I'm a big "bring your lunch to work" person in an office of "let's go out" people. I suppose my main reason is to save money, and if I'm going to spend money on eating out, I want to go somewhere nice and with people who don't want to talk about work for the entire meal.
Today at lunch I went out to do some work errands. I had to stop at the grocery store, and decided to drive a little further down the road to DinoRosa's Italian Market. I got some bread, prosciutto, cheese, olives stuffed with feta and sundried tomatos, tomato paste in a tube, and lemon cookies.
As I was making my way to the deli, I noticed the little open kitchen that is always closed when we are there was open, and damn, did that food look good.
I got the Combo #1 - penne pasta with meat sauce, 2 big meatballs, a chicken breast in mushroom cream sauce, and a garden salad with house vinaigrette. For $7.99! I didn't even eat half of it, it was enormous. I split it with our receptionist, and I'm taking the salad home to have with our chicken fajita's tonight.
The only bad thing about the lunch was that I wanted to take a picture, but all the vultures down the hall came running when they could smell it, so I had to eat as fast as I could.