I have a friend coming to visit in December. The last time he came for three days, we ended up spending $250 each on food - quite the splurge for two meals a day.
So we made a pact that this time, we will not spend more than $8 per meal (exclusive of tax, tip, and alcohol, though neither of us is a big drinker).
Suggestions? Westside and the South Valley are good. Will travel for good food.