PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Jeff”
Every Tuesday I turn over the site to a Midtown Lunch’er for their recommendations of places to eat lunch in Midtown. Meet Jeff, a recruiter that seems to have a weird way of luring applicants. Not sure what’s up with the “I’m deranged and holding girl scout cookies, keep your children away from me” picture, but his great suggestions for lunch make it forgiveable…
Occupation: Manager of Client Services (aka Technical Recruiter)
Where in Midtown do you Work?: 37th btw. 5+6th
Favorite Kind of Food: Good Jewish Deli, with the prime example being Pastrami @ Katz’s (From the counter, tables are for tourists!) Of course, the answer to this question changes depending on my mood. (Ask me tomorrow, and it could be Dim Sum, Middle Eastern or the mutton at Keanes)
Least Favorite Kind of Food: The pay by pound salad bar after 3pm
Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Once again, it depends on my mood, but as of late it has been this street meat cart guy on the corner of 5th and 39th. He has a Lamb Schwarma/4 Fried Shrimp over your choice of 3 types of rice. If you ask nice, he’ll throw in a decent falafel ball. It also is just 6 bucks.
The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: 37th street café. The standard NY deli that is just right downstairs. It’s not great, but not terrible, and ever so close.
Dream job location, purely for lunch purposes?: Canal Street for Wo Hop (downstairs ONLY). It has the best Chinese in NYC. The Dumplings are unbeatable!
Interesting you should mention the Daisy May’s BBQ Cart. It’s been gone for the winter, but I’ve got the scoop on when it’s coming back- after the jump…
Photo taken in November, before it went away for the Winter
I talked to someone at Daisy May’s who told me the cart was hit by a car and has been getting repairs. It was supposed to be done weeks ago, but they’ve been getting the run around. The hope is that it will be done today, in which case the cart will be back on the street (50th btw. 6+7th) on Wednesday. No plans on bringing back the other two locations. It may depend on how good business is on 50th. I’ll keep you updated…
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 email@example.com.