Lardo is a downtown spot that serves excellent sandwiches and has a constantly rotating selection of regional and local beers. Their pork meatball banh mi is the most popular thing on the menu, but we’re also big fans of the griddled mortadella and the Pho’rench Dip, along with their Dirty Fries. If you have any room left and need something sweet afterward, grab a donut at Blue Star down the street.
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