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El Rodeo Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Bar

El Rodeo Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Bar

Cheap Eats: Towson’s take on Mexican cuisine By Lindsay VanAsdalan 4/9/2014
Tony’s Grill

Tony’s Grill

Cheap Eats: On the hunt for a quick, cheap breakfast on a Saturday By Jenn Ladd 4/2/2014
Dylan’s Oyster Cellar

Dylan’s Oyster Cellar

Cheap Eats: Raw bar in the Mount Vernon. By Jenn Ladd 3/26/2014
Avanti Markets

Avanti Markets

Cheap Eats: Your doctor likely would say that corporate break-room vending is no way to eat properly By Van Smith 3/12/2014
The Judge’s Bench

The Judge’s Bench

Cheap Eats: The largest selection of single malts in the state and a healthy list of craft beers By Athena Towery 2/26/2014
Trinacria Italian Cafe

Trinacria Italian Cafe

Cheap Eats: One of the truly great things about Trinacria is their bread, so it is no surprise that the pizza crust is perfect By Baynard Woods 2/19/2014
Petra Cafe

Petra Cafe

Cheap Eats: Unassuming Fed Hill Middle Eastern outlet By Evan Serpick 2/12/2014
Lobo’s Carry Out

Lobo’s Carry Out

Cheap Eats: Searching for an oasis in the Central Baltimore Mexican-food desert By Baynard Woods 1/29/2014
Tanner’s Pickles

Tanner’s Pickles

Cheap Eats: The home base and retail outlet of the burgeoning Tanner’s Pickles empire By Joe Macleod 1/22/2014
Souvlaki

Souvlaki

Cheap Eats: A new Mediterranean joint on the Avenue By Jenn Ladd 1/15/2014
Red Emma’s

Red Emma’s

Cheap Eats: Keep fighting “the Man” and your holiday bulge with vegan food that doesn’t taste vegan By Baynard Woods 1/8/2014
Mango Grove

Mango Grove

Cheap Eats: a vegetarian/vegan Indian restaurant located in a typical strip mall in Columbia, with light and healthy food. By Athena Towery 12/25/2013
Joanne’s Grill

Joanne’s Grill

Cheap Eats: Filling our daytime craving for Korean with a Bulgogi sub By J.M. Giordano 11/27/2013
Charlie Wards

Charlie Wards

Cheap Eats: Not a “power lunch” spot. It’s the kind of place where the woman behind the counter or the grill will ask about your kids By Edward Ericson Jr. 11/20/2013
Cedar Café

Cedar Café

Cheap Eats: Baklava every bit as good as we once had in Istanbul By Jenn Ladd 11/13/2013
Vegan EATS

Vegan EATS

Cheap Eats: The city that thinks fish is a vegetable can be a lonely place for an herbivore. By Athena Towery 10/30/2013
Mexican Delight

Mexican Delight

Cheap Eats: There are no really good or authentic burrito or taco places in central Baltimore By Baynard Woods 10/16/2013
IKEA

IKEA

Cheap Eats: The meatball combo is a delight By Jenn Ladd 10/2/2013
Mike’s Hot Dogs

Mike’s Hot Dogs

Cheap Eats: We caught a whiff of what smelled like real burgers riding the fall breeze from the Parkville Home Depot’s food truck. By J.M. Giordano 9/25/2013
Haiku

Haiku

Cheap Eats: Fro-yo and Japanese fast food By Athena Towery 8/28/2013
Hip Hop Fish and Chicken

Hip Hop Fish and Chicken

Cheap Eats: Huge portions, affordable prices, and pie. By Kimberly Uslin 8/21/2013
American Asian

American Asian

Cheap Eats: Trying out the Asian food in Halethorpe By Jenn Ladd 8/14/2013
Bon Fresco

Bon Fresco

Cheap Eats: Even if Bon Fresco requires us to navigate Columbia’s sprawl, we’ll be back By Jenn Ladd 7/31/2013
The Wild Dog Cart

The Wild Dog Cart

Cheap Eats: As hot dogs go, theirs was meaty enough By Jenn Ladd 7/24/2013
Plates

