Those in search of an easily achievable New Year's resolution can add lunch at Maglianero to their lists. The hipster café at 47 Maple Street in Burlington begins lunch service on January 6, the first Friday of 2012.
Each day, folks from the Chubby Muffin will deliver two sandwiches, two salads and a soup to the South End spot. Café manager Francesca Orsini says that options may expand as demand requires.
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.