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Chubbypanda | | Oct 11, 2006 04:15 PM

Hey all,

My fiancee's birthday is this Friday (Yeah, the 13th, I know), although we'll be celebrating it next weekend due to scheduling constraints. As I've mentioned in my previous posts, we're on a very strict budget right now. Still, I'd like to take her somewhere nice for something special.

Not including her present and (maybe) flowers, my total dinner budget for the evening is $60. She likes most cuisines, but prefers simple American or West Coast fare. She's not a big fan of sauces, fondues, or huge slabs of meat. For our anniversary dinners, she likes going to 6ix Park Grill for the Risotto or the Beach House for the Chicken Marsala (I think it's been taken from the menu) and lobster bisque. She loved the Ravioli di Aragosta at Florence Italian when it was still open. She wasn't impressed by Park Avenue.

We're located in Irvine, although any recommendations within a reasonable driving radius would be greatly appreciated.

- Chubbypanda

http://epicurious-wanderer.blogspot.com/

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