Right! I appreciate that many are OK with paying $200 plus for a 'dining experience'. You certainly can do that in the St Pete & Gulf Beaches area. However as a worker in Florida's 'bus boy' economy I CAN'T. How about a string re CHEAP EATS in the area..really GOOD as well as cheap would be a plus, but not essential. I define cheap in 2006 as a decent MEAL for around the $6.00 mark or under...mol. The area is restaurant wise already highly competitive but it would be good to know some good cheapies other than my 'regulars'...which to start this out, include: KATRINA'S on 34th St N (US 19)@ around 38th Ave. Open 24 hrs, diverse crowd, actually pretty good chow, most full diners under $6. AND, the always popular BUSY BEE CAFE on 49th St N near Park blvd in Pinellas Park. A great roast pork plate under the $6 mark & lots of other good stuff. Food a cut above here. In my opinion ALWAYS the best choice is a Chinese Buffet for LUNCH only...(Marbo on 4th St N) GOOD Chinese (an EXCELLENT hot & sour soup) and the real $$ saver, NO NASTY TIPPING! Got any good ones...and please let's keep it CHEAP...no $$$ chains & real food!