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Gentle readers: Behold the debut of our latest column: "The Poorman's OC 4 Under $6, written by our own King of All Media, Jim "The Poorman" Trenton! Every week, he'll regale us with cheap eats and things to do in this great county of ours. Now, here's the Poorman!
"You Can Enjoy The Good Life Without Spending Big Bucks!" That's always been my motto as The Poorman. My career began as a writer of restaurant guide books that I self-published entitled The Poorman's Guide To Gourmet Dining 4 Under $6. Both books made the Los Angeles Times' Critics List. It was a lot of fun putting them together, as well as eating my way through So. Cal. I got my first on air job at KROQ and the name "Poorman" as a reviewer of 'Under $6' eateries. Part of the job was hustling free meal certificates for the broke KROQ air staff. The rest is history.
The goal of this column is to tell you about awesome things in the OC that cost less than $6 (not sure if I'm getting the Weekly staff free meal certificates as well). OC, for the most part, is a pretty expensive place to live, and this will definitely be a challenge. Every deal spotlighted in this column will get a rating from 0-5 PoorStars based on the Poorman's 'Cheap Scale Of Excellence' (5 Poorstars is the ultimate). Anyhow, things have come full circle for me, so let's get started! And, thank you OC Weekly for giving me this opportunity!More »