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Los Angeles Mag's Cheap Eats: 25 under $25

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The July issue of Los Angeles magazine was wedged in our mailbox last night, with the cover story hailing their picks for the city's best cheap eats. They list 25 spots where you can dine for under $25, only a few of which, for a variety of reasons, were previously known to us. This is great, on the one hand, because this gives us a set of new choices to cull from when looking to try something new. On the other hand, we can't necessarily second any of their motions or vehemently shake our heads in disagreement, either. We can, however, take note of the abundance of Asian restaurants they list, including a couple of Thai spots, like North Hollywood's Bua Siam, with the intriguing wild boar curry on the menu, some Vietnamese options, such as the curious KP's Vietnamese-American Deli, where all-American sandwich fare has a distinct Asian flare, as well as some Korean, Chinese, Indonesian, Indian, and Japanese spots. What's great about a list of budget conscious eateries is that you can take your tastebuds on an adventure without feeling the crunch in your wallet; if you've always wanted to try Nepali cuisine, LA mag suggests West LA's Katmandu Kitchen, where you can sample yak or their spinach lamb dish, and not spend a fortune. Their list has just a couple of American restaurants, and those they list seem to specialize in greasier fare, like the famed hot dogs at Encino's The Stand, burgers at Santa Monica's The Counter, and fried chicken at Culver City's Honey's Kettle. We're going to see if we can hit some of these spots soon, and we'll be sure to give you our feedback. And since we're talking food bargains, put your two cents in on any of their picks--if you saved some dough on the bill, you can afford to share!

See the complete list after the jump.