[Full disclosure: I am going to Matyson tonight, so this will be extremely heavy with double standards.]
I love that we live in probably the best BYOB city in the country, but I have noticed a distressing trend. I can't think of a single decent BYOB that is reasonably priced. Are there any decent places that offer $12-15 pastas and $15-20 entrees?
I recognize that since they aren't making any money on the booze, they have to bump their yields on food, and that the better spots are offering some of the best food in the city and not making you pay a 2x markup on drinks. But I am dreaming of a place that offers simple, well-prepared food at a reasonable price. Does anyone know of such a magical place, or am I being naive to think that it would be sustainable? It's to the point that I have even started going to non-BYOB's (a formerly absurd thought) because I just don't feel the value is there anymore.