While in Salem, we asked a local where the good lunch food was, and she directed us to Gulu-Gulu Cafe. The place had a cozy, hip feel to it, and the staff was friendly while not being afraid to joke around a bit.
Fancy and I each ordered the Cheese and Meat Coalition which allows you to choose a combination of three items from their extensive meat and cheese list for $11. I had the capicola, salami, and Grafton Cheddar. It was fantastic! It came served on a bed of leafy greens with a bowl of bread.
Both Fancy and I were served up our own bowl of bread, which we used to make tiny sandwiches. I goddamn love tiny sandwiches.
Fancy went the two cheese, one meat route, because she loves cheese more than anything in the whole world. Seriously. So, she had the Red Dragon Ale & Mustard Cheddar, Smoked Grafton Cheddar, and prosciutto.
Spider Lady had one of the turkey paninis, which she thoroughly enjoyed. There was a nice balance of meat, cheese, and toppings. These run between $8-$8.50, so the price is pretty damn good.
Mr. Fix-It went for the Tuscany Panini, which came with a generous serving of capicola as you can tell from the picture. Both came with a salad and chips.
This handsome puppy is the mascot, and as you know this okapi goddamn loves dogs. The pint glass is purchasable with for $3 if you buy a beer, so of course we got one. This place has a huge beer selection, so if you likes draft beer, this is the place for you. The actual beverage pictured above is Mr. Fix-It's fruit smoothie. It's dairy free, and he loved it so much he ordered two.
I had the hot chocolate, because it was a bit rainy outside, and I was feeling damp. It was delicious, and coupled extremely well with my Meat and Cheese Coalition. If you're ever in New England and decide to check out Salem, make sure to stop at this place. This okapi gives it a full 5 stars for fantastic food, great ambiance, and an awesome waitstaff.