DTLV Cheap Eats 2017

The Vegas Seven staff scoured the Valley in search of bites under $10. Of course, many of those deals can be found Downtown. Here are your DTLV cheap eats. To view the full list visit vegasseven.com/cheap-eats-2017/.

Dollar Donut and Coffee Deals

Donut Bar

Photo by Krystal Ramirez | Donut Bar’s $1 old-fashioned doughnuts and coffee

Dating someone who lives Downtown? If so, you might just get lucky … and, of course, by that we mean that you might get to partake in the DTLV denizen morning ritual of strolling or rolling up to Donut Bar (gotta love that 15-minute loading-only spot!) for what is quite possibly the best deal in town. Score an old-fashioned cake doughnut ($1 plain and half-dipped chocolate, $2 half-dipped vanilla bean) and a $1 small coffee ($2 large—the Portland Roast is where it’s at, kids!). Take your treats out back to the Adirondack chairs or, if it’s sweltering, stay inside and watch fish swim around replica Big Poppa Tart doughnuts in the fish tank. For less than $5, you can have doughnuts and coffee for two. Hey, big spender! 124 S. Sixth St., donutbar.com


Fried Egg Sandwich

The Goodwich

Breakfast being the most important meal of the day, we’d be remiss in mentioning just one egg sandwich. The Goodwich’s fried egg sammie ($4) has just four ingredients: choice of bread (marble rye, please) that is buttered, salted and griddled to shore up the fried egg, which is served by default with a silky broken yolk but can also come with a firmer center by request. Now, here’s your opportunity to get creative and remain within budget. From the “Stack” menu, add melty cheese (+$1) and bacon (+$2) for a stacked-rite delight that’s still less than the cost of the other sandwiches on the menu. Feeling more adventurous? Layer on avocado (+$1.50), jalapenos (+$1) or chicharrones (+$1). No, really, though: Have it your way. 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 120, thegoodwich.com


Hawaiian Benedict Sandwich

Vesta Coffee Roasters

Photo by Krystal Ramirez | Vesta’s Hawaiian Benedict sandwich

That feeling when it’s Monday and you’re not in Maui? There’s a cure for that at Vesta Coffee Roasters. The laid-back atmosphere, smiling baristas and generous sunlight pouring in from large, uncovered windows will almost make you feel like you’re in the islands. Just add a bite of the Hawaiian Benedict sandwich, with an easy egg, Spam, cheddar and sriracha hollandaise, to complete the experience. Never mind the triple-digit temperatures and that pesky dry heat. $7, 1114 S. Casino Center Blvd., vestacoffee.com


Montaditos

Bin 702

Photo by Krystal Ramirez | Bin 702’s montaditos

Want to sit outside drinking bottomless rosé, but you have little ones? You can at Bin 702 inside Container Park, where children are now allowed on the patio. Take your pick from the expansive wine and beer lists, then pair with a perfectly crafted charcuterie board or a few montaditos—tapa-sized rolls of bread shaped like a wide baguette—which come in varieties such as the Cuban (porchetta, Gruyère, mustard and pickle), Flamin’ Hot Cheeto house spread, Brie with honey, and turkey with smoked gouda and fig jam. Try them all and watch the afternoon fly by. $2.50 each, 707 E. Fremont St., bin702.com


Steak Tartare

The Kitchen at Atomic

If you’re looking to ball on a budget Downtown, the Kitchen at Atomic has you covered. Sit beneath the string of white lights and the red neon glow radiating from Fremont Street on the restaurant’s patio and nosh on chef Joshua Horton’s steak tartare, made of diced prime beef tenderloin, seasoned with Worcestershire, Italian parsley and shallots, topped with caper remoulade, crispy carrot tops, fried capers and cured egg yolk, and served with truffle crostini. Enjoy the explosive flavors while contemplating the history of Atomic Liquors next door, Nevada’s oldest freestanding bar. $10, 917 E. Fremont St., atomic.vegas


Grandfather Dog

Cheffini’s

No small plates here, just big dogs piled with unusual ingredients, packaged the familiar way. With a choice of beef, turkey or vegan frank, there’s no reason not to stop by this favorite, located in Container Park. Go all the way out with the Grandfather Dog, accompanied by pork belly, red bell peppers, caramelized onions, crushed potato chips, spicy mayo, basil aioli, pickled mango and topped with a fried quail egg. $8.99, 707 E. Fremont St., cheffinis.com


Hot Dogs and Sausages

ReBar

This bar/antique shop/hot dog spot has it all: ambiance, cheap booze and cheap eats. Choose from an beef dog, Polish sausage, hot or brat link—all priced between $6–$8. For the vegan crowd, there’s a kielbasa (skip the pretzel bun and request the egg-free option). Add oomph to your dog by ordering with “the works,” which loads on spicy and yellow mustards, sauerkraut, sweet pickle relish and vinaigrette onions. Open late, it’s the perfect place to do some post-drink Downtown grubbing on the cheap. $6–$8, 1225 S. Main St., rebarlv.com


Skewers

Starboard Tack Rum & Provisions

Photo by Krystal Ramirez | Starboard Tack’s skewers

If there are more than just a couple of seasonal frozen Chi-Chis in your future, you’ll want something substantial in your stomach. The best deal going at this new rum joint is the skewers, which, like everything else, is inspired by the rum trade of centuries past. Choices include Szechuan chimichurri beef, tom kha mushroom, kung pao chicken, mapo tofu and coconut shrimp, served with rice. Now you’re ready to power your way through the Tack’s rum collection—somewhere between 230 and 240 at last count! $3.50 each, four for $12, 2601 Atlantic St., facebook.com/starboardtack


Hog Heaven

Evel Pie

Made of equal parts badass and pizza, the Evel Knievel–themed joint, Evel Pie, nestled into the craziness that is Fremont East, has gained a reputation for its bold flavors and atmosphere since Day One. Whether you’re a traditionalist and want just a slice of cheese and a beer for $5 or you’re looking to expand your palate, pizza maker Vincent Rotolo has your back. For our money, we’d bet on a piece of Hog Heaven, topped with Evel’s BBQ sauce, smoked mozzarella, Fontina, pulled pork, candied bacon, red onions and fresh parsley. $5.50, 508 E. Fremont St., evelpie.com


Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Cornish Pasty Co.

Photo by Krystal Ramirez | Cornish Pasty Co.’s red pepper soup

Pasties are the star at Cornish Pasty, but don’t miss out on the selection of soups (up to four daily), which serves up comfort any season of the year. The crowd favorite is the roasted red pepper soup made with red pepper, black beans, rice, chicken and jalapeno, which comes with homemade bread that is as impressive as the soup itself. The combination is just as filling as a pasty. $6.50 (bowl), 10 E. Charleston Blvd., cornishpastyco.com

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