Best Cheap-Eats District - 2001
South Grand, St. Louis
Just look at all the different countries on whose food you can chow down for 10 bucks or less in the South Grand district, which, with a little fudging, runs from Shenandoah down to Gravois on the street that gives it its name: The King & I for Thai (or Siamese, if you please). Wei Hong for a lotus cake or some Chinese barbecue. Siete Mares for Nicaraguan and Mexican. Gulf Coast Café for seafood in the style of several of the countries bordering the Mediterranean. Not to mention others featuring Pakistani and Italian, plus a whole delta of Vietnamese choices.