$30 Challenge - Any suggestions?
I'm doing a special article for my blog and I want to do 3 meals in DC for $30 - $10 per meal. Area is not an issue, but I want to get some bang for my bucks and keep my readers interested. Any suggestions? Looking for a good breakfast, lunch, and dinner - preferably Metro accessible, but am willing to get my car if need be.
Thanks for your help!
You can certainly get a great lunch at El Pollo Rico in Clarendon or Wheaton for that price, and probably many other Peruvian chicken joints. El Pollo Rico is my favorite chicken, but I like sides better elsewhere, but the chicken is worth the bland sides actually.
What about Tortilla Cafe at the Eastern Market or Market Lunch itself? Mexican food, or even breakfast at the Market.
Pho75 in Rosslyn would do the trick too.
You might be able to do this at Eatbar too.
225 7th St SE Ste 12, Washington, DC 20003
7643 New Hampshire Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
The greek deli on 19th street between L and M. Portions are HUGE and must still be under $10 (haven't eaten there in ages so needs others to verify)
You can get a Vietnamese sandwich, bubble tea, and dessert for $10 at Song Que deli in Eden Center.
You can get three tacos, or two tacos and a tamale, plus a drink; at Pico Taco for under $10 (14th and Florida, NW; just tried it for the first time last night and thought it was pretty good for DC). I'm sure there are better tacos in the burbs though.
12 inch sandwich at Taylor Gourmet is under $10 and super tasty and filling. Mount Vernon Square or H Street locations, and soon in Bethesda I understand...
Don't they have a lunch special at Pete's Apizza? Oops, weekdays only. Good for future reference though.
From website, http://petesapizza.com/columbia_heigh...
Two Slices of Cheese Pizza)
or One Slice of Cheese Pizza
and a Side Salad
plus a Fountain Drink or Tea
(toppings $0.25 each
Falls Church, VA, USA, Falls Church, VA
1116 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
, Washington, DC 20001
Kora in Crystal City on Crystal Drive has a $5 lunch deal for their pizza or pasta dishes or a $7 sandwich selection which includes a salad and fries. I was really content with the tuna nicoise sandwich which was cooked to order. I believe the deal is not available on weekends. Kora is ran by Chef Morou.
I would also recommend the Cafe Asia happy hour sushi deal for dinner.
1720 I St NW Unit Frnt, Washington, DC 20006
What about Horace and Dickies for fish or Levi's Port Cafe? Not quite as easy by public transportation, but not too bad.
You could have a million meals at the Eden Center for under $10.
Oh! At the Delhi Club in Clarendon has a very good Indian lunch buffet for $8.95 I think it is.
Falls Church, VA, USA, Falls Church, VA
1135 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201
My top three are:
El Charrito Caminante in Arlington for their goat or chorizo tacos. Two bucks a pop. Order five and share them with a couple of friends.
Pimento Grill in East River, DC for their oxtail brown stew - MUST ORDER the cabbage on the side, also get the peas and rice. Everything here tastes and looks like they prepared it just for you.
Joe's Noodle House, Sichuan in Rockville: Wontons in Red Hot Sauce, scallion pancake, and spicy and sour pickled vegetables, all together for less than $10.
El Charrito Caminante
2710 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Joe's Noodle House
1488 Rockville Pike Ste C, Rockville, MD 20852
Pimento Grill Restaurant
4405 Bowen Rd SE, Washington, DC 20019
The frickles at Del Merei Grille should change your mind.
Furthermore if you want to know what great bar food is all about, go to Churchkey on 14th St., NW and get the shrimp corn dogs. After that, going back to Bungalow may be depressing.
Del Merei Grille
3106 Mt.Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305
zola wine and kitchen has a daily $10 lunch special.
I never eat anything at busboys over $10 and we often go there for dinner.
korean food cart at the intersection of vermont nw and k street nw. A really great lunch for $5.don't get it confused with the korean food cart at 14th and L (yuck.)