businessman’s lunch: a photoessay

Businessman’s Lunch Downtown on Thursday


Egg drop soup.


An egg roll, with appropriate condiments, and hot tea.


Mongolian beef (not spicy) and fried rice.


Later, whisky at your desk.

(The “businessman’s lunch” is the traditional name downtown restaurants, particularly those around the courthouse squares in county seats, gave to a set menu/limited choice meal they offered at midday on weekdays, designed to be served and eaten within the chronological limits of the ordinary lunch break.  Our local “real” Chinese restaurant, a block off the square, has moved with the times and simply calls it the Lunch Special.  You can get it on weekends too.

I always assumed those old school businessmen kept a bottle in their desks, so I included the last image, but I actually had my single malt before dinner.  The Lagavulin, Distillers Edition, matured a second time in a sherry cask. )

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