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Where to eat for cheap while Black Friday shopping

By Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo

When you’re plowing down your fellow good-deal-getters to check off that long and winding gift list, you're going to need some fire power. But we know you're not going to settle for full-priced eats—not on Black Friday! So just like your favorite door buster sales, these restaurant deals will save you some serious cash. Here's where to refuel in some of the biggest shopping nabes in NYC: 

Columbus Circle: Avery Fisher Hall
After accruing bags from all of Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center's shops, head to Avery Fisher Hall for a discounted Pat LaFreida burger—a blend of short rib, brisket and chuck topped with melty cheddar and aioli—and complimentary beer or fizzy drink for $19. You’ll forget you ever had that third plate of stuffing. From 8-11pm.

Times Square: Oceana
After saving a bundle at Times Square's megawatt box stores, splurge on a four-course, prix fixe seafood menu ($65) that includes a salad of calamari, shrimp, mussels and octopus. Dive into Clams Casino with bacon and herbs, and then into the basil-licked lobster risotto. Dessert is a boozy bourbon roasted banana sundae covered in hot fudge that will get you revved up for another round of shopping. Starts at 7:30pm.

Herald Square: Untamed Sandwiches
Conveniently located near retail hub Herald Square, this sandwich shop will be doling out free pouches of energy-boosting house-made beef jerky to all you dedicated Black Friday deal seekers in need of a pick-me-up. From 11am-9pm.

West Village: Sotto 13
Sink your teeth into the “not-so-leftover" brunch designed for West Village shoppers tired of lugging their midnight buys around the windy streets. Brunch ($39) includes unlimited cocktails (Bloody Mary, screwdriver, white-peach bellini, mimosa) and a feast of house-roasted turkey dishes and wood-fired pizza like a turkey-confit–sweet-potato pie topped with brussels sprouts. From 11am-4pm.

Soho: Top Hops Beer Shop
What better way to cure that turkey hangover—and a Prince Street shopping extravaganza—than by glugging down specialty drafts and bottled suds from a cozy pub? Enjoy tummy-warming Goose Island brews on tap like the imperial stout Night Stalker or the sparkling Belgian-style ale Sofie. You can also buy bottles to-go, including the brewery's Bourbon County line of imperial stouts in flavors like coffee and vanilla rye. Starts at 9am. 

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