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Need very cheap BYOB for Sunday night

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A schoolteacher friend of mine with a very restricted budget is coming for a visit. I'm stumped trying to think of a cheap BYOB with a nice/decent atmosphere. Vientiane would be perfect, except that they are closed on Sundays. I'm looking for a full-serve place where we can get out for $20 each (shared app and an entree each, tax and tip included).

All neighborhoods are welcome, and there are no dietary restrictions. I just thought of Pura Vida -- any others?

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  1. I really like Alyan's for good, cheap eats, but the atmosphere leaves a little something to be desired. The food is great, though. It's a middle eastern place on 4th St. near South St.

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    1. re: Buckethead

      I've been to Alyan's a while ago, and while the food was very good, I need a little more atmosphere this time :)

      A coworker of mine just recommended Effie's. Their garden out back looks great, but how is the food?

    2. We haven't been to Effie's in quite a while but we always enjoyed it. They have good fresh fish and we like their Greek specialties as well. They have a nice little courtyard which would be delightful now.