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Letter from the Editor

When did everything get so dang expensive?

As restaurants, landlords and shops raise their prices year by year, you start to wonder what you can really afford. Cooking at home looks a little more enticing when your dinner bill with tip can easily hit $30 or more. I mean, I know quality ingredients are expensive, but does a plate of fries really need to cost $8?

We’re here to say, to shout even, “It doesn’t have to be this way!” 

I’m not saying we revolt just yet, but it is indeed possible to have fun without going deep into debt. There are restaurants, bars and diners all around you that thrive on giving you a big bang for your buck, so you don’t have to put all your money where your mouth is. Plus, if you’re smart, even the fancy spots can have some sweet deals throughout the week.

In this Cheap Issue, we celebrate those places and encourage you to support your local economic eateries, generous bars, affordable resale stores and craft alternatives to your favorite lawnmower beers.

Also, in our effort to cover more local issues, we take a look at MLive’s recent decision to shut down its Advance Weeklies and On the Town. More and more, local news around the country seems to be taking blows as publishers tighten the belt in their own ways. Of course, there’s a difference between watching the budget and cutting it to ribbons.

’Til next time, 
Josh Veal, Managing Editor

 

What's inside this month:

On the Cover: The Cheap Issue. Photographed by Seth Thompson, Styled by Kaylee Van Tuinen.

Scene: Whats Going on, Biz Beat, Potshots, De-Press-ed, Style Notes

The Cheap Issue: Happy Hour, Daily Specials,Cheap Eats, Beer: Swill alternatives, Free Music Shows, Antique/Thrifting

Music: Local: Dual Album Release Show

Dining & Drinking: Hard Seltzer

Sights: Comedy: Janelle James

 

Revue Arts

Visual arts, classical and jazz music, theater, arts event previews and more. (See the center of this issue)

 



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