Marooned in the Pru

Out of all of you worker bees surfing on company time, SOMEBODY must be here in the greatest of all office-mall complexes. And if not, then SOMEBODY must have at least passed through this glass house in the past month or so, even just to use the public potty. (Oh! note to self: I should write about all my favorite non-syphillitic restrooms around the city. Then again, that may just encourage use by syphillitic users…Hmmm)
Anyway, in any case, have you noticed the total Food Court overhaul that has come to pass recently? Perhaps it all started with the 24 hour Krispy Kream, for which I am so grateful to start my every morning with the overwhelming, throat-grabbing stench of sugar-cooated grease.
Sbarro’s Pizza was the first to go, succombing to the North End famiglia of Pizzeria Regina (so, watch out for cameras in the restrooms I guess…).
Then it was buh-bye Rebecca’s Cafe, the only place in the Food Court where you could get non-deep-fat fried vegetables. This space has since been filled by the meager replacement of the Paradise Bakery, who’s sandwiches are sub-par, in that they are generally pre-made, except, I guess, if you go there during a rush. On another hand, every sandwich DOES come with one of their yummy cookies, just what all we fat-bottomed desk jockeys need! Yay!
The piece de resistance (as in, please! Resist!) is the Qdoba Grill, which has been locally touted as an “upscale Taco Bell”. Wha??? Anyway, unless you have 45 minutes and the enduring patience of a Catholic nun, in addition to a built-in grease-trap, you’d be a lot better off making a run for the border- unless, of course, you’ve been reading all those potty-related Best of Craigslist postings. In which case, just skip lunch and spare your intestines (and your coworkers) the trouble.
So this is a call: Someone tell me where I can get a decent lunch around here? One that will neither cost me more than $7, nor come between two buns in a little orange wrapper. I have my own secret places, but I need to diversify and want to see what you all have to say about it…

4 Comments so far

  1. Liz (unregistered) on July 7th, 2004 @ 10:47 am

    My husband goes to the Nashoba Bakery on Clarendon and Columbus. He gets a half sandwich which is huge and yummy. He says its the best sandwich place in the back bay.

  2. (unregistered) on July 8th, 2004 @ 1:04 am

    here’s two [unfortuinately, both are much better in the winter: 1 men tei, or whatever its called. japanese soup spot on hereford between newb and boylston. 2. pho pasteur on newbury. i dont know what its called, some vietnam isht, but its no meat, and it costs 6.75
    thats wassup, but bukowskis is Great barfood, the fake meatbal sub is blazing, but expect to drop an even 10.

  3. (unregistered) on July 8th, 2004 @ 1:05 am

    yo i’ll sign that.
    all my love,

  4. Em (unregistered) on July 8th, 2004 @ 2:33 am

    I used to like the disgusting Panda asian place. Is that gone too? I think that may be on the corner where Krispy Kremes now stand. Which, btw, has created a very funny diversity when you see couples walking through the Pru. The woman will go “look, Sephora!” while the man goes “yay, Krispy Kreme!” I have witnessed this at least twice.
    Happy eating, my friend!

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