Plates

Cheap Eats: A restaurant and bar attached to the Mount Vernon Merritt gym By Baynard Woods 7/17/2013
Umami

Umami

Cheap Eats: Umami is a new restaurant right on Catonsville’s main street, self-described as a global bistro. By Athena Towery 7/3/2013
The Jolly Pig

The Jolly Pig

Cheap Eats: By Michael McGurk 6/26/2013
Nando’s Peri-Peri

Nando’s Peri-Peri

Cheap Eats: 421 W. Baltimore St., (443) 681-3675 By Peter Hadjokas 6/12/2013
Gallery Grill

Gallery Grill

Cheap Eats: 13 W. Centre St., (410) 752-1383 6/5/2013
Pizzeria y Taqueria Tex-Mex Restaurant

Pizzeria y Taqueria Tex-Mex Restaurant

Cheap Eats: 3019 E. Baltimore St., (410) 327-7679 By Jenn Ladd 5/29/2013
bDelight Restaurant

bDelight Restaurant

Cheap Eats: 111 W. Centre St., (443) 759-4082, bdelightrestaurant.com By Athena Towery 5/8/2013
Lucky’s Deli and Market

Lucky’s Deli and Market

Cheap Eats: 445 E. Fort Ave., (410) 400-6673 By Jenn Ladd 4/24/2013
The Bun Shop

The Bun Shop

Cheap Eats: “My mouth just died and went to heaven.” By Baynard Woods 4/17/2013
Island Flavors Cuisine

Island Flavors Cuisine

Cheap Eats: 353 N. Calvert St.,(410)727-1717 By Edward Ericson Jr. 4/10/2013
Island Quizine

Island Quizine

Cheap Eats: 204 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, (410) 415-7003, islandquizine.com By Evan Serpick 3/27/2013
Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Cheap Eats: 1201 N. Charles St., (443) 278-8752 By Baynard Woods 3/20/2013
Herb and Soul

Herb and Soul

Cheap Eats: 1702 Yakona Road, Parkville, MD 21234, (410)668-1886 By Athena Towery 3/6/2013
Busia’s Kitchen

Busia’s Kitchen

Cheap Eats: Polish style grandmother feast on wheels By Elizabeth Laseter 2/20/2013
The Chicken King

The Chicken King

Cheap Eats: 301 S. Highland Ave., (410) 558-0339 By Athena Towery 2/6/2013
Kristo’s Pizza

Kristo’s Pizza

Cheap Eats: 206 W. Saratoga St., (410) 727-3378, kristospizza.com By Baynard Woods 1/23/2013
Peace A Pizza

Peace A Pizza

Cheap Eats: A riot of tie-dyed color By Athena Towery 1/9/2013
Kommie Pig BBQ Ribs and Chicken

Kommie Pig BBQ Ribs and Chicken

Cheap Eats: Each bite perfectly slow-cooked By Joe MacStalin 12/26/2012
Hopkins Pizza

Hopkins Pizza

Cheap Eats: 2724 Remington Ave., (410) 554-9797, Open seven days, 10 a.m.-midnight By Joe MacLeod 12/12/2012
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Cheap Eats: This swank home of the $48.50, rib-eye steak is utterly “prime.” By Van Smith 11/28/2012
The Flying Avocado

The Flying Avocado

Cheap Eats: By Athena Towery 11/21/2012
Waterstone Bar and Grille

Waterstone Bar and Grille

Cheap Eats: A swank spot nestled at the corner of Howard and Madison By Baynard Woods 11/7/2012
Home Slyce

Home Slyce

Cheap Eats: We recommend the three pig and cheese sandwich, a pepperoni-salami-prosciutto combo panini By Edward Ericson Jr. 10/24/2012
Chile Today, Every Day

Chile Today, Every Day

Eat Me: Explaining the freakish cult of Hatch green chiles By Baynard Woods 10/10/2012
Hamilton Bakery

Hamilton Bakery

Cheap Eats: All hail Hamilton Bakery, long may ye prosper. By Andrea Appleton 10/10/2012
Charm City Wings and Waffles

