One of the most terrifying and frankly hilarious times of year for me is usually in December, when the different banks I have credit cards with send a "yearly summary" of how much I've spent and in what categories. Needless to say, the major group that I spend most of my discretionary income is - and you will be shocked - food and drinks.
That being said, the end of the year is a pretty tough time for most of us, when the additional costs of the holiday period start to rack up, in additional to regular day-to-day expenditures. From tempting Black Friday deals to presents for family and friends to additional holiday parties and get togethers, it gets much harder to stay on top of everything from a financial perspective. Here are a couple of tips that will hopefully help some fellow food-conscious readers to save a bit of cash without sacrificing the need for some decent grub.
MAXIMIZING YOUR HAPPY HOUR AND BRUNCH STRATEGY
As I've written about before, finding the right happy hour deal can often mean being able to order enough food and drinks at a reasonable price that it basically replaces any need for dinner. The same strategy applies for brunch, which, as we all know, is DC's favorite weekend past time. I can't recall the last time I actually needed to eat dinner after a bottomless brunch (finding a place that offers both bottomless drinks and food is the way to go).
Here are a few of my top bottomless brunch choices in DC which offer the biggest bang(er, with eggs) for your buck:
More tips on how to stay on top of that cash after the jump.
One woman's journey to eat all the food. Or at least, most of it.