Red Eye Coffee is a little take-out joint, with tables out in front on the patio, so you order at the counter, your meal is served on a paper plate, and you carry it out to the patio. The breakfast shown here is two fried eggs, home fries, sausage, and a toasted bagel with butter, and a few slices of cantaloupe garnish the plate on this particular day. Have your eggs scrambled instead, or have ham or bacon, or have it with Texas Toast, or with an English muffin, or with a Portuguese muffin, which is made with a slightly sweet dough. However you order it, this full breakfast is just $6, and since the tax is included, just throw a buck into the tip jar next to the register and you've got a great, filling breakfast for $7!
El Mundo, at 269 Commercial Street, is right in the center of town, right across the street from Town Hall. They have a daily lunch special that you can't beat, and it is just $8.95. You'll choose a taco or a burrito, filled with your choice of shredded chicken, pulled pork, sauteed vegetables, ground beef, or black beans.
For my lunch the other day, pictured at the left, I ordered the veggie burrito, stuffed with sweet corn, zucchini, summer squash, peppers, potatoes and onions. It's smothered in a mild green chili sauce, drizzled with sour cream, and served with rice, beans and salsa fresca. Delish! Add tax and a 20% tip and you're out the door with a smile on your face and a full belly for just $11.55. Like I said, you can't beat it.
Early Dinner at the Seafood Grille... to read a full description of the excellent meal I had, and will have again before the summer is over. I love this dish with mussels and Asian vegetables served over linguine noodles. The mussels are perfectly steamed, and the delicate, slightly sweet sauce with a bit of ginger makes this one of my very favorite seafood dinners offered in Provincetown. Dessert on my last visit was a large sundae of vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate sauce. Add the tax and a 20% tip and your dinner tab is just $18, making the total for an entire day of really good food just $36.55. That's not much to spend in a town where a dinner entree alone can easily cost you that much.
Each of these meals has been chosen by TheYearRounder as a Best Bite for the quality of the meal as well as the bargain price. Watch for a number of future "3 Under 35" posts where we'll indeed find many great combinations of three meals a day for under $35.