Cheap Eats Archive

Cheap Eats: A Peter Chang lunch elegant, affordable

The dish Stir-Fried Smoked Chicken lunch special
The cost $8
The eatery Peter Chang, 3364 Princess Anne Road, 468-2222, www.PeterChang-VirginiaBeach.com
Why I liked it You may have heard a lot of hype about Chinese chef Peter Chang since he opened a restaurant in the Landstown area of the city. Believe it.

Cheap Eats | Fido's delivers without bite on the wallet

VIRGINIA BEACH The dish Veggie 3 Egg Omelet The cost $5.95 The eatery Fido's Hot Dogs, 977 Reon Drive, 424-2314, www.facebook.com/FidosHotDogs Why I liked it In a small new strip of shops behind a gas station near Indian River Road and Interstate 64, the sign promises hot dogs, but Fido's has a lot more - not just at lunch time, but at breakfast too.

Prime example of a great steak special

The dish Thursday Night Special: Prime Rib Night, 10-ounce prime rib and two sides
The cost $14.99
The eatery Cotton Southern Bistro, 1637 Hilltop West Shopping Center, 961-6474, www.CottonSouthernBistro.com

Chick's Oyster Bar is a tasty way to relax

The dish Happy Hour Clams, Oysters and Wings
The cost 59 cents each, 4-7 p.m. Monday - Thursday; noon-7 p.m. Friday
The eatery Chick's Oyster Bar, 2143 Vista Circle, 481-5757, www.ChicksOysterBar.com

The early bird catches a bargain breakfast

The dish The Early Bird Special
The cost $4.50, available daily 6:30-8 a.m.
The eatery Roosters Café and Grill, 5785 Northampton Blvd., 963-9163, www.facebook.com/RoostersCafeAndGrill

Tuesday mash-up: Great food, better prices

The dish Asiago Chicken
The cost $8, Tuesdays after 4 p.m.
The eatery Baker's Crust, 704 Hilltop North Shopping Center, Virginia Beach. 422-6703, www.BakersCrust.com
Why I liked it Baker's Crust has long been a favorite restaurant of mine, regardless of the meal or simply running in to grab some artisan bread.

Cheap Eats | Ordinary name, extraordinary meal

The dish Eggs & Bacon
The cost $6
The eatery Thirty 7 North, 2105 W. Great Neck Road, 412-0203, www.Thirty7North.com
Why I liked it Sometimes it's good to undersell a dish; florid descriptions can paint a picture that just doesn't wind up matching reality.

Cheap Eats | Crepe hard to find, but worth the search

The dish Banh Xeo Tom Thit (Saigon Pancake/Golden Crepe)
The cost $7.95
The eatery Saigon 1, 448 Newtown Road, 518-0307
Why I liked it A classic Southeast Asian dish you don't find on many menus in our region is the Vietnamese-style crepe - a pliable, crunchy folded pancake of sorts filled with ingredients inside.

At Malbon Bros., this sandwich is the Boss

The dish Boss Hog Sandwich
The cost $6.49; meal deal, with side and drink, an additional $1.99
The eatery Malbon Bros. BBQ, 1896 General Booth Blvd., 263-4388, www.MalbonBrothersBBQ.com

Crow's Nest is one high-flying treat

The dish The Crow's Nest
The cost $8.99
The eatery Anchor Allie's, 4701 Shore Drive, 961-1880, www.anchorallies.com
Why I Liked It Anchor Allie's, located near the intersection of Shore Drive and Northampton Boulevard, had been on my radar for a while. Folks had told me about the space, which has a modern and updated approach to a World War II-era look and feel.

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