Dining Out

Dining Out at restaurants can be a quick and cheap meal or an expensive venture. In this section read about how eateries mark up food and take a look at some of the most expensive foods that are out there.


An OpenTable survey found the 25 terms that most confound American diners.

Whether you're salivating for po' boy sandwiches, hot dogs, oysters, sushi or lemon pepper chicken, at least one of these world-famous eateries is bound to suit your fancy.

Hungry for a little something special? Lots of restaurants have a "secret menu" -- a list of unofficial offerings available to those in the know.

What happens when you look over the menu at a restaurant and aren't inspired? If you're in the know and have some finesse, you might be able to grab a special request from the chef.

Chances are, you've opted for the convenience and taste of a hand-delivered pizzeria pizza. But it isn't all pepperoni and piquant sauce. The pizza delivery man could be harboring a few secrets you may or may not want to know.

If you're a coffee lover, then your neighborhood barista is a very important person in your life. But is he or she telling you everything about the cafe's caffeinated concoctions?

Everyone loves going out to eat. Letting someone else do the cooking sounds appealing, but what's really going on in that kitchen? Your waiter knows, and if you treat him or her right, you can learn many restaurant secrets. Want fish? Try Tuesday.

Fast food is easy, convenient and perfect for the person on the go. Who doesn't love getting a hot, tasty meal delivered right to their door? Check out these mouth-watering fast food pictures.

Fast food is very much entrenched in our culture. But before there were lawsuits against McDonald's, there was the advent of the assembly line and the reinvention of the classic American hamburger.

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain proffered this advice to restaurant-goers. But food snobbery aside, are there real health risks to ordering the catch of the day on Mondays?

If you're looking for ways to save money, cutting back on restaurant dining might be an option. Depending on your eating habits, a single meal out for two might cost about the same price as a week's worth of groceries for those same two people.

In 2004, a Wisconsin man admitted that he'd eaten two McDonald's Big Macs a day, every day since 1972. If you had your choice, which fast-food item would you overeat in a lifetime?

Hungry? A restaurant in Detroit, Mich. has made a 134-pound cheeseburger. It's sure to set the new world record for size, but it's certainly not the costliest menu item available.

Even the simplest foods can be expensive. See a list of 11 of the world's most expensive foods -- some you would never guess -- including a high-priced pizza and hamburger.

When eating out, it's hard to monitor what ends up on your plate. Many restaurants, though, have begun to pay attention to diet trends and help customers eat more healthfully. Learn about low-carb dining.

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