Lunch Menu

Lunch Specials

Chicago-style ‘Dog Salad

This is a salad based on the Chicago hotdog, and its popularity here at the restaurant has grown to heights we never imagined. Crunchy romaine and cabbage are tossed with cut-up tomatoes, scallions, cucumbers, chopped pickle and banana pepper rings. The vegetation is dressed with a ballpark mustard vinaigrette that is so good, I don’t know, it just is. Two signature Michael’s Meats all-beef hotdogs are thickly sliced on the diagonal, grilled on the flat-top until charred and crispy around the edges, and piled on top of the salad. The whole is topped with a little tangle of crispy fried onions and served with warm toast. This is one of those “sum is greater than the parts” culinary experiences, and what can I say, it’s Da Bomb! 11.95

Shrimp Poorboy

This is a Northerner’s version of a Southern coastal classic. A handful of small, sweet shrimp are dirty-spiced, then cornmeal-battered along with sliced banana peppers, all is fried to a crispy golden brown, then piled on a length of grilled baguette with creamy remoulade slaw. That’s it, and that’s enough! Served with your choice of fries or vinaigrette-dressed greens. 11.95

Egg Salad Sandwich with Nueske’s Bacon and Marinated Tomatoes

In case you didn’t know, we have the best eggs in the land. Raised by local farmer Dale Filbrun, they are organic, superfresh and don’t travel far from his farm to your plate. They say organic eggs have triple the nutrition that non-organic eggs do—they’re certainly triple the price. A great way to showcase these brown beauties is in a freshly-made egg salad, gently mixed with chopped housemade pickles, fresh dill, a dab of mustard and of course, mayonnaise. Put a nice scoop on some toasted bread, top it with the best bacon on the planet and our housemade marinated tomatoes, and you’ve got a classic American sandwich, with top-notch ingredients to boot. 11.95

Grilled Turkey Jezebel

Only one of the best sandwiches ever! This is a Georgia-inspired tribute to Jezebel Sauce, the famous horseradish-spiked peach jam, a big favorite around the kitchen here. We make a sandwich with the flavors, using smoked turkey, horseradish cream cheese and a slather of Ben’s homemade peach jam. It comes hot off the grill, served with fries or vinaigrette-dressed greens. 11.95

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Superior quality cheeses, housemade additions and DLM artisan bread spread with whole butter are cooked on the flat top till crispy on the outside, oozy on the inside 9.95 Order cheese only, or with these additions:
Swiss Gruyere with grilled onions and red wine brushed on the inside of the bread
Provolone with Broccolini, Lemon Zest and Chile Flake
Sharp White Cheddar, or our signature Green Chile Pimento Cheese!

 

Starters

Housemade Soup with cornbread

cup…….$3.95
bowl…….$5.95

Slow-roasted Red Beets

with horseradish, pecans and crumbled goat cheese…….$6.95

Garlic Frites

Cone of hot, crisp Garlic Frites with two dipping sauces…….$5.95

Salads

House Green Salad

Cut romaine, spinach leaves, shredded cabbage and fresh herbs, lightly dressed and served with warm toast. Your choice of Mustard-Caper Vinaigrette, Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette, Creamy Lemon, French Blue Cheese Vinagrette
full…….$7.95
Half…….$4.95
Grilled angus beef…….add $6.00
Seared salmon fillet…….add $6.00
Grilled chicken…….add $4.00
Raw or grilled tofu…….add $3.00
Crisp Nueske’s bacon and chopped tomato…….add $4.00
Slice of French feta and olives…….add $3.00

Vietnamese Noodle Salad

Chilled rice noodles, a goodly portion of crunchy, thinly-sliced vegetables, hot grilled chicken, steak or tofu and a showering of mint, basil, cilantro and peanuts. Served with the chile/lime juice/fish sauce condiment called nuoc cham. Ask for vegetarian nuoc cham or even non-spicy nuoc cham if that suits you better.
with Grilled Chicken or Tofu…….$11.95
with Grilled Angus Steak…….$13.95

Chopped Salad

Chopped cucumber, tomato, radish, carrot and celery are tossed with fresh lemon vinaigrette on a bed of chopped romaine and piled with egg, avocado, crumbled feta, herb leaves and a drizzle of homemade herb mayonnaise. Served with warm toast……..$12.95

Caesar Salad

Crunchy romaine, classic anchovy dressing, homemade croutons and roasted tomato garnish, served with warm toast.
Full…….$9.95
Half…….$5.95

Sandwiches

‘Lark Burger

All-natural Ohio beef seasoned with red wine, coarse salt and fresh rosemary, all of which enhance and juicify the burger. The alcohol is totally cooked out before wine meets beef. Served on a buttered, toasted kaiser roll with white cheddar, mustard-mayo and lettuce………10.95

Meadow Burger

A meatless, whole grain, nut and vegetable burger grilled to a crispy brown, nestled in a buttetred, toasted kaiser roll, slathered with mustard-mayonnaise and topped with lettuce and juicy, marinated roma tomato slices, This burger is vegan, and though some of the accompaniments listed are not, just say the word and we’ll substitute olive oil and vegan-aise  for the butter and mayo………9.95

Shaved Beef Sandwich

Beef  is slow-poached in wine and stock with lots of garlic cloves, then sliced super-thin. To order, we throw about a quarter pound of the meat on the griddle with sharp cheddar and let it steam under a lid. We spatch it up onto a grilled split baguette dressed with caper mayo, and pile it with cut lettuce. That’s it! Really good! Served with fries or vinaigrette-dressed greens……..11.95

Grilled Fish Sandwich

A fillet of Maine haddock is seasoned, seared and served on grilled farmhouse bread piled with slaw and spread with caper mayonnaise……..11.95

Portabello Pattymelt

A big, meaty portabello mushroom roasted with garlic, coarse salt and olive oil, DLM New York Rye, true gruyere cheese, grilled onions and house-made mustard-mayo combine for a big, juicy sandwich–and you won’t be missing the meat……..9.95

 

Entrees

Hoppin’ John

A delicious version of this Southern supper dish, black-eyed peas are simmered with onion, cooking greens and some snappy spices, then ladled over hot rice and garnished with pepper vinegar, roasted garlic oil, chopped tomato, scallion and grated white cheddar. Served with cornbread……..$9.95

Spaghetti Carbonara

Steaming strands of spaghetti very lightly coated with tiny soft curds of egg and ricotta, accented with Nueske’s smoked bacon, peas, black pepper and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. So good. Served with warm toast……..13.95

Kids’ Menu

Offered to guests age 12 and under.

Grilled Cheese with Fries or Fruit…….$3.95

Grilled PB&J with Fries or Fruit…….$3.95

Organic All-Beef Hot Dog with Fries or Fruit…….$3.95

Raw or Grilled Tofu Cubes with Fries or Fruit…….$3.95

Spaghetti with Butter and Parmesan…….$3.95

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan…….$3.95

Spaghetti Carbonara…….$5.95

Junior Hoppin’ John with Grated Cheddar and Cornbread…….$3.95

Grilled Chicken Breast with Fries or Fruit……$5.95

Combo Plate: Sliced Fruit, Carrot Sticks, Sliced Cheddar and Crackers…….$4.95

Cut-up Fruit

…….$2.95

Carrot Sticks and Cucumber Slices with Ranch Dressing…….$2.95

Apple Sauce…….$1.95