Friday, December 14, 2012

Frugal Floozie Friday - Luca's Coney Island

It's still Chanukkah until Sunday, which means we're continuing to celebrate the miracle of the oil by eating fried foods, particularly the classic potato pancakes. So, what better feature for a Frugal Floozie Friday than Luca's Coney Island, where you can find these on a menu that offers many great deals?

My friend Beth has repeatedly recommended Luca's Coney Island for this generous serving that costs only $3.99. Crispy, fried potatoes are one of the great comfort foods. And since this dish costs less than the mandatory budget of $5 per person, it's an ideal option.

I visited on a Tuesday, which was 99-cent coney day - a fully loaded treat for less than $1! And there are many other dishes to choose from that meet our strict requirement.

Appetizers range from a mere $2.69 for chili fries to $4.99 for saganaki "flamed at your table." Soups, burgers (even a quarter pound chili burger), and a wide variety of breakfast options meet our frugal standards, as well.

Even many of the hearty sandwiches can satisfy for an investment of less than $5: varieties featuring fried chicken, tuna, breaded fish, turkey, eggs with a choice of meat, bacon, and cheese all qualify. There is something for every appetite.

And don't forget desserts, ranging from fruit and cream pies to milk shakes, as well as ice cream sundaes - all cost less than $5. And the Hot Fudge Brownie Delight - "a rich fudge brownie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, smothered with hot fudge, swirled with whipped cream and topped with a cherry" - will set you back only $3.99.

So stop by Luca's for friendly service, very reasonable prices, and good value.

Luca's Coney Island
2469 Washtenaw Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Open 24 hours

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Unknown said...

Mmmmmmm... I wish I was there with you right now!!! Potato cakes and fully loaded dogs? How can you pass that up.. and for the price, it's almost like you are steeling them!!

Cranberry Morning said...

How fun! I had never had saganaki (sp?) until a friend made it here on Election Night. It was FUN and DELICIOUS and STINKY! :-)

Still would like one of those crispy latkes. Have a wonderful weekend, Mary. How is the kidney stone man?

Candace said...

You can't beat a loaded dog, can you? Those potato pancakes would be the perfect accompaniment too. Have a great weekend, Candace

Chris said...

Both of those melt my heart. I love them both!!!

Ironically, I had a Nathan's coney today.

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