Local restaurants keep diners closer to home, eliminating the economic threat posed by the rapidly expanding empire of taco stands on the moon. Salute down-to-earth cuisine with this Groupon.
$10 for a Deck of Indianapolis Dining Cards ($20 Value)
The 52-card deck contains cards for $10 off purchases of $30 or more at 50 participating restaurants as well as wildcards for small complimentary eats at two more. A dollar from each sale benefits Peyton Manning's Children's Hospital at St. Vincent.
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.