Alexandria - lunch in north end of Old Town?
I will need to eat three lunchs next week in the vicinity of 1st St and N Fairfax, won't have time to stray too far, any suggestions? TIA all
There's also Bastille at the north end of Royal. I had a very good dinner there recently and am looking forward to going back.
lunch #1 was at A La Lucia, an eggplant-mozz panino (singular. panini is plural, let's start correcting everyone) with tomato and cilantro. tasty but thin and over-grilled. was disappointed they no longer had the pork shoulder not enough evidence to judge the entire place, hope to return soon for dinner
lunch #2 was at Perks, the coffee shop on Fairfax bewteen Montgomery and Madison. this became my morning hangout for my 3-day stint. Seattle's Best coffee, and a unique menu of sandwiches, soups and salads. I had the tuna on very good multi-grain bread. coulda been a bigger sandwich but it was good and it had a spicy kick to it, nice. I liked this place. had a good egg sammy there the last morning
lunch #3 was at Thai Royal or whatever it's called, on Royal near Montgomery. the place was packed for lunch, people waiting. my friend had the Pad See Euw with pork, I tried the Kaprow with tofu. friend's dish looked pretty good, nice n eggy, he liked it. mine tasted good, fresh and all, but once again, the tofu was cooked so that each piece became a soft, sauce-filled sponge. very few Thai places get this right, Bangkok 54 among them. small portions. I would go back to try other dishes.
thanks again for all the recs