PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Laren Spirer”
Every Tuesday I turn over the site to a Midtown Lunch’er for their recommendations of places to eat Lunch in Midtown. This week it’s Laren Spirer, who you may recognize as one of the main food bloggers on Gothamist. What you may not know is, she’s also a Midtown Lunch’er.
Name: Laren Spirer
Occupation: Pro Bono Manager (& Food Blogger at Gothamist
Where in Midtown do you Work?: 55th & 3rd Ave.
Favorite Kind of Food: Do I really have to pick one kind? That’s just downright cruel.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Goat cheese. I want to like it, I really do, but I just don’t.
Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Sadly, my favorite place and dish are no more. I loved the truffled gnudi at the recently closed Dona, so I’m hoping that Michael Psilakis resurrects it at one of his other venues. For now, I can try to make it at home.
The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: Our office cafeteria (which is pretty good, for the record). I also have a strange addiction to the salad sandwiches at Chop’t, mostly because I think it makes me feel like I’m eating something remotely healthy on my way back from the gym.
Place you discovered thanks to MidtownLunch: I read about Oms/B and am still hoping to try it, although the 10+ block walk from my office might be pushing it.
Dream job location, purely for lunch purposes?: Chinatown. I would love to be within walking distance of kick ass banh mi, pho, dumplings, and noodles.
Have you been outside the past few days? Going to places less than 10 blocks away is just wasting the beautifulness! I’m also intrigued by this office cafeteria thing. Anybody else have one of these in their office? More on that, plus how you can be next weeks Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, after the jump…
Normally, I allow the profiled lunch’er to ask a question- but this week, I’m stealing Laren’s question. What’s the deal with these office cafeteria’s??? My office doesn’t have one- so I have totally missed out on this experience. Do you have one? Is it free? Subsidized? Awesome? Terrible? I hear the Google one is amazing- but that’s not in Midtown. I need to sneak into some of these places… or at least get some spies to go for me and report back (with pictures). Anybody interested? Comment below (and make sure to mention where you work), or email me at email@example.com
As always, if you have any Midtown Lunch news or you’d like to be next weeks Profiled Midtown Lunch’er, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.