A guy who works for a non-profit that we cover wants to get lunch today, on him – which presumably means on the non-profit’s dime.
He suggested the Prime Grill, a fairly posh kosher steakhouse in Manhattan. It’s not a bad joint for a date, but for lunch appetizers run between $17 and $25 a pop, and entrees range between $26 and $59.
As much as I was tempted – as the Fundermentalist budget doesn’t allow for many $75 lunches – I wasn’t sure about spending that much on dining, especially when there is a burgeoning food crisis in this country. I raised the issue about the price, and he suggested Wolf and Lamb, another nice, but relatively more moderate kosher steakhouse (appetizers $6-$13, entrees $13-$30), still on him. I agreed.
Did I make the right call? Does your non-profit have a policy about expenditures for work-related meals?