Combo plate: Dining on $1 a day, gassing up, Wine Wednesdays and more
-- Fill 'er up. And the car, too: With slim profit margins on gas, station owners are turning to food to boost revenue. And the fare has evolved beyond hot dogs and pizza to include croissants, paninis, salads and breakfast burritos.
-- Talk about extreme eating. The thrifty-minded blog Get Rich Slowly pointed us to a coupon blogger and expert shopper who ate "well" on just $1 a day. Actually, he spent less than that: He paid $27.08 for $597.96 worth of food in the month of May. Before going directly to Grocery Coupon Guide for the blow-by-blow -- which you should definitely do -- read Get Rich Slowly's recap.
-- $250 for a bottle of wine? What a bargain! Seriously. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills is launching Wine Wednesdays: Through September, each bottle of wine purchased with an entree on a Wednesday will be half price. (Bottles on the wine list range from $50 to $500.)
-- How I put an end to my "door spam" problem -- you know, those coupons, menus, etc. that get left at the front door.
-- Chef Rick Bayless has teamed up with Bohemia, a pairing that led to Chocolate Chile Bohemia Ice Cream. Yes, please!
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-- Rene Lynch
Photo: Mario Olguin, left, and Cesar Cruz make sandwiches at Corner Grill & Deli, which is part of a Mobil station in West Los Angeles. Credit: Katie Falkenberg, For The Times.