This post is a shout out for all the Mimis, Mawmaws, and Nanas out there!!! Holla!
Are you and your fellow ladies looking for a place that smells like your house to go have sandwiches and pie? Grab the walker and head to the Lunch Box. The Box is in a courtyard behind Fuego and serves...Lunch.
If you're headed over there on a weekday, get there early or be prepared to wait. I think if you bring a lady of age, you get moved to the front of the line. I went once and was rejected because I was by myself. I went back with my wife and they let us in, but only on a conditional basis - we had to knit.
Fort Worth Hole In The Wall guy, why are you picking on the Lunch Box? And Old People?
Because they asked for it...that's why. No. Its because the Lunch Box has a unique odor. The odor that makes you think of every grandmother's house in the world. Its like they put together a focus group of how to design the restaurant and the one thing they got out of it was that the smell of food doesn't attract people like the smell of a box of dead flowers and a dozen scented candles.
Along with Geritol, the Box also has food. And good food at that. Another aspect that makes it seem like you're at your grandma's house. There are specials. Grandmas usually don't have a specials board...but they should. When I went, the ham and cheese quiche was one of the special items. I ordered that and a chicken salad sandwich. They were both delicious. The quiche was cheesy and eggy and the chicken salad sandwich was not overly mayo-ey. However, while eating both, I kept wondering if I was minding all my manners. At one point I put my elbows on the table and a lady four tables over slapped the back of my head.
The wife had the club sandwich and bowl of fruit. The club sandwich was what you would expect. The fruit bowl was not. The fruit was fresh and the selection was broad - not just honeydew slices and cantaloupe. However, there was one unusual aspect to the fruit bowl. All of the fruit was served in a bowl of lettuce. Appetizing, you say? Theoretically. Except that it was a bowl of shredded lettuce, so all of the pieces of fruit came out with lettuce on them. I imagine rabbits and people needing fiber (...) find this ideal. I don't.
All in all, the food was good, but expected from a sandwich place. So its a good thing we ordered the chocolate pie. Otherwise this review would be over and you would be back at work or doing something productive with your life. The pie was a chocolate pie with whipped cream instead of meringue. What a saucy twist. Or maybe meringue is difficult to eat with dentures...
If you've got a spare granny on you, go to the Fuego alley and get yourself some tea room cuisine at the Lunch Box. The food will work for lunch, but you have to clean your plate before you can go out and play. Also, take thank you notes. You have to leave one before you leave.
Let me know how much you hate me now for making fun of grandparents.