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Bet there are a lot of hidden places like this.

Bargain food basements in big department stores.

Right now I'm here at Tar-Jay. Discovered a perky little place near the cards section called the Target Café (1288 Camino del Rio North, Mission Valley, 619-542-0025). Red and white and also with a Pizza Hut Express folded into the biz. But it's mainly for Target products they sell in their food section.

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This is we're you'll find Brittany and Desirae working the counter.

Point is, it's a deal here. I've jes' finished up a chicken marinara flatbread, with chicken, cheese and tomato and marinara sauce and basil in a folded pita bread.

For $2.19.

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The chicken marinara flatbread

With it I got a tomato basil soup for $2.99.

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Brittany hands me my soup

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If I'da got the combo with a soda, it would have been $2.49 and $3.49. But the soup acts as the drink, and the pool you dip your pita into as well.

I like it. Cheery place, cheery gals.

Half the customers seem to be Target employees needing a break.

Note to Carla: They have all-beef hot dogs, or Italian sausage dogs going for $2.19.

Almost as good as 7-Eleven.

Except here you can sit down. Kind of blessing for all the miles you're going to tramp in here...

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