If you're downtown at the Convention Center, nearby bakery favorite Lucettegrace does an amazing to-go lunchbox where you choose a sandwich, side and sweet treat for $12ish. Katie does this more often than she'd like to admit...
Literally the most charming and scrumptious bakery of all, with a polished and modern vibe!
“This food is indescribably good. Garland is the passion project of chef and rock guitarist, Cheetie Kumar. The seasonally driven menu is influenced by the flavors of India and Asia, with locally sourced ingredients reinvented with a distinctly Southern flare”. ..... from their web site. Chestier and her husband Paul are real nice and the food is awesome. They also are in a real popular band called “Birds of Avalon.” They also have a casual dance bar downstairs called Neptunes Parlour and a great live music venue upstairs. We love sitting at the bar for dinner. It is first come first served and you can make reservations.”
“They are frequently playing live shows here and sometimes there's cheap comedy shows.”
“I highly recommend this place for brunch and southern food affair. Their specialty is fried chicken, waffles, and honey (all in one dish). I did not believe that this mix could be tasty but boy how I was wrong. They also have great tasting fried chicken sandwiches (spicy too), sides, and cocktails.”
“Asian fusion, dim sum and brewery all in one. Classy and very tasty. My favorite dishes are scallion pancakes with bone marrow and coconut & oxtail jam, bao buns, crab fried rice, and lo mein noodles.”