Hey folks. I was just reading a bunch of threads and it made me wonder, have people experienced dining out in general going downhill due to the economy? What I mean is, do you see many restaurants cutting corners, buying less expensive products that do change the taste in a dish. I can say from my experiences lately dining out, even at some formerly favorite places of mine, I have noticed some of them really have gone downhill in quality. I know food costs are at an all time high, but it's unfortunately making me want to stay in for dinner more often than going out. Nothing annoys me more than spending money on something I can make at home for less money and better quality. I'd love to hear some thoughts. Also, which places ARE NOT cutting corners or who have not changed their quality during these tough times?