Sometimes you’re not in the mood for a fancy meal or a big ticket. This is actually one of the great opportunities to BYOB, since there are so many affordable and interesting restaurants in New York that allow BYOB to augment their poorly tended wine lists. Many of the great ethnic restaurants are BYOB-friendly, though sometimes you do get what you pay for.
If you’re looking to save a buck, I would assume you’re willing to travel a bit to do so and in this travel, you will be well-rewarded. In Queens, one of New York’s so called outer boroughs, lies one of the great restaurants of New York City: SriPraPhai.
This purveyor of killer Thai food is an easy walk from the Long Island Railroad’s Woodside station. The menu is your typical Thai menu, but the quality of the food is a revelation. Fragrant, light, deftly spiced, it’s simply amazing. Dishes like these scream out for your favorite off-dry whites like Riesling and Chenin Blanc, and you can pop as many as you want for $10 a bottle. How’s that for saving a buck?
64-13 39th Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377