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Lunch at The Festive Board

I had a cavity-free visit to the dentist at noon today, and of course, I hadn’t eaten beforehand, so I was starving by the time I finished!

My dentist is in the South York area of York Township, so I headed almost across the street to a favorite lunch spot of mine, The Festive Board deli in Queensgate.

The sky was just starting to get super-gray, so I knew I’d be eating my lunch in a storm. But once I went in, browsed for a while and ordered, I realized that their indoor tables didn’t really give a great outside view, so I went and sat at a small table outside, underneath the shopping center’s overhang, just as it began to rain. By the time I was halfway through lunch, it was a total downpour, complete with thunder and lightning. I wasn’t at all afraid – in fact, I loved it, though I admit one particularly ominous clap of thunder with a straight-down lightning bolt just in front of me had me wondering if I should reconsider.

But I stuck it out, and all in all, it was a really interesting way to spend lunch. They’re doing a lot of work on the Queensgate center, so there were a lot of crews trying to work despite the rain; the lightning chased the sign company men on their metal ladder down too, thankfully, and they headed into The Festive Board as well.

I had a ham-and-provolone sandwich on a kaiser roll with mustard, plus the largest dill pickle I’ve seen in a long time. Altogether, it cost $6.63 with the soda, so I thought it was a good deal.

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