Cool Midtown Eats for Summertime
It is freaking hot out… so I figured I’d post some of my favorite summer time eats. I’m not much into salads, or “lite” food- so here are a few things that are perfect for summer, but still tasty.
1. The Gazapacho at Milant. It’s time! I’ve been waiting for this one since I wrote about this place in February. June through August, this tiny specialty deli offers Gazpacho as one of the soups you can get with any sandwich order. It costs an extra buck (normally soup comes for free), but it’s well worth it. Who wants to be eating hot split pea soup in the summertime? Super tangy, with chunks of cucumber floating on top of the cold red tomato broth.
2. Hiyashi Ramen. Summertime means one thing in Japan… it’s time for some Hiyashi Ramen- cold noodles served in a special chilled broth. Lucky for us there is no shortage of ramen houses in Midtown, so Hiyashi can be found all over. The picture above is from Menchanko Tei, I’ve had the one at Men Kui Tei, and you can get it at Sapporo as well.
3. The Octopus Salad at Margon. Want some Cuban food, but can’t imagine wolfing down a giant plate of roasted pork? (I’ve personally never felt that way… but to each their own). The cool octopus salad is the way to go. It’s on the board as being offered Wednesday & Friday only, but occasionally you can find it on other days.
And finally… a perfect lunch to balance your fat guy tastes with the heat of summer- after the jump
4. The Swedish Meatball Sandwich at Fika. It’s Swedish Meatballs (no salads for this fat guy!), served as a cool refreshing sandwich. (Well, as refreshing as meatballs could possibly be…) The perfect balance for the lunch’er who wants something meaty, but doesn’t want to feel disgusting returing to the 90+ degree heat!
Got your own summetime suggestion? Post it as a comment below…