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Help--Jury Duty in White Plains

Marge Feb 28, 2012 02:19 PM

Any suggestions for a fast, close lunch other than the disgusting food court in the Galleria?? Thanks!!

  1. roxlet Feb 28, 2012 02:50 PM

    Ugh! I once did jury duty in White Plains, and that building is in a particularly dreary part of the town. But, if I'm not mistaken, you're not too far from the building with the Motor Vehicles that has the very good Asian market, whose name I forget. Anyway, as I recall, they serve food in the market, and though I have never eaten there, most of the customers were Asian, so it must be pretty authentic.

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      kaaaassss Feb 28, 2012 04:25 PM

      Camille's Cafe on Bank Street. Nice casual for wraps and sandwiches and on mamaroneck avenue a few blocks from the court house there are plenty of choices for a quick meal.

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      wincountrygirl Feb 28, 2012 03:35 PM

      I served in September. Fortunately, I never did have to eat lunch.

      1. chowdom Feb 28, 2012 06:44 PM

        Kam Sen is the name of the Asian Market Roxlet is referring to and it is authentic there is a bakery section, bbq chicken,duck, ribs, pork... and prepared dishes all very inexpensive http://kamsenfoods.com/kam/Welcome.html

        same mall : sports page and Bao's

        you could probably call on the way over to pre order your lunch

        http://www.sportspagepub.com/SPORTS_PAGE_PUB/Sports_Page_Pub.html

        I have not been to Bao's in several years so I can't vouch for the food at this time and I have never been to sports page but know people who enjoy it, hope you are dismissed before you have to make a decision

        Bao's http://baosasiancuisine.com/

        more Americanized Chinese

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          roxlet Feb 28, 2012 07:30 PM

          Jam Sam, that was it. Thanks chowdom!

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            spa Feb 29, 2012 06:34 AM

            We're liking Bao's a lot these days for Americanized Chinese, but also some more surprising things on their New Years menu. For example, I recently had a seafood pancake (crisp, not greasy) over mixed veggies--very good.

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            kdgchow Feb 29, 2012 04:11 AM

            County or federal court?

            If it's county court, you could get a $6.50 Dominican lunch special at Karamba on Main Street. Food's pretty good and they get you in and out of there pretty quickly. The Iron Tomato and Turkish Cuisine on Mamaroneck Avenue are also decent options. You're also pretty close to Roberto's a decent Mexican place on E Post Road at Grand Street.

            If it's federal court, it's a short walk to E Post Road, where there are are a couple of more Mexican options, including Cancun Delights and Veracruz. Haven't been to those places, but have heard good things.

            Kam Sen would be a good, quick choice as well, but the White Plains Mall is slightly further away from the courthouses.

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              chowdom Feb 29, 2012 05:09 AM

              I was going to mention Karamba ( I loved their cuban sandwich ) but couldn't remember if it was too far from the courthouse. I agree with all of your suggestions and would add Ambadi, also on East Post, for Indian (probably the quickest service)

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                JMF Feb 29, 2012 10:16 AM

                Also there's that great Peruvian place a block up from Veracruz, it's in the old 1950's style diner. great soups, ceviche, and other dishes, with daily specials. I go there once a month.

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                  Elisa515 Feb 29, 2012 11:20 AM

                  I love that place! El Misti, maybe? Had an truly delicious chicken and rice dish (among other things).

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                scarsdalesurprise Feb 29, 2012 07:17 AM

                I work in this area...it's a wasteland for dining. Karamba and Bao's are good, and Iron Tomato is good if you can get down to Mamaroneck AVe. Mix-it-Up is also good for salads (Mamaroneck Ave). Not much beyond that. My office building - 50 Main Street/11 Martine - has a decent cafe for sandwiches and salads, so that is where we usually eat.

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                  JMF Feb 29, 2012 10:19 AM

                  wasteland for dining? you have mexican, indian, peruvian, great pub food such as lazy boy, chinese at kam sen, royal scarlet for amazing sandwiches, and so much more. maybe a 5-10 block walk to so much deccent food.

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                    cubanat Feb 29, 2012 01:14 PM

                    yeah how is that a wasteland especially for lunch fare SS? bao's is not my favorite I'd rather go to kam sen or aberdeen. there is such a glut of certain types of places in WP it's comical. 2 lola's will be within a block of one another shortly 1 mexican & the other dominican...

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                      Marge Feb 29, 2012 02:57 PM

                      Unfortunately with just a shade over an hour for lunch, a 5-10 block walk isn't feasible...again I ask, anything CLOSE to the county courthouse for a decent QUICK lunch? Thanks!

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                        cubanat Feb 29, 2012 03:03 PM

                        Where exactly is the COUNTRY courthouse Marge?

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                          Marge Feb 29, 2012 03:05 PM

                          Typo, meant county. But I'm sure you knew that.

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                          kdgchow Feb 29, 2012 05:55 PM

                          The Iron Tomato, Turkish Cuisine and Roberto's are 3 blocks away, and you can grab something quickly from those places.

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                            Elisa515 Feb 29, 2012 09:04 PM

                            When I recently spent two weeks commuting into Manhattan for federal jury duty, I got in the habit of calling La Monica in Croton before I left for the train and ordering a sandwich. Then I had a delicious lunch with plenty of time to eat it.

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                              JMF Mar 1, 2012 09:29 AM

                              The places that I mention about are 1-3 blocks from the court house. Within less than 5 minute walk are dozens of good places. East Post rd, Maple Ave, and Mamaroneck Ave are covered with tons of good places to eat. Maybe of you should tell us what cuisine you want? Do you want eat in or take out?

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                              scarsdalesurprise Mar 1, 2012 04:39 AM

                              To me it's a wasteland because in order to get something decent walking from my buidling, it's at least a ten minute walk either way, and I've killed half my lunchbreak by then.

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                                Elisa515 Mar 1, 2012 08:08 AM

                                To be fair, your office building is further from the collection of lunch options than is at least one of the courthouses.

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                                  scarsdalesurprise Mar 1, 2012 09:28 AM

                                  Exactly. A couple of those LOOOOOONG blocks make a difference.

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                            mrsdebdav Feb 29, 2012 06:41 PM

                            Would suggest you map your location (I believe it's 111 Dr Martin Luther King Blvd, White Plains, NY) and search for nearby restaurants. There are many options, since you are in the center of the business area of WP. How about Cheeburger at 84 Mamaroneck Avenue? Haven't been, but I'm not really sure what kind of food you're looking for?

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                              Maryld Mar 1, 2012 06:29 AM

                              Also, Ambadi on Post Rd. (which is across the street from what was The Bengal Tiger) does
                              very nice take-out Indian food. It's an easy walk from the Courthouse.

                            2. Marge Mar 1, 2012 07:26 PM

                              Thanks for all the suggestions!! Due to the nasty weather, too little time for a sit-down lunch, and the fact that I wouldn't bring strongly scented food into the jurors lounge (although I LOVE it), I went with Elisa's idea of buying a good sandwich on the way in. Thanks again, hounds!

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                                Elisa515 Mar 1, 2012 08:40 PM

                                Marge, if you have to go back, stop by Melt (on Mamaroneck Ave) on your way in. Or stop there on your way home and pick something up for dinner. Easy to park on the street there, since it's a little off from the busy part of the Ave.

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