Restaurant Eating

@GuateMom (1411)
March 7, 2007 12:24pm CST
When you go out to eat, do you limit yourself to the cheaper items on the menu or do you order what you want? I was raised to only order cheap things and I was just thinking that it kind of defeats the purpose of going out, if you aren´t going to get what you truly want. Isn´t it worth waiting and saving until you don´t have to worry about choosing that more expensive BLT over the grilled cheese?
5 responses
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
9 Mar 07
yep, conditioned to go for the cheaper if not the cheapest menu items. However, we rarely eat out - and due to periods of unemployment my husband and I had not gone out for a meal in 4 years - then last anniversary we finally were able to excuse ourselves for it. We went to a nice restaurant and as our 16 year old babysat the others for us we did not have the concern of paying big bucks for a sitter. We ordered what appealed the most to us with only a tinge of guilty feelings. We enjoyed it so very much. After dinner we went to a shop and bought each of the children a small gift, so they had a little celebration of their own.
@carlena1 (120)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I never go out to eat unless I have more than enough for any and evrything I may desire plus a lengthy tip. Other than that I stay home and create a gourmet meal ( which is a lot cheaper and lasts longer ). Never short change yourself on an outing Fav restauranst are Olive garden, Melting Pot, Marathon grill, Red lobster, and my all time favorite FRIDAYS
• Canada
7 Mar 07
We normally go out on weekends...we have some pet places to go to n we order as per our mood...but i think its best to wait n have some money in pocket so one can order what they want rather than eating cheaper things on menu.It definitely defeats the whole purpose of going out...
@hazydazy (783)
• United States
7 Mar 07
We do not eat out much, but when we do we usually go to a buffet. I think you get more for your money.
• Singapore
7 Mar 07
I think this would depend on your budget, would it? But I will see my mood then. I might just splurge anyway. :P