Tuesday, March 24, 2009
K went prosciutto calzone and the house salad. STK went chicken panini and pasta e fagioli. We all went back to work full.
Here's the lunch menu.
Calzone needed less prosciutto and more cheese for texture balance and to reduce the saltiness a bit. It's a Carnegie Deli-like ratio of meat to dough.
We also wondered at the ubiquitous Sohovich kettle chips with the calzone (adding to the salt factor).
Prices for lunch can range from $7 for calzones and sandwiches to $16 for some of the entrees. Saw the spag and meatballs and had order envy. 10-inch pizzas are a good bet at the lunch. The shrooms and carmelized onion is delicious.
We all wished there was a 'small' salad option other than the $6 House Salad, though the gorgonzola crumbles and balsamic vinaigrette is smooth and tasty.
Soup was a HUGE 'cup' chock full of escarole, beans, and chicken. Nice twist on several threads of classic Italian soup.
While I have to agree with the Chez that it's not my favorite atmosphere, it was nice to sit at the bar with the ladies and watch the Charleston Glitterati lunch. And the food has been good every time I've eaten there over the years with excellent consistency and friendly staff.