Steve Nikolayev is the founder of Vancouver-based Foodie Card, a year-long membership which offers its cardholders a discount at restaurants around the city.
Having always been a huge food lover, when Steve was travelling in the UK, he was introduced to a dining club and thought it was a brilliantly simple idea which would help drive customers into restaurants but also give customers a dining deal. When he came back to Vancouver, he realized nothing quite like what he saw was available in Vancouver so when the time was right and all the cards were in place, he decided to launch Foodie Card to help restaurants and unleash the Foodie movement within Vancouverites.
So you may think that Foodie Card sounds like the Entertainment Book. The concept is similar with the 2-for-1 deals and the 50%-offs, but with Foodie Card you can use the card over and over again at the same restaurant. “Which means no more couponing, just one membership card that gives you unlimited discounts,“ says Steve. Some of the restaurants you can use Foodie Card at include Caffe Barney in South Granville, Hurricane Grill in North Vancouver, La Belle Patate (poutine!!) in the West End, Roxy Burger in downtown Vancouver, Left Coast Bar & Bistro in Kitsilano and more.
When asked which are some of his favourite dishes at restaurants which accept the Foodie Card, Steve recommends, “For a quick bite and a cold beer, I would definitely recommend the Smoked Chicken Wings at the Back Forty, my favourite is the BBQ and Hot wings. For more of a sit down meal, I would recommend Herons, the Baked Arctic Char, Baked Wild Salmon and the Pacific North West Rack of Lamb are to die for.”
MMV Giveaway: Modern Mix Vancouver is giving away three year-long Foodie Card memberships. To enter, please “LIKE” the MMV Facebook Page by clicking here and ALSO leave a comment below naming a restaurant which accepts Foodie Card. Three random winner will be chosen from the comments below. Giveaway ends Sunday April 21st (11:59pm PST). Open to Vancouver only (since it’s the only city you can use Foodie Card in).
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