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My LA Mag "Best Cheap Eats" Map

aching May 10, 2009 04:55 PM



  1. JeMange Jun 2, 2009 06:27 PM

    Thanks for the map! Not quite sure how Little Dom's made it onto this list as they're anything but "cheap."

    1. aching Jun 2, 2009 06:19 PM

      We went to Baby Blues BBQ on Saturday. We may have been biased because we were STARVING, but we loved it! The pulled pork and mac n' cheese were delicious - can't wait to have them again.

      Baby Blues BBQ
      444 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

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      1. re: aching
        tooth Jun 2, 2009 06:30 PM

        I love Baby Blues, if only they were a little closer, but it's worth the drive....

      2. Will Owen May 27, 2009 11:30 AM

        Why did you leave Cook's Tortas off? Just wondering...

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          aching Jun 2, 2009 06:16 PM

          Just an inadvertant omission - fixed now!

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          ScottMcCabe May 26, 2009 10:33 PM

          We really enjoyed Papa Cristo's

          1. aching May 26, 2009 04:54 PM

            There was quite a lengthy introduction in this issue about their methodology and how controversial it all is. Please let me know what you think are notable omissions and I'll add them to the map too! (I've already added a few, denoted with an asterisk to indicate that they weren't part of the original list.)

            1. alkylyou May 23, 2009 02:06 PM

              thank god.
              now you know what i'm going to be eating for the next few weeks.

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                patz May 22, 2009 06:02 PM

                this is so helpful, thanks!

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                  sarcasmsk May 22, 2009 04:46 PM

                  The map is incredible, again, thank you, but BEST cheap eats...I'm not so sure. A lot of cheap eats that are good to very good, yes.

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                    linger gicking food May 19, 2009 05:31 PM

                    awesome. I need to figure out how to program this into the gps in my car...

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                      andytseng May 19, 2009 12:40 PM

                      I appreciate the list, but Cheap Eats? I dunno about some of them. #19 at Langer's is 15 bucks, and the stuff at Wurstkuche adds up compared to places I love on the list like Dino's and Pollo a La Brasa where you can get a full meal for $5-6. With those kinds of deals in LA, I feel like the bar for a Cheap Eats meal should be closer to $10.

                      I'd throw La Espanola's Saturday paella on the list.

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                      1. re: andytseng
                        bulavinaka May 22, 2009 06:04 PM

                        I second La Espanola's saturday paella. We enjoyed a couple of servings last weekend. And you might as well throw in their sandwiches as well.

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                          aching May 26, 2009 04:51 PM

                          Thanks for the rec! I've added it to the map...

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                        rdfan82 May 18, 2009 08:30 PM

                        I love this map! I'm flying down to L.A. in a couple of days and it'll be very useful..

                        1. aching May 16, 2009 09:52 AM

                          We've started working our way through the list and are having so much fun! So far, we've hit the ones linked below. Highlights were juicy pork dumplings at DTF, boysenberry pie at Pie 'n Burger, turkey burger and ice cream sandwiches at Umami Burger, and the fries at Wurstkuche. Yum!

                          Din Tai Fung Restaurant
                          1108 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007

                          Pie 'n Burger
                          913 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

                          800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

                          Umami Burger
                          850 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                          1. aching May 11, 2009 03:04 PM

                            My friend (and partner in crime in eating) just called me "the biggest nerd ever" for making this map. Oh well! When it comes to eating, I don't want to waste time driving around - I just want to get there and eat!

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                              swtcrm May 19, 2009 12:25 PM

                              foodie nerds rule!

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                              anothernotch May 11, 2009 12:32 PM

                              Read the article this weekend. Thanks for the map. We hope to put it to good use.

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                                tykapfh May 11, 2009 11:44 AM


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                                  flowerofhighrank May 10, 2009 05:05 PM

                                  THAT is going to be very useful, once I figure out the best way to print it! Thanks!

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                                  1. re: flowerofhighrank
                                    sarcasmsk May 10, 2009 09:33 PM

                                    Please let me know if you figure it out!

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