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Los Angeles Cheap Eats Comfort Food Joints

Kevin and paprkutr - thanks....my profile has my website link...from there look for the LA page links....there will a page with detail for each place...

westsidegal - i'll certainly check hungry pocket out - thks

Dec 21, 2009
FrugalDanny in Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles Cheap Eats Comfort Food Joints

Hi Will - with that endorsement how I can not be liking it...it sounds "mighty comforting" (:-D) ... do you mind me using your quote and name on the page I will be creating...

Dec 21, 2009
FrugalDanny in Los Angeles Area

Philadelphia Cheap Eats Comfort Food Joints

The Current Philadelphia Cheap Eats Comfort List:

Brown Betty Petite

Cafe Estelle

Cantina Dos Segundos

Capogiro Gelateria

Chinks Steaks

Dalessandros Steaks

Davids Mai Lai Wah

Devils Alley Bar

Dim Sum Garden

Dolce Carini

El Fuego

Good Dog Bar & Restaurant

Grey Lodge Pub

Honey's Sit N Eat

John's Roast Pork

Koch's Deli

Little Pete's

Lorenzo Pizza

McGillin's Olde Ale House

McNally's Tavern

Moriarty's Restaurant

Mrs K's Koffee Shop

New Wave Cafe

Nick's Roast Beef

Pat's King Of Steaks

Pho 75

Pho Cafe Saigon

Pho Ha

Pho XE Lua Viet Thai

Plaza Garibaldi

Royal Tavern

Sarcone's Deli

Sketch

Slice

Standard Tap

Steve's Prince Of Steaks

Syrenka Luncheonette

Taco Riendo

Taqueria Veracruzana

Tartes

Tony Luke's

Tony's Place

Vietnam Restaurant

Dec 21, 2009
FrugalDanny in Philadelphia

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

I hear ya - my take away was to be selective - requesting crusty brisket ("We requested a sauce free second plate with crusty pieces of brisket. This is where the Salt Lick shines. The brisket had a crust like no other with deep flavor and abundant sugar cookies. The meat was smoky, tender and moist with great flavor even without the sauce.")...also snappy sausage sounded alright but refrain on the ribs...

Dec 21, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

the throwing out on a regular basis part intrigues me... (:-D

Dec 21, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Los Angeles Cheap Eats Comfort Food Joints

My current Los Angeles Cheap Eats Comfort Restaurants Lists:

The Los Angeles Restaurants
101 Coffee Shop
ABC Seafood
Al and Bea's Mexican
Amandine Patissiere
Andre's Restaurant
Apple Pan
Astro Burger
Bernie's Teriyaki
Best Fish Taco
Brooklyn Bagel
Carneys Train
Chef Marilyn's
Chichen Itza
Ciro's
Cole's Original French Dip
Diddy Riese
Dino's Burgers
Eastside Market
El Chato Taco
Fisherman's Outlet Seafood
Gallegos Mexican Deli
Gardens of Taxco
Griddle Cafe
Guelaguetza Restaurant
Hook'd On Fish
Howard's Big Burger
Huarache Azteca Restaurante
In-N-Out Burger
Juanito's Tamales
King Taco Restaurant
Langer's Delicatessen & Restaurant
Le Saigon
Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe
Monte Alban Restaurant
Nick's Coffee Shop & Deli
Oinkster
Original Tommy's
Pann's
Pete's Blue Chip
Philippe The Original
Phillips Barbecue
Pinches Tacos
Pink's Famous Hot Dogs
Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles
Senor Fish
Stan's Corner Donut Shoppe
Swinger's
Taco's Baja Ensenada
Tere's Mexican Grill
Versailles Restaurant
Vito's Pizza

The Greater Los Angeles Metro Restaurants:

Alhambra
Fosselmans Ice Cream
Genovese's Pizza
Hat

Arcadia
Moffetts Chicken Pie

Bell
La Casita Mexicana

Burbank
Bob's Big Boy

Chatsworth
Les Sisters Southern Kitchen
Munch Box

Culver City
Rutts Hawaiian Cafe
Tito's Tacos Mexican Restaurant
Tender Greens

Gardena
Bob's Hawaiian Style Restaurant
Bruddah's Hawaiian Foods
Gardena Bowl Coffee Shop
Hakata Ramen Shinsengumi

Glendale
Porto's Bakery

Glendora
Donut Man

Hermosa Beach
Big Mike's Philly Steaks Subs

Inglewood
Randy's Donuts

Long Beach
Bake 'n Broil
Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

Malibu
Coogies Beach Cafe
Malibu Fish Seafood

Manhattan Beach
Back Home In Lahaina
Glacier Ice Cream
Kettle

North Hollywood
Skaf's Grill

Northridge
Brent's Delicatessen Restaurant

Pasadena
Pie'n Burger
Tops

Redondo Beach
El Burrito Jr
Original Pancake House

San Gabriel
Stuffed Sandwich

Santa Monica
Bay Cities Italian Deli
Gilbert's El Indio Restaurant
Rae's Restaurant

