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cheap eats in the EV not too far east...

slewlew Nov 20, 2007 12:28 PM

i know there are a million places to go but my mind is blanking and i need a good cheap not too heavy place to meet friends for an early dinner....

  1. bigjeff Nov 21, 2007 11:02 AM

    westville east. cheap, good eats, great market plate of veg.

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    1. re: bigjeff
      JSHAFT78 Nov 21, 2007 12:03 PM

      Tsampa on E 9th is a great Tibetan place. A bit dark, but a nice place with light yet filling food (all entrees for 10-12 bucks). For an early dinner, should be plenty of space. Nicer decor, ambiance, and cleanliness level than a lot of the St. Mark's places around the corner. I second Veselka as mentioned before too. I always like sitting outside there to people watch, but I guess it could be a bit chilly now

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      Beau711 Nov 20, 2007 04:27 PM

      Cafe Orlin and Yaffa Cafe, are cheap. They are both located on St. Mark's Place.

      If you indicated what type of cuisine is preferred, you'd probably get more recommendations.

      1. LeahBaila Nov 20, 2007 01:31 PM

        Veselka? Can be as light or heavy as you want.

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        1. re: LeahBaila
          financialdistrictresident Nov 20, 2007 05:23 PM

          If you're going ethnic I'll also suggest Ukrainian National Home's restaurant - pierogi (w/sour cream and fried onions), potato pancakes,2 beers, tax and tip should be just under $30.

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          fein Nov 20, 2007 01:08 PM

          how cheap? perbacco, telephone bar & grill. s'mac, pangea, takahachi, mercadito, 5 points, mermaid inn, three of cups, how cheap we looking?

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          1. re: fein
            slewlew Nov 20, 2007 01:28 PM

            mermaid inn and perbacco are a little too expensive - nothing too fancy or nice...

            1. re: fein
              jeanki Nov 21, 2007 07:12 AM

              I second Takahachi, especially their early bird special is a terrific bargain. I'm not sure if Dok Sunis is still open but its very reasonably priced.

              If you want really cheap, Dumpling Man or Rai Rai Ken are options but no frills.

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