Food is the ultimate unifier, which explains why every major historical revolution was founded on the false promise of a free meal. Revolt against routine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a deck of Buffalo Dining Cards (a $20 value), which includes $10 off coupons for 46 participating restaurants, cafés, and bars in western New York, and 6 freebie-and-savings-garnering wildcards.
A deck of Buffalo Dining Cards ups the ante on gift certificates, dealing out 46 restaurant-specific cards—each for $10 off meals of $25 or more—for food and libation lovers to traverse the terrain of local restaurants, bars, and cafés. Grape grazers can parade over to the Pairings Wine Bar in Williamsville for an opportunity to introduce delicious wines to proper foods without the awkward silences that result from a mismatch. Mediterranean moods can induce a trip to the Falafel Bar in Amherst, and students of great steak can sink their teeth into the offerings at E.B. Greens Steakhouse in Buffalo. Bars and family grills, such as Hucklebuckets Family Grill & Sports Bar in Amherst and Glen Park Tavern in Williamsville, invite card holders to cheer on local teams while savoring brief respites from stressful careers as professional hammock-testers.
Each deck of Buffalo Dining Cards includes 46 discount cards and six wildcards, which deliver the surprise of freebies, additional savings, and answers to paranormal conspiracies. One dollar from every deck will be donated to the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation, which helps fund patient care, education, and research for families in need.
City Dining Cards
A few years ago in Buffalo—a city so food-centric even its name sounds delicious—a group of five friends set out to create local-dining coupons with a creative flair. Their brainstorms eventually yielded dining cards: decks of 52 discounts at locally run restaurants with a different city for each respective deck. For each set sold, a dollar goes to a local charity in that particular city, further bolstering the sense of community the cards seek to create.