The Tasting Room Now Accepting Coupons



Not good for use at your local gambling den.Photo: Courtesy of City Shuffle.


Lugging a dining guide around is so last millennium these days it's about Grub Street on your Treo but there's a certain usefulness to the Dining Deck, a pack of cards that blurbs 52 different restaurants, as well as providing $10 coupons for each one. This holiday season brings a new Downtown Diner's version, featuring restaurants like the Tasting Room and Veselka (and, d'oh, the now-kaput Blue Mill). There's also a Bar & Lounge deck for East Village pub crawling, which suggests a creative use: Since the box resembles a pack of cigarettes when pocketed, it could make a fine icebreaker: "Actually, I don't smoke but can I treat you to a Cosmo?" Daniel Maurer

Purchase online or visit City Shuffle's booth at the Union Square Holiday Market.