The team behind Dusek’s and Saint Lou’s Assembly is here to make your lunch hour a little sweeter (and boozier). The bright, airy shop opens early with coffee and pastries for morning commuters before transitioning to sandwiches and adult beverages for the lunchtime crowd. Diners will find funky and classic sandwich options detailed on a roll of brown paper mounted to the wall, including a salmon po’ boy with creamy special sauce and pickles or a stacked Reuben on rye. For something extra, grab light sides (such as pickles and potato salad) from the fridge to compliment your sandwich. You can also spice up your lunch routine with a cocktail; we liked the Barracuda, a summery pineapple-heavy rum drink.
Atmosphere: Sunny, bright and perfect for lunch.
What to eat: Pick your favorite sandwich and be sure to grab a pickle on the side.
What to drink: The Barracuda is rummy and sunny with a side of pineapple, but we also enjoyed the tall Michelada.
Where to sit: You’ll have your pick of the litter at the Ruin Daily, but a sunny seat near the window will suit you well for lunch.