7 East Lexington St. (between Charles and St. Paul). Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed weekends. Call 385-1595, or fax 528-2740.
One of the nicest developments in downtown lunching in recent years has been the arrival of the elaborate salad bar, where the customer fills a carryout container from a variety of items and pays by the pound.
Separate hot and cold presentations, for $3.49 a pound and with a decided tilt toward Oriental entrees, now make this longtime lunch spot one of the better such arrays. (At one time the Earl of Sandwich was part of a national chain but is now under independent management.)