Borel's

★★★★☆

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When you really just want a sandwich and a drink for lunch, this is a great place. Located in a shopping plaza, it has plenty of parking -- or if you're working in one of the nearby office buildings, as I was, it's a quick walk.

They have all your basic sandwiches, and use good quality meats and toppings. They also always have a special of the day, which can be anything from lasagna to a pasta salad. They also have a few Mediterranean-style options, such as a gyro (very tasty), lavosh (not bad) and falafel (didn't try it -- I don't like peas :) Their drink selection is quite good, though it does focus on healthier drinks; no Starbucks Frappucinos (but there's a Starbucks on the corner a block away, if you really want some) and more teas and fruit drinks than sodas.

They recently started stocking YooHoo... mmm... YooHoo...

Their prices are fair, ranging from $4.50-$5.50ish for basic sandwiches (depending on what meat is used) with cheese and avocado available at extra charge. The special of the day tends to be about $7, but huge portions. And they have some chocolate and cookie options at checkout for dessert (although there's a Long's Drugs next door, if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth).

There is usually plenty of seating in the shop, because most customers are from the nearby office park and get their food to go. There's a largish patio out in front for outdoor seating as well (although it was undergoing reconstruction in July 2006; not sure if it's done yet).

PROS: Good, quick lunchables.
CONS: It is just a deli lunch.

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★★★★☆

When you really just want a sandwich and a drink for lunch, this is a great place. Located in a shopping plaza, it has plenty of parking -- or if you're working in one of the nearby office buildings, as I was, it's a quick walk.

They have all your basic sandwiches, and use good quality meats and toppings. They also always have a special of the day, which can be anything from lasagna to a pasta salad. They also have a few Mediterranean-style options, such as a gyro (very tasty), lavosh (not bad) and falafel (didn't try it -- I don't like peas :) Their drink selection is quite good, though it does focus on healthier drinks; no Starbucks Frappucinos (but there's a Starbucks on the corner a block away, if you really want some) and more teas and fruit drinks than sodas.

They recently started stocking YooHoo... mmm... YooHoo...

Their prices are fair, ranging from $4.50-$5.50ish for basic sandwiches (depending on what meat is used) with cheese and avocado available at extra charge. The special of the day tends to be about $7, but huge portions. And they have some chocolate and cookie options at checkout for dessert (although there's a Long's Drugs next door, if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth).

There is usually plenty of seating in the shop, because most customers are from the nearby office park and get their food to go. There's a largish patio out in front for outdoor seating as well (although it was undergoing reconstruction in July 2006; not sure if it's done yet).

PROS: Good, quick lunchables.
CONS: It is just a deli lunch.

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