OSAKA SUSHI GRILL www.osakasushilafayette.com
2809 Johnston St., Lafayette 264-9997 (Map) - 264-9997
Monday-Saturday: Lunch and Dinner; Sunday: Dinner
Located in the South College Shopping Center, Osaka rolls out all-you-can-eat sushi weekdays. House specials include the Yami-Yami, a California roll topped with tuna, avocado and a sweet ginger sauce; Bento Boxes, and hibachi-grilled lobster, filet, shrimp or chicken. When available, the green mint tea ice cream is a harmony of refreshing, soothing comfort without making one feel guilty.
OFFICE HOURS SANDWICH SHOP
2303 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette (Map) - 237-4181
Spaghetti plate lunches are a hot item at Office Hours; they sell out by noon most days. The menu offers poboys, clubs, burgers, homemade chili livening up cheese dogs and salads topped with grilled shrimp or chicken for a healthy angle on lunch.
OLDE TYME GROCERY
218 W. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette (Map) - 235-8165
Monday-Saturday: Lunch and Dinner
Olde Tyme is a beloved mecca for poboys, from the half-shrimp, half-oyster seafood sandwich to the mind-blowing meatball, which is half-price on the Monday night special. Do not attempt to eat a meatball poboy in the car. You will wind up with sauce on everything from your skirt to the emergency brake, which is a good thing. Just hold out and eat it at home with a roll of paper towels nearby.