It's easy. I try to never eat out. I prefer my own cooking to most restaurants anyway. When I want to treat myself, I buy a $10 cut of premium New York Strip steak at Walmart, and pan sear it with a spice recipe I found on the net. I've yet to eat a steak that's better than mine. That, and good friends in the hobby who you share phones with. That way, you never buy blind. Plus, the FS forum is a very nice insurance policy.
The worst part is that I've also gotten into photography, an equally expensive hobby. The good thing about photography is that there are no sound signatures to get bored of. You have a great camera, take a picture, then post process to your liking.