City Dining Cards- A Great Idea AND A Giveaway!

March 2013

Once upon a Pittsburgh time, an adorable little Fiat rolled into town. This was no ordinary adorable, little Fiat. This Fiat was clad in special clothes, making it City Dining Cards Fiat. Its drivers were on a mission to bring a great idea, in great packaging to a populous interested in supporting its local businesses.


What is that great idea exactly?

These decks are the more useful, better designed version of those enormous entertainment books we had to sell as kids to raise money for sports teams. City Dining Cards offer a fun and more affordable way to eat around the city. Divided by neighborhoods, each card is a coupon for $10 off a food purchase of $30 or more at the specified restaurant. The concept originated in Buffalo but has since expanded to eight cities in the Northeast, so get your city’s deck asap!

Additionally, you can feel good about supporting your restaurant/bar habits because City Dining Cards…

Prints on FSC Certified Paper.
Donates 5% of sales to local food banks (Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank).
Only features locally owned businesses in the decks.
Is a triple bottom line business (people, planet, profit).
Is a member of BALLE, supporting local, living, economies nationwide.

Even more exciting- THE GIVEAWAY!

I have my deck. Now it’s time for FIVE of you to have yours! To enter, simply look over the list of participating restaurants and leave a comment below telling me which place you are most excited to visit if you win. On April 7th, I’ll select 5 random winners to start eating their way around the city!

Deadline to enter is Midnight on Saturday, April 6th.

Winner Winner City Dining Card Dinner

Through the power of, the following commenters will receive a free deck of City Dining Cards:


Thanks to all for playing. Happy dining to the winners!

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. tessabarber

    Pi coal fired. For my quest to try all the pizzas. This is a great idea!

  2. Marsha

    The Porch at Schenley. Yum!

  3. mocharaia

    The Porch because I haven’t been yet, but do many good options.

  4. Ris

    I’ve been told I need to try the Square Cafe. Sounds good to me!

  5. Acadia

    I don’t know how I’d spend $30 at Espresso a Mano in one visit, but I will most certainly try.

    1. withthegrains

      Well luckily the Espresso A Mano card is a “wildcard,” so it’s good for one free coffee or espresso!

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