Guide to Living Cheap – How to Choose Good and Cheap Restaurants

Every guide to living cheap should have a section on dining out.

There are special occasions that require we go out. That doesn’t mean you have to spend an arm and a leg. Nothing irritates me more than to go into an overpriced restaurant with poor food. It rarely happens today… you can avoid this as well if you follow some advice.

Guide to living cheap rule number one

Avoid restaurants that cater to tourists

You can be assured if a restaurant does not have a local base of customers they advertise heavily to attract visitors and tourists. Any restaurant you see advertising in those slick “free newspapers” or tourist magazines should be avoided.

They have to recoup the advertising some way and guess who is going to pay. Look for restaurants the locals patronize. Here’s a great way to find a good cheap restaurant in a strange town.

Guide to cheap living rule number two

Look for pickups parked outside

As a rule construction workers and tradesmen look forward to lunchtime and a good meal. They are not going to pay too much and they want large portions. Let these hardworking men and women be your guide to picking a good cheap restaurant. This tip rarely has failed us… if it works for you, pass it on.

Guide to cheap living rule number three

Ask the locals where they eat

Find a local you can relate to and ask him or her where they like to eat. Now just use common sense. Don’t ask the dude filling up his Porsche. Instead ask the bartender/barmaid at the motel. Maybe the nice clerk where you are shopping.

You know who looks approachable…go ahead…tell him or her you are looking for a good local restaurant, where they eat, with no tourists. This tip also is very reliable, especially if you hear the same place mentioned more than once.

Guide to living cheap rule number four

Eat early

If you eat dinner before 7PM your chances of finding a cheap good meal can increase. Lots of restaurants offer reduced menu prices from 4 PM to 6 or 7. It is good for them; it gets the kitchen going, good for you if you are a patron.

Another plus is if you dine early, you are likely driving home before dark. It is a sad fact that some drink and drive…better to be home when they are on the road.

Guide to living cheap rule number five

Use coupons

Look for local restaurants that advertise in local papers, the ones tossed on your driveway. Their target audience is the local populace not the tourists, see rule number one. They usually offer two for ones, sometimes early evening. Occasionally you will find something totally free. You can’t beat free.

Hope you have enjoyed the dining out tips for the guide to living cheap. You work hard for your money; don’t waste it on overpriced meals. Enjoy.

Las Vegas Restaurants

It doesn’t matter what part of the world you are visiting, you are always going to want to eat great food and experiment the local cuisine. And with Las Vegas, you get to visit restaurants with top chefs as well as a very ethnic variety of establishments from all over the globe.

Perhaps you prefer rustic looking places or modern elegant locations. The ambience and the food have a deeper link than most people believe. If you go to a jungle themed restaurant you don’t want to have someone serve you a slice of pizza, you probably want a nice steak or some pork ribs. So we are going to recommend the best places that are visually engaging and have great tasting food that matches the location.

If you are a straightforward lover of good meat and Pasta, we suggest you try out the Carnevino at the Palazzo. They prepare their cuts in a very special way that makes their beef a one of a kind experience. And the Italian food is also some of the best in the entire city.

Or you could be looking to mix two completely different cultures together, and for this we recommend the China Poblano restaurant. They have some of the best Chinese and Mexican chefs, and they serve their food with 100% accuracy to the original dishes served in both countries. The chef is usually preparing some of the food in a showcase kitchen for everyone to see. And the location is a weird mix of Chinese and Latin d├ęcor that is sure to make you feel like you are in the right place to eat from such a diverse menu.

Then you have the originality of the Jaleo Bar. They have the most diverse set of small dishes that are served to you in order to complete a full meal. They all have very different tastes and food combinations that are sure to make you want to come back and tell your friends about it. The unique way in which your food is served in little portions is just brilliant.

It could be spicy food you like, so we dare you to try all the levels of spice that Saipin Chutima has in store for you at her Thai Food Restaurant. You can be sure that if you want to try food from Thailand, you will probably not find a better place, with a more comfortable and elegant establishment.

If you want something ever fancier, you can try the Piccasso. In this restaurant you are actually going to be dinning next to original Piccasso paintings. They blend French and Spanish Cuisine into dishes that are truly outstanding in taste and presentation. And their selection of wine is well over one thousand in variety.

Maybe seafood is more suited for your taste, so look no further than American Fish.

This restaurant uses very traditional techniques to cook their food, from wood grilling to Salt Baking, they serve dishes that make you feel like you are trying these delicious varieties of fish the way they are meant to be tasted. The place looks like a 19th century lodge that makes you feel very welcome as soon as you step in it.

But there is also a simpler and much more affordable set of places that you can visit for a quick lunch while you are out shopping.

A good experience is to look for the Fuku Burger mobile truck. They have a schedule of locations on the internet. Or you could also try one of the many local hot dog, hamburger, and pizza stands that are scattered all over the city. Every style of food you might want can easily be found in the great city of Las Vegas.