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This casual, decidedly nongourmet spot offers the best values (by local standards) at lunch, with a variety of burgers and ample sandwiches on freshly baked bread starting at $8; order the latter to go from the deli. The market-priced beer-battered fish and chips, accompanied by a suitably tart Asian slaw and soy wasabi sauce, is also notable. (If you want a half-papaya, though, skip the $7 version here and walk a few steps to Harvest Market or across the street to the Big Save grocery.) Dinner has rather higher aspirations, not always met, as well as higher prices, but you can still order from much of the lunch menu. The atmosphere tends to be lively if not downright noisy, thanks to wooden floors, the popular bar, TV, and live music on Wednesday and Saturday, drawing an enthusiastic local crowd. Service is laidback but friendly.