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Jul 20, 2001 09:40 AM

Entertainment Book

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Just wondering if any of you use this book for dining and have any suggestions fir westside locations. We're in a rut but sort of trying to go to places in the book (the front section where you use the card, not the coupon section)

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  1. We have had a couple of these books and kept finding ourselves going to restaurants we didn't really like just to save money. Kinda like going to Costco to "save" money. A few more trip to Costco and I won't have any money left to save.

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    1. re: Mike Kilgore

      My husband and I invested in one of those books this year and I totally agree with you. The restaurants we choose out of the book usually serves up mediocre fare. Very rarely have we ever said, "We'll come back here again." A few times we get some dirty looks from the waiters when they see us brandish the entertainment card/coupon. It's a great way to sample restaurants with a coupon, but the restaurants will probably never see you again.

      1. re: Can

        Your comment about dirty looks reminds me of my wife's quote about using the "stigma book" when we were looking for someplace to try.

        1. re: Mike Kilgore

          Me and my fiance have been trying to get our moneys worth out of our book, but i'd have to agree that of 8 or so places we tried, only one I'd go back to.... That would be Nyala, an Ethiopian restaurant on Fairfax. Nyala actually is in the 2nd section of the book ~ there's a $14 coupon. The meat and the veggie combos were very good. By the way I really enjoyed the Ethiopian beer I tried there... even went down the street and bought a 6-pack to bring home.

        2. re: Can

          That's very true, I don't think I've ever been back to a place I discovered in the book. I wonder why places keep participating when I doubt it drives repeat business, especially since once you've used the coupon you can't go back with a discount. I like idine.

      2. I have a copy of "the book" but I'm not divulging any secrets. Good luck muhlyssa.