Posts Tagged ‘sf examiner’

City of small eats: We like Gene Miguel. So much we asked the Hoodscope blogger and Examiner Cheap Eats guy to do some posts for us. Miguel has a keen eye for the unspectacularly arresting, like these spicy fries from Java restaurant (or the prosthetic-size burrito he blogged for SFoodie). Not crazy-ass good, probably, nothing that’d ever rate […]


Right across the street from Taqueria Los Coyotes is another favorite cheap eats destination, Pancho Villa Taqueria. A fairly good taqueria in its own right, the true value of this place shines during it’s happy hour from 3-5pm on Monday-Friday. The tacos come with your choice of meet topped with onions, cilantro, and salsa. They […]


Dim sum is a type of Chinese cuisine that is usually served as an early day meal, but many places serve it all day. Typically, it’s made up of many small dishes that are steamed or fried, and sharing is encouraged. It’s a staple of Chinese tradition and cuisine, and best of all, it’s cheap! […]


Bánh mì is a type of Vietnamese sandwich that can be found in virtually every traditional Vietnamese restaurant and cafe. It’s easy to make, fast to serve, delicious, and cheap. It is typically served on a toasted French baguette with pickled carrots and daikon, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, cucumbers, and meat or tofu. Though you can […]


Taco Tuesdays are a staple at many restaurants and taquerias, but Andalu tapas restaurant in the Mission takes the $1 taco one step further. While most restaurants will opt to serve the standard fare of carne asada, carnitas, chicken, and the usual assortment of meants typically found in tacos, Andalu serves up a creative twist. […]


As of this week, I am the newest writer to join the SF Examiner, where I will be covering San Francisco Cheap Eats. I’m really excited to be able to contribute something I am obviously very passionate about – cheap eats! Now don’t worry, I will still be regularly running Hoodscope as usual, but with […]