PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Kristy”

So it’s Tuesday… which means I turn over the site to a Midtown Lunch’er for their recommendations of places to eat in Midtown.  I don’t know even know what to say about this one.  Meet Kristy, a 22 year old who loves Pax, cookies, mozzarella sticks, the beach, and apparently the color pink.  (Editor’s Note: I don’t take or modify these pics.  This is how I get them, direct from the people who are being profiled.  No joke.)  Enjoy…

Name: Kristy


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Where in Midtown do you Work?:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on 53rd and 3rd. 

Favorite Kind of Food:
Japanese & Mexican.  I’m also a big fan of fresh bread and cookies.  Surprisingly Pax has really good sandwich bread.

Least Favorite Kind of Food:
A salad gone wrong, or overpriced food (even the muffins are expensive at Cafe Europa)

Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown:
This is a hard one.  For a late lunch/early evening buzz I head over to Blockheads on 3rd for $3.50 margaritas and a delicious burrito.  The crowd is younger and it’s mostly women and couples.  A nice escape from boys in their twenties looking to hit on a helpless blonde at a Friday happy hour.  The wraps are also good, and the place is so small it’s hard to be neglected.

The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: 53rd St. Gourmet.  I go for the cookies and fruit cup.  The Cobb Salad is pretty decent too.

Place you discovered on Oms/b.  You are not kidding about this place.  Believe the hype.

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why?  Chinatown, so I could eat Shanghai’s soupy dumplings every day of the week (on Mott St.)  I would also love to work in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, so I could go to SkinFlintz for a burger (served on an English muffin), Mona Lisa for delicious panini, and Magic David (For Hamilton Pkwy) for mozzarella sticks.

Anything else you’d like to say to or ask the Midtown Lunch readers? I’m waiting for the Sophie’s Cuban review!  I’ve heard their food is pretty authentic.  Also, where’s the review of PAX?  Their food does taste fresher.  I had a fresh mozzarella and chicken sandwich with arugula and it was surprisingly tasty!


Sorry Kristy… but I’m pretty sure you’ve blown up your Blockheads spot.  My prediction… this Friday, Blockheads will be packed with “boys in their twenties looking to hit on a helpless blonde at a Friday happy hour”.  Well done.

Also… Pax isn’t really my scene- but I do have some news on Sophie’s Cuban.  More on that, and some other up-coming reviews, after the jump.

I haven’t done Sophie’s Cuban yet because I’m waiting for the new location on 56th St. btw. 5th & 6th to open up.  Word on the street is, it will open a week from this Friday.  I will keep you updated… until then, here’s a pic of a lunch I had at the Lexington Location:


Speaking of new openings… I spent yesterday on 3rd Ave. in an effort to branch out more to the East side.  Tomorrow I’ll tell you about a brand new 99 cent pizza place… and in the coming weeks, I’ll be writing about some of the amazing places on 3rd Ave… including Golden Krust, Milant, Texas Rotisserie & Grill, and the Blarney Stone.  East Siiiiiiiiiide!!!  As all always if you have any suggestions, Midtown Lunch news or you’d like to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, just email me at


  • LOL, for a moment, I thought I had stumbled onto I’m glad to know that Blockheads provides a haven from the hordes of lecherous twenty-something men in Midtown. I hate when boys mistake my bursting cleavage as invitation for sexual harassment! Now, if I could only find a shelter from the roving bands of power lesbians…then I could enjoy my Midtown lunch in peace!


  • Kristy is the best midtown luncher ever! A total babe who knows her food. Swoooooon…….

  • I think this is just your excuse to talk to pretty girls! — Wish I would have thought of it ;)

  • blockheads…5 o’clock…be there…

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