Out to lunch
Unless Mom is still packing a PB&J for you to take to work (for the sake of your love life, we hope not), going out for lunch is much easier than finding something in the abyss of your refrigerator while scrambling out the door. We know you work hard for your paycheck (at least when your boss is around), so save on your midday meal with these lunch-hour specials.
508 1st Av. N., Mpls. • 612-339-0036 • www.bar508.com
For downtown Minneapolis worker bees, the 508 is a savvy sit-down pick when you're looking to go thrifty. From 11 to 2 on weekdays, an array of menu options, including sandwich-and-soup combos and spaghetti and meatballs, come with a mere $5.08 price tag. Just remember, your servers are working men and women, too, so don't get all chintzy on the tip line.
The Bulldog Uptown
2549 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. • 612-872-8893 • thebulldoguptown.com
Some days you've already earned that after-work beer by noon. Well, we say why wait? Purchase any hot dog between 11 and 2 daily and your Bulldog bartender will pour you a select pint of your picking (or a soft drink, squares) for free. Don't worry, we won't tell your boss.
Skinner's Pub & Eatery
919 Randolph Av., St. Paul • 651-291-0146 • www.skinnersmn.com
Looking to get your midday gorge on? Try Skinner's all-you-can-eat pizza buffet from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Pounding pepperoni slices might not shrink your waistline, but at $7 your wallet will stay just as plump. Of course, you could go heavier on the soup-and-salad portion, but who doesn't love greasy carbs?