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San Diego Cheap Eats: 10 Great Dishes Under $10

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San Diego can be an expensive city to live in (or visit), but with a little ingenuity, eating well on a tight budget is easy, whether you crave comfort food like killer mac and cheese, or international fare, like Thai curry or Vietnamese noodles. For the most part, the best bargains are found outside of the touristy areas, but even within these enclaves, you can eat well on a modest investment. Here are 10 of our top picks for a great meal, all under $10. More

You Can't Beat the $5 Lunch Special at Rockfire Grill in San Diego

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Get a tasty chargrilled burger with chips and a drink for a mere $5 during lunch at this new casual spot in Hillcrest. More

Sugar Rush: Coconut Tapioca at Bertrand at Mister A's

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This stunning dessert of coconut tapioca topped with tropical fruit and dragon fruit sorbet also happens to be gluten- and dairy-free. More

Get Aussie-Style Burgers at Queenstown Public House in San Diego

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Burgers loaded up with julienned beets, Edam cheese, pineapple, a fried egg, aioli, and tomato chutney can be yours at Queenstown Public House in Little Italy. More

A Bacon Cheeseburger and Churros in Paradise at Tequila Grille in San Diego

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The cheeseburger at this pool-side bar and restaurant in downtown San Diego won't change your life, but the view just might. More

A Sandwich a Day: Cinnamon Roll Sandwich From Sea & Smoke in San Diego

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Sure, a sandwich made from a cinnamon roll with bacon, ham, cheddar cheese, fried egg, and maple syrup sounds a bit nuts, but what's so crazy about Sea & Smoke's Cinnamon Roll Sammie is how well it all works together. More

First Look: Juniper & Ivy, Richard Blais's New Restaurant in San Diego

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Take a look inside Juniper & Ivy, Richard Blais's new restaurant in San Diego, serving what he describes as "left-coast cookery." More

Six Great Picks for San Diego CityBeat Burger Week

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Over 40 local restaurants will serve a featured burger for $5 during the first annual CityBeat San Diego Burger Week (March 7-16). Check out my top six picks for where to go. More

An Awesome Upscale Burger (and a Bellini) at Encore in San Diego

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This stylish new spot in downtown San Diego serves an awesome upscale burger that's totally worth the investment. More

Grilled: J. Dean Loring of Burger Lounge

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 4 comments

This time on "Grilled", we're talking burgers with J. Dean Loring, CEO & Co-Founder of Burger Lounge, a fast-causal chain with a dozen locations (eight in San Diego, four in LA). More

Dead-Average Burgers at Werewolf in San Diego

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A new pub recently opened in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, and while the burgers are affordable, they're nothing special. More

Bring on the Bacon Cheeseburgers at Spike Africa's in San Diego

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 2 comments

Seafood-centric restaurants that put special effort into serving a better than average burger have a special place in my fish-averse heart. Spike Africa's is one of those places. More

Killer $5 Happy Hour Margherita Pies at Isola in San Diego

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Even if Isola Pizza Bar's Margherita pizza was average, it would probably be newsworthy for the price alone: just $5 during happy hour. But it's not average pizza; it's awesome pizza. More

Thumbs Up for the Ribeye Sausage Burger at Salt & Cleaver in San Diego

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Salt & Cleaver's ribeye sausage burger is intense, unusual, and damn delicious. More

Individual Pies Done Right at Betty's Pie Whole in San Diego

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This pie stands out for its tart and tender Michigan sour cherries nestled beneath a lattice crust that's as buttery and flaky as a shortbread cookie. More

The BeefLT at Brian's 24 in San Diego is All About the Bacon

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 1 comment

This sandwich, described as "a classic BLT with a burger kicker," comes stacked with six slices of bacon under a half-pound patty. More

Where to Eat Near the San Diego Zoo

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At 100 acres, the San Diego Zoo is a sprawling space. Here's where to fuel up before and after your visit. More

Burgers With a French Accent at Cafe Chloe in San Diego

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The Hache Burger, a Monday-only special at Cafe Chloe, deserves to be at the top of your to-eat list. More

Simple, Satisfying Burgers at BUB'S @ the Ballpark in San Diego

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 1 comment

This downtown San Diego sports bar is always packed during Padre season and Chargers games, but I've always wondered if that's because of the beer and big screens or the burgers. More

Top This: Pancetta and Brussels Sprout Leaves Pizza à la Cucina Urbana

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Searching for a fun new spin on a white pie? Look no further than this Brussels sprout and pancetta pizza with Béchamel sauce from Cucina Urbana in San Diego. More

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