I love eating lunch out. I like long, luxurious mid-day meals with wine and a course or three, with coffee for dessert. But who's got time for that? I admit, now that I eat for a living I indulge myself way more often than I used to, but deadlines are deadlines, and I often find myself eating out of Styrofoam at my desk.
Not that there's anything wrong with that -- especially with Zaguán Bakery close by. I've been pummeling their arepas, the flat corn cakes stuffed with all sorts of fillings, on a bi-weekly basis since I got here.
The namesake sandwich, though, is one of the best takeout dishes I've had in a while. The standard option comes with shredded beef and sweet onions, served with melted Swiss cheese and mayonnaise, but they'll sub warm chunks of chicken breast coated in tomato sauce.
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The bread seals the deal. It has a decent crust that's tough and blistered and stands up to warm fillings where other loaves might go limp. Makes me want to smuggle a bottle of wine into the office and have an espresso machine installed near my desk. Even a quick meals can be decadent.