We're staying with friends in the EV and want to take them to a nice dinner tonite. The husband is el cheapo and is unhappy going to a place that isn't budget priced or where there is no kind of deal (even if he is being taken out). He will sulk if the portions are small and/or there is a perception of poor value. He tends to go to the same places over and over: Polonia, Cucina de Pesce, kebab house.
We are here visiting from North Carolina and would like something more interesting or special. He doesn't like fish or sushi. Italian would be good. Any good prix fixes these days? Other ideas? $20 - 25 pp would be good -- could go to $30 - 35pp for something really unique. But it has to be way delicious and fill our stomachs.