Greg and I finally went on our now annual lunch date. What is it with me only getting together for lunch with friends annually? It seems like that’s the schedule Olivia and I are on now too. Every year Restaurant Week rolls around and we are reminded to get in touch. Greg works pretty close to me now, so maybe we’ll be able to meet up more often. The last time I saw him was August of last year!
We decided to go to Hub 51, located at 51 W. Hubbard. I picked it because I walk past it sometimes and it has a pretty nice outside seating area that is shaded by the building, so you don’t have to sit in the scorching sun.
Of course, the day we went to lunch it rained all morning so we couldn’t sit outside anyway! Oh well.
Greg was craving the cornbread, so we started with that. It was really delicious, moist. You could see the kernels of corn. I like that in a cornbread. A touch of sweetness, but not overly sweet.
For lunch I had the Sonoma Salad, which had spinach, grapefruit, avocado, walnuts, sunflower sprouts & seeds, cranberries. Very light and summery. And it was a big serving. I didn’t finish it and I can usually plow through a salad like nobody’s business. Greg had the Build-Your-Own-Tuna Salad Sandwich. It came on a long plate with three sections. One part had the tuna salad, one had some toasts, and one had a small green salad. You’re left to assemble it yourself, however you want.
I liked the food and atmosphere at Hub 51 a lot. I’d recommend going early for lunch though. When we arrived at 11:30 there was barely anyone there, but by noon or so it was packed. Seems like a popular business lunch spot.