Many of today's dining trends don't bode well for a diner on a budget. Exorbitantly priced plates "for two," $16 cocktails and $25 burgers--it can seem like prices in Manhattan only go up. But one trend does work in our favor. Higher-end chefs have, increasingly, showed interest in much more casual venues.
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- On Restaurant Critics and Expense Accounts
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