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cheap foodie date/activities?!

my manfriend, the chef, & i's third anniversary is this weekend and we're pretty tight on cash.... any thoughts for non-splurgy things to do together?

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  1. Make dinner at home...and go on an evening of dessert tasting?

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    1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

      i tried that once.
      you would be surprised at how costly excellent desserts can be when served in a nice restaurant.
      i believe it would be easier to hold the total cost down by having the dinner out at a reasonably priced restaurant and having an assortment of desserts at home afterwards.

      1. re: westsidegal

        providence's tasting menu would be fun, and it's not too pricey in comparison to having dinner there...

        1. re: Emme

          imho, there is a wide gap between the pricing at providence and "cheap" which is what bellbot is trying to find.

    2. Dinner at Tacos Baja Ensenada and ice cream at Scoops?

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      1. in little ethiopia, dinner at rahel (less costly, but vegetarian) or meals by genet (more costly but meat is included in their offerings); both serve excellent food.

        1. What's more romantic than a sunset picnic at the beach? I think Doc Weiller has fire pits.

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          1. re: gordita

            Yup! They do... I was just there... :D

            --Dommy!

          2. I second Scoops and Rahel's as great places to try something different and delicious. (Brown bread at Scoops is a classic favorite - tastes more like sweetened grapenuts in ice cream form.)

            What about visiting one of the many Farmer's Markets around L.A.?

            Or, if you make dinner, what about a themed night? The "flower gift" for a 3rd year anniversary is the Sunflower, so you could do lots of things with sunflower seeds... Or do your own version of the type of food you had on your first date (Italian night, etc.) Or a special trip you went on (seafood if you went to the beach, biscuits and pie if you had a fun trip to the South, etc)

            Hope you find some fun inspiration!