This longtime Filipino eatery went viral for its $1 skewers, which range from bbq pork to kwek kwek, or deep-fried quail eggs. But if you’re feeling adventurous, explore the ample offal selection, including chicken heart, isaw (intestine), pig ears, and more. It’s Filipino-style street food so just grab a tray, pile on your skewers, and don’t forget rice and dipping sauces. Then head to the parking lot and cook it over a charcoal grill which infuses it with a smoky flavor. There’s a small amount of outdoor seating but you’ll probably just end up eating straight from the grill with Filipino music blaring in the background.
How to order: Dollar Hits is open for dine-in and takeout. The skewers are available everyday except Monday after 4:30 pm. Delivery available on UberEats.
An homage to the Philippines’ night market vendors, this food-truck-turned-restaurant slings a variety of skewers, most of which cost $1. After ordering, heat up your food-on-a-stick in your own backyard or take them outside to the restaurant’s shared grills (the perfect way to take in the street scene: lively conversations in Tagalog, Filipino dance music, and friendly smiles from the titas who run the place). The usual suspects—like BBQ pork and chicken—are flavorful, but definitely try the pork and chicken isaw (intestines best eaten piping hot off the grill and plunged in vinegar sauce), kwek-kwek (batter-fried quail eggs with jelly-soft interiors), and betamax (chewy congealed pork blood). Pro tip: Go early to snag a grill and a parking spot, which can sometimes be difficult to find in the area.
How to order: Outdoor dining or take out