The Ten Most-Read City of Ate Stories of 2012

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With only a few days left in the year, I decided to hit our reporting software and see what you guys clicked on most in 2012. The last time I did this, bikini-clad women made more than one appearance in my year-end list. This year you guys have proven yourselves nothing but a bunch of cheap-ass drunks.

The Cheap Bastard's Ultimate Guide to Eating like a Total Cheap Bastard in Dallas
Everyone loves a deal, but apparently Aters are especially attuned to stories that offer cheap eats for cynical bastard types. If you find yourself scrounging for change in the couch cushions at the end of every week, be sure to bookmark this one.

Phone Stacking: The New Dinner Game That, Let's Be Honest, We're All Too Weak to Play
I actually did try this one on more than one occasion. It worked. It actually worked. Which is probably why we stopped playing.

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Dr Pepper Be Damned, Dublin Bottling Works is Striking Back Against Big Soda
The Dublin Bottling works was an underdog, comeback story we could all get behind. They've gone on to take over soda taps all over Texas.

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New Miller Lite Punch Top Can Makes Shotgunning Beers So Much Easier
The punch top can offers the speedy consumption of cheap beer, and you guys clicked the shit out of our story about it.

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Cheap bastard would love Off-Site kitchen burgers and fresh (not frozen) fries, also brisket sandwich


Brunch is such a big deal in Dallas that the 2011 article was still a top draw in 2012. Probably worth updating. In fact, if Dallas wanted to be world-class by inventing a new meal, Second Brunch would fit perfectly.


@thecheapbastard @cityofate PDF of the cheap bastard graphic for my daughter to actually color would be awesome :)

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