Recession Watch: 20 Cent Breakfast

img_0632img_0633When I read on the Village Voice food blog that Casa Havana (190 8th Ave, Manhattan—map) was giving away a full breakfast for 20 cents, I didn’t believe it. There had to be a catch. The next morning I headed straight to Chelsea to investigate.

img_06251Sure enough, the recession special gets you two eggs any way you like them, two slices of bacon, a pile of fries, a slice of toast, and a coffee, and it actually costs 20 cents. That’s not a typo (see the receipt photo for proof). To be honest, I left a whole dollar–the only time I ever plan to tip 400%. You’re not getting the world’s best French fries or toast, but the eggs and bacon are perfectly cooked, flavorful and not at all greasy. Just don’t ask for any substitutions—a glass of orange juice will run you $3 and kill the deal.

img_06291How they can afford to feed you for less than you can feed yourself is beyond me, but it’s for a limited time only. The folks at Casa Havana won’t say how long it’s going to last, so get over there soon, and if you’re thinking about it a week or two from now, call ahead ((212) 243-9421) so you don’t get the nasty surprise of real-life prices.

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  1. You can pay now, or you can pay your GI specialist later…

    Going cheap on the things you put in your body is a recipe for ultimate failure.

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  3. That 20-cent breakfast beats what I usually partake of, so I’d get over there tomorrow if 1) they’d unchain me and 2) those cross-river fees would sort of cancel it out. Where is this Penny Palate competition coming from? I thought you registered.


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