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The Champions of Cheap Eats

We searched the metro area, visiting beloved standards and promising newcomers, to compile our favorites—a blend of true bargains and more upscale renditions that are absolutely worth the price. This year's survey of affordable dining pleasures celebrates the classics that comfort and sustain us:

>> A fat, succulent burger
>> Pizza with equal amounts of crisp, chewy, cheesy, and tangy
>> The kind of well-built sandwich that requires a game plan to devour
>> Tacos filled with bold meats and drizzled with intense salsa
>> Big, reviving bowls of noodle soups
>> A Southern breakfast of biscuits, eggs, and bacon

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