What restaurants serve appetizers that are big enough to be a meal? I'm wondering so I can eat more cheaply and maybe even at better restaurants. I'm not interested in a meal of small plates or tapas, I want one app that will be substantial enough for a meal.
Some places I know of so far include:
Q in the Inner Richmond serves an appetizer (at least they did back in 2002) of two fish tacos for about $6.50. They were quite tasty and filling, though not filling enough that I was considering ordering dessert.
Although New Kapadokia serves really good entrees, I often skip them in favor of one of their $5 mezes (such as sigara borek - cigar-shaped filo dough wrapping feta and herbs) and their $5 slightly spicy red lentil soup. Along with the complimentary bread, it's definitely filling. OK, so I cheated and listed two dishes. But you get the idea. Any suggestions?
225 Clement Street (at Third Ave.)
San Francisco, CA 94118
2399 Broadway (at Winslow)
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 368-5500