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For The CenPho Restaurant Lover: Phoenix Dining Cards

Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the dollars stay in the Valley, and we get to go shopping -- win, win, win!

5: For The CenPho Restaurant Lover: Phoenix Dining Cards

Need a quick gift idea for a CenPho pal that likes to eat at locally owned restaurants in the area?

Check out Phoenix Dining Cards. Packaged like a deck of cards, each of the 52 cards inside is a gift certificate to a local restaurant in Central Phoenix -- 50 cards are worth $10 off your food bill of $30 or more and two "wildcards" offer a couple of freebie deals.

And get this: the deck of dining cards is just $20 -- pretty good considering you're getting back a little over $500 in savings -- and includes restaurants like Coup de Tartes, Maizie's Café and Bistro, Thai Basil Signature, and Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe.

Here's the good news: no blackout dates, the cards don't expire until the end of next year, the rules are the same for all the restaurants, and (bonus) one dollar from the sale of the cards goes to Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Get your Phoenix Dining Cards at Saint 22 or Practical Art (call first to check availability.) You can also order them online here.

Participating Restaurants:

Alexi's Grill Andy's La Piccola Cucina Avantí Restaurant Baby Kay's Cajun Kitchen Belfiore's Italian Ristorante Bistro 202/Ghost Lounge Cheuvront Restaurant Christo's Ristorante Coach & Willie's Coronado Café Coup Des Tartes Dillon's Restaurant Eden's Grill Eliana's Restaurant Feeney's Bar & Restaurant Fuego Bistro Fuego Tacos Gasper's Golden Phoenix Hammered Hog BBQ Havana Café IL Posto Indian Delhi Palace India Palace Restaurant Joey's California Bistro L'amore Italian Restaurant La Cucina Italiana Las Glorias Grill Local Breeze Patio Café Los Compadres Maizie's Café & Bistro Manuel's Restaurant Mi Patio Mrs. White's Golden Rule Café North 51 Grill Pepe's Taco Villa Poblano The Rose And Crown Sa Bai Modern Thai Sabor Cubano Restaurant Sierra Bonita Grill Spinato's Pizzeria T-Bone Steakhouse Taylor's Chowder House Thai Basil Signature Thirteen North Grille The Vig & The Vig Uptown Wild Thaiger Zax Café On Northern

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20: Wrapped Goodness: The Twelve Tamales of Christmas from Los Sombreros

19: Kitchen Confidence: Cooking Classes at the Classic Cooking Culinary Institute

18: For the Grillmaster or Aspiring Chef: Artisan Sea Salts from Go Lb. Salt

17: Blades of Glory: Lee Zierten Artisan Knives

16: Limited Release: 2010 Cochise County Shiraz from Pillsbury Wine Company

15: For the Brittle Addict: Christmas Krak from Laura's Gourmet

14: For the Holiday Hostess: Salad Servers from Frances Vintage

13: The Gift That Grows: Non-GMO Seed Gift Basket From Humble Seed

12: For the Downtown Locavore: The CSM Card from Phoenix Public Market

11: For the Coffee Connoisseur: Roasters Choice Coffee Subscription from Cartel Coffee Lab

10: Signature Goodies From Beckett's Table

9: For the Festival Foodie: 2012 Scottsdale Culinary Festival Pre-Sale Special (Limited Time Offer!)

8: For the Chocoholic: A Chocolate Affair Class at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort

7: For the Culinary Historian: A Cookbook Celebrating Arizona's Centennial

​6: Wine & Chocolate Gift Boxes from Dos Cabezas WineWorks and Tracy Dempsey Originals

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