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best lunch deals and chacacero

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DZ Apr 23, 2002 02:21 AM

Hi,
I was wondering if people would mind posting their favorite lunch deals around boston...or even deals in general (e.g. Tim's burger and beer for under $5, $2 banh mi, etc.)
also, went and had a chacacero at the stand outside Filene's today. it's a chilean sandwich with either garlic marinated grilled chicken, beef, or veggies, and it comes with a nice spicy sauce, avocado,string beans, muenster cheese, and tomatos. kind of a weird combo but tasty and filling. anyone else tried it?
-danny

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    chowcat RE: DZ Apr 23, 2002 08:45 AM

    My favorite: a bowl of hot and sour soup with wontons, $3.95 at Mary Chung's (Central Square, Cambridge). They make the wontons by hand, fresh every day.

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      Joanie RE: DZ Apr 23, 2002 09:28 AM

      I asked this question once and there wasn't much response. Chef Chang's and Chef Chow's have specials for $5-7 during lunch (as do most Chinese restaurants) and serve quite a bit of food (app., soup and dish), on Sat. too. Bertucci's has the all you can eat salad and rolls with a choice of personal pizza or pasta for about $6. The Thai restaurants have lunch deals too and there's always Indian buffets all around town. I think Redbones has an all you can eat lunch, Skipjack's has specials, etc.

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        Seth Ditchik RE: DZ Apr 23, 2002 02:07 PM

        Finally found a decent place for lunch in Malden; Palmer Cafe, on Commercial Street, serves up Middle Eastern/Mediterranean food, and they make a kick-ass kefta sandwich.

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          Big Momma RE: DZ Apr 24, 2002 10:51 AM

          Herrera's cart outside Macy's makes one mean steak burrito. They also have a full service take-out place on Temple. Very good Mexican for cheap $$$. Try the black bean soup.

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            galleygirl RE: Big Momma Apr 24, 2002 11:14 AM

            And the full-service Herrerra's does fish tacos,which are excellent, as well as fish burritos...

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            johnnymac RE: DZ Apr 24, 2002 03:31 PM

            i love those chacaceros, the only problem is the line. i used to wait for 1/2 an hour, but they are worth it.

            i now work in brighton and can't get over there. there is a place in allston that makes them, not as good but as i say any chacacero is a good chacacero.

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