And now, I bring you the first in a series of weekly installments chronicling the city's best - and cheapest - food.
This one's no secret, at least not for Midtowners - every weekday finds Pho Hoa Binh's lunch buffet swarming with vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike. Though tastes may vary, what brings them to the same place at the same time is simple: consistently delicious, traditional Vietnamese and Chinese food, and the all-you-can-eat price tag, just $4.99.
Though I'm a big fan of the house special fried rice, I frequent the lunch buffet because it's a great way to try a variety of dishes without spoiling your dinner. Case in point: