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The Main Dish
903 General Ave NE

Hours of operation:
Mon-Fri (10 a.m.-10 p.m.), Sat-Sun (9 a.m.-9 p.m.)
Rating: ****
Price range: $$
Reservations: No
Client negotiations: No
Lunch w/co-workers: Yes
Social Lunch: Yes
Quick solo lunch: Yes
Time in: 12:00 p.m.
Ordered: 12:05 p.m.
Food arrived: 12:09 p.m.
Time out: 12:24 p.m.
Total time: 24 minutes
Low $: Half sandwich, $4.99
High $: Misc. Hot Meat, around $10.50
Lunch menu: One changing menu, lunch special
Licensed: Yes

If you were to take the best aspects of a trendy coffee shop, a made-to-order soup and sandwich shop, a hot meal deli and a fast food joint, mix them up and then throw in a decent wine menu and random entertainment nights, what would you get? The Main Dish, of course!

Located in up-and-coming Bridgeland, this unique establishment which caters to many different cravings. For lunch, The Main Dish offers a changing hot meal menu which on this day consisted of a stuffed pepper and a stir fry, among others. Visit the next counter and you are faced with a selection of sandwiches, soups and salads all offered in a variety of combinations. Even the sandwich can be ordered as a wrap or on a roll, bread or a bun. No matter how large your appetite, The Main Dish can match it with it’s different menu options.

With all of these choices swimming in my head I ordered an Italian Sandwich on a roll with a side of Caprese Salad ($8.99).

If I had to find a downside to The Main Dish it would have to be its size — the seating is limited during the lunch rush. The fact that they’re busy is a testament to the good food. It is for this reason that I recommend eating here for a more social, fun setting as it may be a little too cozy for a power lunch meeting. The Main Dish has many valuable traits; it’s trendy, healthy, energetic, fresh and tasty.

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