134 K St. South Boston; (617) 268-3027
This tiny corner deli, well off the beaten path, has thrived for 25 years by offering a good variety of take-out items at absurdly low prices. Check
1732 Centre St. West Roxbury; (617) 469-WING (9464)
1153 Commonwealth Ave. Brighton; (617) 783-BIRD (2473)
See the listing under Brighton. the hand-written menu mounted on the wall outside, and then step into a place so small you’ll have to go outside to change your mind. (Ba-da-bing!)
Ethel and Andy serve up hot and cold sandwiches; juicy cheeseburgers run $3.70 with fries and a soda. A special of Yankee Pot Roast, with potato, vegetables, and a roll checks in at a mere $4.25, and Mine just had to save room for a luxurious strawberry frappe ($2.25), thick and hearty enough to humble the average straw.
E & A opens at the unbelievable hour of 4:30 A.M. Mondays through Saturdays, serving until 5 P.M. on weekdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays. Breakfast sandwiches will open your eyes at $2-$3, and a full breakfast of two eggs, home fries, toast, and coffee is an easy two bucks. Get up early, or be like Mine and just stay up til they open.