Cheap Eats: Weekly!

by | Jul 1, 2009 | POLITICS

Richmond is home to many excellent restaurants. Some joints are always serving food on the inexpensive side, but there are some great splurges out there too.

Richmond is home to many excellent restaurants. Some joints are always serving food on the inexpensive side, but there are some great splurges out there too. Luckily, lots of places in Richmond serve up weekly specials on the cheap. You can something for $1 Monday through Thursday and cheap tacos pretty much any night of the week. There are even a few specials for Friday and Saturday.

MONDAY
Border Chop House – All you can eat wings for $6.95 and $1 High Lifes. Or is it High Lives…?

Capital Ale House – $1 Burger Night! This is a favorite for area Meet-Up groups. Big-ups to the Society of Awesome!

Caliente – Half-off po-boys from 5-10pm. You know, I’ve known some poor boys and they were half-off too.

Easy Street – $1 Burgers 4pm-12am, cocktails thereafter.

Little Mexico – Awesome tacos for just $1: beef, chicken, potato, bean – you name it! Do yourself a favor and get a side of their chunky guacamole for those free chips and salsa.

Mojo’s (Fan) – $4.20 for 12 wings. $0.35 each! $1 off all “Philly Style” cheesesteaks. And $6 High Life/Yuengling pitchers.

Sticky Rice – Sushi Heaven: Half-price sushi from 10:30pm-12:30am. Get there early – seats fill up fast.

Strawberry St. Café – Great half-price burgers and quiche after 4pm, and of course the usual all-you-can-eat salad bar in a bathtub. Go easy on those waiters, huh? It’s crowded.

TUESDAY
All-Star Market and Deli – Tattoo Tuesday: 10% off a deli sandwich with proof of a tattoo. That should cover about 90% of people 18-27 years old in Richmond. Great Veg sandwiches too.

Ben and Jerry’s – Show valid student ID and get a scoop for just $1, 6pm-close. If one scoop isn’t enough, get some friends together and chip in for the Vermonster: 20 scoops of B&J ice cream, three cookies, four ladles of hot fudge, whipped cream and four different toppings for $34.99.

Caliente – Half-price burgers, 5-10pm. Spend your dough on some of their fancy beers instead.

Carytown Burgers and Fries – Half -price burgers for students with ID, dine in only, 4pm- close.

Empire – Taco Night: Three-for-a-dollar tacos. Beef or black bean, your choice. $2 domestic bottles and rail drinks until 9pm.

Mojo’s (Fan) – Cheap Date Night: $15 for an appetizer and two pasta entrees. You can also crack open one of their featured bottles of wine for just $10.

Richbrau – Big Nasty Nacho Night: Big Nasty Nachos and a half pint of their very own Big Nasty porter for only $4.

Strawberry St. Café – College Night: 20% off food purchases with valid student ID from 4pm-close.

WEDNESDAY
Caliente – Show an I.D. with a 23221 or 23220 zip code and receive 10% off food from 5-10pm. This is for the from-heres, not the come-heres.

Capital Ale House – Two-for-one wings. That’s two wings for the price of one wing. You need two anyways lest you fly in circles.

Easy Street – Half-price wings, so you can eat twice as many!

Little Mexico – $1 enchiladas, $1 PBRs. You were sick of tacos anyways, right?

Mojo’s (Fan) – 7” cheesesteaks for $4.Que Pasa – $1 tacos. Okay, maybe you weren’t sick of cheap delicious tacos, after all.

Richbrau – Steak Night: 8oz Delmonico steak, fries and a vegetable for only $7 from 6-8pm.

THURSDAY
La Bamba (Shockoe Bottom) – $1 tacos and $2.50 Coronas. Delicious tacos but watch out for dodgy frat boys. 5pm-close.

Mojo’s (West End) – 10% off your entire food purchase from 4pm-close.

Easy Street – Half-price quesadillas. I mean, you were just going to make one at home anyways.

Richbrau – $1 hotdogs and a pitcher and 4 full pints of brewski for $12 from 6-8pm. Get a designated driver y’all.

FRIDAY
Cha Cha’s Cantina – $2 off all fajitas.

Sticky Rice – Sushi Heaven: Half-price sushi from 5-6pm only. Godzirra!

SATURDAY
Mojo’s (Fan) – Personal Pizza Night: Special menu of small, herbed, flatbread pizzas for only $5 from 6-10pm.

Mojo’s (West End) – Philly cheese steaks are just $6 from 4pm-close. Dine-in customers only.

SUNDAY
Cha Cha’s Cantina – Buy one entrée, get one free.

Mojo’s (Fan) – Budget Night: Select menu items served “budgetized” for all you cheapskates. Build your own 8 oz. burger or chicken breast sandwich with as many toppings as you can cram on it for $6 from 6-10pm. Wash it down with a PBR tallboy for $2.50.Mojo’s (West End) – Wings for 35¢ each. $6 for Lite and Yuengling pitchers. 4pm-close. Dine-in customers only.

Matt Ringer

Matt Ringer

A meat popsicle.




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