any suggestions for lunch? nothing fancy, just a casual sit-down-type place. bright/sunny/colorful ambience a plus.
strictures: i have to admit i'm not as adventurous as a lot of people on this board. i don't eat pork or permutations thereof (except gelatin, because it's hard to avoid) or shellfish -- my lame attempt to keep kosher, though that's the extend of it. i'm not crazy about chinese, japanese, vietnamese, korean; and though i love indian, i seem to have developed a life-threatening allergy to something in it (sigh). also, i try not to expand the list of meats i eat (if i had the willpower, i'd be vegetarian), so i pretty much stick with white-meat chicken and some beef.
fwiw, i do love middle eastern food, desserts of all kinds, mexican (without lard), and plenty of stuff that's not coming to mind right now.