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06/04/2012 01:49 pm ET Updated Aug 04, 2012

Dining Out, 'BrokeAss' Style

by Gabi Moskowitz, Guest Blogger for the Menuism Dining Blog

With my first cookbook, The BrokeAss Gourmet Cookbook, just coming out, I spend a lot of time in my kitchen at home creating high-quality, low-cost recipes. But every BrokeAss girl (or boy!) needs a break sometimes, and that means eating out at a good restaurant or two. Here are a few of my favorite tips for people who want to eat out, but still maintain a healthy budget.

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BrokeAss Gourmet Tips for Saving Money When Eating Out

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Dining Out, BrokeAss Style originally published on the Menuism Dining Blog.

Gabi Moskowitz is a chef, writer and the editor-in-chief of the nationally acclaimed BrokeAssGourmet.com. Gabi launched The BrokeAss Gourmet in February 2009, a website featuring daily gourmet, restaurant-inspired recipes that always cost less than $20. The site also features a pantry item list, affordable beer, wine and cocktail recommendations and grocery shopping tips. Gabi and the site have been featured by MSN Money, UrbanOutfitters.com, TIME and a plethora of national food and lifestyle blogs. Gabi is also one of the main contributors to the Appetites app, one of Apple's top apps for 2011. She lives, cooks and writes in the Mission District of San Francisco, California.