Ordering off Rosa Linda's regular menu, you can get a big dinner for under ten bucks — and the incredible hospitality from this friendly family is all free.
You can always slum it with a slice and a drink for $5 at just about every pizza joint in town, but when you want to slum it in style, The Walnut Room feels your vibe. Throw down a fiver and a fresh-faced server will trot out an eight-inch, thin-crusted pizza topped with whatever ingredient tickles your fancy, a cup of soup, or a house salad scattered with mozzarella, and a soft drink. If you're not a fan of pizza, not to worry: You can order a half a sandwich instead.
Wok Uptown has flavorful, made-to-order Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese delights with a range of vegetarian options. Lunch will cost you between $7 and $9 and dinner is between $10 and $12. Even cheaper is Thai Basil, with lunches costing between $6 and $8 and dinner around $9 or $10.
Pete's Kitchen is the last good place to eat after the bars close and has a full menu of sandwiches ($5-7), entrées ($8-10), and breakfast options (under $8). Benny's has big ol' burritos for around $8 and is a festive Capitol Hill spot for casual dates or Mexican fare for the whole family.
These fuss-free places also offer the opportunity to rub shoulders with everyday locals. Get ready to dig in.
4924 East Colfax Avenue
East of Colorado Boulevard