Seems like everyone is trying to save money these days. Going out to eat is one extravagance that might be getting cut out of your monthly budget. Might I suggest using your “eating out” money at lunch time instead of dinner? Great deals can be had in the noon to 3 p.m. time slot, and you still get to enjoy the pleasure of good food and nice service.
One of the best deals I’ve come across lately is the lunch special at Olivia Restaurant in Burbank. For $6.99, you get a kebab right off the grill, two appetizers, rice or salad and pita bread, plus table service in unique surroundings.
Now, I admit the surroundings at Olivia will not be everyone’s cup of tea. It is an eclectic mix of zebra print chairs, textured walls, flowing curtains and dramatic lighting, including a bar with changing colored LED lights. Also there’s a hookah lounge, a dance floor and a small stage. This place clearly wants a large, dancing crowd to fill it, so it’s a bit unsettling to have a quiet lunch there. Nonetheless, the food is delicious.