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Value Games Are the Best Way to Watch the Mariners

Half-price tickets, canned beer, and $3 hot dogs: Dirt cheap is the purest way to be a baseball fan.

07/25/2022 By Allison Williams

Critic's Notebook

8 Great Seattle Cheap Dates

Where does the restaurant critic go for date night when she and her fella are on their own dime?

10/30/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Hidden Gems

Basements and Balconies for a Hot Seattle Summer

Escape the heat in the coolish underground, or revel in the breeze from an upstairs deck.

07/26/2013 By Rachel Breiwick


Cheap Date: Picnic Edition

It’s National Picnic Day. Here are five parks for picnicking plus nearby spots for grabbing grub.

06/18/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Bargain Bites

Cheap Date: Nettletown

At Christina Choi’s cozy Eastlake cafe, single digit price tags don’t come at the cost of quality.

05/11/2010 By Christopher Werner

Cheap Date

Cheap Date: Chungee’s Drink and Eat

General Tso’s and chow mein: Cheap, tasty Chinese comes to Capitol Hill.

04/19/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Food Finds

Cheap Date: Kaname Izakaya

Order the sukiyaki at this authentic I.D. joint.

04/13/2010 By Christopher Werner

$4 Food Find

Cheap Date: Baguette

Seats or no seats, the new banh mi stand is worth a visit.

03/31/2010 By Christopher Werner


Cheap Date: Roast Chicken for Two

You’ll have to wait an hour for the feast, but this Cafe Presse specialty is worth it.

03/04/2010 By Christopher Werner

Neighborhood Hangouts

Cheap Date: Naam

Finally! An afforable Thai restaurant hired an interior designer.

02/11/2010 By Christopher Werner

Cheap Eats

Cheap Date: Oddfellows for Brunch

The city’s best breakfast panini is perfect in the park on an unseasonably warm day.

01/28/2010 By Jessica Voelker


Cheap Date: Crumpet Shop

Behold the remedy for a dreary winter day.

12/17/2009 By Nick Feldman

Dollar(s) Menu

Cheap Date: Unicorn Crepes

A different—and delightful—take on the European classic.

12/02/2009 By Nick Feldman

Dollar(s) Menu

Cheap Date: Rizzo’s French Dip

The Ballard sandwich shop gets in the holiday spirit.

11/25/2009 By Nick Feldman

Dollar(s) Menu

Cheap Date: Po Dog

Gourmet touches knock these hot dogs way out of the ballpark.

11/17/2009 By Nick Feldman

Dollar(s) Menu

Cheap Date: Zhivago’s Cafe

With all piroshki costing just $4.85, it’s actually hard not to fill up on a budget.

11/11/2009 By Nick Feldman


Cheap Date: Samurai Noodle

This isn’t your two-for-a-quarter, college dorm ramen.

10/28/2009 By Nick Feldman

Dollar(s) Menu

Cheap Date: Pike Street Fish Fry

Free fries on Friday? $2 pints of Fat Tire? And to think we were already smitten with the place…

10/22/2009 By Nick Feldman

Dollar(s) Menu

Cheap Date: Thai Tom

Home of the best peanut sauce in the city.

10/14/2009 By Nick Feldman

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Cheap Date: Homegrown

Sandwiches for the sustainable-minded. Really good ones, at that.

10/07/2009 By Nick Feldman