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SD: I got $10 bucks..where to go?

Beach Chick Apr 22, 2009 12:54 PM

I have more but why spend it if I don't have to.
Beach Chick needs a challenge..what's good for under $10 bucks?

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    Junoesq Jan 26, 2011 02:32 PM

    Dinner for two at McCormick & Schmicks during happy hour!

    1. Beach Chick Jan 26, 2011 10:43 AM

      So I've added Super Sergio's to the list..
      What else new we got going on for a ten spot?

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      1. re: Beach Chick
        cstr Jan 26, 2011 11:12 AM

        Finally made it to SS?

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          Fake Name Jan 26, 2011 02:25 PM

          No, they don't offer Tofu Asada.

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            Beach Chick Jan 26, 2011 04:18 PM

            ; )

      2. Beach Chick Aug 14, 2010 06:48 PM

        10 pan fried tofu dumplings at Dumpling Inn
        Longhorn Patty Melt with side of fries and a cold Coor's Light
        The Cheese Shop for a Turkey/Avocado/Cheese on rye with some sun chips.

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          cstr Aug 15, 2010 06:00 AM

          Grilled fish sammie at El Pescador in LJ.
          Many fish tacos, or anything on their menu, plus a cup of their seafood broth at Marisco's El Pescador in CV.
          Carnita's plate at Martiza's, Clairmont.
          Anything at Super Concina.

          Nice top revive the thread BC.

          1. re: Beach Chick
            daimyo Aug 15, 2010 06:40 PM

            I love how a cold beer accompanies so many of your req's. So right on...

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            daantaat Mar 1, 2010 09:06 PM

            Okan for lunch. Their pre-set lunch w/ rice and hijiki, 3 sides, pickles and miso soup packed w/ veggies runs about $6-7. Add one of their protein dishes for $2-3 and you have enough food for 1.5 meals (at least for me).

            1. Dagney Mar 1, 2010 09:18 AM

              Pork sandwich and a Vietnamese iced coffee at A Chau (Menlo Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard). right around $6.00.

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                jnice5 Feb 28, 2010 03:56 PM

                Anything at El Zarape on Park.

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                  mjsp1 Feb 28, 2010 09:51 PM

                  Burger or Turkey Burger @ Burger Lounge - well worth the $8 bucks.

                2. Dagney Feb 28, 2010 10:03 AM

                  Yakiyudori Ramen on Convoy. One bowl of ramen is $6.50.

                  1. DiningDiva Feb 24, 2010 08:32 PM

                    2 places for lunch

                    Windmill Farms deli sandwich - $3.99 (Del Cerro)
                    Mr. Chick's Greek Salad w/ Chicken, but get the dressing on the side. Comes with a side of french bread - $7.95 (Zion & Mission Gorge Rd.) It goes up on the dinner menu

                    Other than lunch

                    West Coast BBQ - Carnitas $8.99, BBQ Chicken $9.99 comes with choice of 2 sides, portions are generous (not including tax or tip). Add $.99 and you can get Pulled pork or BBQed Brisket. Discernable smoke ring on the meat. (Lake Murray Blvd at El Paso in La Mesa)

                    Johnny B's Cheeseburger + fries under $10...cold beer extra (East end of La Mesa Blvd)

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                    1. re: DiningDiva
                      Beach Chick Feb 25, 2010 04:46 AM

                      All these look awesome DD!
                      I should support a place named Mr. Chick's..
                      ; )

                      1. re: Beach Chick
                        DiningDiva Feb 25, 2010 07:32 AM

                        Here's the link - http://www.mrchickrestaurant.com/#

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                          Beach Chick Feb 25, 2010 07:39 AM

                          glad the hat and bowtie I gave Mr. Chick for Xmas was put to good use!

                    2. Beach Chick Feb 24, 2010 04:39 PM

                      Let's review..
                      Anything new and delicious for $10 in the greater San Diego area?
                      My $10 challenge is the Indian Truck..Mariscos Pescador in CV..Mystic Grill for the falafel.

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                      1. re: Beach Chick
                        ipsit Feb 24, 2010 07:01 PM

                        The Copper Chimney truck might just be the only place you can get 3 courses and a drink for $10.

