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How to eat cheaply without getting chased down the street?

I made reservation at Nougatine for lunch. The menu looks like exactly what I had in mind.

The toucan and the Lion looks really good too. We might have to head there for drinks.

I wish there were more eating/drinking hours in the day.

Sep 25, 2012
TravellingCanuc in Manhattan

How to eat cheaply without getting chased down the street?

Thanks Bkeats, you've got the right idea. I grew up outside of Vancouver so China Town is kind of "been there, done that". I think the rest of the time we'll be indulging in what we think of as 'classic' New York eateries: pizzerias, delis, and food-trucks.

Sep 25, 2012
TravellingCanuc in Manhattan

How to eat cheaply without getting chased down the street?

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Good thing I explained. That interpretation hadn't even crossed my mind.

Sep 25, 2012
TravellingCanuc in Manhattan

How to eat cheaply without getting chased down the street?

Yes, I think that's the way I'll probably go. It's just the kind of menu I was looking for, and a great price.

I hope the dress code's not too stringent at lunch. I hadn't even thought of that. We're going to be dressed for wandering around museums.

Sep 09, 2012
TravellingCanuc in Manhattan

How to eat cheaply without getting chased down the street?

Thanks for the suggestion, the menu looks great!

Sep 09, 2012
TravellingCanuc in Manhattan

How to eat cheaply without getting chased down the street?

I'll be visiting New York for the first time at the end of the month and am very excited about the food possibilities. I'm a big Food Network fan (esp. Top Chef and Iron Chef) and would really like to have the experience of tasting the type of food I've seen prepared on TV. I almost never eat out, and never at upscale places but I do a lot of cooking at home. Homemade bread won't impress me but sous-vide would be a total novelty.

The catch is I'll be travelling with my mom* and she has said that she thinks all this fancy food is a waste of time and money (my dad also likes these shows and has a tendency to do both because of it).

How can I get a taste of this type of cuisine in a way that will be inexpensive and worth it?

I'm willing to pay up to $100 total for both of us including tax and tip. The obvious thing is to go in and order an appetizer and a glass of water, but that seems kind of rude. Is there any way I can get this experience without being disrespectful?

*so that you don't get the wrong idea, I'm 26 and we live on opposite sides of the country

Sep 09, 2012
TravellingCanuc in Manhattan

How to eat cheaply without getting chased down the street?

To explain the title my cousin tried this a couple of years ago and was chased down by an angry waiter and extorted out of a second tip.

Sep 09, 2012
TravellingCanuc in Manhattan