As college students, a steady income is usually hard to come by and maintain. On top of which, students must also worry about paying college bills such as, housing, tuition, additional course fees, and textbooks. Even if a student has access to a decent kitchen with basic cooking utilities (stove, oven, microwave, and toaster), this leaves little spending money for groceries.
In an attempt to remedy this situation, a group of SOU students have decided to come together to create a list of reviews of restaurants that have student-friendly atmospheres and mostly importantly are affordable for students’ budget. This group of individuals will be calling themselves the Foodie Club, and with some collaboration with the Siskiyou Newspaper, hope to publish regularly updates of restaurants all around Ashland.
This week’s choice of restaurant is…The Lunch Show!
Located in downtown Ashland, across from the Varsity Theatre at 165 E Main St. The Lunch Show possesses a menu full of soups, sandwiches, pastries, drinks and more. Open for to-go lunches, the Lunch Show also plans to extend to dinnertime in the near future. They are open seven days a week from 11 am to 3 pm.
Upon their visit, three SOU students ordered three separate dishes after enjoying a filmmakers panel at the Ashland Springs Hotel, thus began their Lunch Show experience.
The 1st Dish: A PBLT sandwich – tender braised rubbed pork belly, crisped and served with fresh tomato, local greens, and lemon mayo on our house baked ciabatta style bread. With kettle chips and homemade pickle. Tomato basil bisque soup, and a lavender lemonade beverage. Total: $17.50
The 2nd Dish: A Pastreuben sandwich – house cured beef brisket pastrami, homemade cabbage kraut, 1000 island and Dijon mustard, and Swiss cheese served hot on our house baked ciabatta style bread. With kettle chips, homemade pickle, and Chai Cola to drink.
The 3rd Dish: A Porchetta sandwich – slow-cooked herbed pork shoulder wrapped in seasoned pork belly, balsamic glazed onions, local greens, lemon mayo served on our house made ciabatta style bread. With kettle chips and homemade pickle, and a bottle of Coca Cola.
“The Lunch Show serves a really good meal with good quality food, especially the homemade soup, for a decent price. The service was also well-paced and friendly.”
- SOU Student #1
“I particular enjoyed The Lunch Show. The style of the restaurant is more like a café, but with a nice menu with a variety of food and drinks to choose from.”
- SOU Student #3
The students were asked to rate their experience out of 5 stars, the average of which resulted in a 3.8 star score. Yelp rates the Lunch Show with 4.5 stars out of a total of 22 reviews, with a price range of: $$.
The Lunch Show Official Website: http://thelunchshowashland.com/