I figured since I have all of this *time on my hands*, I'd help out the general public on where to eat and drink and not break the bank while doing so.
Ok! Here we go!
Where to get yer food & drink on, part 1:
After a grueling yoga class and/or workout, my favourite place to go is Healeo, where you can get a heaping bowl of hemp granola w/ soy milk (cold OR hot) plus 2-3 toppings (my current fave is raspberries, chocolate, and shaved coconut) for $6. That's a deal, yo. A DEAL.
Sometimes I wind up at Oddfellows. For $7, you can get an awesome breakfast biscuit w/ eggs, herbs, and gruyere cheese in it. Plus a salad. Oh HELL YEAH. No, I am not drinking at this point. That comes later.
Skits n gravy (short for biscuits, if you haven't figured that out) from Georgetown Liquor Company. Awwww yeah. VEGAN goodness. $8. Un-fucking-real. Plus there's a build your own bloody mary bar. It doesn't get much better than that.
I figured I'd lump lunch and dinner into one category b/c really, I can eat the same thing at all hours of the day. Does this surprise you? It shouldn't.
Grilled cheese at Grim's. Holy moly, I think I've found the holy grail of grilled cheeses. There are 3 kinds to choose from here:
- truffled leek and havarti
- moz, basil, and proscuitto
I've had all 3 (minus the proscuitto b/c as you know, I don't partake in the meat thing right now, annnnd I don't like the pork so much) and they are all three mm mm goooood. And comes w/ a salad. And all for a whopping $6 to $7. I can't bitch about eating a good meal for under $10 these days.
Pho at Pho Cyclo on Broadway. Best pho in the city, in my opinion. Granted, the service isn't the fastest, but $6.95 gets you a bowl of piping hot pho w/ your choice of tofu, veggies, meat, or seafood. I always get tofu. And I always walk out full. And happy.
Shrimp and grits from Where Ya At Matt food cart. I. LOVE. SOUTHERN. FOODS. And I really really love the shrimp and grits combo from this particular food cart. $8 buys you a fantastic comfort food meal. Plus you get to listen to zydeco jazz while waiting for your food to be ready.
Mac n yease at Plum Bistro, Cap Hill. I can't remember how much it is, but I'm guessing around $7-8. Yes, it's vegan. Yes, the yease stands for nutritional yeast. Yes it's AMAZING. Yes, you should order it. I would eat this over mac n cheese anyday. Not kidding. And you guys know how much I LOVE cheese.
I dig the hour of happy. Why? b/c it's cheap. And I get to booze it up. Shocking, I know. You wanna know where to go that's cheapie mccheaperson? Read on.
List. In Belltown. I know, BELLTOWN. Who knew? But List has happy hour ALL DAY MONDAY. So there you go. Had a shitty Monday? Head to List - they will take care of you. Organic tomato salad $6 and gnocchi w/ truffle cream sauce $11 - slash that by 50% and there's your HH price. It's a deal.
Licorous. Cap Hill. Tuesdays is $1 carnitas for HH. That's if you eat pork. Otherwise, their house cocktails, which are normally $10, run $5 from 5-7 during their HH. My current favourite is the Joyful Ginger. Try it!
Rosebud. Also Cap Hill. HH runs 4-830pm every nite. Cocktails are a mere $3. Plus they have a crazy truffle mac n cheese for something like $4, plus other appetizer specials. It's AWESOME. And the staff is lovely.
These are just a few of my favourite places to go. For more in depth info on where Lily is lurking, go to: http://fireminx.yelp.com.
What about you? Where do you prefer?
**hemp granola bowl and wellness shot from Healeo. Photo by who else? Me.