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Aug 11, 2010 02:59 AM

outdoors, cheap?

any suggestions? No upper eastside please. Prefer something ethnic.

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  1. Get take out and go "al fresco" in a nearby park. Share a Katz's Pastrami on rye and eat across the street in the park.
    Define cheap? There are a plentitude of sidewalk cafes in Manhattan. I can think of several inexpensive Thai places on 9th Ave in Hells Kitchen.

    1. How cheap is cheap to you? Lantern Thai, on the corner of 2nd Av. & 18th St., has sidewalk seating. The food's very good, and the lunch special is $8.

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      1. re: RGR

        Lantern Thai is mediocre at best. I wouldn't recommend going out of your way for it.

      2. Today's NY Times has an article "Beer Gardens Bloom Around the City". These places all serve at least some food.

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        1. re: Rmis32

          great idea. that's why I like chowhound. thanks