It's Teacher's Convention this week (Thursday and Friday) so approximately 10,000 teachers will be downtown. Be forewarned. Anyways, it seems most teachers have already made their dining plans, but a few other new teachers and I were a little late getting ourselves organized. So now we need a place for Thursday lunch. The area near our school is pretty much a culinary wasteland, and as a group we usually end up at Joey Tomatoes, Earls or Brewsters. To be honest, those aren't bad choices when your main criteria are pleasing a large number of cheap people. So, any ideas for where we could go downtown? We will reserve tomorrow and our group could be anywhere from eight to twenty people (we'll know before we reserve, obviously). I would personally rather avoid chains, and the restaurant needs to have a vegetarian option. Close to the convention centre is a plus too.
Please and thank you!