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New to the area and poor, so poor

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New to the area and poor, so poor

Chris Nguyen | Oct 1, 2000 05:29 AM

So just when I thought I'd fully mapped the toasty underbelly of Boston food-lovin', I manage to convince myself to give up my job, give up my pay, give up my hard-won magical restaurant list, and come to LA and be a grad student.

Which means, I'm adrift from my stand-bys, lost, and practically destitute.

So: eating secrets for the earning-impaired? I'm based in Hollywood, but I'm willing to drive. My tastes are broad - happiness is a balanced burger, a deep vindaloo, a tamale, a gnocchi, a bul go gi, anything... The challenge is economy - what are the happinesses for under $10, what are the earth-shattering glories for under $20?

On my own, I found Zankou's.

-thi

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