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Nov 25, 2008 04:30 AM

Recession Busters

Headed to Tremont 647 tonight for two dollar taco Tuesdays. Name some other deals in this vein. Maybe we can put a weeks worth of good, inexpensive dining together.

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    An Tua Nua: $3/4 apps from 5-7, Miller $2.50
    Bambara: daily 4-6, $5 and under apps
    Banshee: Dorchester, daily lunch special $6 until 4PM
    Daisy Buchanon's: M-F 3:30-7, $2
    Bukowski's: til 8PM, $1.69 burger
    Excelsior: 3 course wine dinner on Wed. $39
    Flemings: M-F 3-6 $1.95 bar specials
    Gari: 4:30-6:30 dinner 2 for $35
    Great Bay: M-F 5-6, $1 bites
    Grendel's Den: 1/2 price 5:00-7:30pm, jug of sangria $10
    Jacob Wirth: $6 beer and brat
    Kingston Station: M-Wed, 5-7 1/2 price apps
    Lineage: $1 oysters M-F evening
    Living Room: M-F 4-7, $1 oysters on Wed.; 1/2 apps weekdays; Tues.
    Masa: M-F 5-7, $1 tapas
    Masona: 5-6:30 Tues-Sun., $12 early supper
    McCormick & Schmick: til 6 or 6:30 and late
    Morton's: M-F til 5-6:30, 9:30-11, $6 apps
    Myers+Chang's: "Cheap Date Night" Sunday, Monday Tuesday,$40 per couple
    Noir: M-F til 7, 5-4-3-2-1 (nuts, cookies, salad, skewers, sandwich)
    Novel in BPL: tea M-F 2:30-4, $19.95
    Pho Republique: M-F, 5:30-7:30 $2 dim sum
    Redbones: 4-6PM 1/2 price apps
    Red Sky: M-F 1/2 price apps
    Rustic Kitchen: $3.95 apps
    Shay's: $4 apps Sun-Thurs., 6-10:30
    Sorriso: Mon 5-9, pizza $5
    Summer Shack: happy hour til 6:30 and late
    28 Degrees: Tu-Fri., 5-7 $1 oysters
    Uno: 4-7PM and 10-close Sun-Fri, $1.99-2.99
    Vecchia Roma: 3 courses for $22.95 on Tue-Thurs.
    Vox Populi: 3 course prix fixe

    Emma's, Bridgewater: .99 pizza Sun. and Wed.

    family dinners: Garden at Cellar ($5 small and $10 large plates), KO Prime (Retro Sun $25 all you can eat prime rib), Pigalle ($40-$5 3 courses w/ wine and bar menu), Rendezvous ($38 3 courses), Rialto ($40 3 courses), Rocca (4PM $22 for 2 courses and a sweet), Sage (5:30 $25 w/ cheese plate), Vlora ($35 3 courses)
    Thirsty Scholar: Sun. 6-10PM $4 burger and chicken sandwich

    Salvatore's: Mon. Flight Night, 6-8PM, $15, 4 cocktail infusions
    Beacon Hill Bistro: Wine & Dine every other Mon. 7PM, 4 course dinner w/ wine $55
    Pops: Mon. sandwich nite
    L'Espalier: Mon. 7PM, 4 small courses w/ wine, $55
    Ashmont Grill: Mon. Nite Wine Club, 6-8PM, $25 or 30, 5 wines w/ small plates
    Davinci: $29 3 courses on Mon & Tues.
    Red Hat: 10 cent wings on Mon. & Tues 5-10; trivia on Wed., 9PM 1/2 apps
    Khao Sarn: every 3rd Tues., sample wines w/ free apps, 6:30 $16 pp

    Miel: wine tasting and food, $35

    33 Rest: Hot off the Vine, Wed. 5-7PM, $20-40, 4 wine samples w/ food
    Robyn's: Roslindale, $5 pizza on Wed. and Thurs.
    Sel de la Terre: Wine Wed. 7PM, $45
    Stadium: Southie, Wed. trivia, 8PM; $2 Tues., $4 Fri. 4-7PM

    Meritage: Thurs. wine nite, 5:30-7, $25

    Felt: Fri. free pool til 8PM, 1/2 price apps
    Intercontinental: Fri. martini workout

    Fireplace: every other Sat. 3PM, $25

    10 Replies
    1. re: Joanie

      Excellent work, Joanie; I'm printing it out to carry in my wallet!

      1. re: Joanie

        Have anyone tried KO Prime Retro Sun. all you can eat prime rib? It sounds good.

        1. re: sheila

          We went back in April - the girls ordered filet mignon off the menu, and the guys went for the prime rib. It really is all you can eat, pretty good quality - you just have to walk across the dining room each time with your plate for the next piece, which is a turnoff for some. It came with all the accompaniments but nothing else, so you may want to order some sides. Otherwise, just save room for the prime rib!

          1. re: sheila

            I did this last year. I ate so much prime rib I figured they would discontinue this deal. I'll have to go back.

          2. re: Joanie

            Here's another log to throw on the fire:


            $1 tacos on Tuesdays at Le Verdad. The limit of 5 tacos per person seems...unnecessary. Even a little gross to think about.

            1. re: Joanie

              Martini workout?!? Details, please. Great list.

              1. re: Joanie

                Hey Joanie, could you be more specific with each of these? ;-b

                That deal at Masona sounds really good, by the way. Here are the details:

                $12 from 5pm till 6:30pm; add $4 after 6:30. Options: roast turkey, pumpkin ravioli, sauteed shrimp, and fish and chips.

                1. re: Joanie

                  Joanie, What a great list! Thanks for putting it together, cant wait to check some out!

                  1. re: Joanie

                    Oops- please disregard- I somehow missed the original post!

                  2. Are these really big tacos? I've had them in many cities for 75 cents or 99 cents so I didn't know $2 is a special price here.

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                    1. re: joebloe

                      No, they're typical sized, but for a sit-down restaurant that's not a taqueria, they're pretty good.

                    2. GURU Indian cuisine on Broadway (outside of Teele Sq) in Somerville. $7.95 for combination plates. Plenty of high quality food. And they're expanding to a sit down restaurant soon.

                      1. Townsends in Hyde Park. Choose one app and one entree for $15. Must order before 6:45. Monday through Friday

                        1. The wife and I did in fact hit up two dollar taco night and we had a great time. The taco's were very good, especially the catfish. I also sampled the grilled steak, the carnitas and the quesadilla. All were very good and did not seem to skimp. If it hadn't been for our last couple drink rounds this would have been a very cheap night. All told we spent 60 dollars on drinks and dinner so I feel pretty good.