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the poor emerson student’s guide to eating out: dinner for $10 or less

written by Lorena Mora / photos by Victoria Reuter

fire + ice / 205 berkeley street, back bay Be the chef, do none of the cooking. Pick your own meat, veggies, noodles, seafood, and sauce and watch your meal get made right in front of you. Though the variety of meal options can be slim pickings (the main dishes are usually stir fry and hamburgers), the place is an all-youcan-eat nirvana. It’s a great place for groups, a fun date, or just a good meal that’ll keep you stuffed for a while. Head over on Monday nights when it’s College Night – Dinner is only $10!

mike & patty’s 12 church street / (between Tremont Street & Fayette Street) Breakfast all day? Count us in! Although Mike & Patty’s is mostly known for their delicious sandwiches, their

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fantastic breakfast is served all day. Menu items include everything from just bacon and eggs to the Green Madame – a fancy little dish consisting of gruyere with dijon crème fraîche, broiled, on pain de mie. It sounds fancy but is only around $9. Not in the mood for breakfast? Mike & Patty’s also serves an assortment of reubens and fancy grilled cheese sandwiches. The only downside is that the place is super tiny, so get there early to grab a seat!

s & s restaurant and deli / 1334 cambridge street, inman square Inman Square has a fantastic variety when it comes to food. The place is named after the original owner’s Yiddish phrase “Es and es!” meaning, “Eat and eat!” Possibly the only

em magazine- Winter 2010  
em magazine- Winter 2010  

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