One winter day, I was looking for lunch in all the wrong places. I have long driven by this cute brick building called The Cheese Board, and always said to myself, “that place looks nice, I need to go in there.” That was months ago, because this girl takes procrastination to an art form.
Finally I went in. I didn’t wait for anyone; I went solo. I’m okay being alone, but there is something about dining out that makes me detest doing it alone - I crave company. Something about coffee shops caters nicely to the solitary soul, but not restaurants in my opinion. But The Cheese Board is the kind of place where you can feel comfortable even if you are all by your lonesome.
It’s on the busy California Avenue across the street from 1864 Tavern. This is a popular spot for the office crowd and also within walking distance of many office buildings downtown. This bistro is open 11-4 every day except for Sunday, serving up a fancy spin on the oft-tired sandwich/soup/salad fare.
I ordered the lunch trio because I’m indecisive and this gives you the best of 3 worlds – soup, salad, and sandwich. For just $10.95, you get a cup of broccoli cheddar soup, a petite grilled cheese sandwich and a light salad. The salad was the star of the show here, featuring almond slivers, sliced red grapes, dried cranberries and red onion, all tossed with a refreshing honey lemon vinaigrette.
Meet a friend here for lunch sometime or hire The Cheese Board Catering Co. to cater your next event! You can also schedule an event in the restaurant for after hours for up to 70 people – rehearsal dinner, cocktail party, company party or any other soirée you have in mind.
Pick up the perfect hostess gift here, or choose from plenty of must-haves like wine glasses, shirts, chocolates, jams, etc.
Aaaand…if this wasn’t enough, guess what? They have wine, but of course. By the bottle or glass. Many beautiful bottles decorate the area around the front counter.
Snag a bottle or two on your way out to take home and enjoy by the fireside or your Netflix fireplace if you’re me.