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Mar 18, 2010 06:02 PM

Your favorite meal for under $10?

I apologize if this has been done before, but thought it'd be fun to see the responses. This could be breakfast, lunch, or dinner. My personal favorite would be the Cajun Benedict at the Uptown Diner. This may be because I've always sported a hangover when diving into the slab of spicy andouille doused with an (un)healthy amount of hollandaise and hashbrowns!

Uptown Diner
2548 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

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  1. Ohh - that is an amazing meal. I'd throw out either the Cachapas Venzolanas (corn pancakes) with cojita cheese at Maria's Cafe or Duck Liver Agnolotti at Victory 44 as two of my nominations.

    Maria's Cafe
    1113 E Franklin Ave Ste 102, Minneapolis, MN 55404

    Victory 44
    2203 44th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN

    1. Right now it is the Al Pastor platter at Taqueria La Hacienda. So good.

      Taqueria La Hacienda
      334 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

      1. good thread idea, I am looking forward to responses.

        Maria's is a great suggestion. I like Manny's Tortas. I was sad the one at Minnehaha and Lake closed, so now Midtown Global is the most likely stop. And Pho is always a good, cheap answer. My favorites are Quang, and Thanh DO in St. Louis Park.

        Quang Pastry & Deli
        2719 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

        Thanh Do
        3005 Utah Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55426

        Manny's Tortas
        920 E Lake St Ste 125, Minneapolis, MN 55407

        1. Pastrami Sandwich at Be'Wiched

          Tom Kha Kai at Bahn's

          Merriam Park burger at Blue DOor

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          1. re: kevin47

            hope this counts , it's exactly $10. Turnip cake at Rainbow Chinese.

            Rainbow Chinese Restaurant
            2739 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

          2. Small bowl of soup and petite cheese and fruit plate from Cafe Barbette's late night menu.

            I used to dig the veggie Tex Mex breakfast at Uptown Diner but the last time I ordered it the hollandaise was a frightening color and a bit gritty as well. Once I scraped the sauce away (not an easy task separating sauce from eggs or hash browns), the meal was fine. I don't think I'll order what was once a staple not just for one meal but for the second meal afforded me with leftovers, ever again.

            1600 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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            1. re: MplsM ary

              Oh MplsM ary! Give the Uptown another chance! Must have been an off day, but truth be told, the hollandaise screams Knoll. Don't care- still tastes good when you were up unitl 3 am trying to relive your rockstar days! This is coming from a suburbanite (and former chef) that travels that far on a Sunday morning. Nothing like it in the 'burbs!