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EatBeat: Dine Out Before Season Hits – and Save Bucks

September 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This is my favorite time of year for dining out. Chefs try out new menus, restaurants discount deeply and there are several promos going on. Plus, I can get in without reservations.

All the eateries in dire straits with this economy, so it’s almost come down to bargaining for your price. (A creative restaurateur might take note and offer a discount to the best excuse of the week as to why the diner needs it!)

I’ve written them up before, but…

Here are four ways to save right off the bat:

Go to Taylor Morgan’s site at South Florida Dines and sign up to buy half-price dining certificates. You can save even more with her Promo Code. Today, it’s FOODIE — and if you type it in at checkout, you earn 15% more off the cost of the certificates.  That’s 65% off, if you’re keeping track. She also offers promotion certificates for free foods at certain restaurants.     SouthFloridaDines.com


Flavor Palm Beach continues through the end of the month — a whole list of restaurants is on it, plus they’re doing a contest where you upload photos of yourself at any of the restaurants taking part in the deal. The program is three-course meals in the listed restaurants – some of the best in the county — for the fixed price of $19.09 for lunch and $30 for dinner (except for Mortons — two for $99 at dinner!).  FlavorPalmBeach.com


Palm Beach Restaurant Month is continuing the deals for 10 of the top restaurants on the island through September, too. Some of their top spots are Cafe L’Europe, Cafe Boulud, Coco and Renato’s. These are not cheap eats, so get in while the getting’s good. Palm Beach Restaurant Month



Miami Spice

Miami Spice

Miami Spice — Yes, it’s in Miami, but get out and get eating in some interesting, different restaurants. Their deal is similar to Flavor Palm Beach — certain restaurants are offering fixed price meals — $20.10 at lunch and $30.10 for dinners.  Tip: Do an overnight getaway mid-week. Hotels down there are practically giving away rooms – shop some of the discount sites online or just call and ask for good deals — tell them you know they’re empty. Miami Spice.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jordan // Sep 21, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Hi Jan – thanks for posting all of these great promotions.

    Just FYI, Miami Spice prices are now up to $22 for lunch and $35 for dinner.

  • 2 Jan Norris // Sep 21, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for update, Jordan! Hope we can make it to some of these – but my time is so tight lately.
    Maybe we can meet in the middle: Fort Lauderdale has its month in October through mid-November!

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