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Best possible meal for $20 in Brooklyn?

Let's just say I had 20 bucks burning a hole in my pocket and needed to spend it on food in the borough of Brooklyn. What is the best possible meal I could get for that 20 spot(tax and tip if applicable included)?

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  1. I think a DiFaras pie would run you about $18 or $19.

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    1. re: elecsheep9

      go to bonnie's park slope, get a small order of wings(10) @ $6.95 and a burger(with fries) @ $8.95. or you could go to difara's, lucali's, anthony's or franny's and grab a pie. all are comparible at around $18 per whole pie.

      1. re: TBird

        I concur with TBird. Still my favorite place for buffalo wings and it's a pretty darn good burger to boot.

      2. Smoke Joint near the BAM. Great hacked pork and smoked greens and a beer for 20 bucks!

        1. I'd go to The Fountain or Yemen Cafe for some Middle Eastern.

          1. A pie at di Fara hands down. Other considerations would be...You could enough food to feed your family and a few distant relatives at Deback Malick on Fulton (Nigerian.) You could feed three people at Lomzynianka for that kind of money. The Islands would be another nice option... for two...

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            1. re: JFores

              I second the nomination of Lomzynianka. In fact, you should spend $7 on a bottle of budget wine before you go in, and they'll open it for you and bring you wineglasses (strictly BYOB there). You'll still have enough money left over for the Hungarian pie, and the pickled salad course is free with your entree.

            2. I'd Head to Brooklyn's Chinatown. You could probably spread that $20 over an entire day of meals. :-}

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              1. re: Tay

                Agreed, how bout $6? Go to the dumpling place in the high 40's along 8th avenue and then walk down to Ba Xuyen for the best banh mi in the city.

              2. Couscous or tagine at Fez Cafe. Probably enough left over for a dessert.

                1. sit at the bar at Melt and get the kobe beef burger with fries for $10. then go again the next day.

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                  1. re: etowernyc

                    is it cheaper at the bar? the site says it's $14 at brunch and $17 at dinner.

                    1. re: TBird

                      yeah, if you sit at the bar it's $10. Still a lot for a burger, perhaps, but totally worth it. Now that I think about it, I realize that you have to order a drink when you go this route, but i ordered a soda and they didn't give me a hard time.

                  2. I highly recommend Anthony's Place on 2110 Avenue X. It is formally called The Pizza Bowl. They have great Italian food for under $20 dollars.

                    1. Paradise East Cuisine 1223 Coney Island Ave Entrees were about $12. Nice interior.

                      brooklynbarbq.com/

                      search CH for the various recommended burger places and Israeli pita places (Famous Pita).

                      1. I'd go to Chance during happy hour for a $3 glass of wine and some dim sum.