Many of my fans ask how I can afford to live my lifestyle in our fine city.
I could write you a novel on this one. My short answer is a roll of quarters and weeknight dining specials. Also, frequent Forever 21 trips help to pull it all together.
Have you ever found yourself outside of your car (in your cute Forever 21 outfit), feeding the meter and praying you have ONE more quarter somewhere in your bag, your cupholder, glove compartment….or somewhere on the sidewalk? And no store in sight to break the $20 bill you have in your wallet? That 7:45 – 8pm time slot costs 25 cents now and $25 if you chance it and then get caught by a meter maid.
Recently this was me on Avenue de Lafayette. I was on my way to Fajitas and Ritas and running late. I had to leave my car unsecured for that last 15 minutes. Yes, it was great to get a street spot but there was a pang of worry as I approached my car at the end of the night. Thankfully, no orange ticket and I learned my lesson – keep a roll of quarters in your car! That way you can park anywhere, pay a toll or buy scratch tickets.
Next – weeknight dining. These are my favorite deals right now:
Noir, 5-4-3-2-1-0 menu runs 5-7 p.m. Monday – Thursday
With a $6 drink purchase:
$5 Flatbreads, $4 Sandwiches, $3 Snacks, $2 Salads, $1 Sweets, $0 Nuts (try the fresh strawberries, crème fraiche & brown sugar dessert!)
Masa, 50 cent tapas Mon-Fri 5-7 pm (get the platter)
$5 pitchers of sangria in the bar
Om, Monday Momos & Martini special $12 for a martini and 6 delicious momos (tibetan dumplings)
Tapeo, $5 tapas at the bar; Mon-Fri happy hour 5-7 p.m.
Tremont 647, $2 Taco Tuesdays
Comment with your favorite weeknight deal!