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Screw the Recession: Try a New Restaurant at Half Price

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When times get tough, dining out is often the first sacrifice from people's budgets. Recently there have been a rash of promotions, however, that are zeroing in on ways to combine restaurant eating with cash consciousness, and the need to support local businesses. While DineLA 2009 was so successful that many restaurants opted to continue offering the prix fixe meals through the end of this month, another foodie-oriented collective, drink:eat:play, is suggesting we say "Screw the Recession!" and head out to dinner. Their promotion features many of "LA's top restaurants [that] will each have a designated day with a menu discounted by half." Diners can RSVP to the designated restaurant for the event day, and enjoy the savings while choosing from the full menu. Organizers explain that "the purpose is to introduce people to new restaurants and sustain local businesses during tough economic times."

The next night out is tomorrow, February 24, and the featured restaurant is Tanzore in Beverly Hills. Upcoming places are The Abbey (March 3), Katsuya Glendale (March 10), Katsuya Hollywood (March 16) and Katsuya Brentwood (March 30).