Have a daily lunch special that is inexpensive.....ie under $10.
One of my favorite places to eat has 6 sandwiches
1) smoked pulled pork with caramelized onions, guyere on sea salt ciabatta
2)veg with roasted veg on whole grain breadpanini
3) roast beef, coppa, proscuitto, tapenade, mustard on ?panini
4) my fav....ham, bacon, apples, mustard, cheddar on farm white panini
5) tuna salad
6) turkey on baguette with sprouts, brie, mayo
all $7-7.95 served with a side....potato salad, chips or broc. salad
house, beets, garbonzo, feta, red onions, greens
biggie, chef salad with wonderful toppings....ham, bacon, turkey, sprouts, onions, carrots, cukes
Soup....stock is from scratch $4.50 with hot crostini
Pastas of the day:
1 cut noodle
1 agnoletti (stuffed pasta) my fav is butternut squash with brown butter and pecans
all under $10 all ala carte
desserts that are all made in house by Lisa Tocktrop.....carrot cake, cheese cake, cookies both fancy and cookie jar, bombes....about 15 offerings of various things a day.....latest is a nut/seed/dried fruit protein bar.
Their restaurant has about 30 seats, the kitchen is 4x the size of the dining room. They are open in a blue collar neighborhood that has within the past couple years gotten some interesting restaurants.
The Tochtrops make their own organic pasta and just opened a couple of months ago. Everything is fresh, some local ingredients (sprouts, pork, shrooms, some cheese)....great quality and it's at a price I'm OK with popping in 3-4x a week when I'm busy I want to eat well but not necessarily cook for myself.
Service is good, products are great, price keeps me coming back often.
cooking with all your senses.....