Each month, we of the PHOENIX magazine creative team ask ourselves a different question about our favorite dining and drinking experiences in the Valley. Our picks are usually hidden in the back of the magazine among our Dining Guide restaurant listings. Not any more. Our picks are going digital! Feel free to follow us on social media (at least, those of us who tweet) and be sure to tag us (@PhoenixMagazine on Twitter and @PHXMagazine on Instagram) on pics of your favorite picks.
In honor of our Free PHX cover story in the June issue we're asking ourselves, What are your favorite cheap eats in the Valley?
Craig Outhier, editor
"I feel a little guilty paying a mere $20 for the Monday special at Linger Longer Lounge: a charcuterie board and full bottle of wine. And much guiltier if I finish the whole thing off by myself."
Leah LeMoine, managing editor
"Taco Mich No. 4 has a great Taco Tuesday deal: 75-cent street tacos until 8 p.m. I don't like sushi, but I can get a full (cooked) Japanese meal at Sushi Station for less than $10: garden salad with ginger dressing ($2.50), pork gyoza ($2.50) and shrimp tempura ($4.50)."
Lauren Loftus, associate editor
"I love the buy brunch, get a free mimosa deal at O.H.S.O. Eatery + NanoBrewery. Even better: Their mimosas are just the way I like 'em - easy on the OJ and served in a huge, goblet-like glass."
Follow on Twitter: @thelaurenloftus
Mirelle Inglefield, art director
"Someburros. I go there as often as I can! It's extra exciting when my favorite combo – two cheese enchiladas with rice and beans with a drink – is the daily special. Oh, and the free pizza cookie at Oregano's Pizza Bistro on my birthday. Half chocolate chip, half macadamia nut all the way!"
Follow on Twitter: @MirelleMeow
Angelina Aragon, associate art director
"Shogun Japanese Restaurant in Paradise Valley. It's an intimate place with a nice atmosphere. They have 25-cent draught beer from 5-9 p.m. on Mondays, bar side only... now that's a steal."
Follow on Twitter: @absolutely_ange
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