0712 Cheap Dates
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Hanna Raskin's weekend project: Collecting and uploading takeout menus from the ID for your viewing pleasure.

The Elegant Night Out: Cafe Munir
A casual decorum suffuses the white-tablecloth Loyal Heights destination—archways, filigreed pendants—and the result is a Lebanese restaurant of worldly pleasures and modest price tags.

Falafel with tomatoes 
and tahini — $5.00
Shish taouk — $10.00
Kosheri (rice, lentils, and 
caramelized onions in spicy 
tomato sauce and yogurt) — $10.00
Glass of Chateau 
Ksara Blanc de Blanc — $9.00
Le Alnaz Lebanese beer — $4.00

Subtotal — $38.00
Tax — $3.61
Tip — $8.32

Grand Total — $49.93
206-783-4190

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The Exotic Escape: Pan Africa Grill
Deep terra cotta walls and African appointments take you far, far away from West Seattle in this extraordinary pan-African destination. Prices strain at the bounds of “cheap” but servings are enormous: splittable, with plenty of leftovers.

Plantain chips — $6.00
Flame-grilled, piri piri–spiced 
half-chicken with greens 
and red lentils (to split) — $16.95
Glass of Ethiopian Hakim Stout — $6.00
Glass of Man Chenin Blanc — $6.00

Subtotal — $34.95
Tax — $3.32
Tip — $7.67

Grand Total — $45.94
panafricagrill.com

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The Twilight Picnic: Picnic
What kind of date spot closes at 6pm? The kind stocked with all you need for a meal in a meadow. This sophisticated Phinney Ridge charcuterie holds bright cases filled with passionately selected meats, cheeses, salads, and (affordable) wines. Spread your blanket at nearby Woodland Park or Green Lake to savor by twilight. Does it get more Seattle?

Tuscan kale side salad 
with pecorino and walnuts — $5.00
House pate with pickled onion, 
cornichon, and crostini — $10.00
Mortadella sandwich 
with aged fontina and Dijon — $9.00
Chocolate chip cookie — $3.00
Salted peanut butter cookie — $3.00

Subtotal — $30.00
Tax — $2.85
Tip — $6.57

Grand Total — $39.42
picnicseattle.com

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The Neighborhood Drop-In: Judkins 
Street Cafe
True Americana lives in this affably tattered Central District hub, where families and couples and neighbors gather for warm community, live jazz some weekends, carefully sourced ingredients, and genuinely solid home cookin’ for a steal.

Fried chicken dinner — $10.00
Judkins burger with fries — $9.00
Chocolate chip cookie — $1.75
Manny’s Pale Ale — $4.00
PBR — $3.00

Subtotal — $27.75
Tax — $2.64
Tip — $6.08

Grand Total — $36.47
judkinsstreetcafe.com

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The Alfresco Date: Tamarind Tree
A restaurant huddled in the corner of an intractable parking lot might not sound romantic, but this Vietnamese stalwart crafts an oasis of greenery, a gently splashing water fountain, and a patio that’s more Indochina than International District. The menu of dishes familiar and otherwise goes on, and on—and on…

Tamarind Tree rolls — $6.00
Tamarind prawn satay — $5.00
Braised pork 
with coconut juice — $9.95
Glass of riesling — $5.00
33 Export beer — $4.00

Subtotal — $29.95
Tax — $2.85
Tip — $6.56

Grand Total — $39.36
tamarindtreerestaurant.com