Food & Fun…On A Budget!

If you are on a budget and think that you cannot have fun, think TWICE.
If you are on a budget and think that you cannot have fun, think again!

Are you looking for fairly inexpensive entertainment and food in the Monmouth area? A place that offers variety? Well, just pay close attention!

A really inexpensive way to have fun with friends.
A really inexpensive way to have fun with friends.

Many of you may know about this already, but I first wanted to tell everyone about “Midnight movies”. These take place quite often at the Independence Cinema (Prestige Theaters). If you pay close attention, you will most likely see posters around WUC that advertise these showings, which are offered at an affordable price. While the regular price of the movie tickets range at about $9.75 for adults, the ticket cost for the Midnight Movies is only $7! Not only are the prices inexpensive, but the overall atmosphere is great. So, take a little break from homework, gather your friends, head on over to Midnight Movies and have yourselves some fun!

New York Bagel offers various bagels, different "toppings", a cozy place to eat, all at an affordable price.
New York Bagel offers various bagels, different “toppings”, a cozy place to eat, all at an affordable price.

As for the food aspect, there are a few places that I would like to mention.  The first of these food places is the New York Bagel shop right next to Little Caesar’s here in Monmouth.  Not surprisingly, based off their name, they are known for their bagels, and their inexpensive prices.  A great deal of this shop includes the “2 bagels for $6.”  However, these aren’t your simple bagels.  They are bagels that come with your choice of eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, and cheese. Yummy right?!

Your one-stop shop for great food at inexpensive prices.
Your one-stop shop for great food at inexpensive prices.
Who can beat that price?!
Who can beat that price?!

Then there is the Main Street Pub & Eatery on Main Street here in Monmouth as well.  They have specials all of the time, including fries and burgers for only $5 and Wing Wednesdays (50 cent wings).  And the best part? Minors are allowed inside the pub up until 8 p.m., so youngsters don’t be discouraged because you can have some fun too! They also have a pool table inside and a neat jukebox, so you can play some of your favorite tunes while you chat with friends and munch on some delicious wings, chili cheese fries, or burgers.

Yummmmy food! My personal favorite is the spicy chicken dish with noodles.
Yummmmy food! My personal favorite is the spicy chicken dish with noodles.
Doesn't this look just yummy?!
Doesn’t this look just yummy?!

Lastly, I want to talk about Yang’s Teriyaki Plus on Monmouth Avenue.  It is found in a convenient place, only steps away from the campus, so if you’re ever hungry after class, just make your way on over.  My personal favorite from this restaurant is the hot and spicy chicken with your choice of noodles or rice.  So if you haven’t stopped by this restaurant, with friendly staff and delicious food, then what are you waiting for?!

For all of you students that are on a tight budget do not fret because there is hope for all of us!  Have some fun by going to a Midnight Movies event, or go get your grub on at any of the mentioned restaurants where you will find cheap prices that won’t break your wallet.

By Antonia Rojas 

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