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(Glen Warchol | The Salt Lake Tribune) Picnic offers an option to grabbing a sandwich downtown.
Why take the subway when you can have a Picnic?
Fast food good » Picnic’s a recent addition to downtown’s lunch options.
First Published Apr 19 2012 04:36 pm • Last Updated Apr 20 2012 10:07 am

Most of us working stiffs find ourselves eating lunch at our desks, in our cars or, if we’re lucky, on a sunny bench or city lawn.

Still, we like to keep some standards. Like buying from a locally owned mom-and-pop business that actually cares how they treat customers. And meat, cheese and veggies that aren’t sliced like microscope samples (you know the chain we’re talking about). And how about a kosher pickle spear that bites back?

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If you find yourself on the east side of downtown Salt Lake City in need of sustenance, try Picnic. It opened three months ago in the little hole-in-the-wall next to that Classic Cleaner you pass on 300 South. Picnic’s interior is bright with a couple tables­—if you’re one of those rare worker bees who’s actually got time for a proper lunch break.

Sandwiches don’t have clever names—yet—just descriptions like BLT; tuna; turkey, bacon, avocado; baked ham and veggie (with gluten-free bread, if you want).

We sampled a corned beef, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and spicy brown mustard on marble rye. $4.90 for a generous half (a whole sandwich is $6.90). It came with choice of a side salad (we rolled with a very basic potato salad.)

Picnic, 501 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City. 801-521-4522, www.picnicslc.com.




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