Thursday, January 31, 2013

The New 320 Main Lunch Menu

Salami Picante Flatbread
Lunch may be my favorite meal of the day.

If you really think about it, there are some serious social rituals associated with breakfast and dinner, but lunch suffers from no real boundaries. You can have something light without people wondering if you’re on a diet, or you can have something heavy without people wondering how you’ll survive the day. You can have a sandwich. You can have soup. You can have pizza, burgers, chicken, pasta – the list just sort of goes on.

Beet Salad

And why shouldn’t it? There should be a meal with no compromise.

320 Main recently unveiled a new lunch menu that captures the flexible deliciousness of everyone’s mid-day meal perfectly with a variety of delectable dishes at prices designed to keep your wallet fat.

Fish & Chips

For the hungry person looking for a salad, you have options ranging from a Caesar or arugula salad to caprese antipasto with heirloom tomato and artichoke or our beet salad with roasted beets, herb goat cheese, macadamia nuts, and baby mache with a truffle vinaigrette dressing. 

“Yes,” you’re thinking. “Those salads do all look tasty, but what if I want a salad with more umph?”

You asked for it? You got it. Take any salad on the lunch menu and you can add grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon, or steak – or any combination – to your salad for just a few bucks more. THAT is how you salad. 

Caprese Antipasto

If you’re more of a pizza person, there are flatbreads to choose from. Our truffle crispy kale and mushroom flatbread is earthy and cheesy, but if you want something that’s a bit spicier, you can always turn to our new Salami Picante Flatbread (pictured at top) with spicy salami, red Fresno chilies, and mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.

Looking for something filling and a little decadent? It’s hard to go wrong with a crock of hot mac’n’cheese baked with cheddar, mozzarella, bleu, and swiss cheeses – especially when you can add roasted duck for only $2 more. Or opt instead for our new fish and chips with beer-battered cod and our house-made fries. 

Bacon Cheddar Sliders

Of course, no lunch list is complete without sandwiches. Sandwiches are what civilization was founded on, and we won’t stand in the way of civilization. Old standbys like the meatloaf sandwich, French Dip (either with prime rib or lamb shoulder), grilled portobello mushroom burger, or a grilled cheese sandwich served with tomato soup still offer themselves up on the menu. We’ve added our new bacon cheddar sliders with cheddar, bacon, and caramelized onions to the lunchtime specials. Oh, and some little sandwich made with cold lobster salad. You know, because that’s just how we lobster roll. (Thank you! I’ll be here all week!) 

Any of these options can be yours and all of them come with a FREE draft beer, house wine from Snapdragon, or a refillable soft drink.

Lunch. Who cares about dinner?

Matt “RumDood” Robold is a bartender at 320 Main and, in his spare time runs, where he writes about rum, rum cocktails, and rum history.

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