If you have to ask, you can't afford it. Eating out in Manhattan can be a financial challenge. A very large gaggle of Crowes, Wilsons, Marks and assorted hangers-on went out to dinner last night at Piccolo Angolo, an Italian restaurant in the West Village. You can spend much more money on a meal in NYC but this place gets fabulous reviews from diners and it can be hard to get a table, especially a really long one. My brother-in-law's secretary's second cousin's nephew's godfather is the owner, or something like that. That opened doors but the transaction was to be in cash. We were happy. Just don't tell the IRS.