Dining out on the cheap
The last thing you want to read about is yet another economic setback, right? So here's some good news: Despite all the dips and downturns in the market, it's still possible to dine out and not worry — too much — about diminished earnings. Restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley are offering their own versions of President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan: namely, value-priced menus and special deals that will have you back to the table in no time.
"We're as depressed as you are about the economy, but we are trying to do the right thing by our customers," says Marc Mazzarulli, the chef and owner of Marc Charles Steakhouse in Armonk.
And so are we. To save you some time and money, Karen Croke has helped Metromix Hudson Valley put together an Appetite Stimulus Plan, a variety of dining incentives that range from an amazing $10 lunch special to a three-course dinner in a waterfront restaurant for $14.95, to a few splurges that still won't break the bank. (Even the venerable Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is getting in on the action, offering a three-course meal for $39.95.) Unless otherwise noted, all prices exclude tax, tip and beverage.