Fill up -- and get fat -- for $3.99 or less

Citysearch has a Web site,, that is a great way to find quick bites to eat for $3.99 or less while out on the town.

Users submit the cheap eats they've come across at 19 major cities, and then some, across America.

It's easy enough to use and I can see the advantage of it when out looking for a quick place nearby to grab something for lunch or happy hour.

Most of the food is fast food that must be high in fat, calories and everything else that is bad for your heart. Take a look at some of the cheap food that users recommend: $3.75 for a cheesy sloppy jo in Illinois, chocolate-covered bacon for $1 in New York, crispy garlic ribs for $3.99 in California, and a $2.50 beef and egg taco in Portland.

There's enough cholesterol on this site to block your arteries upon sight.

There are, however, a few healthy and cheap options if you do away with the sour cream, cheese and other fattening add-ons: $3.75 for a fish taco in Malibu, $3 whole roasted corn in Atlanta, and maybe the $3.50 carrot cupcake in San Francisco, if you remove the icing on top.

Still, the unhealthy selections outweigh the healthy ones. The search engine should include a way to exclude foods that are fried, full of cheese or have an enormous amount of calories in them. That would be a site worth searching, at least if you want to eat something that won't kill you.
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