Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Eat It - Deals Post

I have many, many reviews to post. It's just that I'm such a perfectionist that I don't publish them until they are so funny that I fall out of my chair upon reading them.

Today I am going to share some of my favorite deals. First, I learned recently that McDonald's has 99-cent 6-piece Chicken McNuggets on Mondays now. Amazing. All I need is for them to start a 99-cent Big Mac day, also on Monday, and I can have my "usual" for 2 bucks.

Speaking of bucks, Starbucks (which I've recently heard cleverly nicknamed "Five Bucks") has a breakfast sandwich and coffee deal that rivals Dunkin' Donuts prices. You get a small American coffee (I refuse to use their idiotic terminology, just like when I go to Cold Stone Creamery. We have sizes and language so that we can communicate with one another efficiently. Can you imagine the chaos if every business decided to be so presumptuous as to create their own names for all of the sizes they sell? It's so stupid that I don't want to talk about it anymore.) So, you get a small American coffee and a delicious breakfast sandwich for $3.95. Since the coffee is obviously a bazillion times better at Starbucks than at Dunkin' Donuts, where it often tastes like the pot was brewed 2 weeks ago or diluted with toilet water, this makes for one helluva deal.

Speaking of Dunkin' Donuts, which I like, just not for the coffee, they closed the one on Collins Ave in North Beach for some strange reason, so now the closest one to my office is on 41st Street. Something you may not know about that particular location is that it is kosher. So, you can't get good breakfast sandwiches there because everyone knows that the most delicious food combines meat and dairy. Steak and cheese, ham and cheese, chicken Cordon Bleu, saltimbocca, chicken parm, Hawaiian pizza, Hot Pockets, etc. etc. etc.

My favoritestest deal in town is probably Epicure's Epi-Lunch.  I know it sounds like something you would eat after getting stung by a bee, but Epi-Lunch is available on weekdays from 11am - 2pm, and includes one of their delicious, made-to-order sandwiches along with a side and drink for $9.95. Their sandwiches already cost that much on their own, so add in a side and drink and you're easily at 15 bucks for those 3 components. Plus, you should support local businesses lest everything be undercut by Wal-Mart and that becomes the only place to buy anything.

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