As the holidays quickly approach, most individuals find themselves in 1 of 2 categories:
- Various relatives slip you money at family events and you are itching to spend it
- You are trying to save every last penny so you can buy Christmas gifts for friends and family.
That's why we're presenting the Steep or Cheap Series. Whether you want a lavish night out or to squeeze in entertainment for under $50, Athens has something for everyone.
Trying to fit in a Girls' Night in your jam-packed schedule before everyone heads home for Thanksgiving?
To start things off, you will need a new outfit for your night out. Check out famed Heery's Clothes Closet downtown. Their dresses range in designers and prices. You can either score a great deal- like this BCBG red dress
marked down to $54 or put your cash to good use and splurge on a magenta Nanette Lepore
Next, meet up with the girls at Porterhouse Grill for their namesake steak serves with sauteed cremini mushrooms ($30) and finish out the gossip session over crème brûlée ($6).
You can finish out the evening with some live entertainment via a concert at the Classic Center, where tickets usually range between $19-$35.
Grand total, depending on purchases: $109-$369
Start out at downtown store Pitaya and pick up a little black dress for $36. Or, if you are really saving money- where something you already own! Your friends will still love you & it will cost $0.
Next, get your entertainment and dining fix at Cine during their special dinner & a movie combo every Monday & Tuesday. The dinner comes from famed restaurant The National and you will not be getting a popcorn & coca-cola. This week, the menu included:
STARTERS: (one shared by the table):
- warm chevre on toasted baguette, beets, mustard vinaigrette - or -
- butter lettuce with haricot vert and walnuts - or -
- chicken liver pate
ENTREES: (each guest chooses one):
- braised beef in red wine with root vegetables
- steamed mussels topped with crispy potatoes
DESSERT: (one per guest):
- creme caramel
For $25, you get a movie ticket and dinner.
Grand total, depending on purchase: $25-$61