Tonight we used another one of Christmas gift cards for a night out at Chili's. We went a little earlier than normal and it was really crowded! I expected it to be pretty empty but I was wrong. We had the 2 for $20 meal, which is a million times better than Applebee's. They have a lot more choices, plus you get dessert in addition to the appetizer. Hubby had chicken fried steak and I had a buffalo chicken salad, which I love. We shared some jalapeno cheese fries, which are normally really good but our waiter wasn't so great and I think they sat around for a long time before he brought them to our table. Dessert was yummy though - it's called the Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie and it is sooooo good. It's a cookie bar thing with chocolate chips, nuts and coconut, topped with caramel and chocolate sauce and of course ice cream!
With the gift card, after drinks (just soda/iced tea) and tip we only had to pay $5 OOP, so this was just as cheap at eating at home and we got appetizer, drinks and dessert!