Friday, February 4, 2011

Cheap cheeaaaaap

So.  Here I am.  In the land of the living. 
And the "kept women".
Granted, it's only been 3 days, but whatever. 

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:
- chipotle
- 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.  

Happy Hour

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:

What about you?  Where do you prefer? 

**hemp granola bowl and wellness shot from Healeo.  Photo by who else?  Me.

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