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.
Finish the day on Locanda del Borgo's patio. From 5 to 7 p.m., a bowl of mussels runs $4.99 and glasses of wine are 25 percent off. 5575 E. Third Ave., 303-388-0282
Treat yourself to Sweet Action Ice Cream's happy hour pints. You'll save a buck while enjoying far-out flavors (blackberry lavender, cinnamon roll), all made with milk from Longmont's Diamond D Dairy and spices from Savory Spice. 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 52 Broadway, 303-282-4645
Create your own three-course meal (appetizer, entrée, and dessert) at Twelve for $35. The menu changes monthly, but if available, try chef-owner Jeff Osaka's seasonal take on lamb. Tuesday through Thursday, 2233 Larimer St., 303-293-0287
Grab a seat in Campo de Fiori's bar: $18 nabs you a two-course meal (such as calamari and braised lamb with penne), plus a glass of wine or beer. Tuesday through Sunday, 300 Fillmore St., 303-377-7887