what i had for lunch

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Today I covered the Gift & Home show, which was much cooler than it sounds, and they had free media lunch kits. I had a tuna salad sandwich made with red peppers and some type of spicy mayo and capers. It came with greasy, green pasta that I ate anyway and a wonderful peanut butter cookie. I love free lunches.
I to Urban Burrito for a taco salad today. It's so much further from my new work. I miss being downtown. But the salad was delish.

Friday, July 22, 2005

I don't have very long for lunch so I called in an order for the Fiesta Grille and raced down the road to pick it up. I thought I ordered three tacos, and was surprised when it wasn't ready when I got there. So they ring me up and I realized the woman on the phone and I didn't understand each other and I ended up with 20$ of tacos and carnitas and beefy cheese dip. I didn't tell them the mistake, and stuffed my face all the way back to the office.
I went to fig with my dad. Ran into Heather there.

I had this carrot lemongrass soup and a salad with walnuts and goat cheese vineagrette and deviled eggs.

I was talking with my dad about how happy I am that 50’s food is so in vogue. ( had tomato aspic yesterday for the first time. Gag.) He said that in the 50’s when you went to a really nice restaurant you got a half of grapefruit and maybe some tomato juice. Sounds shitty, but I guess that’s why they were so much healthier than we are now.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

I started a new job so my lunches have been a little wonky as i get in the swing of things. Yesterday I had guacomole and chips and a banana, for example. Today I had spaghetti that I froze from about a month ago, the cafeteria spaghetti. The weird thing is that because of my new schedule, I now eat lunch at 3:00 EST. It really messes your mind up.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

today i went to Bene! Gourmet Pizza. i'm eating it right now and it's quite the bomb. i got the lunch deal which includes a slice, caesar salad (or house but i always get caesar), and popsky.

my slice is the mediterranean pizza which is vegetarian and includes: tomato-basil (or sundried tomato sauce, i can't remember) sauce, mozerella, spinach strips, feta, olives, diced tomatoes, red onions, capers, and artichoke hearts. the caesar salad comes with a slice of red bell pepper and a lemon, and has just the right proportion of parmesan, croutons, dressing, and lettuce. and all for under $9.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

i had my mid-year review at lunch today. we went to the mellow mushroom. the only negative comment i got was that they knew i needed some help and that i should just try to be a little more chill about getting work done and not get so stressed.

do you think that is why they took me to the mellow mushroom?
i had business meetings today so it was a ctered box lunch. i had a chicken pesto sandwhich, one of thos small bags of chips (plain, salted), a cookie (suger) and a coke.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

I got a taco salad from Wendy's. I went thru the drivethru. The total was something like 5.39 and I handed the guy $6.00 and he had the change ready in his hand. He was like: Aiaght you didn't think I'd be ready, didja? I was like: Haha, but can I have a straw?
just got back from lunch at new york deli news. casey raved about the corned beef & pastrami on rye, but i got the rare roast beef & swiss with tomato and lettuce on rye. it was a triple decker, the roast beef was delicious, and you automatically get a dish of pickle spears when you sit down, which i thought was the bomb. they have great mustard too, and you'd probably get cement slippers if you asked for mayo on the sandwich.
Last night Alison and I went out ti dinner to Cafe Parvaneh in Chapel Hill. Its one of those places you pass lots but never actually stop to eat there. It was delicious, and I had leftovers of my Curry Polo. On their web site they link directly to the Orange Co. Health Dept. web site, since they are very proud of their sanitation grade. I got totally grossed out over Vespa's rating of a mid-range B.