Tag: Reviewed by RD

Lunch Box : Courthouse Commons Cafe

Posted: December 24, 2016 at 8:03 am   /   The Lunch Box Reviews

There’s something to be said about a place that can take the ordinary and make it better. So it is with the Courthouse Commons Café in downtown Carlisle, across the street from, yes, the courthouse. This is a place for comfort food, carefully and quickly prepared, with serving sizes that are not skimpy. From the blackboard […]

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Lunch Box : Momma Spriggs

Posted: December 18, 2016 at 8:01 am   /   The Lunch Box Reviews

Located across the street from Lowe’s, the brick building that houses Momma Spriggs is neat and tidy on the outside. Inside, the restaurant is nicely lit, the staff is welcoming, and everything—from the windows, to the floors, to the tables—is clean. Two menus are offered at lunch. The Luncheon Specials menu offers appetizers such as […]

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Lunch Box : Rillo’s

Posted: September 20, 2016 at 6:02 pm   /   The Lunch Box Reviews

The tables are topped with white cloths, linen napkins, and heavy flatware. The lighting is subdued. The service is attentive. The ambiance is refined yet casual. A well-known local spot for dinner, Rillo’s is overlooked for lunch in favor of downtown eateries. Pity. The restaurant offers some of the better tasting lunches in Carlisle. With […]

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Lunch Box : Fiddler’s Pub

Posted: June 20, 2016 at 3:24 pm   /   The Lunch Box Reviews

There’s been a restaurant at the Mayapple Golf Course for a while, but during my eight years in the area, Fiddler’s Pub has been the only one with staying power. In many ways, Fiddler’s is like several other restaurants. The food is basic American. It isn’t trendy; it offers no big flavorful statement. But dishes […]

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Lunchbox : Cafe Bruges

Posted: March 12, 2016 at 11:32 am   /   The Lunch Box Reviews

Walk into Café Bruges in Carlisle and it’s easy to think you’re in Brussels. The food menu is small; the beer menu extensive. Don’t let the simplicity of the menu fool you into thinking the food might be bland. It isn’t. Traditionally, Belgium food is a combination of French and German cuisine. Café Bruges, with its moules frites […]

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Lunch Box : Carlisle Coffee Company

Posted: October 15, 2015 at 12:15 am   /   The Lunch Box Reviews

Situated in the Stonehedge Shopping Center, scrunched between a Subway and a pizza shop, the Carlisle Coffee Company appears at first to be just another storefront. It isn’t. Walk through the doors into a large room with nicely spaced tables and chairs, leather couches for relaxing or watching the unobtrusive flat panel TV, an electric […]

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Lunch Box : Gaia Fresh Food Cafe

Posted: February 26, 2015 at 8:55 pm   /   The Lunch Box Reviews

In Greek mythology Gaia was one of the Mother goddesses. To environmentalists Gaia represents Mother Earth. And in Carlisle, Gaia is the vegetarian eatery serving juices, smoothies, hot drinks, raw foods and baked goods. Having bicycled twenty miles in the morning, we decided to do our bodies a favor and make lunch at Gaia our […]

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