I like smoke house deli at Phoenix, the space looks like a giant sketch book and the food itself is always consistent, the menu is fairly safe but it makes a good place for a working lunch.
Excellent mushroom soup, no bits of mushroom unfortunately nor is it hearty but the taste comes through.
There is nothing quite like fresh baked bread, their basket was spot on. I also had some stunning bread at The Table this past weekend.
Bread served with their two butters both fairly tasty.
The iced tea was strictly okay.
SMD do the best aglio olio in the city, I've had it picked up for lunch a few times and mrs J swears by it. However this time it was a little off. Not bad per se but actually bland which was disappointing.
SMD has their offering down pat, consistent fresh food and a solid alternative to Indigo deli.
Food : 8/10
Service : 7/10
Damage 2100 for 2 without drinks