businessman’s lunch: a photoessay

Businessman’s Lunch Downtown on Thursday

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Egg drop soup.

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

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Mongolian beef (not spicy) and fried rice.

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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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