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Jan 5, 2013 06:58 PM

Lunch while on jury duty downtown

I have jury duty downtown next week and its been awhile but I do remember long lunch hours. Any suggestions? Last time I did healthy eats with a walk to Salad Style but anything new worth checking out in the area?

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  1. Currant has a juror discount.

    And depending on how far you want to walk, head up on India and check out Monello. Good (mini) calzones.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Yes to Currant! Went there and got the juror discount lunch. Great choices for lunch and nice atmosphere. I had a savory grilled cheese w tomato soup and a small salad. As I have to go back tomorrow, will check out another place.

    2. When I served jury duty, I enjoyed dining at Currant and Nordstrom Café. The one day I decided to schlep it to Chloe, I was 15 minutes late. Walking into court, I was horrified to hear the judge announce my arrival and declare they could now proceed.

      1. A friend recommended Extraordinary Desserts to me when I had jury duty. I didn't even know they served lunch. Great sandwich, did a little shopping among their giftery, had dessert, and felt renewed.

        Extraordinary Desserts on Union St:

        1. You can always go across the street to Dobson's and get that fab mussel bisque en croute!
          Sit in the bar and check out all the hot attorneys.. ; )

          Also, the Westgate Hotel has a spot for gourmet deli sandwiches/soup/salads.

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          1. re: Beach Chick

            ... hot attorneys. As in damned lawyers?

          2. This is kind of a controversial suggestion, but Sushi Deli on Broadway is well equipped and practiced at handling volume during the busy lunch hour. You can find a few healthy items, Seaweed Salad, or vegetable rolls.

            Thai Time is located in Broadway Circle and serves decent Thai Food. Thai salads are not a nutritional disaster. And of course, Panera Bread, which is pretty standard.

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            1. re: Dagney

              I'll up the ante on controversial - when I was on jury duty in late November, I liked the lunch buffet at Urban India (on the east side of 4th just north of Broadway, next to the Yard House). Ratings all over the board on Yelp so YMMV, but I thought as buffets go the food seemed pretty "fresh".

              1. re: RB Hound

                My friend texted me yesterday that he had lunch at Urban India and thought the buffet was great.

                1. re: Beach Chick

                  Controversy or not, if you want just a quick bite, the sandwiches at Specialty's Cafe is very very good.

                  The PB & "Stuff" as well as the Hot Roasted Veggie sandwiches are better than one would expect (and I don't even like goat cheese on my sandwiches, or on anything really).

                2. re: RB Hound

                  I eat at Urban India almost once a week. It's pretty good stuff. Maria's (the Mexican restaurant next door) is pretty good too - I am rather fond of the pozole.

                  Your other bet is Lucy's Taco Shop on 2nd and C which, while itmay not be at the level of Super Sergio's, is nonetheless an excellent taco shop.