Our own Bianca Phillips has been searching all week for stuffed cats to pin all over her body. (She says it's for Halloween, but...) Today, she finally had some luck with Summer Avenue's Thrift Citi.
So if you're looking for cheap teddy bears, now you know where to go.
I found myself at City Hall yesterday with no ride in pretty relentless rain, so I decided to find somewhere close to eat and wait both out. I'm not one to splurge on impromptu lunches, so I was happy to run across Joey's New York Deli, whose menu boasted lunch specials under $5.
Indie Memphis will take over most of Midtown for the weekend, with plenty of quality work to peruse. But I wanted to let you guys in on the free stuff the festival has to offer - with everything from films to discussions to video installations, here's how to do Indie Memphis on the cheap.
You all know Molly's La Casita is delicious, I presume. But I've always categorized it in the higher end of low-price restaurants, especially relative to most Mexican restaurants.
But yesterday, my powers of a-la-carte meal-meaking prevailed! I enjoyed a well-rounded, filling meal at Molly's for just under $5, and discovered a great new dish in the process.
That dish was the black bean soup, which I ordered in the "cup" for $2.50 (the "bowl," which I was told is only slightly larger, was $3.50). It came with a dollop of sour cream on top and pico de gallo and a flour tortilla on the side, and was - let me say it again - just excellent.
I personally believe Mexican food is best when it's all mixed up, so I ordered a side of rice ($1.75) and stirred it in with the soup. It added a nice texture, and when I'd eaten most of it, I shoveled the rest into the tortilla for a little taco of sorts.
That's $4.25 total, for those of you keeping count at home.
Delicious and cheap - and honestly, I had trouble finishing it. Success!
Bad news - my beloved MIFA store is closing at the end of the month. But why wallow in our sadness when we can procure some last-minute finds from their leftover inventory?
This week, MIFA's having one of several great sales you'll see before they close their doors - all women's dresses are buy one, get one free for the rest of the week.
For an example of the excellent dresses to be found there, check out these matching beauties Hannah Sayle and I found last month:
Check their Facebook page for the rest of the deals they'll offer this month. And check back here soon to find out what thrift maven (and soon-to-be former MIFA store director) Amy Hoyt will be getting herself into. It's exciting, I promise.