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The Detroit News takes us back in time through the history of restaurants in Detroit. The best part is the historical photos of these old gems for getting gorged on the cheap. Signs from the 1920s announce meals for $0.15. Apparently those were the classier joints. On the low end was "a meal for a nickel." Nickel meals were served down by the docks in the bars where the ruffians and machine shop labor might show up. For a nickel you got a bowl of soup and bread or pork and beans. As this was before the advent of Taco Bell, it was real pork and real beans! [The Detroit News]