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Side Dishes: Maglianero goes to lunch


If your New Year’s resolution is to eat square meals even when you’re parked at a café with your laptop, add lunch at Maglianero to your list. The hip café at 47 Maple Street in Burlington begins selling grab-and-go lunches on January 6, the first Friday of 2012.

Each day, folks from the Chubby Muffin will deliver two varieties of sandwiches and salads and a soup to the South End spot. Café manager Francesca Orsini says options may expand to meet demand.

Fans of the Skinny Salad at Chubby Muffin’s sister restaurant, the Skinny Pancake, will be able to find it at Maglianero. Other specialties have been created just for the coffee shop. New dishes include a meatloaf sandwich with local cheddar and horseradish mayo on focaccia; an apple and brie sandwich; and gluten-free tabbouleh made with quinoa instead of bulgur. Orsini says she’s especially fond of the organic beet, arugula and blue cheese salad.

According to Orsini, the boxed lunches will be available for pick up from around 9 a.m. until Maglianero closes at 5:30 p.m. Looks like the year is getting off to a good start.