Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Perfect Lunch

Yes - I am saying it. Yesterday I had the perfect lunch.

A girlfriend and I met up for lunch at this cute little restaurant. It's in this little nook in town that's full of eclectic little cafes, clothing stores, and antique stores. It's not your usual generic, inner-city eatery area, this part of town has a unique character to it.

After surveying the menu, we decided to split a pizza and then also get our own personal bowls of soup and salad. Did I mention that it was the perfect lunch?
The salad was AMAZING. I love oil-based dressings, I am not into all this creamy stuff (Ranch is so blah!). And how can you go wrong with feta and capers in your salad? You pretty much can't! And then there was the soup. This perfectly spiced corn chowder. Bliss! And then finally -- well the pizza was one of the BEST PIZZAS I HAVE EVER HAD! The crust was perfect, the topping was perfect, the temperature was perfect.
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Yup, this is a short post.

I just wanted to brag to you about my lunch.

What about you? Is your lunch something to brag about?

44 comments:

Brooke said...

going to noodles & co today. can't wait they have the best mac & cheese :) yours looks pretty damn good too!

LBB said...

That sounds/looks delicious...I think bragging about a perfect lunch is a perfectly good thing. :)

Kristin said...

Sounds a lot better than my left over bit of sloppy joes. The dude thought his bottle was more important than my lunch. Can you believe that? Your salad sounds YUMMY!

simplesong said...

YUM...sounds perfect!

xnapoleonx said...

That does look quite taste, cheesebread is awesome.

Lindsey said...

Well, while pizza is pretty much my favorite thing ever in the world, I just had a fine bowl of my own Creamy Corn and Roasted Pepper Soup from Trader Joes. Mmm. Delish. Sure beats the school salad bar...with ranch!

nicole addison said...

i love finding unique restaurants that others may pass over. the lunch looks delicious by the way :) my lunch today was one to brag about.. greek chicken salad ..yum!

Eric said...

Wow, that does look fantastic. It almost looks fake.

cgw @ accidentally, kle said...

meatball marinara sub. in short, no - nothing to brag about, though it was good lol :)

Kotori said...

Lunch today was just leftover Bacon Chard & Tri Pepper Risotto from last night's dinner...

Your lunch sounds fabulous... i love a really good pizza. yum

Lily G. said...

oh YUM!!! The pizza looks delicious. Are you a deep dish person or do you like thin?

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Tiffany said...

if that was my lunch, I'd brag about it too.

looks so yummy!

Nicole said...

mmm...sounds great!!!!

Dash said...

aww, dionne, oyur lunch look divine! drooling for pizza now. and corn chowderrr....italian tomm for me !

my lunch today is leftover indian food from dinner. naan bread and cheese curry and a vegetable. its 10.30am and i cant wait for lunch!

althoguh i dont think i have hit my perfect lunch yet; im still on the quest. Journey is pretty fun tho:)

RhiannonM said...

I brag about my lunch all the time, and this would certainly have made my brag book! It looks SO delicious! I am jealous!

Pamela said...

YUMMMMY!!!!!!

Maki said...

Yesterday was Ju Ju's graduation and we had the picnic at her school with all the kids, parents and family memenber. Each family brought something to share... I made fruit salad..

Looking at all the little ones running around at schoo playground and mingling with the big people and good food was something I would call "Perfect Lunch" :)

Anna Ander said...

Haven't had lunch yet, but since I'm working from home today and have a big job to finish I'm afraid it will be leftovers from last night. And spaghetti does not re-heat well. Glad you had the perfect lunch, though! Made me very hungry to read about it, and over here it's only ten in the morning. Will have to make another cup of tea.

Luv,
A.

PS. While you were crying over PS. I love you, I was bawling over Grey's Anatomy. It was not a pretty sight. I cried so much I had to go to bed!

Indie.Tea said...

It sounds great...never tried apples on a pizza, but a nutty sweet apple and sharp cheese go together nicely.

Rachel Follett said...

It looks and sounds quite perfect!

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Kristin said...

Yum... I love going out to lunch with a dear friend and sharing a delicious meal.

Sadly, yesterday's lunch of leftovers and yogurt has nothing on your pizza salad and soup!

photojoy said...

Eating out with friends for lunch is such a treat for me. Good friends, good food, good talk? ---all makes my day perfect. Pizza with Apple? I've never had it here. Looks so delicious. Send me some.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Yum!!

Yes, I am Gabbys hot date! :) It will be soo fun!

Gabby and I are actually going out for lunch right now...but I don't think it's going to be as good as yours! :)

Olivia Rae said...

hi! cute blog!!! Yes my header pic is of Santorini... I spent last summer there... it's my favorite place in the world too!!!

Also, sour candy is my FAVORITE thing ever haha.

Amanda said...

...And now I'm starving. This looks so delicious! So I think that after work today I'm going to go and hunt down some great hole-in-the-wall cafe and pretend that the food is as good as the pictures you posted. :-)

Thanks for the comment on my blog! Love yours!

project simple life said...

This post is making me hungry:) I love that you took the time to come visit my blog-this is the first time that I've been on yours and I gotta say I love it already!

LINDSAY said...

Greek Salad, yum!

Thanks for stopping by my blog:) And yes, that is my garden. I replied to you in my comments, but thought I'd skip over and check out your site...it's made me very hungry!

Joy said...

sounds divine... can I just tell you how much I love coming to your blog everyday?? I wish we could have lunch together!! :)

Beautiful!!

Jessica Marie said...

oh! that looks so yummy :D

today for lunch someone gave me a tomato and mozzarella sandwich from panera and it was SO GOOD

abigail said...

YUM! I have been craving a good greek salad for about a week, and now that craving is even worse!

Savvy Mode SG said...

yummy! i always split dishes with gal pals too so i can get variety.

Helen said...

Yum, yum! What a fabulous lunch. My stomach's growling ...

Thanks a whole bunch for visiting my cupboard today and leaving me comments. I adore your illustrations here, and look forward to poking through your archives ;)

All best.

Mary-Laure said...

It looks just too delicious...

Nicole Marie said...

sounds amazing! craving pizza!

and i read your comment on a cup of jo... you're allergic to lipstick??!! i've never heard of that! and just lipstick? not makeup in general?

Blair said...

My mouth is so watering! Apple Bacon pizza sounds amazing.

Dionne said...

Waaaah - yes, Nicole Marie, I am allergic to lipstick. Just lipstick, not other makeup. And chapstick. It's the chemicals they put in them. There's only a few brands I can use, and they're the earthy, organic ones, but they cost a mint! So I just go bare-lipped usually.

Vanessa said...

Oh man. That looks ridiculously delicious.

{lovely little things} said...

Apple bacon pizza, yum!

easytravel said...

Hmmmm, it sound delicious. Would share with me ...hahahaha. But, thanks for share.I'll wait you on my blog.

Underfunded Heiress said...

I love finding cool little eaterys too! That pizza looks delicious, without the bacon though for me since I'm a vegetarian but still looks yummy!

James H said...

Apple Bacon Pizza?

Glorious.

duet letterpress said...

yum! i'd love to know the name of the place you discovered!

i just recently found you blog and i love, love, love it. your illustrations are incredible!

Michele said...

This lunch sounds fantastic!!!