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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.

Here’s what 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 (diet, of course), so I thought it was a good deal.

While I was wandering around inside, debating what to order, I just had to take a picture of the deli case for you guys:

Besides thinking that many of the foods in there looked good – especially the ham salad at the bottom right – I had to snap the photo because there were “purple eggs” – which the deli labeled as red-beet eggs. Guess we know how they’d vote in the pickled vs. red beet poll!

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