By cost effective I mean not crazy priced. The Lost Cajun my GF and I ate and drank for under $50 that is pretty good and it tasted great. We also ate at the angels hallow and I think our bill was around $50 as well and the fish tacos are things to dream of.
I was thinking that there would be more places in town that dont get the hype that are really good and around that price as well.
Downstairs at erics we ate there. it was ok. we liked the bar. We got the salty cheese balls or what ever they were called too which was fun to order.
Motherloaded tavern was good too but wasnt a world changer! I had the Mac n Cheese it was good.
We also ate at Hearthstone. IT was pretty and the service was great but I expected more from a $35 entree.
Thanks for the advice guys. We will be back there in February again and I am just looking for new places to try that sound like fun!