VillageVines is slated to debut in large markets including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., this month. The New York-based company's site melds an online reservation system with Groupon-like daily deals, a combination that the company says gives it an advantage -- VillageVines links reservations made on the site to promotions, eliminating the need for guests to print out and present paper coupons.

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