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Sandy’s Hamburgers ~ Austin TX

Austin
October 13, 2020

Sandy’s Hamburgers ~ Austin TX

Austin
October 13, 2020
The Vitals: the spot: Sandy’s Hamburgers 603 Barton Springs road Austin TX 78704 the eats: cheap burgers the bucks: cheeseburgers for $5, a double will run $6.40 the full nelson: a nostalgic burger experience fueled by freezer to table fare Sandy’s Hamburgers puts their frozen custard out there front and center. Sure it’s on the signage but if you do a little digging you might find more skeptical critics throw their weight to getting the custard vs the savory fare. ...
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Carnitas El Momo ~ Los Angeles

Cheap Eats
February 17, 2020

Carnitas El Momo ~ Los Angeles

Cheap Eats
February 17, 2020
The Vitals: the spot: Carnitas El Momo 2411 Fairmount St, Los Angeles, CA 90033 the eats: Carnitas tacos the bucks: $2.50 a taco the full nelson: Carnitas so juicy and full of pure porcine flavor that you don’t need salsa . . . When it comes to great tacos, you can reinvent the wheel but you sure don’t have to. Case in point: Carnitas El Momo in the historic Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Masters of simmering pork in ...
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Johnnie’s Beef ~ Chicago

Cheap Eats
November 1, 2019

Johnnie’s Beef ~ Chicago

Cheap Eats
November 1, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Johnnie’s Beef 7500 W. North Ave Chicago Il 60707 the eats: Italian Beef sandwich ordered “wet and hot” the bucks: $5.32 the full nelson: a local’s favorite for Chicago’s most revered sandwich
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Rosita’s Al Pastor ~ Austin TX

Austin
September 23, 2019

Rosita’s Al Pastor ~ Austin TX

Austin
September 23, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Rosita’s Al Pastor 1911 E. Riverside Dr. Austin TX 78741 the eats: Al Pastor Tacos the bucks: $2 a taco the full nelson: An Austin fav for Al Pastor tacos Austin has a big rep for being a taco town, especially when it comes to breakfast tacos. As far as other tacos go, that statement needs some sense of bearing. Coming from Los Angeles, I feel confident in saying that Austin is not an Al Pastor ...
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Recipe: Al Pastor tacos

Recipe
February 6, 2019

Recipe: Al Pastor tacos

Recipe
February 6, 2019
The Vitals: recipe: Al Pastor tacos difficulty: medium health rating:healthy time: 1 hour + marinade time <scroll down for ingredients and instructions> As much as I love scouring the country for Cheap Eats, I love grilling at home just as much. My preference is to cook over a “live fire”, which for me is hardwood charcoal. These days I have a backyard, so lighting up a grill is pretty easy but back when I lived in a loft, I had to ...
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Bang for your Burrito Buck: Red Mesa Mercado

Tacos/ Mexican
December 2, 2018

Bang for your Burrito Buck: Red Mesa Mercado

Tacos/ Mexican
December 2, 2018
The Vitals: the spot: Red Mesa Mercado 1100 First Ave N St. Petersburg FL 33705 the eats: Chile Relleno Burrito with Pork Colorado,   the bucks: $7.95 the full nelson: The best Bang for your Burrito Buck outside of Mexico Considering this is my third post on the food scene in St. Petersburg FL, I think it is safe to say that I am pretty impressed with the food down there. If you saw Cheap Eats St. Petersburg, you might remember the ...
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More Cheap Eats Birmingham

Cheap Eats
November 27, 2018

More Cheap Eats Birmingham

Cheap Eats
November 27, 2018
When it came time for Cheap Eats to come down South, Birmingham AL was high on the foodie radar. Forget that Food & Wine magazine moved here(Southern Living is located here as well), Birmingham is home to a James Beard award winning restaurant, a diverse and contemporary food scene and more than a couple places for Cheap Eats. Now if you saw our episode in Birmingham, you already know about one heck of a meatloaf plate and a meaty grilled ...
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Cheap Eats Buffalo

Cheap Eats
November 18, 2018

Cheap Eats Buffalo

Cheap Eats
November 18, 2018
Welcome to Cheap Eats Buffalo, the season finale of Cheap Eats Season 5 and a huge strike off the Cheap Eats bucket list: I ate Buffalo wings IN Buffalo NY! You knew there would be wings but did you expect serious taco and cupcake game? I sure didn’t. Throw in some French Toast that were literally on a roll and you have one fine day of Cheap Eating in Buffalo. Well, enough of the chit chat, time to take one ...
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Cheap Eats Oklahoma City

Cheap Eats
November 9, 2018

Cheap Eats Oklahoma City

Cheap Eats
November 9, 2018
When I look at the line up for Cheap Eats Oklahoma City, larger cities with big food reputations like Chicago come to mind. With a population of just over 600k, you might not expect to find legit macarons in OKC, but low and behold, OKC has LEGIT Macarons. And I wish we had a deli as good as Scottie’s down here in Austin. Well, you know what happens now. I’m gonna stop beating around the bush take you back for ...
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Cheap Eats Cleveland

Cheap Eats
October 31, 2018

Cheap Eats Cleveland

Cheap Eats
October 31, 2018
Once upon a time Cheap Eats went to the Land. Cheap Eats Cleveland was a matter of time really. The idea to do an episode here had been floated around during Season 1. And before that, Cleveland has been on my food radar since 2012. I’m sure more than a few of you out there may not know that before Cheap Eats, I worked in Food Television on the production side. My good pal Jeff Mauro, whom I teamed up ...
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