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Monday, November 19, 2007

Taken to Lunch

Two work friends and I stepped outside for lunch today. A real treat, considering how busy I am. The day began with an overseas conference call (who on earth decided on Mondays at 9, and why did I agree to it?). I have a deadline tomorrow, questions from two contractors and a truckload of emails.

By the time lunch rolled around, I was ready for a break. It was grey and pissing rain outside. My buddies and I scurried around the corner to a diner.

I had the veggie panini, my homage to The Diet. It was a bundle of avocado, broccoli and pepper jack cheese. At $9.95, it came with fries.

Buddy A had a bad cold and opted for the Soup of the Day, split pea. He asked for bread alongside. It was $3.50 for the soup and $1.50 for two slices of rye bread. Unbelievable.

Buddy B ordered the 'California burger platter', which was a burger with a heaping side of witled, inedible greens. The waiter assured him that french fries were coming as well. The whopping total: $13.95 for the burger-salad and an additional $3.95 for the fries. Buddy B hit himself because he turned down his two-dollar ramen noodles to lunch with us. D'oh.

The thing about New York is that you do not have to spend a huge amount of money to eat well. Like most places, it just depends whether you know where to go.

Obviously, we didn't.

Photo by myself, in the East Village.


Tammy said...

I ate at the food court at the mall today. Mozza burger at A&W. Had to treat myself to something bad after Christmas shopping. LOL

kitty said...

There's really nothing like a cheeseburger. Delicious.