Restaurant.com is a website where you can buy gift certificates to various restaurants. Usually, $25 gift certificates sell for $10. But if you sign up for their email alerts, they'll send you coupon codes to make the deals even better.
Until Thursday, April 14, 2011, you can use the code STEAK to take 80% off purchase. That means you can buy a $25 gift certificate for $2.Make sure you read the fine print on the certificates. Some require a minimum purchase or are only good on certain nights. And check the expiration dates.
But for $2 for $25 worth of food, the gift certificates are a great excuse not to cook and to try some place new.