Studio City
Daichan

Van Nuys
Mom's Bar Be Cue House
Nat's Early Bite

Whittier
Arturo's Puffy Taco

Dec 21, 2009
FrugalDanny in Los Angeles Area

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

Been reading reviews with much disdain for salt lick - made me think it was living off its past glory - however reading your post made me dig into Full Custom Gospel's review - http://fcg-bbq.blogspot.com/2009/01/s... and it's kind of turning my mind around now

Dec 21, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

let us know what you think

Dec 21, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

Why doesn't it belong

Dec 20, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

I'm removing Salt Lick from the list

Goode on kirby still there - but have directly referenced and linked to the differing views here

Dec 20, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

The current list:

Abilene
Harold's Pit Bar BQ

Alvin
Joe's Barbeque

Austin
Artz Rib House
House Park Bar-B-Q
Iron Works Barbecue
Mann's Smokehouse
Sam's Bar-B-Cue

Beaumont
Fat Mac's Smokehouse‎

Dallas
Mike Andersons
Peggy Sue BBQ
Sammy's Bar B Que
Smokey Joe's Bar-B-Que
Sonny Bryan's
Sweet Georgia Brown's BBQ

Driftwood
The Salt Lick Barbecue Restaurant

El Paso
State Line

Euless
North Main Bar BQ

Fort Worth
Angelo's
Cousin's Pit Barbecue

Galveston
Queen's Barbecue

Giddings
City Meat Market

Gonzales
Gonzales Food Market

Henderson
Bob's Barbecue

Hondo
Billy Bob's Backyard Barbq

Houston
Burn's Bar-B-Que
Demeris Barbecue
Goode Company Barbeque
Harris County Smokehouse
Pierson BBQ

Humble
MO's B-B-Q

Huntsville
New Zion Missionary Baptist BBQ

Junction
Lum's

Kilgore
Country Tavern Barbecue

La Grange
Prause Meat Market

Lavon
Big Daddy's Roadhouse BBQ

League City
Red River Bar-B-Que

Lexington
Snow's BBQ

Lillian
Casstevens Cash and Carry Grocery

Llano
Coopers Bar B Que Restaurant

Lockhart
Black's Barbecue
Chisholm Trail Bar-B-Q
Kruez Market
Smitty's Market

Lubbock
Tom and Bingo's Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que

Lulling
City Market

Midland
K D's Bar-B-Q II Go

Pearland
Central Texas Style Barbecue

Richmond
Galvan's Sausage House

San Angelo
R J Bar-B-Que

San Antonio
Rudy's Country Store
Willard's Jamaican Jerk

Spicewood
Opie's Barbecue

Stephenville
Hard-Eight Barbeque

Taylor
Louie Mueller Barbecue

Texas City
Grand Prize Barbeque

Tioga
Clark's Outpost Bar-B-Q

Tyler
Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ

Waelder
J Bar B Foods

Wharton
Hinze Bar-B-Q

Dec 19, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Chicago Cheap Eats Comfort Food

Looks like it depends...on when you go and what you order. Looking at the menu they do have cheaper choices for Breakfast and Lunch.
1/2 lb cheeseburger for $8 or 3 napkin meatloaf sandwich $9 with a choice of side. Omelette $6....

If you get there before 6 looks like they have special fish dinners(1/2 lb of seafood potatoes vegs with soup and salad) for under $15 - some may consider that a cheap eats for good seafood/fish.

Dec 18, 2009
FrugalDanny in Chicago Area

Chicago Cheap Eats Comfort Food

Cheap Eats is hard to pin down. Yours may be different than Fred's.

Basically for me I see it in a range : From Dirt Cheap Low-Down Hole-In-The-Wall Greasy Spoon Joints Roadhouses Shacks Cafeterias Carts Cantinas Huts Lunchwagons Pubs Saloons Smokehouses Taps Taverns Trailers Trucks Honkytonks Pits Stands Shantys Taquerias Dumps and Dives To a Bit More Upscale Good Value Cheap Eats Comfort Food Restaurants BBQs Broilers Cafes Chophouses Coffee Shops Delis Diners Drive-ins Grills Inns Luncheonettes Lunchcounters Kitchens Markets Meat-And-Threes Nooks Pantrys Parlors Pizzerias Ribhouses Rotisseres Supper Clubs WhatNots WhatEvers WhatsItsnames WhatChamacallits and everything in between...

Keeping in mind that one can still eat on the cheap in places that may be considered pricey by carefully selecting cheaper dishes sharing apps salads skipping desserts expensive drinks and so on...

quite a few are favorites from the Chowhounds here.

which ones on the Chicago lists are kinda pricey to you

Dec 17, 2009
FrugalDanny in Chicago Area

Chicago Cheap Eats Comfort Food

Coming up to the 1 year anniversary of this thread!

