For the coupled, date-night specials are a great way to enjoy a nice midweek meal for a fraction of the cost. Even before it was Birdhouse, lovebirds often cooped up in this converted house that makes for a cozy, casual date environment. On Tuesdays, couples can score an appetizer, two entrees and a carafe of wine for $30, starting at 5 p.m.

2516 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. • 612-377-2213 • www.birdhousempls.comMichael Rietmulder