Elizabeth Large's Top 10 Inexpensive Dishes

August 19, 2009|By ELIZABETH LARGE

For my list of great dishes costing $10 and under, I avoided chains and down-home places where you'd expect the food to be inexpensive. Obviously this list is heavily weighted toward restaurants I've been to in the past year or so, and I had to rely heavily on small plates to keep the price down.

Still, I don't think you'll go wrong with any of these:


Handmade ravioli stuffed with chicken and mushrooms with braised kale, a foie gras tarragon cream sauce and truffle oil at Bistro Blanc for $10


Roast pork belly with pickled peaches and scallion jam over cornbread at the Brewer's Art for $9


Masala dosa (spiced potatoes, onions and lentils) at the Carlyle Club with sambar and fresh coconut chutney for $8


Red Thai Mussels at Frank & Nic's West End Grille. Mussels steamed in a red Thai curry sauce with coconut milk. Served with toasted baguette for $10


The individual cipolla pizza at Iggies. Red onion confit, ricotta, pancetta, mozzarella for $9.50


Tamales de pollo at the Mari Luna Latin Grille, filled with shredded chicken. Served on banana leaves with guacamole and pico de gallo salsa for $9


Grilled Mission figs wrapped in prosciutto for $10 at Salt.


Shrimp, mango and other tropical fruit ceviche at Talara for $5 (during happy hour)


Sauteed artichoke hearts, shrimp and capers in a tomato and parmesan cheese cream sauce at Tapas Teatro for $8.95


Flatbreads at Woodberry Kitchen for $9 (toppings subject to change)

Readers talk back

I will have one of each, please.

Posted by: Heather

Crosstown burger at Hamilton tavern - Roseda beef - be sure to get with bacon - awesome !

Posted by: DL

How about any of the amazing breakfast/lunch items at Clementine?

my fave is the breakfast casserole with grits for $5.

Posted by: Meg

Pho Nam at 6477 Rt. 40W - in the shopping center fronted by Applebees - is a real bargain. Great pho under $10. Not much else on the menu, but you're there for pho, right?

Posted by: Bill

Chiyo in Mt. Washington has a Sashimi special for lunch that includes soup and salad for $9.95...mmmmm sashimi mmmmm...

Posted by: Bubbles

Oh and the Village Cafe has ridiculously good fried oysters for $8.95. I mean seriously I want to order them in bulk!!!!

Posted by: Bubbles, again

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