No such thing as a free lunch? Check again!

Nothing gets the Hollywood crowd quite as excited as a new restaurant coming to our side of town. Doughboys Bakery has been taunting us with their “coming soon” signage for months, so imagine my delight when I learned they will be opening their doors this Monday, March 26! Delight turned quickly to elation when I heard rumblings of a “soft open” and “free full menu.” Needless to say, I hightailed it down to Lexington and Highland, and grinned my way into a seat at the invite-only event.
Of course, free food always tastes better. But it’s hard to imagine that paying our paltry $24 check at the end would have tainted our meal. The service was instantly accommodating. Even though they were still working out a few kinks in the system, our waiter was so friendly that we didn’t mind repeating the order once or twice. They have a fancy-shmancy computer system that allows their servers to enter the order tableside, and then sends the information directly back to the kitchen. No muss, no fuss. And practically no wait. Our chicken potpie and roasted turkey sandwich were up in no time, despite the fact that I swear they were prepared fresh for us. The potpie has to be made ahead of time, but I couldn’t detect any signs of having been frozen, or even refrigerated. The sandwich came stuffed with blue cheese, which complemented the roasted taste of the turkey, and the sweetness of the honey mustard brilliantly.
So, if you’re in the area, check out the new Doughboys. You might just see me there!

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