|Sancocho soup, recipes below|
While working in the Archivo Nacíonal de Guatemala I met a number of graduate students from the United States also doing dissertation research in history. We are all published tenured faculty now: David Carey teaches at the University of Southern Maine, Jordana Dym who at Skidmore College, and Paul Lokken at Bryant University and me at Babson College. Bargain restaurants in zone 1 often became the topic of conversation among us. One of them told me about Toa, a lunch only eatery where one got a complete meal consisting of soup, tortillas, an entrée, small salad, desert, and a beverage for about $1.50. I ate there many times. The menu and options changed daily and the food and service were good in a patio style setting.
Soup Stories and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=soup
Series Surviving Graduate School:
My Book on Guatemala: http://www.upf.com/book.asp?id=OPIEX001
Eating While Poor Series with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Eating+While+Poor