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I eat at lunch at home about twice in the workweek, leftovers, or an omelette or something, but otherwise, I rotate among a few local restaurants:

Club/chili from an Irish pub down the street.
Salad bar at local grocery or Whole Foods.
Sando, or Spinach Quiche from one of three local delis.
Subway 6".
Pizza/salad from a good local pizzeria.
Occasionally, some bad Chinese food with co-workers who love the place.
Food from the local Wednesday farmer's market.

Yawn.

Hey, you asked spo. . .
When I'm at home for lunch (about half the time as I work from home). I usually make something quick for lunch (10-15 minutes max). Most weekends I will make a batch of soup or refried beans and salsa for Huevos Rancheros and then quickly heat it up and add bits for lunch. I serve the soups with crackers, cheese, olives etc which I always have on hand. On the weekend, I like to make a batch of spicy puttanesca for lunch.

When I go out for lunch, I usually have either good italian sandwiches, pho, sushi, soups, stews or salads. Quiznos prime rib is a bit of a guilty pleasure.
Weekends are my "guilty" days.

Went for a walk around Corona queens, near the center hispanic and italian district.

Picked up some Empanadas stuffed with potatoes, peas and chicken in a spicy tomato sauce.

Cuban sandwich, thin slice of pork loin, ham, swiss cheese and pickles.

Sat in the near by park for shade and enjoyed a nice lunch. No alcohol tho as trying to keep some of the calories off.

Of course, you can't be in corona without going to the ice king of corona (which made up for the lack of alcohol calories and then some).

Great for 90+ weather.
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Yawn.



But you are a vegetarian. Wink


And proud of it! <empty suit razz>. Well, I do eat seafood, which strangely, doesn't seem to disqualify one from being a vegetarian in the midwest.

Today: sauteed shrimp w/garlic, a little salt. Three farmers market peaches, handful of local strawberries, iced tea. Man, I love summertime.
We are pretty lucky to have a lot of options close to work, so each week is different. The only thing consistent week to week is a sushi run and our weekly trip down to Laguna Beach to eat and check out the beautiful “scenery”.

Today we went to “the hat” for double dipped pastrami sandwiches. I need a nap now.
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Yawn.



But you are a vegetarian. Wink


And proud of it! <empty suit razz>. Well, I do eat seafood, which strangely, doesn't seem to disqualify one from being a vegetarian in the midwest...


It is not just the Midwest. About 1/4 of my college friends (all East Coast) consider themselves vegetarians but all of them eat fish and seafood (except for one Vegan -- but he is downright mental).

Frankly, if I didn't like the taste of red meat so much, I would deffinitely go this route... But I do, so I don't Wink
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A piping hot mug of white onion and garlic soup with some crusty bread and a couple pints of Abbot Ale.
Then back to work. Big Grin All of a sudden the numbers start to look better. Sounds like a great lunch.
I actually work from home most days, so I walk to lunch just to get out of the house. Today was kind of cold so soup and beer it was. I’m usually more efficient before lunch Wink
Saturday – At Duke’s in South Ken - Pork belly with an apricot glaze and mixed greens. Fullers London Pride.

Sunday – Needed a break from shopping so we stopped into Scalini in Knightsbridge. I had the pennette with tomato, sausage & pesto. Simple chianti. Third time I have been to Scalini in the last couple of weeks. Can’t recommend it high enough.
After working the overnight shift for a few days I didn't eat a formal lunch for a bit. Before the football game Saturday I had a classic brunch of Double Gloucester and Gouda cheese with some locally make crackers, a few glasses of Bordeaux and a bottle of Hacker-Pschorr Octoberfest and Blue Moon Pumpkin ale. Oh, and a Reeces pieces... I didn't drink nearly enough to stomach the way Wisconsin lost to Ohio St. however....
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Before the football game Saturday I had a classic brunch of Double Gloucester and Gouda cheese with some locally make crackers, a few glasses of Bordeaux and a bottle of Hacker-Pschorr Octoberfest and Blue Moon Pumpkin ale. Oh, and a Reeces pieces...

[insert farting emoticon]
I had 10 minutes for lunch. I had 2 "dirty water hot dog" (160 calories each-that's what the sign said-with mustard and onions along with a can of diet Coke and 1.5 oz of potato chips(a package deal at $3.50 served with 2 napkins in a brown bag). All this from a steet vendor who did not speak English very well. I always like people who serve food and handle money. I suppose from an immunologiocal stand point, I gained some antibodies.

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