Sunday Brunch: Boxed
by Reuben Gutierrez
29 September 2013
The year: 1933. The place: the construction site of
a new high-rise. The time of day: lunchtime.
The lunch: Bologna, Macaroni, and a slice of cherry
pie. Well, that�s not exactly what happened for this particular
meal. Mickey and Minnie�s black and white cartoon classic
�Building a Building� (1933) constructed itself in my mind when
I recently had a Turkey Sandwich meal at
the new Board Walk Bakery. Speaking of sandwiches, the Board
Walk features several served both cold and hot, thanks to a small
In addition to tasty bakery treats, the new menu includes more
sandwiches, salads, and quiche of the day.
During my days working the bakery counter, guests
who ordered sandwiches received a plastic bag with plastic
containers holding their sandwich and their side. Now, the renewed
bakery delivers lunches to guests inside a classic white box holding
their order in a smart, neat package.
Of all the things I enjoy about this new �box lunch�
design, my favorite is the packaging itself. The sandwich comes
wrapped in nice, brown paper, which gets held together by a bright
red Board Walk logo sticker. The sandwich itself is delicious:
layers and layers of hand-carved smoked turkey with lettuce,
vine-ripened tomato on a multi-grain bread. The bakery had served
this same turkey sandwich, which has always stood out as one of my
favorites, for awhile, and it now comes in rather thematic packaging
to the era.
The renewed bakery continues to impress me with each
visit. This was my first time eating a meal here (and not just
dessert) after the refurbishment. I already felt the place featured
a great new design, but now the presentation served as a pleasant
surprise. Guests now have the convenience of lunch-in-a-box, while
also helping enhance the theming, setting, and time period in which
the Board Walk resort resides.