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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Picnic Company

Fun, fresh food!

Needing a Northside location to meet a friend for lunch, this place came to mind. I have eaten, I mean, "picnicked" here before but so long ago that I wasn't even sure if they still existed at this location. It was not objectionable when I suggested it as a meeting spot to my friend, so we planned our outing and met here for lunch.

One things about this restaurant that intrigues me is the names of some of the items on the menu. I love the references to cities I know and love, like Sedona, Tempe, Mesa, and Phoenix, my hometown. Spokane is on there too. Their selection of salads and soups is amazing and the food is good too. The price is much comparable to that of a Subway sandwich shop, but the atmosphere is different. While Subway sandwiches are good, (We like them) like Subway the sandwiches here are made to your specifications, you tell them what kind of bread and cheese and items you prefer. What I like is that unlike subway you do not have to babysit your sandwich as it is made and you can even order spouts.

We ordered a tuna salad sandwich and we shared that, then we each ordered our own salad.
I ordered the "Italian,"salad, she ordered the "Northwest."

The server cut our sandwich in two for us and put it on separate plates and trays too, without us even having to as. We really appreciated this special touch. They call you from the counter when your order is ready and then you go and pick it up.

This might be a fun place to call and order food "to go" from, if you were really wanting a impromptu picnic sometime. (It's a switch, a change from the usual , routine, well known, fast food options!) I mean you could even drop by and order and take your food with you, it's just not drive through, so it's not so convenient. But you could even surprise a friend and bring them lunch, a home-madeish lunch, a cup of soup and a sandwich, at work, in the middle of the day... after all, everybody needs a picnic sometimes.

In case you are wondering, here is the ingredients of our salads:

Italian Salad
This consists of Romaine lettuce, fresh mozzarella, garlic, chopped pepperoni, chopped hard salami, Roma tomato, pepperoncini, red onion, seasoned croutons, and Italian dressing

Northwest Salad
This consists of butter lettuce topped with bleu cheese crumbles, chopped tomato, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, red onion, and seasoned croutons, served with choice of dressing,

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