Charm City Wings and Waffles

Cheap Eats: 807 Washington Blvd., 443-708-5452 By Edward Ericson Jr. 9/26/2012
Da Vinci’s Pizza and Market

Da Vinci’s Pizza and Market

Cheap Eats: 847 Park Ave., 410-230-9500 By Baynard Woods 9/5/2012
American Pizza and Wings

American Pizza and Wings

Cheap Eats: By Erin Gleeson 8/22/2012
Scittino’s

Scittino’s

Cheap Eats: A little Italian grocery with a big take-out menu. By Athena Towery 8/8/2012
Top Round Carry Out

Top Round Carry Out

Cheap Eats: A heart-busting meat platter smorgasbord. By Van Smith 7/25/2012
El Salto

El Salto

Cheap Eats: A sprawling menu, heaping portions, and fair-to-middling food By Jenn Ladd 7/11/2012
Mc-N-Mc Pit

Mc-N-Mc Pit

Cheap Eats: We recommend going with regular french fries By Erin Gleeson 7/4/2012
Mount Washington Pizza and Subs

Mount Washington Pizza and Subs

Cheap Eats: Stay away from the pizza and avoid the subs. By Evan Serpick 6/27/2012
Fresh and Clean Cuisine

Fresh and Clean Cuisine

Cheap Eats: Well suited for a windy, rainy day or for sitting out back in the summer swelter with a cold beer. By Erin Gleeson 6/20/2012
Taco Fiesta

Taco Fiesta

Cheap Eats: keeping your belly and wallet full. By Baynard Woods 6/13/2012
The Green Onion Market

The Green Onion Market

Cheap Eats: All in all, an excellent value. By Andrea Appleton 6/6/2012
Mount Vernon Pizzeria

Mount Vernon Pizzeria

Cheap Eats: We wanted to try a pizza slice, but the little display case on the counter was empty By Michael Byrne 5/30/2012
Cherry Hill Carry Out

Cherry Hill Carry Out

Cheap Eats: A 8-inch sub plus a 16-ounce soda for $7 By Van Smith 5/23/2012
Luigi’s Italian Deli and Market

Luigi’s Italian Deli and Market

Cheap Eats: Italian pop music, warm staff and generous portions make Hampden’s newest restaurant an experience By Vicky Plestis 5/9/2012
OutTakes Cafe

OutTakes Cafe

Cheap Eats: A big thumbs up, this spot is a winner By Laura Dattaro 5/2/2012
Yama Sushi Bar

Yama Sushi Bar

Cheap Eats: Squeezed among other unassuming establishments, this treasure waits to surprise customers By Erin Gleeson 4/25/2012

University Market Mount Vernon

Cheap Eats: By Michael Byrne 4/11/2012
Belair Food Mart

Belair Food Mart

Cheap Eats: Some mornings, a bowl of cereal at home just won’t cut the hunger, and the ol’ GI tract needs a full-on protein bomb to fuel the day’s start. By Van smith 4/4/2012
Red Canoe

Red Canoe

Cheap Eats: A step above with flavorful sandwichs and wraps By Laura Dattaro 3/28/2012
Jerry D’s Seafood

Jerry D’s Seafood

Cheap Eats: Who doesn’t love a wee-nee? By Lee Gardner 3/21/2012
Thousand Kabobs

Thousand Kabobs

Cheap Eats: Aromatic, perfectly spiced, and completely authentic By Sarenka Smith 3/14/2012
Grilled Cheese and Co.

Grilled Cheese and Co.

