Drinks, especially sodas and alcoholic beverages, are huge money-makers for restaurants. If you want to stretch your dining out budget, just order water to drink (be sure to ask for tap water so you don’t have to pay a premium for bottled water). Water is almost always free, and you can even spruce it up with a few slices of lemon and sugar – voila, free lemonade. Save the sodas or beer for when you get home, or bring them along if you are allowed. If you really want wine or beer with your meal, choose a restaurant with a minimal corkage fee, and bring your own.
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