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where do PVD folks go for dinner on just an "average night out?"

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since you can't eat at chez pascal EVERY night, what are your go-tos for just a regular old weekday night out?

julians, los andes, chilangos, and tommy's pizza get the majority of our business. i wish the locals was better because it would fit the bill nicely. mccurdy's junction house was another good one while it lasted.

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  1. I'm not a local but was just at Red Stripe on Angell and the menu seemed like it had a good variety to satisfy both a quick smaller bite or a full dinner. Nice big bar, pleasant space, I'd go back.

    1. In addition to strongly appreciating your favorites, our gotos are Not Just Snacks, and Best Eastern (N. Prov Mineral Spring).

      We don't really care about so-called ambiance, so nothing fancy, but nice folks and good food. To be honest, Not Just Snacks is actually our fancy night out, but I suspect we are not exactly normal...

      1. Parkside, Haruki, Tokyo, Meeting Street Cafe, Rasoi, and Thai Star are frequent go-to places for us. We went through a Chilangos phase, too, but haven't been in a while.

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        1. re: LMWW

          have you been to thai star lately? we used to eat there often but the last few times it seemed pretty inconsistent to me.

          i like parkside a lot too but $25+ entrees is not really a casual night out for us.

        2. We have young kids so it needs to be someplace relatively loud with something they will eat. Like you, I wish the Locals was better. It is in our neck of the woods, has toys for the kids but we have had some really bad meals there.

          Right now our most common haunts are Red Bridge Tavern and Lucky's both in East Providence. Occasionally we will hit up the Fez if we can get there early enough.

          1. On an average night, PVD folks dining at Chelos and Greggs probably outnumber diners at all the places that get mentioned here, combined. But we know what question you really meant to ask.

            Ivy Tavern is my comfortable old shoe for dinner these days. And even though you did not ask and there is nothing average about it, Pho Horn is where we go for lunch.

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            1. re: atheorist

              Living in VA for many years, I could really go for a steak sandwich at Chelo's right now.

            2. Apsara on elmwood I delicious and pretty darn inexpensive. Just stick with the Cambodian stuff.

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              1. re: Nl2012

                Oh my gosh - I love this place - really on Public St, yes? Been going there since I was in college (which is a really long time) and have always had extremely delicious food. When I go, I wish I was with, like 30 other people because there are so many things there I like. BYOB.

              2. Los Andes, Rasoi, Thai Orchid, The Big Cheese, and 2 Guys from Italy on Warwick Ave are all on my current rotation. I also miss McCurdy's.

                1. should probably add the abbey to this list, even though i hate sports bars. awesome beer selection and solid burger/sandwich menu.

                  1. CAV in the jewelry district. Absolutely amazing food and incredible ambiance.

                    Red Stripe is good.

                    Abysinia on Wickenden is awesomme for Ethiopian.

                    Rasoi is great Indian.

                    Garden Grill is amazing for vegetarian.

                    Andrea's is great Greek.

                    Sun & moon is good for Korean.

                    Avoid New Rivers like the plague. They suck.

                    1. Rasoi, Haruki, Fez, Aspara, Tazza

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                      1. re: Jennifer Luxmoore

                        I have to agree with Tazza....just stayed over at the Hotel Providence and walked out onto Westminster looking for a nice "starbucky" kind of place and stumbled into Tazzo. The menu was a surprise the food was excellent, the wine was excellent (AND a big pour) the price was super reasonable! I'd go back there in a flash!

                      2. Ebisu on Pontiac ave just over the PVD line