Not long ago our buds over at EatPGH told us about a little deck of 52 cards that packs a HUGE punch for the local dining scene. We've been ecstatic about this for a while, but it's finally coming to fruition! City Dining Cards is finally coming to PITTSBURGH! We're headed to a launch party (and you should be, too) next Tuesday, October 23rd at 6 p.m. at the Round Corner Cantina in Lawrenceville to celebrate, but in the meantime, here's all you'll ever want to know and more:
Grab some local grub, help fight hunger, and save a few bucks—all with a deck of cards. City Dining Cards has arrived in Pittsburgh and its hyper-local focus is encouraging people to support their community by eating locally.
The concept is simple. Each deck of City Dining Cards contains 50 $10 discount cards with savings to locally owned restaurants —each worth $10 off a food bill of $30 or more (tax, tip, and alcohol not included). Restaurants include Pittsburgh favorites such as Root 174
Industry Public House, E2, Nine On Nine, and Round Corner Cantina. Two wildcards hidden in the deck offer freebies at Church Brew Works and Espresso A Mano.
“We wanted to create an easy and affordable way for people to discover new restaurants while helping to support and build their community,” says Patrick Finan, founder of City Dining Cards. “City Dining Cards provides a great opportunity for Pittsburghers to discover those flavors and experiences you can only find in locally owned restaurants.”
Demonstrating their pro-community mantra, City Dining Cards will donate five percent of all sales of the Pittsburgh edition to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, which collects and distributes more than 27 million pounds of food and grocery products per year.
A deck of City Dining Cards costs $20 and can be purchased online at www.citydiningcards.com and Pittsburgh-area retailers including Marty's Market, Pavement, and Whole Foods. Cards are valid now through December 31, 2013.
City Dining Cards is a pro-local marketing company that’s passionate about building relationships between small businesses and locally minded customers. Started in Buffalo, New York in 2010, they have grown into eight cities across the Northeast. Find out more at www.citydiningcards.com, or follow along on Facebook, Twitter,Tumblr.
The largest anti-hunger organization in southwestern Pennsylvania, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank collects and distributes more than 27 million pounds of food and grocery products per year to 400+ member agencies and affiliated food banks in 11 southwestern Pennsylvania counties that in turn serve tens of thousands of people at risk of hunger each month. Learn more at .