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Five Fabulous Ways to Start the Day for $5

From soulful spice to old-fashioned Southern breakfasts, these spots got you covered.

By Katharine Shilcutt and Alice Levitt May 31, 2016 Published in the June 2016 issue of Houstonia Magazine

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This Is It

This Is It

What you get: Soulful spice to wake you up

In the form of: Creole bowl, filled with rice, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage and scallions; or two eggs, grits and choice of bacon, turkey bacon or pan sausage

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Tel-Wink Grill

Tel-Wink Grill

What you get: An old-fashioned Southern breakfast done just right

In the form of: Three eggs, hash browns, cat-head biscuits

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Brasil

Brasil

What you get: South American simplicity, made from scratch

In the form of: Coffee, small orange juice, scone or muffin

Antojitos Salvadoreños

What you get: A colorful taste of the tropics

In the form of: Salvadoran-style eggs with tomatoes, peppers and onions; sour cream; beans and plantains

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Pondicheri [Top left to clockwise] 1) Chia, rice and coconut shell, masala eggs, Kerala sauce, peanut-coconut salad 2) Carrot roti, spicy potato mash, yogurt, jam 3) Roti wrap, masala eggs, cilantro chutney 4) Spiced steel-cut oats, granola 5) Local grits, cauliflower, green peas, yogurt, peanut-coconut salad

Pondicheri

What you get: Aromatic Indian delights with a perfect balance of savory and sweet

In the form of: An array of five dishes, all under $5, including:

  1. chia, rice and coconut shell, masala eggs, Kerala sauce, peanut-coconut salad
  2. carrot roti, spicy potato mash, yogurt, jam
  3. roti wrap, masala eggs, cilantro chutney
  4. spiced steel-cut oats, granola
  5. local grits, cauliflower, green peas, yogurt, peanut-coconut salad
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