Hey, I'm counting my pennies like every other diner these days. Contrary to what most people think, I do eat on my own dime - just as often as I do for a review-related meal. And, hell, I want to save a little cash, too. But in order to save that dough, I need to remember which local restaurants are offering certain specials on particular nights. The Thai Place restaurants - the Westport location at 4130 Pennsylvania and the Overland Park venue at 9359 West 87th Street - both offer two phad Thai dinners for the price of one on Tuesday nights only. Both dinners must be the same (if you order one phad Thai with chicken, the second dish must be with chicken, although the spiciness level can be different). It's a good date-night dinner.
All of the six Mi Ranchito restaurants in the metro - find a location here - offer $1 crispy beef tacos from 4 to 10 p.m.
The individual locations of the Smokehouse BBQ offer different specials on Tuesday nights. The Zona Rosa location's standard Tuesday-night offering is the Texas Hot sandwich - spicy ground pork served with baked beans and fries - for $8.25. Wait a minute - a glance at the chain's website reveals that the Texas Hot sandwich is always $8.25. "It's that night's featured item," says one of the managers. "So there's not much of a discount."
I see. And what about you, Fat City readers? Do you have a weekly restaurant special - "featured" or actually cost-saving - that you recommend? Tell us in the Comments section.