4 delicious St. Louis deals for $10 or less

1. You may be under the impression that you can’t get a quality burger at a dessert bar, but you’d be gravely mistaken. Wednesday is for burgers at Blondie’s Coffee, Wine and Dessert Bar on Washington Avenue, where you can get the signature Blondie Burger for only $10. Topped with golden cheddar cheese, tomato, mayo and a thick slice of bacon on brioche bun, each bite is as heavenly as the last.

2. Pizza and beer make the perfect match, and Firecracker Pizza & Beer lights things up with its $6 late-night special. Visit The Grove hotspot after 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and enjoy a New York-style slice of the day and a frothy pint of Burr Oak Old ‘63.

3. Head to Taste of India for traditional Indian cuisine and out-of-this-world flavors. Stop in 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and take a deep dive into the ample lunch buffet for only $10. Sample time-honored Indian dishes like their tikka masala, tandoori chicken, or the chicken makani with a side of scrumptious garlic naan.

4. Craving a taste of Italy? Take your next lunch break at A’mis Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Rock Hill. The lunch menu is packed with huge portions of classic Italian bites that won’t break the bank (like baked lasagna and chicken Parmigiano), but you can’t go wrong with pizza baked in A’mis’ signature brick oven. Right now, sink your teeth into The Manhattan – a large, New York style slice of cheese pizza with a side salad for only $7.

Kevin Korinek is a freelance journalist and photographer.