Lunch deals that are easy on the pocketbook

Lunch deals that are easy on the pocketbook

If only we could all sip Champagne and martinis and enjoy long leisurely lunches seven days a week. Sadly, most of us have to work grueling hours to bring home the bacon, and lunches often get relegated to sandwiches, hastily packed leftovers or a fast food combo.

To answer the never-ending lunch plight, local restaurants have stepped up to the plate to offer delicious and affordable options to keep our engines running and our bodies feeling strong for the rest of the day. 

Here are a few pocket-friendly options to try, all priced under $15 (some under $10!), that also run well into the afternoon, until 3 or 4 p.m. to make sure you can grab lunch almost...