Why do you need a card, you ask? Isn't the point of the Restaurant Week to get discounts? Well yes, you don't need the card during Restaurant Week. But it's actually given to you as a reward on your Restaurant Week visit for your use *AFTER* the week is over. The card is purported to grant discounts (though not as deeply as the Restaurant Week itself) all year.
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.