"In these trying economic times" is a phrase used so frequently lately that it's becoming trite, but however you want to word it, many of us are looking for ways to cut back on spending right now. Eating out is often the first casualty of belt-tightening, but that need not be the case: At many of the Twin Cities' most critically lauded restaurants, you can get your dinner at a discount by showing up early (or sometimes late). Happy hours are good for more than just after-work commiserating with co-workers. They're a great way to preview a restaurant you've never been to: You can try it out before making a reservation for that big dinner. They're also perfect for inexpensive and conveniently time-limited first dates. Here are eight of the best places to dine on reduced-price fare during certain time slots, beginning with those that start first—sneak out of... More >>>