BROWNSBORO, TX (KLTV) - My first stop was at a restaurant that will fill you up with food just like mama used to make. It's located just a few minutes east of Tyler in Chandler. An email said Mama Toni's can fill you up for a fiver so I investigated.
"You get 12 butterfly shrimp, french fries and a vegetable and a drink for $5," said Toni Pool, owner. "That includes tax."
Filling even for the most frugal, it looked like a win to me!
My second stop took me to Overton at a pizza parlor. Right on the main drag, a tip lead me to AJ's Place. Their pizza looked good, but I was drawn to the lunch menu. You get a massive chicken fried steak sandwich, beans, and a soda for just $4.64.
Next up, I headed west to Brownsboro where a historic building is hiding some solid deals. Y's Hometown Foods was the spot so I went inside and found a grocery store. I was about to lose hope when I spotted it...the grill.
You know it's a good menu when the biggest number you see is four. I chose the chicken tenders and talked to owner Dusty Wise about combining grill and grocery.
"We've got a nice little menu and we try to keep the prices low as we can on it," he said. "[We] keep it cheap and it's fast and easy for them."
Fast was right! The meal was packed up minutes later. Grab a soda off the shelf and you get two chicken tenders, fries, and a drink for only $3.50, making Y's Hometown Foods this week's Cheap Eats champion.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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