Key word being "affordably." I would dine out nightly if I could, but sadly my bank account is thinner than I am.
Instead I pick my battles. I have an ongoing list of places I want to try and attempt to hit up a new place once or twice per week or so. In doing this, I have covered a wide range of spots. That said, it prevents me from hitting up old standbys often. I'm always on the lookout for the newest, next best thing. I also try to visit places at lunch or get a sampling of appetizers to get maximum range with less $.
How about you? How do you keep up your Chowhounding tendencies here while not going broke? Are there certain places that run specials, have cheap nights, etc.?