A Night Out Needed!
With twin two year olds, my husband and I don’t get as many nights out as we had in the first few years of our marriage. But spending that alone time together to reconnect is even more important now than before. We love to do our time out in downtown Delaware– practically it makes our baby sitting cheaper because there’s not an hour or more of driving involved to get down to Columbus– but there are some great restaurants to try out in our own little town, and we have a great time exploring and supporting the small businesses that make up Delaware. Scott and I get out maybe every other month and for this time around, my mission is to try out several different restaurants and spend under $50 (not including babysitting!).
First, drinks at Veritas Tavern on Winter Street. We love Veritas for a special night out, but it can be really expensive for a full meal there. So I like to go for their specialty vintage cocktails on a girls’ night out or as a great kickoff for date night!
- Pimm’s Cup (me)… $6
- Old Fashioned (him)… $8
- tax & tip…$4
- Total: $18
Dinner: Mi Cerrito is our Mexican option of choice in Delaware. The location is perfect for us, just next door to Veritas, and the service is friendly and fast. That’s not even mentioning their great food (with free chips & salsa!). Plus, we almost always have leftovers perfect for a Sunday lunch.
- Quesadillas Rellenos (me) $7.49
- Carnitas (him)… 10.49
- domestic beer for the husband… $2.99
- tax & tip… $6
- Total: $26.97
Dessert: For us, the choice is always Ollie’s ice cream. We started going here because one of our daughters has an egg allergy, and Ollie’s is the only ice cream in town she can eat. But we’ve stayed for their incredibly inventive flavors and the portions are great for just $2.50 each. Keep in mind that Ollie’s is cash only.
Ollie’s ice cream for 2… $5
Total for the night: $ 49.97!
There are many other ways to spend less money and have a great time! Please comment and share your favorite night out in Delaware!