Cheap Eats: More than 10 kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches plus soups and salads By Andrea Appleton 3/7/2012
Toss: A Gourmet Pizzeria

Toss: A Gourmet Pizzeria

Cheap Eats: By Lee Gardner 2/29/2012
Los Amigos

Los Amigos

Cheap Eats: All this (a lunch special) and chips and salsa cost less than 10 bucks. By Michael Byrne 2/22/2012
XS

XS

Cheap Eats: By Van Smith 2/15/2012
Midtown BBQ and Brew

Midtown BBQ and Brew

Cheap Eats: By Lee Gardner 2/8/2012
David and Dad’s Cafe

David and Dad’s Cafe

Cheap Eats: By Laura Dattaro 2/1/2012
The Woman’s Industrial Kitchen

The Woman’s Industrial Kitchen

Cheap Eats: reopened with the original menu intact and locally sourced ingredients. By Andrea Appleton 1/25/2012
Pita Pan

Pita Pan

Cheap Eats: The gyro here might even top Never on Sunday’s. It’s the meat, Pita Pan delivers. By Michael Byrne 1/18/2012
Yau Brothers Carry Out

Yau Brothers Carry Out

Cheap Eats: The world’s most dangerous carry out is a winner By Van Smith 1/11/2012
Stolichny European Deli

Stolichny European Deli

Cheap Eats: The 20 or so different salamis and sausages alone guarantee we’ll be back By Lee Gardner 1/4/2012
Joanne’s Deli

Joanne’s Deli

Cheap Eats: For a quick, dirty bite, Joanne’s got you. By Laura Dattaro 12/28/2011
Peju’s Restaurant and Lounge

Peju’s Restaurant and Lounge

Classy interior, friendly service, and great jerk chicken. By Andrea Appleton 12/21/2011
The Sandwich Hut

The Sandwich Hut

Cheap Eats: Traditional deli sandwiches done really well By Michael Byrne 12/14/2011
Dilone Grocery and Restaurant

Dilone Grocery and Restaurant

Cheap Eats: Filling, fast, and cheap. By Van Smith 12/7/2011
Gino’s Burgers and Chicken

Gino’s Burgers and Chicken

Cheap Eats: Everyone went nuts at the news that the old-school burger franchise was reopening a location in Towson, we were curious, and suspicious. By Lee Gardner 11/30/2011
Greenhouse Cafe

Greenhouse Cafe

Cheap Eats: By Laura Dattaro 11/23/2011
Bolton Deli

Bolton Deli

Cheap Eats: It’s a cute, welcoming space with free Wi-Fi, Zeke’s coffee and a lunch menu with all the classics By Andrea Appleton 11/16/2011
Fresh Tex Mex Restaurant and Carry Out

Fresh Tex Mex Restaurant and Carry Out

Cheap Eats: By Michael Byrne 11/9/2011
Sophia’s Place

Sophia’s Place

Cheap Eats: By Van Smith 11/2/2011
Up in Smoke Caterers

Up in Smoke Caterers

Cheap Eats: Where there’s smoke, there’s usually good barbecue. By Lee Gardner 10/26/2011
The Beef Brothers Deli Stop

The Beef Brothers Deli Stop

Cheap Eats: A perfectly serviceable stop for the many office workers and passersby in the area. By Laura Dattaro 10/19/2011
The Avenue Bakery

The Avenue Bakery

Cheap Eats: This bakery, its stainless steel mixers and ovens still gleaming and new, is a welcome addition to a part of the city that dearly needs mom-and-pop shops like this. By Andrea Appleton 10/12/2011
Bismillah

Bismillah

Cheap Eats: The dull dining area contrasts with the bonfire platter of food at this newest and extremely welcome Middle Eastern restaurant/buffet. By Michael Byrne 10/5/2011
Mount Everest Carryout

Mount Everest Carryout

Cheap Eats: By Van Smith 9/28/2011
Gregg’s Bakery and Grocery Store

Gregg’s Bakery and Grocery Store

Cheap Eats: Unlike many corner stores in Baltimore, this destination boasts a lit-up bakery case full of doughnuts and pastries. By Lee Gardner 9/14/2011
Dog Bar

Dog Bar

Cheap Eats: If you missed going to Ocean City this summer, head over to Canton on your lunch break and send your diet on a vacation. By Wendy Ward 9/7/2011
Edmart Deli

Edmart Deli

Cheap Eats: And at least from the perspective of a non-real-deal Jewish deli connoisseur, Pikesville’s Edmart Deli feels right on the money. By Michael Byrne 8/24/2011
Hungry Andy’s

