It never dawned on me that it appears we eat out lavishly (said a friend just recently). I mean, my main blog is all about living a frugal life. And though it’s true I haven’t been as active over there in a while, living frugally is just us. It’s our way of life.
That being said, when I share pictures about restaurants my husband and I frequent I just realized I have been doing you a disservice. You need to know how we do it. Here’s the skinny on what is really going down when we eat out together. When we dine out we have a rule of thumb, never to spend more than $10 for the both of us unless it’s a special occasion. And I’m not truly that rigid. If the meal is $11 or $12, that’s ok. It’s still within reason of a doable meal for two people.
WHERE eat. IS LOCATED
Last week we took to the vintage streets of downtown Las Vegas. There are so many amazing revitalization efforts coupled with new urbanized small business entrepreneurs, it makes me happy to be apart of the city.
Situated directly behind The Container Park, rests the newest home of chef Natalie Young’s, eat. That’s the creative and simple name by which this culinary entrepreneur calls her joint. Now, I did my research about the owner ( I did, I want to know the mind behind what I’m eating) and the bar was set pretty high before I even stepped foot into eats retro doors.
TIPS FOR INSTAGRAMMERS
Firstly, If you’re an instagrammer like myself, ask for a window seat and preferably on the west side of the restaurant. They have amazing light by the windows for pictures. Secondly, front and center when we walked in, there she was. Sitting, as I’m sure she must do daily in the center of the restaurant where the bar seating is. Now, because I did my research (you know how that is once you’ve stalked someone long enough – they become a superstar to you – well, that’s what went down) They sat us right next to our city’s own superstar. And because Natalie has thought of everything, there is even a red carpet-esk backdrop for photo ops with amazing light.
WHAT TO ORDER
Everything! Well, for under $10 you will be able to not only dine but you will most likely have a cute little to go cart as well. The portions are generously laid out and hearty. This is a kind of stick to your ribs food.
What we had:
Cowboy had: truffled egg sandwich two scrambled eggs, wild mush- rooms, chives, feta, bacon, chive potatoes on ciabata – $12
I had: two eggs any style smoked bacon, chive potatoes, toast – $11
Sadly I didn’t realize until after I completely eaten my meal, but the toast is missing from the photo. It’s THE best and thickest wheat toast I have ever eaten in life. It very well could be its own meal and one that would be just as filling. Since this was a special occasion we ordered two meals but could have easily done just one.
We are truly looking forward to all the new, urban small businesses coming to downtown Las Vegas. If you haven’t visited the “old” strip in a while, this is a good time to visit.
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**All photos taken with my LG G2 phone and edited with pictapgo app.