Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eat More. Spend Less.

For my magazine writing class, we had to turn our 4 page papers into two short magazine briefs. One being 100 words, the other being 75. Not a simple task. Here's what I did:

Athens’ foodies on beer budgets can satisfy their champagne taste with daily deals and specials. Rebecca Lang, a local cookbook author says, “People have to have an incentive and feel like they are getting a deal.” Around town restaurants are looking for ways to attract customers on tighter budgets. Speakeasy holds happy hour every weeknight from 5:00-7:00 p.m. At this time all tapas are half price. The National hosts “Dinner and a Movie” every Monday and Tuesday. For 29 dollars customers get a movie ticket, appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Taking advantage of bargains lets customers dine well for low costs.

To eat out on a budget, dining innovatively is a must. Peter Dale, executive chef at The National, recommends sharing appetizers and an entrée. He says, “A bunch of appetizers [lets you] try lots of flavors and more creative things a chef can do.” Besides appetizers, tapas are very popular. Ordering a few to share replicates Dale’s concept so the last bite of dessert is what you remember, not the huge hole in your pocket.

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