3 delicious St. Louis deals for $10 or less

1. Regain your center after a stressful holiday season at Taco Buddha. The charming, corner taqueria makes dazzling house margaritas and mouthwatering street tacos that are easy to stress eat. Try its happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday for $1 off appetizers or get free chips and salsa with the purchase of a margarita. 

2. Milque Toast Bar is anything but humdrum. It could even be considered hygge. The McKinley Heights restaurant has crafted a thoughtful homage to the humblest of foods: toast. Each week, the menu is updated with scrumptious new delights that are alluring, farm-sourced and oh-so-good. Visit on Monday, Dec. 31 for a Cheap and Cheerful dinner for a cool $10. Enjoy a litany of local, seasonal and cozy dishes that are as unique as they are tasty with eats that will make the long winter nights a little more exciting.

pastrami sliders at the clover and the bee // photo courtesy of the clover and the bee

3. It’s hard to pass The Clover and The Bee in Webster Groves and not be dazzled. Hot dishes zoom to tables, forks pirouette on plates, and locals appear at the walk-up window for takeaway espresso. Feel the Italian magic and try its $5 happy hour menu, available from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday with treats like a tender meatball atop Parmesan polenta or pastrami sliders with fontina and mustard.

Kevin Korinek is a regular contributor to Sauce Magazine.