Like the earth, a sandwich is made of layers and gathers its strength from its meaty core, which pushes condiments toward the crust to erupt and bury fingers in deliciousness. Let rivers of mayo-magma run with today's deal: for $7, you get $15 worth of sandwiches, salads, and more at Neon Lites Cafe, located in Montgomery.
For more than 20 years, Neon Lites has served as the Montgomery District's outgoing neighborhood lunch spot, serving a hearty array of wraps, sandwiches, and salads. Those needing their daily fowl fix can munch on Neon Lites' signature chicken salad ($8.75 for a pint), and pasta purveyors can nibble and nosh on the café's equally famous pasta salad ($4.25 for a pint). Hardcore herbivores can devour the veggie wrap, packed with lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, and green peppers ($5.50). Feed the Milanese cricket squad lodging in your attic with the hot Italian sandwich (a fresh trio of salami, ham, and pepperoni on a toasted hoagie; $6.25). The café satisfies midday dessert cravings with scrumptious frozen yogurts ($1.50 and up).
Neon Lites prides itself on its neighborhood vibe, as its staff aims to cultivate long-time customers they can call by name, from “Frederick Barbarossa, the esteemed Duke of Brabant” to “Ted.” The friendly confines are equally welcoming to efficient feasters looking for a quick bite and laid-back diners who prefer their meal with a side order of socialization. The eatery is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday.