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Cheap Eats

The 99 best splurges in the metro under $10

Cheap Eats
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Hot Dog! The Cities' Most Prize-Worthy Wieners!

The Bulldog NE

Chili dog with cheese and onions, $7

Beefy homemade chili makes this more like a restaurant tasting-meal than a mere hot dog.
401 E. Hennepin Ave., Mpls.,612-378-2855, thebulldognortheast.com

Chris & Rob's Chicago's Taste Authority

Chicago Dog, $2.99

Pure Chicago perfection, put on your Bulls jersey and make a day of it.
3101 E. 42nd St., Mpls., 612-729-5507; 7429 East River Rd., Fridley, 763-571-0288; 603 W. Seventh St., St. Paul, 651-228-9347, chrisandrobs.com

The Wienery

Mexican-style hot dog "Hairy Brain," $4

Look carefully: See the bacon wrapper? It makes it absurd, and absurdly good.
414 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls., 612-333-5798, wienery.com

Citizen Café

House-made brat, $9

How good can a bratwurst get? Really good, subtly, complexly spiced, and fit for date night.
2403 E. 38th St., Mpls., 612-729-1122, thecitizencafe.com


Six Spectacularly Satisfying Soups!

Crossroads Deli

Scott’s Famous Matzo Ball Soup, $8.49

These matzo balls are so tender they make Jewish grandmothers weep, and the hearty chicken broth cures every illness, from sniffles to heartbreak.
2795 Hedberg Dr., Minnetonka, 952-546-6595, crossroadsdelicatessen.com

Pho 79

#14; Pho chín nam vè dòn, $6.79

The beef meatballs have an almost Swedish whiff of sweet spice; paired with the onions and scallions they become as satisfying as Christmas dinner.
2529 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls., 612-871-4602, pho79mpls.com

Taqueria Los Ocampo

Chicken pozole, $8.75

Presented with chili oil and lime so you can season to taste. Add lots if you‘ve got a hangover.
417 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-823-5398; 920 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-872-8562; 809 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-825-4978; 895 Arcade St., St. Paul, 651-774-2823, losocampo.com

Midori’s Floating World Café

Kitsune soba, $8.50

The sea vegetables garnishing these hearty noodles reportedly contain lots of minerals.  Is this why this ethereal tasting soup leaves you feeling so healthy?
2629 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-721-3011, floatingworldcafe.com

Kramarczuk’s East European Deli

Hot beef borscht, $5.49

One bowl of Kramarczuk's hearty borscht is all you need to overcome even the most arctic of winters.
215 E. Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-379-3018, kramarczuk.com

Satay 2 Go

Laksa, $8.95

Creamy, spicy, filling; and fresh, there's a whole universe of flavor in this classic Malaysian dish. Get it to-go for a stay-cation with the Travel Channel.
6670 W. 150th St., Apple Valley, 952- 891-8551, satay2go.com


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