November 2nd, 2011
Geyrhalter & Co. has an ideal location on Main Street in Santa Monica. It’s close to the ocean which makes for a perfect lunch hour. Walk two sunny blocks to the beach, take your shoes off, and eat your lunch. A true “sandwich,” as it were.
The lunch choices in our neighborhood are plentiful. Within a few-block radius we can choose omusubi or seitan and pico de gallo or pancakes. But with too many choices comes indecision.
How to break out of the office-lunch doldrums? When my co-workers and I can’t decide where to eat, we leave the decision to a cavalier roll of the dice. This practice is aptly called, “Lunch Dice.” (The term works like the word “Google” does. Nothing sounds good today? You can “use” the Lunch Dice or, you can “lunch dice it.”)
As I am sure by now you are riveted, you’re asking, “so what happened next?” It’s pretty simple really: we posted our fave lunch places on the sides of some blank dice and around 11:45 we fish one out and let it ride.
The only rule is that you can’t overrule the dice. The dice is gospel.
Here’s how to make your own:
- Pick up some blank dice
- Write a different local lunch place on each side of the dice
- Roll the dice and go
Lunch dice aren’t for everyday, though. Some days, we know we absolutely must have a carne asada burrito, and some days we just need some Me time and we don’t order lunch together. But let me tell you, some days those dice get us out of some sticky situations. We’ve even seen hilarity ensue.