Saturday, June 24, 2006

Ten Bucks

Yet again running late in my commentary on print media... TimeOutNY's June 15-21 issue was "The Cheap Issue," with a feature on what $10 can buy in NYC. I was happy to see a few familiar favorites of mine:
Clinton Street Baking Company: they have a $10 beer and burger deal
Balthazar: ok, I've had lunch there a few times but I have never had the $9.50 eggs, home fries and toast, which I don't really think is the best use of $10. I prefer to pay about $3 for an equivalent meal at my local diner, where, alas, I am less likely to sit next to Keanu Reeves or someone who is talking to Candace Bushnell on her cellphone. But the little Balthazar bakery next door is a good place to grab coffee and a pastry if you're shopping in SoHo.
Monster Sushi: they have a $9.95 sashimi appetizer, among other things.
El Malecon Restaurant: a whole chicken with rice and beans for $9.50. I can personally vouch for the extreme yumminess of these rotisserie chickens!
And for wine, Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages is my favorite red wine, and it's under $10.

Now I'll have to bust out and try some of their $10 suggestions that are new to me, such as a yummy-sounding $9 platter at Bedouin Tent on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn, or $10 fried fish and calamari at Johnny's Famous Reef Restaurant, on City Island.

1 comment:

Lobster Boy said...

I'll second the suggestion of the Beaujolais. Good Red for that price. Not going to be the best you've had, but very palatable, a good table wine when on a budget.

Lobster Boy