Yes, Whole Foods is a spot we endorse for actual meals, particularly lunch. Why? The fish bar. That’s right, head back to the seafood counter and get fresh fish tacos (they grill them to order). Plus, the sushi selection is always there for you and their barbeque is surprisingly good. All you have to do is avoid the constant madness that is the salad bar. Whole Foods is easy and predictable, and we sometimes like that in our lunch spots.
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Parlor and Yard
Parlor and Yard Downtown is a great game-day or day drinking options, with tons of seating, corn hole, bar snacks, and plenty of TVs.
Head to 40 North’s brick and mortar space Downtown for some Neapolitan pizza along with a long menu of other dishes.
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June's All Day
June’s All Day is a cool, casual cafe on South Congress we endorse for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks.
Chuy’s is a dirt-cheap tex-mex staple that started in Barton Hills. Luckily for you, they’re now all over the city.
With great food and an even better environment, Lenoir is the perfect spot for a special night out.
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