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Cheap Eats 2012: 10 Meals Under $10
Want to spend only ten bucks on dinner? Here are our favorite ways to fill up on the really cheap. By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Jessica Voelker, Cynthia Hacinli
Our favorite 10 ways to fill up under $10. Photograph courtesy of iStock Photo.
Comments () | Published June 20, 2012

1. Ten hot Buffalo wings $9.49 at Metro City Wing House
4404 Saint Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills; 301-423-0088.

2. Half char-grilled Peruvian-style chicken $8.59 at Super Chicken
422 S. Washington St., Falls Church; 703-538-5550.

3. Pressed Cuban sandwich $8.50 at Fast Gourmet
1400 W St., NW; 202-448-9217.

4. Flank-steak-and-rice-noodle bowl $8.25 at ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen
1516 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-232-4141.

5. Posole, the Mexican pork-and-hominy stew $7.70 available weekends at Taqueria Distrito Federal
3463 14th St., NW; 805 Kennedy St., NW; 202-276-7331 for both.

6. Grilled Bosnian burger with sour cream and onions $6.95 at the Balkan Grill
5902 N. Kings Hwy., Alexandria; 703-329-3303.

7. Falafel on pita $6.50 at Max’s Kosher Cafe
2319 University Blvd. W., Wheaton; 301-949-6297.

8. Philly-cheesesteak pasty—an offbeat version of the British hand pie, often a special $5.99 at the Pure Pasty Co.
128-C Church St., NW, Vienna; 703-255-7147.

9. Pan bagnat, a baguette laden with tuna, olives, and egg $5.75 at Saint Michel Bakery
5540 Wilkins Ct., Rockville; 301-770-5090.

10. Vietnamese sub with grilled pork $3.70 at Bánh Mì DC Sandwich
3103 Graham Rd., Falls Church; 703-205-9300.


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  • Buffalo Wings and Beer (three locations in Montgomery County) has the best wings around and will only cost you $7 for a pound of wings!

  • Crayonlurve

    Wow. One vegetarian friendly meal? This article doesn't even attempt to strike a balance.

  • Misty610

    Exactly what I was going to post!

  • Otter van Nostran

    Approximately 3% of United States citizens are vegetarians. 1 in 10 (10%) of the above meals are vegetarian friendly. You're right... this article has an unfair bias in favor of vegetarians.

  • Misty610

    In U.S., 5% Consider Themselves Vegetarians - Gallup.Com

    Number of Americans who follow a “vegetarian-inclined diet.” 22.8 Million. Number of Americans who are vegan, 1 Million.

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