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Lackawanna's Mess Hall adds sandwiches named after local characters

Lackawanna's Mess Hall is changing its basic lineup by adding a sandwich series, naming choices after numerous Lackawannans.

The restaurant, 717 Ridge Road, is located across the street from Lackawanna City Hall and the Lackawanna Police Department.

If you walk in and ask for Lt. Lalka, the Mess Hall will hook you up with a combination of salami, capacolla, prosciutto, arugula, roasted red peppers and garlic mayonnaise ($9.99). Its inspiration, police Lt. Chris Lalka, works across the street.

You can also take a bite out of a Big Szymanski, named after Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski. It's turkey, ham, roast beef, salami, capacolla, provolone, lettuce, tomato, hot peppers, mayonnaise and oil for $10.99.

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"We thought we would have some fun with it and name it after some friends, patrons and local politicians," said owner Sue Staniszewski. "We will change up the names here and there, along with the sandwiches."

The slate of hot and cold sandwiches ($8.99-$10.99) come with fresh-cut fries, chips or pasta salad.

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Closed Tuesday. Phone: 827-1134.

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