I knew it was going to be a light day at work, when preparing my tea in the breakroom this morning; a top executive came in and exclaimed, Whoo hoo!! No managers meeting today!!! It turns out all his fellow execs were smart enough to call in sick today
no wonder they make the big bucks!
But it worked out perfect! The cupboard is bare at Maison du Dommy, so I didnt bring my lunch today. And with the bosses gone I had plenty of time to go chowhounding!
I didnt have a place in mind really I just wanted something new and different (That wasnt from Taco Bell why does stupid crunchwrap look so good?!) and turned onto Lincoln from Manchester and within a few blocks I saw a nice new banner
Grand Opening: Alejos Take-Out and Delivery.
Alejos may sound familiar, as its recommended on this board loads of times for good and cheap eats near LAX. Ive never been, although passed by both of their locations on Lincoln. This takeout counter was located right next to their Westchester restaurant. The menu seems to be pretty much complete and they do offer free delivery within 2 miles ($15 min). I received my order pretty quick! And heres the run down
I ordered a Chopped Salad my favorite type of salad! And this one was pretty good! I love how you can just eat chopped salad with no dressing (Because everything properly mixed!) and this one contained lots of bits of flavorful Salami! Yum!! Their house dressing is tangy with a bit of parmesan flavor. When I finally mixed it, it really didnt add much to the salad. I preferred it plain.
I also ordered the 3- Color Chicken Cannelloni my favorite type of pasta! I got two large tubes of stuffed pasta! The chicken was meaty and chickeney! Very good. The three color pasta still had some tooth, so it held each bite nicely! The sauce was a mixture of marinara and white sauce. Not too sweet, not to tangy. Just good standard red sauce which was PERFECT to go with the almost loaf of fresh bread they tossed in the bag! The bread was pale, soft, not crusty, but not too chewy. Perfect to just soak in the red sauce They also tossed in two large containers of garlic oil (Not one of favorite things) which was rich and garlicky.
The total was a little under $17, not cheap for lunch, but I do have more than enough left over for a very nice dinner! :)
All in all, its not the best Italian in the city, but its still a very solid red sauce restaurant and it made me pretty happy for once I didnt bring my lunch