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Cheap Eats Week Day Two: Pizza Bagels, McDonald's Lobster Rolls, and Dollar Oysters

Plus a secret mall food truck lost and coffee under $2.

Soy sauce-fried noodles at King's Kitchen
Soy sauce-fried noodles at King's Kitchen
Paul Crispin Quitoriano

Eater's Cheap Eats Week is heading into day three. Take a few minutes to look at some of the top stories from yesterday — and catch up on the hottest cheap eating in cities across the country.

Pizza Bagels: The Unlikeliest Feud in the East Coast/West Coast Rivalry
Claire Carusillo, Eater
Pizza bagels are the ultimate in cheap eats; a hybrid snack that came along far before the Cronut or even the Doritos Locos Taco. They're good, old-fashioned fun for the whole family.

The Secret Food Truck Lot This LA Mall Doesn't Want You to Know About
Farley Elliott, Eater LA
Rumor has it, the mall has gone so far as to specifically instruct employees not to mention the food trucks to customers, even if they're openly looking for something to eat.

Chinatown's King's Kitchen Proves Cantonese Is Back in Fashion
Robert Sietsema, Eater NY
Fifteen years ago the Fujianese swept into Chinatown and totally transformed the neighborhood. Old-guard Cantonese places disappeared in droves — especially the ducks-in-the window type of teahouse, an institution that had defined Chinatown for over a century.

The Contest: Eater's Cheap Eats Week $10/Day Food Challenge
Eater NY
We've made it to day two of #thecontest, the week-long competition during which Eater editors (along with colleagues and readers) attempt to eat out on no more than $10 a day in the New York area.

I Tried the McDonald's Lobster Roll Because You Shouldn't
Adam Callaghan, Eater Maine
While the McRib seems to elicit guilty pleasure in its cult following, I haven't seen the lobster roll pique anything but morbid curiosity.

And more:

Classic can be king when it comes to famed cheap eats, but these new restaurants are also taking their cities by storm.

Luv2eat Thai Bistro, Los Angeles. [Photo: Yelp/Luv2eat Thai Bistro]


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