OK. I've got jury duty for the next 2 weeks at the Stamford Court Room on Hoyt St. Ugh. Well, I'm planning on making the best of it by using the mandatory lunch breaks for some exploration and validation of good food places nearby. I plan to post the results here each day.
Anyone care to add to or take away from my preliminary list? I've got at least 7 lunches left... My requirements are: 1 - proximity/speed. I've got to be able to travel there, eat and get back in about 45-50 minutes max. 2 - inexpensive. like $6 or $7 and under. So, within that framework, here's my initial list, in no particular order:
1) Angelina's deli, corner of Bedford and Hoyt.
They've been advertising that they now sell ecuadorian food too. I can't recall if that is dinner only, but if they do ecuadorian for lunch too, that's my stop tomorrow.
2) Quetzal Deli - Hope street. It's a new guatemalen cafe on Hope street. I've been eyeing it for months, but haven't tried it. Is it better than Antojitos Chapines, on West Main? We shall see...
3) Carribean Bakery - Main St. (the dead-end stretch near the Midas Muffler shop). I think this is the best jamaican in town, but I haven't been there in almost two years. Well, not totally true... I had a beef patty there a few weeks ago, but I haven't had their jerk chicken or goat curry in a few years. I hope it is still good. Man, I really, really crave that jerk chicken there. I mean, I really crave it. so good....
4) Casa Villa. Now that rolando's on West Main is defunct, this is the best mexican food in town. I went there with my daughter the other night. It was actually better than I remember. Had carne asada meal, she had the chicken taco (not bad for a 2-year old). Her taco was excellent, my carne asada meal quite good. I'll try the al pastor and carnitas tacos when I go there next.
5) Layla's falafel place on High Ridge.
I think cteats, on this board, talked about it a while ago. I've gotten hummus from there, but haven't had the falafal yet. I shall repent and frequent the place. Is it better than Myrna's on the Post road?
6) Al's Texas Chili. It's in the old Rolando's space on West Main. I almost didn't want to go there because I was so sad Rolando's closed, but I'll give it a try. A chili and burger place can't be too bad, right?
7) Bachata. cteats also talked about this dominican place on the post road a while ago. I may check it out...
Any thoughts on the list? All are welcome!
And the verdict is...?