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food_lover May 8, 2007 08:33 AM

What are some good lunch places in the Distillery District on Mill Street that you can recommend?

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    hungryabbey RE: food_lover May 8, 2007 08:36 AM

    why not mill st brew pub?

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      Snarf RE: food_lover May 8, 2007 08:38 AM

      It depends what you are looking for. The creperie has great stuff (same group as Perigee); the bakery does sandwiches and pies, and the pizza place next to that isn't bad. Moving up a bit, the Mill Street brew pub has a nice atmosphere and good patio, but the food won't rock your world. Pure Spirits has a decent and mostly well-executed menu, fairly reliable. Don't miss Soma Chocolate for dessert. Enjoy!

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        Jacquilynne RE: Snarf May 11, 2007 01:32 PM

        I *love* the bakery in the Distillery. The lamb kofta sandwiches with slaw in them are awesome! Their baguettes are really lovely, too.

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        Lotus Seedling RE: food_lover May 8, 2007 04:14 PM

        I wouldn't bother with Pure Spirits or the Boiler House. They are both expensive for what you get. There's also a new cafe open called Cafe Uno. It's across from a photo gallery, down from the furniture store Fluid Living. I've only had a dessert from there. It was fine, but nothing more. Hoping to try the food soon.

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          hungryabbey RE: Lotus Seedling May 8, 2007 04:23 PM

          hm, what kind of food is it? more cafe sandwich style? or actual full meals?

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            Gary RE: Lotus Seedling May 11, 2007 07:23 AM

            Went by there yesterday. It was later afternoon and at that time it seemed like they just had mini pizzas and stuff like that. We just had coffees so I don't know if there is a full restaurant-type menu at certain times. There is table service, though.

            The vibe is more "industrial cafeteria" than Balzac's, which I assume will be their main competition in the area. In all, I think it's much better use of the space than the Auto Grotto was, and they have a nice big patio, too.

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            hampark RE: food_lover May 8, 2007 04:57 PM

            I'd suggest the Mill Street Brewery as well - great beer, good service, decent menu. Way better value then Pure Spirits or Boiler House.

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