I need a few recs for 2 dinners, 2 lunches and one breakfast (the latter in the loop). We would like a "locally-sourced" or at least provenance- based place (we were thinking Publican for one night but we would welcome other suggestions) and we would like a Mexican place for the other night - a step or two up from a taqueria, but nothing as high end as Bayless' places.
It is possible that a good sushi place could replace the Mexican.
We would also like to know the closest decent cupcake place to the loop? And a place for good takeaway sandwiches - last time we went to Pastoral (not sure if it is still open) and they were pretty good - anything similar?