Current Chicago Cheap Eats Comfort Food List/Map members:
Billy Goat Tavern
Colemans Barbecue
Corner Bakery Cafe
Glenn's
Fish Keg
Garrett Popcorn Shops
Honey One BBQ
Lawrences Fisheries
Mannys Coffee Shop Deli
Matisse
Mr Beef On Orleans
Perrys
Poag Mahones
Ribs N Bibs
Ricobenes
Ringo
Smoque BBQ
Stanleys Kitchen Tap
Sun Wah Bar-B-Que
Thats A Burger
Top-Notch Beefburgers
Uncle Johns Bar BQ
Valois Restaurant

Chicago Hot Dog List/Map
Byrons Hot Dog Haus
Clark Street Dog
Fat Johnnies
Gene and Judes Red Hot Stand
Hot Dougs
Jimmys Red Hots
Jims Original
Poochies Hot Dogs
Portillos Hot Dogs
Skyway Dog House
Superdawg
Vienna Beef Factory Store Cafe
Wiener Circle

Chicago Pizza List/Map
Armands Pizzeria
Art Of Pizza
Aurelios Pizza (Homewood)
Burts Place
Chicago Pizza Oven Grinder
Connies Pizza
Ed Joes Pizza
Freddys Pizza
Ginos East
Giordanos Pizza
Home Run Inn
Johns Pizzeria
Lou Malnatis Pizzeria
Nicks Pizza Pub
Pequods Pizzeria
Pizanos Pizza Pasta
Pizzeria Uno
Pizzeria Duo
Vito and Nicks Pizzeria

Dec 17, 2009
FrugalDanny in Chicago Area

Chicago Cheap Eats Comfort Food

mkslaw - thanks, like and will add Glenn's & Matisse

Querencia - already have Stanley's Kitchen & Tap on the Chicago list /map - if you don't mind would like to add your comments to the listing and credit you.

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Glenn's Diner
1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Dec 17, 2009
FrugalDanny in Chicago Area

MSP-Tian Jin-Must Try in western Suburbs (Mandarin/Szechuan)

I concur. Not the same since Ryan left and place misses his oversight...Chen is overwhelmed. We've stopped going. Let me know please when he returns....I would recommend only going during the week . Buffet is a mistake anywhere.

Nov 27, 2009
FrugalDanny in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

How about everybody state here the ones they like - will list their name with each place - something along the lines of "An EdLagniappe approved place" like AAA approved. I recall some people like your stinkers.. Different ribs for different folks ( :-D )
If there are any places that don't get votes, after a respectable amount of time, will eventually remove them

Nov 24, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

Thanks to everyone for your input - Looking for further input on the current state of the Texas Map and Page at Frugal Danny and Roxanne's Texas BBQ

Nov 23, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

Smokey Joes on Dallas & Texas BBQ Maps and pages.

Also City Meat Market on TX Map and page.

Thanks I'm really hungry now - lunchtime!

Nov 19, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

makes sense - I'll post it map it plus try to get google to change it to open

Nov 19, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

Good I'll work up a pin and post for them - says they are permanently closed on Google - http://maps.google.com/maps?pz=1&...

Nov 18, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

Galvan's is still open? Seeing a mention that it's closed

Nov 18, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

Thanks Ed. Thats a great idea. guess wine tastes are still pretty much free or cheap...Will also check and add Willards later..

Nov 17, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

Will add. List and map are on my website but can't link here - website is on my profile from there go to bbq texas on link list thanks.

Nov 17, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Chicago Cheap Eats Comfort Food

Have Kaufman's out on the Chicago Metro map. Can't link here but our good hearted moderators have let me put the Website on my profile - from whence you can get to the various Chicago maps. Thanks everyone.

Nov 17, 2009
FrugalDanny in Chicago Area

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

Its on the list

Nov 07, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

Chicago Cheap Eats Comfort Food

I went out and looked at their website - incredible they can put a spread of fresh home made out like that for only $10. Lots of choices Price is right. Thanks for the heads up

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Red Apple Buffet
3121 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Oct 19, 2009
FrugalDanny in Chicago Area

Texas Bar-BQ Joints Map Project

Thank you I'll check Bob's out

Jun 27, 2009
FrugalDanny in Texas

MSP-Tian Jin-Must Try in western Suburbs (Mandarin/Szechuan)

I'll continue on with TJ but I'm done with this thread

May 19, 2009
FrugalDanny in Minneapolis-St. Paul

new gold nugget mpls

thank you dave & kitten - I try to write about what I know based on real life experience but I can assure you that although I have passed through some pretty dim pretty depressing low-rent downscale dives I haven't yet felt the urge to hang in dim depressing low-rent downscale dives (;=D)

May 18, 2009
FrugalDanny in General Midwest Archive