Damon Frugal Fridays (Everyday Except Tuesdays)
47 East 19th St
(between Broadway & Park Ave South)
New York, NY 10003
Open Sun–Thurs (except Tuesdays) 5:30pm–10:30pm
Fri and Sat 5:30pm–midnight
Nowadays, we are all looking for bargains, whether it’s finding an awesome sample sale, or a happy hour spot where you can get your party on for less. It seems that restauranteurs and chefs have finally caught on to the frugality trend. With the recession and all how could you not, really?
One of my fave eateries of all time is the über–pricey Craft restaurant, but I can only afford to indulge in the yumminess about twice a year. So you can imagine how excited I got when I heard the restaurant’s Executive Chef, Damon Wise, created a pop up restaurant in Craft’s private dining room called Damon Frugal Fridays. I felt as if my prayers had been answered: Quality food prepared by an amazing chef, all for under $10. It even includes drinks!
Damon’s simple yet innovative cooking style allows you to choose from options like pork croquettes, salt cod fritters, fried hominy and lime salt (all $5), Pappi’s tamales ($7), Manchego cheese and prosciutto ($6), plus 25 other small plates. Damon Frugal Fridays became so popular that it went from popping up only on Fridays to being offered everyday except Tuesdays...hence the name. We don’t know how long this amazing restaurant will be offering this great deal, so go often and get there early (it’s first come first serve) to take proper advantage.