In need of a quick gift for a CenPho pal that likes to eat at locally owned restaurants? Have I got an idea for you.
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.
The deck of dining cards is $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.
And 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.
For a complete list of participating restaurants and to find out how to get your dining deck, follow the jump.
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
There are also dining cards available for the cities of Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Boston, Indianapolis, and Rochester.
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