Cheap Eats 2019: Your guide to eating cheap in the Inland Northwest

Cheap Eats

When we talk about our annual Cheap Eats issue here at the Inlander, we don't talk about prices that much. After all, if the food isn't good, no price is low enough to make us want to eat it or recommend it to readers. Instead, we talk about great meals that are great values, whether that means a to-die-for sandwich, a creative and delicious lunch special or a happy hour that's good enough to draw you in, then delivered with a tasty bite to boot.

In this year's Cheap Eats issue, we focus on four Inland Northwest institutions that have proven that great food at a great price is a good way to build a business — and a dedicated following among local food lovers. We also sent writers out to explore four staples of cost-effective dining — burgers, Mexican food, sandwiches and Asian cuisine — to find some of the best deals the region has to offer, nothing more than $12. So sit back with your favorite free newspaper and dig into some sweet deals and success stories.

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About The Author

Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine and The Oregonian. He grew up across the country in an Air Force family and studied at...