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RESTAURANTS: Support Your Local Restaurant

Cut back on cocktails so you can afford to keep
your favorie restaurant in business. Or you can
just make cocktails at home instead. Seen here:
a Cranberry Martini–perfect for the holiday
In tough economic times like these, we look for ways to cut back on spending. Eating at restaurants is a logical target. But according to an article in the Los Angeles Times, if everyone gives up restaurant-going, those restaurants may no longer be around when times get better. The article suggests that, for your benefit and theirs, continue your weekly foray, just do it more cost effectively. Suggestions include cutting back on pricey cocktails and ordering a modest bottle of wine; or cutting back on the bottle of wine and sticking to a single glass. Try the early bird special, or go at your regular time and select more affordable dishes. Give up dessert (that’s a win-win). Most restaurateurs understand that customers need to spend conservatively, and are doing their part to offer less-pricey items and prix-fixe menus. Now, more than ever, it’s important to be a regular.

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