Monday, November 5, 2012

Pittsburgh City Dining Cards & A Giveaway!

A few weeks ago, City Dining Cards launched in Pittsburgh. The idea is simple: support local restaurants, save some money while dining at those local restaurants, and help fight hunger. $20 gets you a deck of dining cards. Each deck has cards for 50 different restaurants, offering $10 off purchases of $30 or more (excluding tax, tip, and alcohol) and there are 2 bonus cards, one for a free beer at Church Brew Works and one for a free coffee/espresso at Espresso a Mano.

You could save $500! There are some great places in the dining deck! We have dined at several places and can't wait to go back, and some are places we have been wanting to try.

The best part: City Dining Cards will donate 5% of sales of the Pittsburgh edition to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.
A deck of City Dining Cards costs $20 and can be purchased online at and Pittsburgh-area retailers including Marty's Market, Pavement, and Whole Foods. Cards are valid now through December 31, 2013.
This card chosen because of all the restaurants in the deck, this one is closest to us, plus we've dined here and enjoyed it. Our visit recap here.

Each card gives you the general location (West End, Downtown, Squirrel Hill, etc.) plus the actual address plus hours, phone number, web site, if credit cards are accepted, and if there are vegetarian, gluten free, or vegan options.

So spend $20, get a deck of cards to some fantastic local restaurants, redeem just two cards and you've got your $20 back, redeem even more cards and you'll save even more, plus - you're helping the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank in their fight against hunger.

I was fortunate enough to be contacted about these dining cards and while I was not able to attend the launch event, I was happy to agree to write a blog post to help get the word out. The folks at Pittsburgh Dining Cards were kind enough to offer a deck of cards for me to give away on the blog.

So here's the deal: leave a comment (and please leave your email) telling me which of these restaurants you would most like to try. Everyone likes additional chances to win, so if you tweet about this giveaway, that will be an additional entry, be sure to leave a comment that you tweeted about it. If you like Pittsburgh City Dining Cards on Facebook, that will count as another entry, just leave me a comment that you 'liked' them.

These would make great gifts for fellow food lovers/dining out lovers. Check out the City Dining Cards site here.

You have until Friday, November 9 at 11:59 pm to enter! I'll randomly draw the winner on Saturday, November 10.

Good luck!


  1. This it the best giveaway ever! I'd love to try the Church Brew Works. Never been there but have heard great things!

  2. Ntylions@verizon.netNovember 6, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    I have always wanted to try the Etheopian restaurant, I've heard that silverware is optional!


  3. Ntylions@verizon.netNovember 6, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    I also Liked Pittsburgh City Dining Cards on FB!


  4. Also, I just tweeted about the giveaway.

  5. I'd like to try Eden and Osteria! I also liked Pgh City Dining cards on fb!