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Houlihan's Restaurant Review: Going strong since 1972, the well-known red awning attracts diners who can recite the menu backwards if you ask them. This familiarity is instant feel-good to the folks who depend on the potato soup, burgers and salads to be fresh and tasty. The menu has gone global over the years---there's bruschetta now among the appetizers, and sections reserved for the flavors of Mexico and Italy, and grilled seafood and steaks. Sit in a booth or at the bar in the artifact-filled rooms, and eat wings, potato skins or fried mushrooms, complemented by a beer. Come in on Thursday for complimentary lobster or shrimp with any steak dinner. Then splurge on dessert, be it NY cheesecake or the signature brownies. A selection of lighter entrées will keep your conscience at bay.