Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ballin' on a Budget

So you wanna be a balla, shot calla and ride around in an Impala, but don't have the resources? Here are a few tips that apply all day-every day; not just during happy times

Beer
  • $2 Stag and Busch Bottles at Llywelyn's
  • $2 Stag Bottles at Market Grill
  • Beer-to-go at iTap (wholesale prices way lower than bar prices, ask the bartender or a waitress)
Food
  • $2.22 Breakfast at Hammerstone's 6:30a-10:30a enjoy 2 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 toast or 2 pancakes, 2 sausage
  • $5.99 Large Pizza at the Soulard Domino's --Carryout only 1611 S. 9th 314-621-2030
  • You can bring whatever food you want into iTap.  Got leftovers?  bring them. HotPocket? Jimmy John's? bring it or have it delivered It's all the goodness of a Winery without the crappy stuff (the wine)
  • We live way to close to the "Oldest Farmer's Market West of the Mississippi" for you not to take advantage of all it has to offer.  Shop until you drop for meats, cheeses, veggies, fruits and knock-off sunglasses among other things. W-F 8a-5p and Sat 6a-5:30p. The best time to go is Saturday morning.  Feel free to barter, you're likely to snag a deal especially late in the day on Saturday
Books, Movies and Music
  • Amaze people with your excellent selection of movies and music, just don't tell them you went to the Barr Branch library at Jefferson and Lafayette and got it all for free. Enhance your mind through the written word. The Barr Branch has a wide selection of magazines and newspapers to go with the books.Don't have a printer at home?  You can print things out from the internet-connected computers at the library.Check out all the library has to offer at http://www.slpl.org .  You can browse the catalog for the whole library system, find out about cool events going on, and even request books from anywhere in the system and have them delivered to the Barr Branch
  • The days of going to the Blockbuster store to rent a movie are over.  If you don't subscribe to Netflix or can't find what you want on Watch Instantly, you can rent movies for $1/night at either the new outdoor Redbox at the Walgreen's on Lafayette or at the DvdNow kiosk at Vincent's Market
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