By Meg Parisi Frugal Correspondent
Recently moving to the city has made me somewhat frugal, but Iâ€™m ok with the title. Iâ€™ve found better ways to save my money rather than splurging on $15 lychee martinis and just mediocre bar food. Now, when my friends and I are looking for a spot where drinks [...]
How do I begin this post? The problem I face is that I know my words will not be able to convey how wonderful Ornella Trattoria is, and I need you to understand that this is a special place. It goes beyond the food because you are welcomed into the Viterale family (it’s named [...]
About two weeks ago, Caryn (thoughts in italics) and I were invited to try Le Perigord, a French restaurant in Midtown. Â While Le Perigord was a classy French establishment, I went in with the mindset that this is a place I’d take my parents (or have them take me) or go on an anniversary [...]
My good friend from college and her med-school friend stayed with me before a conference in the city, so I needed to find a spot for us to eat. To say I was low on money would be an understatement, but I didnâ€™t want to totally cheap-out on their one night with me. Luckily [...]
Time is running out for my City Shuffle Diner’s Deck cards (I only have until Dec. 31st to use them all), so I’m trying to make an effort to hit up the most enticing places before the year’s end.
I was in the mood for simple Italian this week, and while I can’t say [...]
I was meeting up with a few friends on a Friday night, and instead of the typical bar scene, we wanted to do a simpler dinner and drinks. Always on the hunt for a good deal, we decided to try Cherin Sushi, a BYOB sushi place in the East Village.
Although the restaurant is [...]
Guest Post by Elle Kross, Roosevelt Island Correspondent
Two friends recently came in from Boston and we knew we wanted a nice restaurant where we could relax, chat, and, of course, have good food at a reasonable price. We decided to try out the lunch special at bar.vetro on 58th Street between 2nd and [...]
I seem to generally stick to my three favorite cuisines – Thai, Mexican and Italian – so I thought it’d be best for me to branch out a little and try a French restaurant. Luckily I had a City Shuffle Diner’s Deck to the small French bistro Mon Petit Cafe on the Upper East [...]
The weather on Sunday was absolutely perfect, so I was determined to find an outdoor spot in the late afternoon/early evening for a quick drink and snack with a friend. But while walking down Park Avenue, I noticed a sign at City Crab & Seafood Company: Don’t Be Crabby – Half-Price Happy Hour. Although [...]
Several months ago I heard about this great deal on the Upper West Side – Sunday at Nonna‘s you can eat your way through six courses for only $20! I don’t get to the UWS often, so when I met up with a friend who lives in the neighborhood, I knew I had to [...]