Where to Eat - Cheap Eats

Happy Hour has a new meaning thanks to the Recession. Menu deals are popping up left and right all over town and I am not referring to bar nuts on the counter. This past week, Monday-Thursday,  I challenged myself to a week of cheap eats, testing whether or not the deals are as good as they claim to be and to see if they can fulfill the place of an actual dinner. 

Not only was this less of a challenge that I originally thought, I was also overwhelmed with the portions restaurants are practically giving away. 

Well as much as I loved saving money, its Friday and time to splurge....Have a great Weekend!!!

 5-4-3-2-1-0 deal at Noir Bar at the Charles Hotel
With the purchase of a drink, Noir offers $5 Flatbreads/ $4 Sandwiches/ $3 Snacks/ $2 Salads/$1 Sweets and the nuts they throw in for FREEMonday through Thursday from 5-7pm 

What I tried: Cool Hand Luke ($12) a Grilled Chix and Portabello Flatbread ($5) oh & some nuts (free) = $17
Call: 617-661-8010

$1 Raw Bar and $5 Frozen Mojitos at Stix Bar & Patio
Freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, king crab legs, scallops, shrimp, and jumbo crab claws... available Tuesdays through Fridays from 5-7pm at the bar and on the patio. Enjoy with $5 Meyer's Mojitos.

What I tried: 5 shrimp ($5) 4 oysters ($4) & 2 Mojitos ($10) = $19
Call: 617-456-7849

Sensing Snacking Platter
A collection of 6 bites for $.99 a piece. Options range from foie gras to cantaloupe & prosciutto Kebabs every Wednesday from 5:30-7:30pm. 

What I tried: 2 Lobster rolls ($2) 2 Kebab of cantaloupe & prosciutto, port jelly ($2) 2 Local oyster with shallots and vinegar grani ($2) 2 Marinated spicy clam ($2) and 1 Caliente Sunrise ($13) = $21
Call: 617-994-9001

50 cent Tapas at Masa Bar
Every night tapas are $1 except for Thursday which if you order a combo plate, they are $.50. Signature Masaritas or a classic margarita, or a ½ liter of sangria are just five bucks apiece offered 7 day/week. 

What I tried: 2 Fire Roasted Corn taco ($1) 5 Beer battered Achiote Shrimp ($2.5) 3 Goat Cheese Quesadilla ($1.5) 2 Pulled Pork Spring Rolls ($1) 2 Ahi Tuna Tartare ($1) 2 Empanada ($1) & ½ liter of sangria ($5) = $13
* extra special treat; thursday's happen to be salsa night as well. stick around, starts at 9pm
Call 617.338.8884