It was completely fortuitous: a coworker and I were completely sick of eating lunch at the same 5 places within quick walking distance of our office. As we strolled up 4th Street, I noticed that Local 127 had paper menus in a folder outside, and there was a sign saying that they were now open for lunch.
What we didn't know was that it was their first day of being open for lunch.
After we ordered, we were given free mini cups of soup-- their white bean and bacon, which was fantastic. Creamier than I'm used to, and that was a good thing. The bacon was crisp-ay.
Then our main courses arrived-- I, of course, forgot to take a picture because I was too busy shoving my face into my grass-fed, perfectly-medium burger. No complaints there.
Afterward, though we hadn't ordered dessert, we were again gifted with free tiny samples. Their chocolate pudding was perfect-- not too sweet. I wish desserts actually came in that tiny portion size-- enough to enjoy the sweet sugary-ness, but not enough to seriously regret later.
And then, THEN, our bill came with warm chocolate chip cookies. Warm, I tell you! They assured us that it will be a regular part of the lunch experience, and not just a first-day thing like the soup and pudding.
The prices were nice (for a classier business lunch than usual), the waitstaff was overly attentive (I hope that will calm down a bit after the novelty wears off), the food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. I'll definitely be there again.
Hm, the UrbanSpoon rating is pretty darn low. Maybe the dinner experience doesn't live up to the casual lunch fare?
Local 127's website: http://www.mylocal127.com/