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Congratulations to's Best Cheap Eats in St. Louis winner Steve's Hot Dogs On the Hill!

SLM's dining writers get asked a lot of restaurant-related questions, but the most frequent query is, "Can you recommend somewhere that's good—and cheap?" In the May issue's "Cheap Eats" feature, they suggest 50 dining deals under $10. Now it's your turn to vote for your favorites among 16 of the featured restaurants. And after picking your preferences, stay tuned for more voting opportunities on

Vote for your favorite places, and you could win $125 in gift certificates! By voting, you enter to win $25 from each of the following restaurants: Steve's Hot Dogs on the Hill, Carl's Drive-In, Crushed Red, Mission Taco Joint, and Sauce on the Side.

  • First-Round picks begin on April 29
  • Second-Round picks begin on May 6
  • Third-Round picks begin on May 13
  • Fourth-Round picks begin on May 20
  • Winner announced on May 28
The Best Cheap Eats in St. Louis Bracket

Thank you for your participation. The poll is now closed and the winner is announced towards the top of this page.

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May 2, 2013 02:09 pm
 Posted by  Lakrik

Crushed Red!

May 2, 2013 05:41 pm
 Posted by  BonnieJ

Was at Crushed Red a couple weeks ago. Good fresh food.

May 3, 2013 07:21 am
 Posted by  JD

CRUSHED RED will take Blues City Deli in the Final Round--------Just watch and see!!!

May 5, 2013 06:44 pm
 Posted by  Greg

I think it'll be a close race between Blues City Deli and Gioia's in the second round.

May 6, 2013 10:47 am
 Posted by  jhk

You cannot ask me to choose between Carl's and Steve's.
I cannot make a choice between the best hamburger ever and the best hot dog ever.
And if either of those two wind up against Gioia's, that just complicates it further.

May 6, 2013 11:54 am
 Posted by  hotmamma

Gioias Deli is amazing

May 7, 2013 09:36 am
 Posted by  JAG

Gioia's is going all the way!

May 20, 2013 05:28 pm
 Posted by  Revelations2212

Gioas hands down, there is no way a Hot Dog can compete against a Hot Salami sandwich (Yummaaay! Gioas is the place to be, plain and simple!

May 21, 2013 03:16 pm
 Posted by  cheepeater

Gioia's got my vote!

May 23, 2013 05:55 pm
 Posted by  LN

Gioia's is so vote is in!!!!

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