While dining out is fun, it can get expensive. As much as I wanted to skip dining out to save money, I can’t. There’s a lot of new and old restaurants to try, which means there’s also a lot of good food to taste and a lot of good company to have a fun time with.
While entertaining at home is also a good option, many people prefer dining out today when meeting with friends or spending some quality time with their loved ones. It’s must be because it’s more convenient and requires less effort than cooking food and setting up the dining table and cleaning up the mess after. Personally, I do enjoy entertaining at home despite all the hassles, but only during special occasions and when I’m in the mood for laboring in the kitchen (which is seldom).
Dining out isn’t just for the rich. A decent meal from a fast food restaurant could go anywhere from P100-P200, add a few hundreds if you want casual dining and add a few thousands or more if you want to savor a fine dining experience. You can choose the type of food or cuisine you want and the ambience you prefer but in the end, it just depends on how simple or how adventurous you are when it comes to dining out.
Actually, it’s not just about the money, but the memories shared and the wisdom gained. This is money well-spent because you get to experience good food and good conversations. Because you get to experience something new or something old with a twist. And while experiencing all this, you get to share everything with the people you love while helping the local economy in the process. It’s something priceless that you pay with money and time, if you know what I mean.
The hubby and I, as much as our combined resources could afford, go on dates once or twice a week to appreciate life better. It could be just the two of us, with our families or with our friends. It could be with new people, too, so long as the idea is to meet new friends and build new friendships.
With the many restaurants popping out like mushrooms in the metro, dining out can’t be more fun and enjoyable.
How about you, why do you dine out and how often? 🙂