Where: BB Donuts, 515 Westheimer, Ste. B, 713-520-7557
What $7 gets you: Anything you want from the small, fast and easy lunch menu. (Or, because it is a donut shop as well, you could stuff your face with $7 worth of donuts, which we don't recommend.)
BB's -- which, per the business card, stands for "Best Breakfast" -- is an indistinct shop in an indistinct strip mall on lower Westheimer. One of our resident foodies picked it for "Best Breakfast Croissant," and we wanted to see how their lunch stacked up. (We'd actually passed by it a few times before we realized they offered non-donut-based lunches.) So on our quest to find a satisfying meal under $7, we figured we'd give the little place a try -- and we're half-glad we did.
The menu is straightforward: A hamburger is $2, a cheeseburger $2.50, and you can add fries and a drink to those for two bucks more. Plus there's small fried rice for $2.99, or large for $4.50. Fries are $1.50 and eggrolls are $0.89. We opted on the only other choice, a $3.25 barbecue pork Vietnamese sandwich -- plus two eggrolls and a Big Red ($6.15 total) -- then sat down at one of the few little tables and flipped through that awesome Nu Image plastic surgery advertorial magazine where "actual patients" show off their sexy new silicon selves. We were particularly engrossed in a lithe young actual patient on page 3 when our order was up.