Even as the economy begins to improve, U.S. adults are still limiting their visits to bars and restaurants, according to new research by The Nielsen Co. In a May survey of 7,500 consumers of legal drinking age, more than half, or 58 percent, reported patronizing casual restaurants less often than they did before the economic downturn. Sixty-percent said they are going to fine-dining establishments less frequently, according to Nielsen. Nearly half, or 47 percent, said they go out less often ...

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