A great way to save money when going out is to purchase discounted dining gift certificates. Many radio and TV stations participate in these types of promotions. They usually will have a $50 gift certificate for $25.
An online site you can purchase discounted certificates is www.restaurant.com . They currently have a promotion where a $25 certificate can be purcahsed for $2. Pick out the certificates you want and when you check out put in the code INDULGE for 80% off your total price!