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Budget Crunch: 6 delicious deals for $10 or less to try now

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Got $10 and a friend? Then reporter Kevin Korinek has six delicious deals to try now.

 

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1. Cheese and potatoes – that’s all I really want out of life, and Frankly on Cherokee has ‘em both. My mouth waters at the thought of Frankly’s $8 Belgian-style, hand-cut fries, drenched in creamy, raclette cheese – a large wheel of funky Swiss cheese. The cheese is melted to order and scraped onto the crispy fries, resulting in a gooey, salty mess of sheer bliss. You can eat them with a fork, but you’d be doing it all wrong.

2. Need a pick-me-up for the weekend? Head for McArthur’s Bakery for a complimentary cup of joe. Every week through February, the bakery hosts Free Coffee Fridays where you can enjoy a free 16-ounce cup of Park Avenue Coffee with purchase at any of McArthur’s four locations from 6 to 8 a.m.

3. There are few places where you can sample the finest flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine, and Ranoush is one of my go-to-spots for a budget-friendly bite. Try any of its lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for just less than $10, including beef kafta, vegetarian platter or falafel sandwich. My money is on the chicken shawarma on fresh pita topped with onions, garlic sauce and sumac.

 

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4. This Friday, slide into The Post Sports Bar, where they sling signature cheesesteak sandwiches for $6, leaving plenty left over for an ice-cold beer. The cheesesteaks come with onion and green peppers piled high on thin-sliced, rib-eye steak and smothered in American cheese. Grab one during Progressive Happy Hour from 2 to 7 p.m. for cheap domestic drafts and $5 select appetizers.

5. Tuesday used to be reserved for tacos, but Vincent Van Doughnut is adding sweets to the mix. Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to close, take advantage of an unlimited, two-for-one deal on all of Vincent’s doughnuts. The maple and cinnamon topped with cayenne-candied bacon is a house favorite, but you can’t go wrong with a classic vanilla glazed.

6. Kalbi Taco Shack has a lot going on – affordable eats and great flavor combinations blend Mexican and Asian fare. Tacos are filling and easy on the wallet, but I love the banh mi and rice bowls, available for less than $9. Choose from Kalbi’s signature beef short rib, teriyaki chicken, sweet-and-spicy jackfruit and more. Sandwiches come with cilantro and aioli on crusty French bread, while bowls are topped with a fried egg and house-made chile sauce on the side.

Photos courtesy of Frankly on Cherokee and The Post Sports Bar

Kevin Korinek is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for making homemade pie.

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Drink This Weekend Edition: Spirited drinks from Hollywood to Maplewood

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Are you an adventurous-minded individual hell-bent on drinking this weekend? We have two unique boozy events guaranteed to please everyone from the Hollywood-crazed to the supporters of Maplewood Days.

On Saturday, actor Dan Aykroyd will be in town on a mission … to sell you vodka. “Yeah, yeah, vodka,” you say. “What’s so unique about that?” Well, Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka was awarded a double gold medal at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. To get the smooth taste, Crystal Head is quadruple distilled then filtered seven times. Three filtrations go through polished crystals known as Herkimer Diamonds, quartz formations mined in Herkimer, N.Y. Those who are into the crystal thing (and can recite lines from Ghostbusters) may already know that, as Aykroyd explained to me, “The new age belief system claims that Herkimer diamonds emit positive energy.” Keeping with the spiritual theme, the vodka comes in a bottle shaped like a human skull. “My great grandfather was a correspondent with Arthur Conan Doyle, who was an author involved with the mediums and channeling activities that were going on at the same time,” Aykroyd explained. “The crystal that we use is the perfect medium to showcase our pure, premium spirit.”

Aykroyd will be signing bottles on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sam’s Club at 4512 Lemay Ferry Road. After you get yours signed, you can emulate the actor and enjoy it in a Cranium cocktail – Crystal Head Vodka, cranberry juice and a splash of grenadine – or use your own head to think up a drink. Not a Sam’s Club member but still dying to show off your Ghostbusters jumpsuit? Don’t fret; the event is free and open to the public.

Unmoved by the psyche of the crystal skull? Desperate for a drink sooner rather than later? After tonight’s Food Truck Friday, head to downtown Maplewood  from 6 to 11 p.m. where history will be in the making as the municipality holds its biggest Let Them Eat Art celebration yet. The self-guided evening of Maplewood-style entertainment will include demonstrations by more than 40 artists, live music and, of course, food and drink specials by Maplewood purveyors. Among the 19 bars and restaurants participating, thirsty adults can try blueberry-tequila push pops from Water Street Café, the vodka-based Metrosexual cocktail at The Crow’s Nest, a rum punch called The Salivation Dalí at The Post Sports Bar & Grill, a twist on a bloody Mary at Orbit Pinball Lounge and Maya Cafe’s secret concoction, Maplewoody.

Cheap Date: Trivia Nights

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Under normal circumstances, all the random knowledge bouncing around in your head does about as much good as a personal IOU from the late, great auto exec John DeLorean. Moreover, it’s sad to say that (unless you’re dating the coolest female in the world) your uncanny ability to recite every line from Stephen Seagal’s Under Siege isn’t exactly the most direct route to her affections. Sigh, it’s a cruel world – but the pain can be dulled considerably by grabbing a pint and putting that stockpile of absurd information to good use in this week’s cheap date: trivia night.

The folks in St. Louis may not have invented trivia night, but they’ve definitely taken to it. Not quite as overblown as they were a few years back, local trivia nights have settled down into tight little factions, forging a subculture of raucous, pop cultural conjurers who would love to have you and yours join the action. If you’re into the whole parish rectory scene or softball league crowd, check out TriviaNights.net for extensive local listings. But for a date night, it’s much better to find an empty booth at a local pub, loads of which offer brazenly low-priced food and drinks. Here are a few standouts:




WEDNESDAYS:

Mike Duffy’s – Richmond Heights

Successful teams are handed buckets of free beer at this much heated, Richmond Heights showdown. Starting at 9 p.m., enjoy four rounds of trivia while passing around $6 pitchers of A-B products or $3.50 Boulevard Wheat pints. 6662 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, 314.644.3700, mikeduffys.com

Market Pub House

A newcomer on the Delmar strip, Market Pub offers an increasingly popular trivia night every Wednesday from 8 till 10 p.m., followed by $1 PBR pitchers, a late-night happy hour including: $2 PBRs, $3 16-ounce drafts, $3 wells, and $4 you-call-its.
6655 Delmar Blvd., U. City, 314.727.8880, marketpubhouse.com

The Post Sports Bar

This Maplewood trivia night mecca is not for the faint of heart. Five rounds of intensity, beginning at 8 p.m., match teams vying for free buckets. Champs take home $50 gift cards. Show up in advance for a solid happy hour that features $5 appetizers, $2 domestic pints and $3 wells. Specials start back up at 9 p.m. with $3 Jaeger bombs and $2.50 domestic bottles. 7372 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.645.1109, thepostsportsbar.com




SUNDAYS:

Llywelyn’s Pub – Soulard

This trivia night has been a personal favorite for many years. Show up at 7 p.m., slide into a booth, order a $2 pitcher of Pabst, and prepare for the madness. Happy hour prices ($3 drafts, $3 well cocktails, $12 domestic buckets, half-priced appetizers) are available from 8 p.m. (when trivia kicks off) till close. 1732 Ninth St., St. Louis 314.436.3255, llywelynspub.com

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