On the way I stopped in at Sara Cura to catch up briefly with alisgray, who looked fetching in a black jacket over a red blouse while also looking capable and fierce due to big, stompy boots.
Lunch at Pagoda was cheap, filling and not all that spicy overall. I had the hot-and-sour soup with my lunch special, but took some advice I received recently and tried the Pagoda Chow Mein on the theory that if a restaurant puts their name on it, the dish is likely to be particularly good. It was tasty and had a good mix of ingredients. I added little bit of chili sauce for a pleasant bit of burn. I topped it off with a little green-tea ice cream and headed back to the office.
As I arrived, I saw chasophonic walking up the street the opposite direction. His office is just down the street from mine so I hope this becomes not a surprise over time. We resolved to get together for lunch sometime.
So a friendly chat, a filling meal, a pleasant encounter add up to a good lunch.