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                          Fake Name Feb 28, 2010 01:23 PM

                          El Pescador

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                            Beach Chick Feb 28, 2010 05:53 PM


                        2. beantowntitletown Apr 27, 2009 05:30 PM

                          The 1/2 order barbacoa for $6.95 at Aqui es Texcoco, with enough cash left over for a pancita taco for $1.60 and a small tip.

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                            kare_raisu Apr 27, 2009 07:33 PM

                            hells yes

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                              beantowntitletown Apr 27, 2009 08:54 PM

                              ...and the extra salsa negra is free!

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                                alottameat Apr 28, 2009 12:05 AM

                                The Chicken Pie Shop on El Cajon blvd.
                                I think you get the whole meal deal for under 5 bucks it includes salad, rolls. meal (meat, potato, veggie) and a piece of pie.
                                just make sure you bring cash, they dont take credit cards.

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                            FireFlyFiftyFive Apr 27, 2009 04:51 PM

                            I’ll pop in with two cents:

                            How about the board favorite for Indian: Punjabi Tandoor. I call ‘em “Spongabi” because my belly gets fat there. Lunch is around $7 from the warming trays or you can get a two meat curry combo for around $8 in the evening. I'd say the flavor is a little deeper (or spicier) when they make to order for you.

                            How about a Chicago on the Bun in RB or UTC? I’m indifferent on the hot dogs (can’t you get like 10 of them for 10 bucks at Costco anyhow?) but I go for the combo Italian Sausage and Beef. Just tell them you want a combo dipped. Mmmmm! With peppers and onions. Hot peppers if you want ‘em too!

                            And I was nearly going to nominate this one on the best burger thread but I didn’t want to get rammed: At Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ go for the Joey's Bad Ass Burger – topped with a hotlink, caramelized onions and cheese. I was damn impressed – I’ve been going there for other sammiches (some pretty good) and ribs for some time but just tried the burger a couple of weeks ago.

                            Yes, these are all gutbusting meals for around your $10.

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                            1. re: FireFlyFiftyFive
                              daantaat Apr 27, 2009 07:55 PM

                              big thumbs up for Punjabi Tandoor!

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                              JRSD Apr 24, 2009 08:06 AM

                              2 of the $1.95 mini-sandwiches (Salami or Sopressata) and a cup of iced coffee at Caffe Calabria. I forget the price, but the caprese panini was also excellent.

                              1. ibstatguy Apr 23, 2009 09:06 PM

                                prosciutto and mozzarella panino with side salad for lunch at Wet Stone. plus there's always some great music playing.

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                                  stevewag23 Apr 24, 2009 02:47 AM

                                  which nights are best?

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                                    ibstatguy Apr 24, 2009 06:50 AM

                                    gotta confess I've only been for lunch but Christian keeps telling me to come by in the evening; check with him

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                                    Beach Chick Apr 25, 2009 09:37 PM

                                    I think I know this place and its really cool...good call!

                                  3. Beach Chick Apr 23, 2009 12:37 PM

                                    Wow..thank you all for your responses!

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                                    1. re: Beach Chick
                                      srk Apr 23, 2009 02:44 PM

                                      I recommend a cup of soup and half a spicy chicken melt sandwich from Chez Nous for $7.06.

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                                      juantanamera Apr 23, 2009 01:27 AM

                                      Funny you should ask...Linkery has a 'stimulus package' special, two sausage tacos and a bottle of Session Lager (from Full Sail) for ten bucks. Sea Rocket has a tuna melt sandwich and a draft beer (local, craft beer!) for the same. Both specials are only available at the bar and only Sunday through Thursday.

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                                        daantaat Apr 22, 2009 08:13 PM

                                        bean, cheese and rice burrito from El Cuervo
                                        machaca burrito from El Cuervo
                                        carne asada, rice and bean burrito from El Cuervo
                                        throw in a drink and you're still well under $10

                                        pizza or hot dog from Costco
                                        frozen yogurt from Yogurt World or Yogurt Lounge
                                        kimchi tofu soup or bi bim bap from Tofu House
                                        tacos from Mama Testa's
                                        anything from Surati Farsan Mart or Sab e Lee
                                        pho from Pho Hoa Cali
                                        cheese from Venissimo Cheese
                                        1 Vosges Haute chocolate bar

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                                          cstr Apr 22, 2009 03:45 PM

                                          HH at Flemings, burger and fries for $2.95. Marisco's truck for fish tacos. Just don't turn into Rachael Ray and not include the tip in that saw buck!

