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What's your really cheap guilty pleasure?

Carolyn Tillie | Jun 20, 2001 05:15 PM

I operate on quite a budget so many of the places I would really like to eat tend to be out of my range. Consequently, I am quite fond of Empanadas Place in Venice, where my boyfriend and I can share four empanadas and a drink for under $10.00.

I have to admit, though, that when money is really tight, I will frequent the lunch counter at Ikea where, for a mere $5.00 (including tax!) I get a large drink (usually the lingonberry punch), 10 swedish meatballs, 2 new potatoes, gravy, lingonberries, salad, and a roll with butter. Now I'm the first to admit that it ain't gourmet, but that is an awful lot of food for $5.00.

I'd like to know if there are other places where I can get palatable food for so little money. And Norm's doesn't count!

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