Cheap eats


On the Burger Trail: 9 delicious deals on Milwaukee area burgers

Published Oct. 7, 2019

Over the past three years, Lori Fredrich has eaten well over 100 burgers. She's also spied some seriously great burger deals along the way. In celebration of dining month -- and to reward you for your continued support on her burger-filled journey -- she's rounded up nine of the best deals encountered along the way.


Cheap Eats: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

Published Oct. 12, 2017

Looking for satisfying meals that leave you with a full belly and a full wallet? Welcome to Cheap Eats, a new food series that shines a spotlight on Milwaukee restaurants serving up tasty dishes for less than $10. Today: The Bobbie at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop.


In Poor Taste: Doritos ranch sriracha pizza

Published Oct. 4, 2017

In Poor Taste is a celebration of the gastronomically grotesque, a repudiation of culinary conceit. It is a space to commune and connect for those poor in taste, poor in pocketbook and poor in cooking proficiency, but rich in spirit and self-reliance. Today in the series: Doritos ranch sriracha pizza.


Cheap Eats: Shah Jee's

Published Oct. 3, 2017

Everyone has the same initial question walking into Shah Jee's Pakistani Restaurant for the first time: Uh, am I in the right place? But every leaves asking the same question, too: How soon can we come back?


Everyone's a wiener on Wednesday with $1 Portillo's hot dogs

Published June 20, 2017

Hot diggity dog. It's wiener Wednesday at Portillo's, and that means special pricing on hot dogs. In celebration of summer weather, as well as its new location in Greenfield, Portillo's has announced a special one-day-only $1 hot dog offer.


Milwaukee's best cheap eats, 2012

Published Oct. 6, 2012

Milwaukeeans definitely have a preference when it comes to their favorite cheap dining destination, and here it is. Happy Dining Month, Milwaukee!


Milwaukee meals under $10

Published Sept. 30, 2012

Even at the more expensive restaurants in Milwaukee, you can usually find a great meal for under $10 - and we don't mean a side of grilled asparagus or a even a salad. With just a little research, you and your wallet can both leave full.


Ramen noodles: Not just college-kid cuisine

Published March 5, 2010

Ramen noodles have the reputation as being a "poor college kid's" cuisine, right along with boxes of mac 'n' cheese and cases of Huber beer, but the reality of the dirt-cheap Asian pasta is that they are easily upgraded to an A+ dish. Local chefs, restaurant owners and foodies tell how to take ramen to the next level.


Eating good 'n' cheap in Milwaukee

Published July 24, 2008

Pinching pennies until payday? Well, you still have to eat ... and while the higher end, trendy joints seem to get a lot more media play, hometown Milwaukee has more than its share of some great places to get cheap eats that won't bust your budget, and will leave you with a happy tummy and a smiling face.