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HungryHipster Jun 19, 2007 12:35 PM

Ok, so heres the deal. I'm a food writer based in Providence. I write for a small magazines food section for a college crowd. I've written about all the obvious cheap, edible places in Providence (ie: east side pockets, cuban, every kind of pizza, cilantro, meeting street, nobody's, apsara, chilango's - you name it) But, I know and feel that I'm missing some hole in the wall kind of places off the beaten path. I want to expose myself and my readers to more restaurants. Anyone? Anything? Tell me. I'm dying to know. I'm also really hungry. But who on here isn't?

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    gracem Jun 19, 2007 12:40 PM

    What constitutes "cheap" in your book? An often overlooked, reasonably priced "hole in the wall" is Guido's on Hope & John Sts. It's byob and the portions of decent if basic italian are huge for the price.

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    1. re: gracem
      HungryHipster Jun 19, 2007 01:04 PM

      Cheap: Under 20 is good Under 10 is even better. Most college folk are only concerned with feeding themselves unless they are going for dinner where they intend to share. But all reccomendations are welcome - especially if the place is held to high esteem.

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      Sambossanova Aug 29, 2007 12:36 AM

      Tina's on Atwells serves jamaican food for really low prices. They used to be on broad street but relocated a year or two ago. There are also two guatemalan places I like. One is on the corner before nick's, but its not that great. I prefer Mi Guatemala which is where atwells meets manton( i think). Bombay cafe in federal hill isnt cheap cheap but its certainly better than the rest of the horrible indian places in providence.

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        bachslunch Aug 29, 2007 04:05 AM

        There's always Geoff's Sandwiches, Julian's, Costantino's, and Olneyville Hot Dogs, but you're likely familiar with them.

        1. Keithel Aug 30, 2007 09:03 AM

          Angelo's Civita Farnese -- under $10 a plate, good red sauce Italian. (though it isn't BYOB).

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            JaneRI Aug 30, 2007 01:26 PM

            Mexico on Atwells? Not Just Snacks (Indian) on Hope?

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              basachs Aug 31, 2007 06:08 AM

              I would pick Chilangos over Mexico. I have always found Chilangos to be fresher, and more inspired. On weekends they have a wonderful cabeza soup. Its not on the menu.

              Plus the fact that they make their own tequila in addition to the wonderful selection of other tequilas they carry does not hurt... :)

              1. re: basachs
                JaneRI Aug 31, 2007 06:38 AM

                I'll have to give it a try - is it on Manton? Do they have tamales? That is all I ever get at Mexico....I'm tamale-obessed.

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