Chances are you will eat out in the next few weeks, but you shouldn't go broke because your hungry, or want a nice dining experience. LifeHacker offered a few tips on how to save money when you're eating out.
An obvious option: use a coupon. Daily deal sites like DealChicken, Groupon, LivingSocial, or Restaurant.com offer restaurant deals all the time. Read the fine print; sometimes certain menu items are not included.
The time you eat could save you money. Some restaurants offer early-bird or mid-week specials, like half priced bottles of wine. Another option: try a pricey restaurant for lunch, instead of dinner.
When you get to the restaurant, order wisely. Alcoholic drinks can be pretty expensive. Consider restaurants that might let you bring your own bottle. Maxie B's in Greensboro allows you to bring wine, or champagne to drink with your dessert.