Hungry Andy’s

Cheap Eats: Hungry Andy’s, a new sub/sandwich/barbecue joint in Fells Point, applies the fresh and homemade trend to the old staples. By Tim Hill 8/17/2011
Rita’s Place

Rita’s Place

Cheap Eats: If you are looking for a perfectly serviceable greasy spoon, Rita's Place is there to serve. By Andrea Appleton 8/10/2011
Pioneer Pit Beef

Pioneer Pit Beef

Cheap Eats: By Lee Gardner 8/3/2011
Daniela’s Pasta and Pastries

Daniela’s Pasta and Pastries

Cheap Eats: We might just go back and buy a whole tray of the gooey ham and cheese lasagna. By Andrea Appleton 7/20/2011
Café Gourmet Biopark

Café Gourmet Biopark

Cheap Eats: Sandwiches, Paninis, Burgers, Soups Salads Smoothies, Espressos and more. By Van Smith 7/13/2011
Freshii

Freshii

Cheap Eats: International healthy-food chain has ambitious aims and simple approach By Tim Hill 7/6/2011
Baltimore Burger Bar

Baltimore Burger Bar

By Andrea Appleton 6/22/2011
Two Boots

Two Boots

Cheap Eats: There was much huzzah-ing when downtown NYC pizza spot Two Boots expanded its unlikely national chain to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor last year. By Lee Gardner 6/15/2011
Nick\'s Rotisserie

Nick's Rotisserie

Cheap Eats: The chicken from Nick’s Rotisserie will bring out your true carnivore. By Bret McCabe 6/8/2011
Linden Deli

Linden Deli

Cheap Eats: By Michael Byrne 6/1/2011
Cafe Einstein

Cafe Einstein

Cheap Eats: Cafe Einstein is different. Here, the focus is on simpler dishes—not exactly healthy, but certainly fewer calories By Tim Hill 5/25/2011
Eichenkranz Restaurant

Eichenkranz Restaurant

Cheap Eats: By Van Smith 5/11/2011
Zeke’s Coffee Shop

Zeke’s Coffee Shop

Cheap Eats: By Wendy Ward 5/4/2011
Tijuana Tacos

Tijuana Tacos

Cheap Eats: We’d tutor the Tijuana Tacos family’s kids if it kept us in food this good. By Michael Byrne 4/27/2011
Sweet Bakery

Sweet Bakery

Cheap Eats: This Mount Vernon bakery—formerly of Ellicott City—just opened around the corner from City Paper. And, martyrs that we are, we did some sampling. By Andrea Appleton 4/20/2011
The Land of Kush

The Land of Kush

Cheap Eats: Vegan soul food is the specialty at this sharp new storefront spot conveniently located between the state office complex and Maryland General. By Lee Gardner 4/13/2011
Sweet Sin Cupcakes and Cafe

Sweet Sin Cupcakes and Cafe

Sweet Sin’s sugary veneer hides a secret. As Remington already knows quite well, cupcakes are only the tip of the delicious iceberg. By Michael Byrne 4/6/2011
Souper Freaks

Souper Freaks

Cheap Eats: By Tim Hill 3/30/2011
Lenny’s Deli

Lenny’s Deli

Cheap Eats: The best day for corned beef and cabbage isn’t St. Patrick’s Day; it’s the day after, when your stomach’s in need of a post-binge meat tonic. By Van Smith 3/23/2011
Night of the Cookers Carry-out

Night of the Cookers Carry-out

Cheap Eats: This takeout lunch spot next door to the on-again, off-again (now off) nightclub and restaurant of the same name offers spicy soul food like your momma made if your momma had never heard of the word “diet.” By Wendy Ward 3/16/2011
Silk Road Bistro

Silk Road Bistro

Cheap Eats: Truth be told, we knew next to nothing about Uzbek cuisine—or, indeed, the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan itself By Lee Gardner 3/9/2011
Caffeine Monkey Coffee, Café and Lounge

Caffeine Monkey Coffee, Café and Lounge

The awning still says ASQUAL COFFEE SHOP but head through the door and you’re in a brand new place called Caffeine Monkey. 3/2/2011
Gordon’s Betta Taste Restaurant

