Where do people eat lunch in Bells Corners? Non-commuting residents probably just eat at home.
And most non-residents who work in our wonderful community (high tech workers, silly servants, General Dynamics people, lawyers, ordinary wage slaves, etc.) just brown-bag it and eat on the job.
I don’t blame them – everybody is affected by soaring taxes, even the affluent. If you eat at your desk it’s not only cheaper, it’s probably way healthier.
But it’s nice to go out for lunch, and in Bells Corners lots of people do – on a sunny day the strip’s sidewalks are teeming with hungry workers sprung from their cages for 40 minutes, enjoying the noxious fumes and visual delights of the strip.
This guy swears by Gows – he’s been going there forever and loves it, even though he agreed with me that the atmosphere’s kind of drab and the choices in the buffet are limited. I ate there once with a City worker and I enjoyed it, but I was sorry later that I had eaten so much – all-you-can-eat buffets bring out the glutton in me. I also overindulged in deep-fried artery-cloggers, like these sweet-and-sour duckling parts.
I suspect the “lunch buffet” and the “diner (sic) buffet” are the same thing. Wonder what the “lunch special” is?
Down the road a bit is a new place, Miki’s Prima Pizzaria – it opened a couple of months ago after the Turkish guy moved on (he had run Prima Pizza for over 20 years). The new people freshened the decor and made other upgrades, and so far they love it here in Bells Corners – lunchtime was busy during the school year (it’s the closest fast food joint to Bell) and summer business has been good so far.
I sampled the vegetarian sub – mmmm, lots of fresh ingredients. Some protein would have been nice, but it was quite tasty.
Other lunch choices in the area include:
T ‘n T Fries – they pack a wallop!
You can’t say his fries aren’t fresh!
Vera’s Burger Shack seems to have a lot of fans.
These two diners gave Quiznos two thumbs-up.
Right next door is Extreme Pita – this local worker gave it top marks for the atmosphere, the healthy ingredients and the cheerful staff.
There’s always Pizza Pizza in the beer store plaza if that’s what you like.
Still hungry? Come back later for lunchtime in Bells Corners (part 2)