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"Eating Out In Today's Economy"
Today's economy is part of everybody's thinking, so getting your money's worth when eating out has become even more important. Now, more than ever, I appreciate good food in a civilized environment. By civilized, I mean being able to talk to another couple, or the person I'm with, without screaming. Another thing -- personally, I refuse to go to restaurants requiring reservations a month in advance. As far as I'm concerned, if they're that busy, they don't need me. Speaking of reservations, I also get very turned off by the person answering the phone who, after I ask for a reservation for 7:30, comes back with "I can accommodate you at 5:45." I get it. New Yorkers all want to eat at 8 o'clock and I understand restaurants have a problem. Maybe with the economy being in a reduced state, lesser prices for eating earlier could take off. But a word to the restaurants, don't call them "early bird specials." Call them, like my show, Getting Your Money's Worth. Owners and celebrity chefs invite us to pay and enter their homes, treat each of us as an honored "guest". A mistake in the kitchen can be forgiven, but not an arrogant attitude. Lately, I've really been getting my money's worth -- I'm eating more at home.

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As the title of the show, "Getting your Money's Worth" implies, the show concerns itself with gaining value as a consumer of education, health services or, indeed, as a tax payer. Everyday consumer spending will be included. The dialogue may not present solutions, but certainly will present alternatives in an entertaining and colorful way with experts in their respective fields.

Ms. West, a former educator, is president of Westco, her own privately held company. Westco designs and manufactures fixtures for such blue chip companies as Disney, Universal Studios, the NBC Experience Store and many others. Business people, authors and journalists, educators, politicians and actors will be interviewed in 15-minute segments with civility and dignity. "I don't care what your politics are, if you have a point of view and have a story to tell that is timely, you'll get a chance to freely air your opinion," says the attractive New Yorker.

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