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Cheap Eats: Melao Latin Cuisine’s $5.95 Lunch Special

Melao Latin Cuisine, a Colombian restaurant in North Center, has this simple and filling lunch special for just $5.95 (not including tax and tip). The special is available during the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Pictured above is the Grilled Chicken Breast, served with rice beans and salad. The four lunch special...

Chicago Cheap Eats: BBQ Pork Soup at Penny’s Noodle Shop

Dining out on a budget? It’s possible! Penny’s Noodle Shop has a hearty “Barbecued Pork Soup” bowl for just $6.50 (not including tax and tip). A Chinese-style dish, the “Char Siu” (roast pork) noodle soup is a bowl of egg noodles in oily, seasoned broth with a generous portion of roast pork, Chinese broccoli and green onions....