PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Mark”

Every Tuesday I turn over Midtown Lunch to a random Midtown worker, for their favorite places to eat lunch in Midtown.  This week, it’s Mark- a cart junkie, click monkey, whose Mom I want to cook for me…

Name: Mark


Click Monkey (Editor’s Note: Apparently this is what Contract/Temp Lawyers call each other)

Where in Midtown do you Work?:
44th & 6th Ave.

Favorite Kind of Food:
Good cheap ethnic food. My Mother’s fried potatoes with chorizo and jalapenos.  Non pasteurized milk.

Least Favorite Kind of Food:
I’ve never overcome a childhood aversion to Brussel sprouts.  The smell…

Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown:
 Probably too far west but the combination salad and a split pea soup at Azuri Cafe (51st btw. 9+10th),  if you can put up with the “Pita Nazi”.  My new favorites right now are Margon’s Roast Chicken plate or the Double Soul food dish at the Hallo Berlin Cart.

The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: 
John’s Pizzeria on 44th & 8th.

Place you discovered on Kwik Meal CartHallo Berlin CartDaisy May’s BBQ Cart.  Lots of cart action thanks to Midtown Lunch.

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why?  Chinatown, so I could eat at the Dumpling House on Eldridge everyday.  Or Argentina so I could eat yummy giant $3 steaks every day until my arteries sealed shut.

Any question you’d like to pose to the Midtown Lunch readers?  The Chatuchak Weekend market in Bangkok sells this “BBQ Thai Chicken”… this fried chicken with special seasoning, chopped up into pieces.  Some Thai restaurants here sell “BBQ Thai Chicken”, but it isn’t fried.  Does anyone know where I can get this delicious dish in New York City? 

Got an answer to Mark’s Question?  Food porn, and a Midtown Lunch sneak preview (plus details on how you can be the next Profiled Lunch’er) after the jump…

Well Mark, you’ll be happy to know there is plenty more carts in Midtown Lunch’s future, including a new Teriyaki Cart on 50th btw. 6+7th, and a Crepe/Empanada cart outside of the Donnell Library on 53rd (btw. 5+6th).   We too share a love of Margon, and also plan on giving it a proper +/- very very soon.  In the meantime, enjoy this picture of their Fried Chicken Wings.  It may not be authentic Thai fried chicken from a Bangkok weekend market… but they are delicious nonetheless!

If you want to answer Mark’s question, please post it as a comment below.  And, if you want to share your favorite places to eat with the readership of Midtown Lunch- email me at and maybe you will be the next Profiled Midtown Lunch’er!

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