Good Cheap Food for Avg Joe
bombay club has a nice prime rib bagette. its one of the few items we get from there, comes with either a salad or french fries and their salad dressing is great. its about 12 bucks but oh so good.
Allmashup, the steak subs that you mentioned at Victor Menchos, what kind of steak is it?
I'm dying for a good steak sub. One that has lean steak and is all chopped up with no grissel, like you get in the sub shops in the states.
It seems most restaurants here use flank steak which I find very tough. Had a steak sub from Rum Runners, I took one look at it and sent it back, grissel and fat, sorry can't do it.
If anyone knows where I can get a good steak sub on St. Croix please let me know.
I had a few friends from Philly come down and took them to Mencho's, now I'm not saying they are as good as Geno's, but they are very very good and my friends agreed. I think you'll be happy with their ingredients. And I can't stress enough that their bread is great.
I don't really take that much offense to that statement. None of us are here for the food. I mean even the produce we get here is often awful. Those of us that are foodies....well...cook.
But isn`t that true with nearly everything here?
If you want it done right (W/O getting ripped off) you gotta do it yourself,as it isn`t easy getting anything done correctly here(most of the time).
I still think the best idea was another that suggested the rotisserie chicken,you could cut it in 1/2,make rice(w/chicken bullion/spices)& have 2 hearty meals for $6-$7.
We don't often eat big, heavy meals. I've found one of the best values for us is the 2 lb. bag of frozen chicken tenderloins at Cost-U-Less. I think it's like $17, which sounds high for chicken, but it is boneless and skinless, all breast and quite tasty. You can do all sorts of things with them. Stir-fry, chicken/rice or noodles, etc. Favorite is lemon-pepper seasoning, sauteed for a couple minutes each side, voila...done! Serve with salsa, or any other relish, if desired. They are about 2-3 ounces each, so perfect for dieters, not like a hugh chicken breast. Some are a little larger, so you can even throw those on the grill.
A good price for a whole chicken is usually around $2.50 to $3.50.
I have always found grocery store rotisserie chicken to be bland boring and sometimes dry. The only good recipe I know for rotisserie chicken is if you don't have time to cook or are tired, put a little oil in a pan, shread the chicken, put a little salsa and spices, cook on medium heat for 10 or 15 minutes and you've got chicken tacos, just add fixins.
What size are you buying? Most of the one I see being sold are barely 2lbs if that. And from what I can tell groceries are the cheapest on stx with stj being the highest. If its not in that price range I don't buy it. Bone in chicken should always be much cheaper. It shouldn't be because the bone keeps the meat much juicer but most people want the boneless, skinless stuff.
We're part timers on STT (the winters)......and have found these "bargains".
1. Breakfast at Independent Boat Yard (I think it's called "Cariga's").......breakfast is inexpensive.
2. Subway in TuTu Mall....the best Subway on STT.
3. The Texas Bar-B-Q Pit in Redhook, next to Duffy's.....the Triple Plate is $15.....enough for 2 people.
4. Cost-U-Less chicken is very good........at 6.99.
5. Wok N Roll at Nisky Center - Good Chinese Food.
6. Kokopeli's (next to Cost U Less)...good pizza discounts (1/2 price) on certain days....Miller Lights 5 bottles for $6.
7. Hooters....Saturday night....all the shrimp you can eat...$12.99.
8. Pizza at PriceSmart (you don't need to be a member).
9. Picasos in Smith Bay....breakfast.
10. Deli Deck in Havensight....sandwiches.