Affordable solo dining
I'm coming to New York the first week in April and will be dining out solo on a few occassions. I've been to the city before but this is the first time I'll be eating out (and really the first time I'll be eating out in restaurants alone at all). What are some of your favorite places to go eat where you feel comfortable dining alone, preferably that don't cost a fortune?
Also, does anyone know of food events going on in the city during that time (April 3-11)?