PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Blair”
Every Tuesday I turn over the site to a Midtown Lunch’er for their recommendations of places to eat lunch in Midtown. Today, it’s Blair a Marketing Coordinator. I introduced her to Cafe Zaiya, and she has introduced me to the wonderful world of Rochester, NY garbage plates…
Occupation: Marketing Coordinator
Where in Midtown do you Work?: 41st & Lex.
Favorite Kind of Food: Street meat, cheese, and crab legs
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Anything served at an Old Country Buffet. Nothing like seeing various, unidentifiable foods scooped out of opaque plastic bags and dumped into a buffet trough
Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Food Trends (41 btw. Mad+Park), probably the greatest by-the-½-pound buffet. At 3.99 for ½ lb, chose carefully, otherwise you can easily spend well over $10 for lunch. I usually grab the wasabi crusted salmon bites or Israeli cous-cous from the cold section. And in the hot section, mango lime mahi-mahi and the coconut shrimp are choice
The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: Old Bridge Deli (41st & Lex.), it has something for everyone and for the innumerable delis in the area, this one is decent with good buffet.
Dream job location, purely for lunch purposes?: If a job market existed there, I would pick my hometown of Rochester NY. I’m obsessed with garbage plates: a mélange of cheeseburger + hotdog + macaroni salad + home fries then drizzled with ketchup, mustard, and hot sauce. U-n-r-e-a-l.
GARBAGE PLATES??? Your ideas intrigue me and I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter… if you’ve never seen one of these things (I hadn’t), Blair sent me a link to this photo, which you can see after the jump:
Wow. Now that is unbelievable. I worked in Massachusetts for a long time, so I am very familiar with American Chop Suey (Garbage on a plate in its own right)… but this takes it to another level.
Does this thing exist outside of Rochester? And by that I mean, are there garbage plates in Midtown??? Anybody??? (Although maybe it is best left in Rochester. Just looking at the picture is making my heart seize up… and not in a good way.) Oh my lord. U-N-R-E-A-L is right.
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.