PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Vivian”
Every Tuesday I turn over Midtown Lunch to a random Midtown worker, for their favorite places to eat lunch in Midtown. Normally when I get a picture like this, I’ll ask for a replacement… something “Midtown’ish” and more zoomed in. Unfortunately, Vivian told me this is the only picture of herself she had at work. I’m assuming she meant on her computer at work, and not- this was a picture of her ”at work”. Either way, if this is the pic she wants posted, who am I to stop her.
Occupation: Education Coordinator
Where in Midtown do you Work?: Vanderbilt* btw. 44+45th (Oooh! You work on Vanderbilt. That’s exciting. -zach)
Favorite Kind of Food: Thai
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Eel. I love Japanese food, however I tried eel once and I didn’t like it.
Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown: For sit-down, Park Italian Gourmet on 45th btw. 5+6th. They make the best Italian heros, but also offer hot Italian fare. For take-away, a falafel sandwich from Moshe’s cart on 46th & 5th or the Golden Krust kiosk in Grand Central. (Another vote for Park Italian. I will get around to writing about this place eventually… -zach)
The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: Cucina & Co., but only because it’s across the street!
Place you discovered on MidtownLunch.com: Hing Won. Finally, authentic Chinese in Midtown!
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Chinatown- fresh, quality ingredients prepared super fast at amazing prices, what more could a ‘luncher’ ask for!
*Vanderbilt is that little street that runs between 42nd & 47th between Madison and Park… next to Grand Central, and home to Jiannetto’s Pizza Truck (47th & Vanderbilt). Speaking of Jiannetto’s, I’ve got some news for you- after the jump…
The second Jiannetto’s Pizza truck is back, and parked on Park Ave. btw. 51+52nd. The best Sicilian Grandma slices in Midtown, and if you get their early enough… rice balls! By the looks of the guy sitting in the door, it doesn’t look like the second location is too busy yet.
As always, if you have news, suggestions, or you want to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er- email me at firstname.lastname@example.org