Old Town is a fine dining choice for a business lunch unless you’re running late to an appointment as I was today.
There are a couple of tricks for scoring rock star parking, though. I hesitate to share these, of course, because they are guaranteed spaces that work pretty well for me several times a week. But consider this a little thank you for being an early blog devotee.
First, if you’re heading to Caffe Moderne or Oeno, turn in the alley just to the right of the Courtyard by Marriott. There are several legal parking spaces just north of Moderne in the alley. (However, a word to the ladies: If you’re wearing heels, the cobblestone is no fun to walk on. Still, it’s a shorter route than the parking garage.)
The other tip is the supposed “5-minute parking” in front of the former Best Cleaners space (Between Uptown Bistro and Sabor). Best is gone, but the reserved parking isn’t. So you might take advantage of it while you can. Unless, that is, I beat you to it.