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marciamarciamarcia Aug 11, 2010 02:59 AM

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

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  1. Motosport RE: marciamarciamarcia Aug 11, 2010 09:00 AM

    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.

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      RGR RE: marciamarciamarcia Aug 11, 2010 10:52 AM

      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.

      http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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        MVNYC RE: RGR Aug 12, 2010 09:10 AM

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

      2. Rmis32 RE: marciamarciamarcia Aug 11, 2010 11:46 AM

        Today's NY Times has an article "Beer Gardens Bloom Around the City". These places all serve at least some food.
        http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/11/din...

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          marciamarciamarcia RE: Rmis32 Aug 12, 2010 03:43 AM

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

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