The Great Recession is tightening everyone's purse strings—so we've tracked down tasty bargains for each and every day of the week. Who says you can't afford to eat out? With these amazing deals, you can't afford not to.
Drive to the top of Lookout Mountain for a steak dinner at the historic Cody Inn. On Tuesdays, a 12-ounce New York strip, salad, baked potato, and rolls are as affordable as a 10-spot. Reservations recommended, 866 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden, 303-526-0232,
Pop into Happy Cakes for $2 cupcakes (you'll save about 50 cents). Bonus: The flavors of the day, including snickerdoodle and pineapple upside-down, come out of the oven all day long. 3815 W. 32nd Ave., 303-477-3556
Splurge for lunch at Opus Restaurant—the first drink is on the house. Dine Monday through Friday and sip on complimentary nonalcoholic beverages, specially selected wines (sparkling to Pinot Noir) by the glass, beer (Coors), and vodka, rum, or gin cocktails. 2575 W. Main St., Littleton, 303-703-6787
Hit Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria for lunch, where $9 buys you a 10-inch margherita pizza, an individual house salad, and an iced tea, lemonade, or soft drink. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, 2129 Larimer St., 303-296-7000