & beauty with your loved ones, as sculptures, plants and animals of pure light appear like magic addition to “normal reality”. LMNL: A labyrinth of 14 immersive and interactive rooms invites you to otherworldly explorations of curiosity, play and collaboration, where everything responds to you. LMNL is a 60-120 minute experience for all audiences and ages. Elixart Bar & Lounge: Taste the most exotic elixirs, from enlivening to rejuvenating and let hobbit house, waterfall and river invite you to a moment of peace and joy. After purchasing this deal, you will need to visit the website listed on your voucher to complete redemption.
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Be a Hero! Help a Cause! Join the Run! The Super Run 5K Family Fun Run is coming to a metropolis near you in 2019! Click HERE to find your local Super Run event, and then grab a cape and your friends and family and fly out for this fantastic cause!  The Super Run is a family event (both a 5K Run and a 1K Run/Walk) and each 5K registration even includes a colorful super hero cape to wear as you run. You have the chance to be a real life super hero by supporting your local non-profit community. The whole family will enjoy themselves as you get exercise, support a cause that's important to you and enjoy other fun family activities like a moon bounce, magician, and food trucks.
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Alcatraz: The Breakout is Madame Tussauds’ first escape room in over 250 years of the brand’s history. Acatraz: The Breakout is a thrilling, one-hour escape room game where you will race against the clock to solve puzzles, decipher clues, and escape the most infamous prison in the world. Players try to crack the code before the guards catch them.
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Guests can explore the wonders of the San Francisco Bay ecosystem and join the movement to protect this special place they call home. Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39 is the home to over 20,000 animals found in and around San Francisco Bay and the California Coast. The 50,000 square foot aquarium features four main exhibit areas: Discover the Bay introduces guests to eight animal habitats and over a thousand species local to the Bay Area Under the Bay allows guests to experience what it is like under the bay as they walk through two large tunnels featuring giant seabass, swirling schools of anchovies, and multiple species of sharks, including the Bay’s largest predator – the sevengill shark Touch the Bay with touchpools offers a tactile interaction with sharks, rays, skates, and sea stars Otters: Watershed Ambassadors provides a look into river otters' daily activities, such as playing, swimming, romping, and rolling. Aquarium of the Bay is one of the six institutions of Bay.Org that reaches millions of Bay Area community members and visitors from around the world through education, advocacy, and policy initiatives. Visitors' memberships help Bay.Org lead “free” field trips for 25,000+ students from the Bay Area. The Aquarium of the Bay Memberships also give the bearers admission to the other institutions of Bay.Org, including Sea Lion Center at PIER 39, EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park, and the Bay Model in Sausalito.
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Staff at 7D Experience equip audience members with laser blasters and 3-D glasses before strapping them into neon-yellow moveable seats inside a 20-seat interactive digital theater. Each of the Experience's current rides combines built-in roller-coaster movement with interactive shooting challenges in the XD DarkRide, and immerses players in a computer-generated onscreen experience through surround-sound and 3-D visual effects. Los Banditos surrounds players in a Southwest landscape, in which they defeat robotic cowboys, while Zombies! pits players against waves of undead in a digital apocalypse. At the end of each eight-minute game, the screen displays the winner's photo, allowing others to admire their score or tell them whether they'd look good with a mustache. For more information, see the ride page. Technology has reached a golden age, in which shooting with lasers is fun and exciting, but not yet lethal. Have a blast with this voucher.

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