Going out and spending time together is important in any relationship, whether it is a new union, or a seasoned relationship or marriage. Spending time out can be tough to do in this economy, or when funds are limited. There are ways to get out of the house and have some fun together without breaking the bank. If you are local to the Greensboro or Triad area of NC, then there are several ideas for going out to eat that shouldn’t drain your wallet. If you aren’t in this area, you can look online to see if these or other similar ideas may be in your area.
One nice place to go in Greensboro is Qdoba’s Mexican Grill. If you are a vegetarian, this is definitely a great idea, because you can get what you like, but cooked slightly different and can break up the monotony of always feeling like you are eating the same thing. It can be spiced to your taste, or less spicy for those of you like me that can’t take too much heat in their food. You can save even more with Qdoba’s by joining their free customer-appreciation club, and periodically get 1 meal free.
Another great option is Fat Dogs Grill & Pub on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro in the UNCG-area. It is more of a sports bar, but there is indoor and outdoor seating. They have great hot dogs (including veggie-dogs) and burgers. The prices taste even better. A couple can easily eat and drink (soda) for about $16 bucks after tax but before the tip. Sometimes it can get a tad loud, so this isn’t the best option if you want a quiet moment out.
Most of the Libby Hill Seafood restaurants in the area have similar pricing. You and your date/mate can eat at decent prices. If you’ve got children that will be attending with you, they have some nice kids menu items too. This can be a nice family-type atmosphere for family night out.
Several restaurants are offering 2 for $20 deals, so make sure you take note of those places and keep them in mind for nights out to eat. Applebees, Fridays, and now even Chilli’s Bar & Grill are a few that offer these types of specials. It is also a good idea to keep those coupons from restaurants for getting a meal free with the purchase of a meal, or for a certain amount off of your tab.
Last but not least, I don’t want to leave out entertainment. There is a theater in Greensboro on the corner of High Point Road and Groomtown Road called Sedgefield Cinema. They previously advertised them selves as the $2.50 dollar theater, but they have changed that to $1 buck for nearly a year. You can get a large popcorn and 2 large drinks for 2 people to share for $10 bucks. So for you and your sweetie to see a movie with drinks and popcorn would cost you $12 dollars. That’s a super-deal when you consider that a ticket for 1 person typically cost about $8 or $9 dollars at most theaters. This is also a money-saver for families too.
If you don’t mind a little drive, there is a super and unique idea to try in Eden, NC. The Eden Drive-in is a great place to catch 2 movies together, and enjoy an old-classic. It is rare to find drive-in theaters these days, so if you can try this, it would be fantastic. The ticket pricing is more than reasonable for couples and families. And if you haven’t tried this in a while, you may be surprised to learn that the audio for the movie is played through your vehicles stereo, instead of the old-fashioned speakers that used to be used while hanging on the side your window.