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Title: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: NYCMacUser on January 26, 2008, 12:00:36 PM
With all the great restaurants around, but the cost sometimes prohibitive, how often do you (and spouse and/or children) eat out. I don't mean the snack in the mornings, or the quick lunch, I mean the sit down restaurant meal or the full meal take-out.
Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: toddg on January 31, 2008, 05:28:43 PM
Probably about 2 nights/week.  There are so many tempting choices in JH!  Unfortunately, with little kids at home, we're somewhat limited to what's available by delivery.
Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: NYC Native on February 09, 2009, 09:18:48 PM
Hey Mac

Maybe you can change the survey thingy a bit.  I was forced and manipulated into clicking 2 - 3 times weekly  >:(   My other choice would have been every night but that would be an exaggeration  8)  How about 4-5 times weekly and almost every evening...etc.  Does eating lunch count  (I mean in a sit down restaurant, not a fast food joint)  Does breakfast count?  Please MAC, can you please clarify...I am stressed about his question.  I hate taking surveys due to this very reason...l :tickedoff:  What if someone eats lunch in a sit down restaurant every day and dinner 3 times weekly?   :D
Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: Shelby2 on February 09, 2009, 09:33:30 PM
Native, it took you a year to respond to this survey and now you are complaining  :tickedoff: about it?   ;)
Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: Jeffsayyes on February 10, 2009, 06:24:29 PM
I wish I could eat out more. There aren't enough meals in the day... Costs aren't too prohibitive. especially for lunch. once you start with drinks, then it adds up.
Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: NYC Native on February 11, 2009, 07:59:34 AM
Native, it took you a year to respond to this survey and now you are complaining  :tickedoff: about it?   ;)

It is the way of the NINJA!
Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: NYC Native on February 11, 2009, 08:11:10 AM
I wish I could eat out more. There aren't enough meals in the day... Costs aren't too prohibitive. especially for lunch. once you start with drinks, then it adds up.

I agree, I eat out often but the few times I don't have anything to drink  :2funny: the check is substantially lower.  Greenfield has a $10 hot & cold salad bar during lunch and a few of us stopped for a quick lunch a couple of weeks ago.   The check was less than half when compared to the same lunch I had a couple of weeks prior when we actually had wine and Sangria  :D
Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: judibean on February 11, 2009, 08:14:55 PM
We've cut down on eating out ever since the economy tanked.  It just doesn't feel right even though we haven't been affected- kind of a weird form of survivor's guilt ???  Now we're down to once a week and we try to make it cheap like Indian nearby, rather than dinner in Manhattan. 
Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: NYC Native on February 11, 2009, 08:53:35 PM
We've cut down on eating out ever since the economy tanked.  It just doesn't feel right even though we haven't been affected- kind of a weird form of survivor's guilt ???  Now we're down to once a week and we try to make it cheap like Indian nearby, rather than dinner in Manhattan. 

I respectfully disagree with this way of thinking.  If you are one of the few blessed ones please go out and spend and if you can spend a bit more do it.  We need those lucky ones that are still drawing the same funds to keep patronizing businesses.  I do agree that the money should be spent as local as possible that way your immediate neighborhood is less affected.  Obviously if you see the storm coming your way save...save...save by all means.
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Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: judibean on February 12, 2009, 12:20:18 PM
NYC Native, that is a very good point to make.  I feel hubby and I should be cutting back on overall spending anyway, so the bad economy is a good excuse for us to do so.  The upside is that this compels us to explore our food options more in this neighborhood- there are so many non-Indian restaurants we still haven't tried yet!
Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: Jeffsayyes on February 12, 2009, 08:47:58 PM
I look at it a little differently too... If you lost money in the market, think about all the great meals you could have had with that money! and now look what you have to show for it. Money comes and goes. Food does too. but food tastes better.
Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: NYC Native on February 13, 2009, 03:31:20 PM
I look at it a little differently too... If you lost money in the market, think about all the great meals you could have had with that money! and now look what you have to show for it. Money comes and goes. Food does too. but food tastes better.
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Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: Really4rob on February 14, 2009, 12:06:35 AM
To be fair, my vote of eat out includes our often used "order in" method.

My son, when 2, actually knew our address by heart (and would say "apartment 2E like elephant") because of overhearing the way Daddy 'made' Wonton soup and Spare Ribs (the New Peking way).
Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: buddy on February 14, 2009, 07:28:00 PM
I eat out more than I eat in.  But that includes take out.  Usually one meal a day, sometimes two is eaten out.  I'm not a fan of cooking my own food, sad to say.
Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: NYC Native on February 19, 2009, 11:36:52 PM
You have shattered my image of YOU!!!

I always though of you as..OMG :(...I can not express myself  :-\

I though you could make us all a prosciutto and provolone sandwich... :'(
Title: Re: How Often Do You Eat Out?
Post by: Griswold Contessa on February 27, 2009, 06:35:44 PM
We do take out once a week and go out about once every two weeks.