With a Wink and a Nod to State Budget Mess, Grange Issues “IOU”s — the Good Kind


State-worker furloughs and the generally rotten economy have hit local restaurants where it hurts: in their bottom line. Restaurant bookings are definitely down, and many places are looking for ways to bring in diners. Here’s a clever one, courtesy of Grange Restaurant & Bar: IOU Happy Hour every Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. In addition to discounted drinks and small bites, you get an IOU for a free appetizer for future use.

Grange Restaurant & Bar: 926 J St., Sacramento; (916) 492-4450; grangesacramento.com