Gordon’s Betta Taste Restaurant

Cheap Eats: By Bret McCabe 2/23/2011
Little Morocco Cafe

Little Morocco Cafe

Cheap Eats: Let’s get one thing out of the way: Little Morocco can take a bit. By Michael Byrne 2/16/2011
Michelle\'s Café

Michelle's Café

Cheap Eats: Though Michelle’s is better known for tamales we crave the torta sandwiches. By Tim Hill 2/9/2011
Buckhorn Family Restaurant

Buckhorn Family Restaurant

Cheap Eats: 5501 O'Donnell Street Cutoff, (410) 633-4611 By Van Smith 2/2/2011
Cheezy\'s Pizza and Subs

Cheezy's Pizza and Subs

Cheap Eats: 1637 E. Joppa Road, Towson, (410) 337-4992, cheezyspizza.com By Wendy Ward 1/26/2011
Brookdale Farms

Brookdale Farms

Cheap Eats: 400 W. Lexington St., (410) 727-5298 By Bret McCabe 1/5/2011
Heidi\'s Brooklyn Deli

Heidi's Brooklyn Deli

Cheap Eats: The first and only franchise of a New York-based chain to open in Maryland, Heidi’s is going for an old-fashioned Italian deli feel, but with a large and erratic menu, it’s way off the mark. By Laura Dattaro 12/29/2010
Shiraz

Shiraz

Cheap Eats: 1005 N. Charles St., (410) 528-2121 By Michael Byrne 12/22/2010
Harbor East Delicatessen and Pizzeria

Harbor East Delicatessen and Pizzeria

Cheap Eats: 1006 Aliceanna St., (410) 244-6156, harboreastdeli.com By Tim Hill 12/15/2010
Kirkwood Pit Beef

Kirkwood Pit Beef

Cheap Eats: 6220 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, (410) 744-9955 By Lee Gardner 12/1/2010
Milk and Honey Market

Milk and Honey Market

Cheap Eats: 816 Cathedral St., (410) 685-6455, milkandhoneybaltimore.com By Lee Gardner 11/24/2010
Charmington\'s

Charmington's

Cheap Eats: 2601 Howard St.,(410)235-5004 By Andrea Appleton 11/17/2010
Jimmy\'s Carry Out

Jimmy's Carry Out

Cheap Eats: 317 W. Franklin St., (410) 625-2659 By Bret McCabe 11/10/2010
Lora\'s Fireside

Lora's Fireside

Cheap Eats: 1636 E. Lombard St., (410) 276-1675 By Tim Hill 10/20/2010
Goodfella\'s Café

Goodfella's Café

Cheap Eats: 31 S. Arlington Ave., 443-869-5941, goodfellascafebaltimore.com By Van Smith 10/13/2010
Falls Road Carryout and Delivery

Falls Road Carryout and Delivery

Cheap Eats: 4100 Falls Road, (410) 243-5939 By Wendy Ward 10/6/2010
Haute Dog Carte--Fabulous Franks

Haute Dog Carte--Fabulous Franks

Cheap Eats: 6070 Falls Road, (410) 608-3500, hautedogcarte.com By Lee Gardner 9/29/2010

Java Moon Café

Cheap Eats: Penn Station, 1515 North Charles St, javamooncafe.com By Michael Byrne 9/8/2010
Ajumma

Ajumma

Cheap Eats: 3121 St. Paul St., (410) 235-4429 By Lee Gardner 9/1/2010
Taylor Made

Taylor Made

Cheap Eats: 6 S. Poppleton St., (410) 982-6462 By Edward Ericson Jr. 8/25/2010

Angelo's

Cheap Eats: 3600 Keswick Road, (410) 235-2595 By Bret McCabe 8/18/2010
Stuggy\'s

Stuggy's

Cheap Eats: What Stuggy’s offers isn’t gourmet or classic as much as the best hot dogs you’d serve yourself if you had the time and creativity. By Wendy Ward 8/11/2010

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