Mos Eisley. You’ll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy... who might be able to squeeze you in for a lunch meeting! True, many of them may be a little rough around the edges or have itchy trigger fingers (or a combination thereof), but that certainly doesn’t mean they’d refuse an afternoon meal with a good friend—good in the sense that you’ll be the one picking up the check; they’re still scum, what’d you expect? Read on to find which characters we at The MindHut are crazy enough to chow down on some hoagies with (is it lunchtime yet?)!
Han Solo isn’t the only suave Corellian smuggler frequenting the Mos Eisley Cantina! The last thing you want is to get stuck conversing with a boring stiff during lunch, but you’ll never have to worry about that with BoShek around. Why? For starters, he beat Han Solo’s legendary Kessel Run record (even though Solo won than honor back). Still, cool story, bro! Second, he’s actually Force-sensitive. He's far from being a Jedi, but BoShek can not only sense when the Force is near, but he can also do some neat Force tricks while you wait for your food to arrive. Plus, who in their right mind wouldn’t want to be within the majesty of his wicked sideburns?
2) Kitik Keed’kak
The likelihood of you waking up beaten and bruised in a Mos Eisley alleyway with your wallet stolen by Jawas is extremely high. So it helps to have friends that’ll watch your back and let you have lunch in uninterrupted peace. Especially if your friend happens to be a giant praying mantis named Kitik Keed’kak. It’s a widely known fact that no one wants to mess with a giant mantis that’s a little over 2 meters tall with a hair-trigger temper; unless getting torn limb from limb is your idea of a good time. A kindly word of warning, though: Never, ever, get between Kitik and her species’ overwhelming hunger for eggs of any kind. If she wants that fourth endless bucket of egg salad—you let her have it! Trust us.
3) Momaw Nadon
Perhaps you’d prefer a more laid-back lunch experience. May we recommend splitting a Reuben with Momaw Nadon? Like the rest of his Ithorian race, Momaw is very easygoing and just wants to talk about the mysterious and wonderful beauty of nature at great length. It won’t be long before the two of you are totally relaxed and feeling the good vibes as you ponder the intricacies of the natural world and block out that nasty waiter demanding someone pay the bill. Afterwards, it’s a post-lunch trip to Momaw’s private garden where he’ll show you that man-eating Vesuvague tree he was talking about. Crazy, man...
4) Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes
We're going to count the entire band as one entity here, okay? Initially we were going to have lunch with just Figrin D’an, but it would’ve been extremely rude not to invite the rest seeing as they’re all such tight buddies. Having said that, there is quite possibly no better lunch conversation than one coming from a band with as colorful (and dangerous) a history as the Modal Nodes; five members means five times the stories (how great is that?). And it’s common knowledge that being on good terms with a band means that you’re guaranteed to enjoy the highlife along with them. And seeing as how wildly exotic and exciting the Star Wars universe can be, you can bet that you’re going to be in for some seriously good times! Heck, the Modal Nodes might just have a spare black turtleneck for you hanging around somewhere.
You know all those times when you go out to lunch with friends and you want to order the greasiest, most deep-fried item on the menu while everyone else is obnoxiously health conscious for the day? And then you don’t want to disgrace yourself and end up ordering something you didn’t truly want? It happens to even the best of us, but you can kiss that problem goodbye if you happen to be dining with a droid like CZ-3. CZ-3, like all droids, doesn’t need to eat, so he won’t have any grasp on the concept of bodily nutrition. And by extension this means that they aren’t in any position to judge, he’ll just sit and watch his master scarf down that chicken-fried bantha steak with extra blue milk sauce.
Which character would you have lunch with?