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                                            beth1 Apr 22, 2009 03:09 PM

                                            A California Burrito at the taco shop of your choice. But if it's a Saturday, a pannini from the guy at the Little Italy Mercado.

                                            1. Josh Apr 22, 2009 02:50 PM

                                              Burger at Burger Lounge - filling enough you don't need fries. $8
                                              K Sandwiches - banh mi, none more than $4
                                              Super Cocina - two entrees, rice, beans and tortillas. $8
                                              Pizzeria Luigi - two slices, $5
                                              Mona Lisa Deli - soppressata sandwich, $6
                                              Pete's Meats - All sandwiches under $7
                                              Bread & Cie - All sandwiches under $8
                                              Saigon - pho, $6
                                              Surati Farsan Mart - South Indian food, most items around $3-4
                                              Mama's Lebanese Bakery - Baba ghannouj wrap, $6

                                              Ever since Hodad's featuring on Food Network and CNN, the line is down the block. Which if you've eaten there you know is totally ridiculous.

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                                                DougOLis Apr 22, 2009 03:39 PM

                                                What Josh said plus:
                                                Mariscos German - 1 Gobernador taco and 1 Smoked Marlin taco
                                                Sab-E-Lee - pretty much everything is around $7 (green papaya salad, spicy mint leaves w/ stewed pork legs, panang curry, spicy raw beef, catfish larb)
                                                Tacos El Paisa - 1 Adobada taco + 1 Lengua taco + 1 Cabeza taco

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                                                  MrKrispy Apr 23, 2009 10:07 PM

                                                  sorry but in fairness to Sab-E-Lee one item just doesn't make a meal, you owe your tastebuds 2 items.

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                                                    DougOLis Apr 27, 2009 01:17 PM

                                                    I normally do get 2 items but I can rarely eat them both so I'll usually get 2 meals out of it.

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                                                      csils Feb 25, 2010 08:19 AM

                                                      Bring a friend who also has $10 and go Halfsies!!

                                                2. re: Josh
                                                  cstr Apr 22, 2009 03:47 PM

                                                  Maybe BC likes fries, give her a full meal for that 10 spot.

                                                  1. re: cstr
                                                    Josh Apr 22, 2009 09:55 PM

                                                    I've had many a meal at Burger Lounge made up of nothing more than their cheeseburger. It's a substantial amount of meat and bread. I couldn't eat an order of fries with it, and I'm not a small man.

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                                                  normalheightsfoodie Apr 22, 2009 01:52 PM

                                                  7.50 for a cheeseburger (Beef or Chicken), fries and a drink at HODADS.
                                                  A complete meal. With tax and a tip, you would still stay under 10, I calculated it to be a total of 9.50, out the door.

                                                  1. Fake Name Apr 22, 2009 01:26 PM

                                                    4 Milpas (see image provided) or a bowl of pho, #33 at Saigon, from which just came home.

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                                                      normalheightsfoodie Apr 22, 2009 01:54 PM

                                                      If you are trying to google it, it is called Las Cuatros Milpas, it is very good.

                                                      Las Cuatros Milpas
                                                      1857 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA

                                                      1. re: Fake Name
                                                        stevuchan Apr 22, 2009 01:59 PM

                                                        Nice photo FN, I can almost make out the meat chunks in the salsa.

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                                                        stevewag23 Apr 22, 2009 01:21 PM

                                                        3 empanadas at Puerto La Boca.

                                                        1. DiningDiva Apr 22, 2009 01:16 PM

                                                          The BLT at Bread on Market - $8.25

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                                                            oerdin Feb 28, 2010 07:51 PM

                                                            Hmm, a few of my favorite cheap eats places in San Diego:

                                                            1) Smoked marlin tacos at Mariscos German
                                                            2) Just about anything out of Las Cuatro Milpas
                                                            3) The Chicken Pie Shop down on University.
                                                            4) Surati Farsan Mart
                                                            5) Bull Taco
                                                            6) A sandwich at the OB Co-Op

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                                                              Beach Chick Mar 1, 2010 06:25 AM

                                                              Love the OB Co-Op..it's been quite awhile..how are their sandwiches?
                                                              Going to the Black, Farmer's Market and the OB Co-Op..priceless!

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