I love the term "poor man's...." particularly when it's not even used properly. Proper usage would be something like Glenway golf course is the poor man's Nakoma Country Club. Accurate, maybe, but not that interesting. Closer: Madison's Halloween is the poor man's Mardi Gras. Does Mardi Gras not feature its share of poor men?
Better, and overheard this weekend: Whitney Way is the poor man's Gammon. I mean, sure, but what the hell does that even mean? Is it just a lesser version? Similar, but not quite as good?
What [blank] is the poor man's [blank] are you familiar with?