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Guy's For Lunch opened just a few weeks ago, and ever since they opened, I've been hearing people say wonderful things about this fine sandwich restaurant, and reading the mostly positive online reviews.  It seems like everybody raves about the delicious food, and the friendly staff.  This was a restaurant that I HAD to visit!

Photo:  Guy's For Lunch is located in the Arbor View Plaza shopping center, and offers lots of free, easy and safe parking.  For the last few months, I'd been watching this restaurant under construction, but it wasn't until Saturday, May 02, 2015 that I was able to pay a visit.

Photo:  As you walk in the door, you arrive at the order counter, where you'll immediately receive a warm, cheerful greeting.  There is drink cooler to the right, in case you're not interested in fountain drinks, and the menu is on the wall, not shown in this photo.  The kitchen is the window immediately behind the counter, and the small-dining room is to the right of the counter.  Note the "Today's Soups" on the whiteboard above the kitchen window.  On any given day, there are two different varieties of soup available.  Guy's For Lunch is very apropos for the name of the restaurant, as they're only open Monday through Saturday from 1100 to 1500.

Photo:  The menu is on the wall, to the right of the order counter.  If you're interested in "Today's Soups," check out the whiteboard above the kitchen window.  Guy's also has a limited about of desert items, such as chocolate chip cookies, which are listed on their hand-out menu, and their web site.  Before visiting Guy's, I checked out their menu online, and I already decided that Pulled Pork was today's choice.  

Photo:  The small dining room features a few tables, with a long row of chairs against the wall, along with a couple of outdoor tables in front of the restaurant.  The soda fountain is at the rear of the dining room.  Check out that custom clock on the wall!  I "opened up" the restaurant at 1100 on Saturday morning, so for the first few minutes, I was the only customer, which suits me well, as it's easier to take photos, and the staff has more time to answer my many questions.  By the time I left, there was a steady parade of customers in the restaurant, so my timing was perfect.

Photo:  Guy's For Lunch is owned by Guy and Kathy Manwaring, and staffed by Guy, Kathy, their three daughters, and other friendly staff.  Today, I had the pleasure to be served by daughter Brooke, who is at the left of the photo. She's flanked by her dad, Guy, and sister Katy.  Guy stopped by my table to chat, and welcome me to his fine deli, which was very gracious of him.  I commented to him how friendly Brooke is, and he thanked me and told me that it was my "lucky" day, as she attends school at Nevada State University, in Reno, and was only in Roseville for the weekend.

Photo:  When you place your order at the counter, you can look into the kitchen, and watch the friendly staff prepare your order, using nothing but the finest, fresh ingredients.

Photo:  Meet Brooke Manwaring, my friendly server, who delivers my lunch with a radiant smile.  As you walk into the deli, she greets you with a very cheery "hello" and makes you feel at home.  The service is friendly and very fast, as my order arrived at my table less than five minutes after I placed it.

Photo:  It is a rare occasion when I pass on a pulled pork sandwich, and before visiting Guy's, I surfed the web and previewed their menu, and today's choice was pulled pork.  The menu describes a Pulled Pork sandwich as, "slow cooked with Guy's spicy BBQ sauce."  Quite a modest description for such a delicious sandwich!  All sandwiches come with a pickle slice, and a bag of "Dirty" brand cracked pepper and sea salt potato chips.  I had read rave reviews about Guy's homemade potato salad, so I ordered a bowl of it on the side.  I wasn't disappointed, as the potato salad was delicious!

Photo:  Guy's delicious pulled pork sandwich, and the pickle slice.  The pork was moist, delicious, and plentiful, and the sauce was tangy, but not at all spicy.  The sandwich was served on a fresh sourdough roll, that was crispy around the edges, and soft and tender in the middle, which is that way I love it.  Despite the moist pulled pork, the sandwich wasn't at all soggy.  Just plain wonderful!  I don't know where guy gets his pickles, but they are definitely an enhancement to the meal.

Photo:  Friendly Brooke was gracious to snap my photo, on my request.  I sat in a table at the very front of the restaurant, so I could watch the staff in action, and easily take photos.

Photo:  As I as finishing my lunch, Guy stopped by and gave me a "shooter" of his Chicken Salad.  Oh, this is good! Thanks, Guy for your excellent hospitality!

There is nothing that I love more than to support a local, one-of-a-kind, family owned and operated business, and that's an easy thing to do, as the staff at Guy's For Lunch treat you like family, the price is right, and the food is delicious.  If you're looking for a delicious sandwich, served in a very family-friendly atmosphere, look no further than Guys For Lunch.

Guys For Lunch
1249 Pleasant Grove Blvd. #150
Roseville, CA 95678
916 740-8424
www.guysforlunch.com


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