PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Nosher”
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. If you saw the article about Food Bloggers in the NY Times on Sunday, than you might recognize “Nosher”, the blogger responsible for NYCNosh (despite being incognito). But what you may not have known, is that Nosher is also a Midtown Lunch’er!
Occupation: Internet Social Networking Consultant (and author of the blog NYCNosh)
Where in Midtown do you Work?: I work all over Midtown helping companies start blogging and utilizing online communities… but I have an actual office in Midtown West.
Favorite Kind of Food: It’s a tie between Japanese and Italian.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Fast food
Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown: I know by even saying this in public I’m screwing myself out of eating this dish more often (because they only make about 10 of them a day), but I have to give an emphatic thumbs up to the spicy tuna baguette at Cafe Zaiya. It’s the same fish they use for spicy tuna rolls, just minced with a little bit of sweet mayo and finely diced shallots. Mind altering… really.
The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: Is it heresy to say Kati Roll? It seems to suffer from inconsistency issues these days, now that it’s among the more popular lunch destinations.
Place you discovered on MidtownLunch.com: I had no idea there was a crepe cart on 53rd St. between 5th & 6th ave. That scoop alone makes me love Midtown Lunch.
What would be your dream job location for Lunch purposes? I mentioned once that I wished I worked closer to Cafe Zaiya, but I like that it’s a little bit of a trek for me. Walking through Bryant Park is never dull, and it’s even more rewarding when you can bypass the ‘wichcraft line on your way to something better. But these days I wouldn’t mind being a little closer to Yakitori Totto. (Editor’s Note: I agree about the Yakitori Totto thing… unfortunately, all the amazing yakitori places, and izakayas in Midtown are only open for dinner!!!!)
Anything you’d like to ask our Midtown Lunch readers? Anybody know where I could find a really high quality lobster roll (to go or eat in) in Midtown for lunch? Even a great fish taco would do… I’d also like to suggest to Midtown Lunch’ers that they make the extra effort to walk a few blocks west once in a while and explore what’s available in the upper 30′s through 50′s on Ninth and even Tenth Avenues. Some of the best food in Manhattan is there, from Amy’s Bread to Tehuitzingo; it’s a real lunchtime paradise.
Well, I certainly can’t disagree about the Hell’s Kitchen thing. If you work on the West side of Midtown, 9th Ave. is a treasure chest of lunch options. Right now I only go as far as 8th Ave., but eventually I’ll probably cave and expand so I can write about Lucky Burger, some of the great thai places, Rice ’n Beans, Ariana Afghan, Old San Juan, Nook, Philly Slim’s, Island Burgers & Shakes, Azuri Cafe & Empanada Mama.
Speaking of empanadas, that crepe cart on 53rd btw. 5th & 6th also has empanadas. Pics of those, my favorite crepes in Midtown, and how you can be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er after the jump…
The empanadas are pretty good… they are from Argentina, so they have olives in them- which is cool if you like olives. The crepes are not bad either (especially for the price)… but if I’m gonna get some crepes, you know where I am going! Madeleine “The Crepe Lady” (in the Cyber Cafe).
As always if you have any Midtown Lunch news or you’d like to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have suggestions for me or Nosher post them below as comments to this Profile.