Lunch at Trolley Stop

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Last Friday, a group of coworkers and I had lunch at the Trolley Stop Market. The place was packed.

Whitton Farms' Jill Forrester, who runs the local-foods-centric restaurant and market with her husband Keith, was waiting tables. They had just opened on Tuesday, and Jill said they were still working out the kinks in the service. While there was a slight lag in getting our food, the woman taking our order noted that we were planning on splitting a slice of pizza, and when it arrived it was cut in three pieces. Very thoughtful.

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We all agreed the food couldn't have been better. (We did have difficulty getting one coworker to the table because he was engrossed in checking out the market's locally sourced goods — crystals, aprons, baby clothes, etc.)

I opted for another slice of pizza, topped with spinach, garlic, and goat cheese ($3.50). The crust was ideal — thin but not too crunchy.

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Pam got the pimento BLT — a pimento cheese sandwich with bacon ($7.50). Much praise was heaped on the pimento cheese.

Hannah opted for the vegetable plate ($6.50). Among her options were mac & cheese, steamed cabbage, and broccoli salad. She chose pickled beets, red hot applesauce (tastes like the candy Red Hots), spanakopita, and black-eyed peas. No complaints there.

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For dessert, we ordered the strawberry shortcake. It was all out, so we got the chocolate molten cake. Oh my!

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The Trolley Stop is open for breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. After 2 p.m., they serve pizza. The market is open until 9 p.m.

Trolley Stop Market, 704 Madison, 521-1361

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