There is something exciting about trying new food, in a new atmosphere, amongst great company. As much as I love to cook, I always enjoy a good restaurant. I am a connoisseur of fun wine, great food, and amazing live music.
The problem with being a foodie is that my wallet cannot always keep up. So in order to feed my love affair with dinning out, I have learned how to dine on a dime.
3 Tips for Dinning on a Dime:
- Go during happy hour. There are websites/applications dedicated to helping you find happy hours. One application I love is called, “Happy Hour Finder.” They list happy hours in a list and map view. The map view is my favorite because you can use your GPS location to find happy hours nearest you. Great for when you are traveling! You can also check out other sites like Total Happy Hour to help you find happy hours in your zip code.
- Check out the restaurants website for deals. Many restaurant offer their own specials. Some of my favorite include $20 wine and bruschetta, Taco Tuesday, Unlimited Mimosa Sunday, etc. You can often find a restaurant’s special deals on their website or in reviews on many of the popular review sites, like Yelp.
- Research the restaurant you are planning to go to. I cannot count how many times I have been on my way to the a restaurant and simply punched the name into Google to find a LivingSocial, Groupon, or another deal on their website.
Now go out and get some great food and then spend your left over money on something that give you joy!