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just got laid off, now where am I going to eat?

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MK440 Feb 11, 2009 01:53 PM

I'm still too lazy to cook so I'll be looking for inexpensive dinner spots, any neighborhood in the city. Primarily american, italian or french. Entrees less than $15.

  1. guttergourmet Feb 14, 2009 09:31 AM

    Also 3 of the best tacos in NYC and a mango Boingo are $9.50 at Tehuitzingo.

    1. r
      RGR Feb 14, 2009 08:31 AM

      Sorry to hear about you being laid off.

      Many of Via Emilia's pastas cost <$15. But do "splurge" at some point and get the first-rate lasagne @$16.

      http://www.viaemilianyc.net

      La Petite Auberge offers a dinner prix-fixe for $28.50. It's 4 courses because a small green salad is always included with all main courses.

      http://www.lapetiteaubergeny.com/dinner%20prixe.htm

      At Blue Smoke, the excellent burger with fries is $11.95.

      http://www.bluesmoke.com

      Nearly all main courses at Lantern Thai are <$15.

      http://www.lanternthai.com

      Posto. which serves thin crust pizza, charges $6.50 for a 6" personal pie. (Charges for extra toppings varies.

      )

      http://www.postothincrust.com

      1. guttergourmet Feb 14, 2009 05:17 AM

        That sucks man. Try this. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/567823

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          foodwhisperer Feb 11, 2009 03:14 PM

          pakistani tea house, on church st. about $7 combination., 17 mott st wo hop lo mein,,
          go to chinatown and get some 5 for $1 dumplings, Sorry you got laid off,,,

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            addictedtolunch Feb 11, 2009 05:35 PM

            Hey, go to Fried Dumpling on Allen Street and at 5 for $1 you can go uptown and scalp them for twice as much and pocket the difference. In a bad economy, you need to be inventive.

          2. misnatalie Feb 11, 2009 03:06 PM

            Might take a look at this article
            http://nymag.com/daily/food/2008/11/r...

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