But local restaurants have been hurting in recent months, and it's up to the community to give something back to them. When was the last time you tried a new place you've read or heard about? Come on -- set a date, make a reservation. If you can't afford a whole meal, just order appetizers or dessert. Don't wait for a special occasion. At the risk of sounding sappy, we suggest you take your sweetie out for a just-because-I-love-you dinner. We'd like to hear about your culinary adventures. Write us at email@example.com, and we'll report back in a future column.