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A lunch fit for kings & queens

I work in the Fort Point area, and my absolute, all-time favorite spot to get a grab-and-go lunch is Sportello.

One of Barbara Lynch’s many esteemed restaurants, Sportello is located right above her bar, Drink, and next to the even more upscale Menton – which I haven’t yet been to as my budget doesn’t quiiite allow for such splurging. (And if you don’t know anything about Barbara Lynch, this New York Times article is fascinating.)

You can dine-in at Sportello and feast on all things Italian, but the best part is their lunch counter and bakery: for only $10, you can get a “lunch box” which comes with your choice of sandwich, homemade potato chips, a cookie, and a drink.

On this particular day, I was in luck – they ran out of all the chocolate chip cookies, so I was treated to what I consider their best cookie there: a bittersweet chocolate pecan cookie, topped with sea salt. (I realize the above photo doesn’t do it justice, but you have to trust me – this cookie is phenomenal and only $1!)

The rest of their bakery products are also amazing, and they even make a mean coffee. So if you’re in the area, stop in. Just be warned it’s always packed around 12PM with the lunch crowd – and they only make a certain number of lunch boxes/sandwiches per day, so your best bet is to get there before 1PM.

Now I’m craving their salty, homemade potato chips and a big dose of eggplant and cheese (like the pictured sandwich). Nom nom nom.

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March 28, 2012 - Posted by | Dining Out | , , , , ,

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