PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Mark”

I’m in England all week long, so every day I’m turning over the site to a different Midtown Lunch’er.  Today, it’s Mark- a Digital Media salesperson who digs the raw fish, but doesn’t eat Lamb.  Looking at his photo, I never would have guessed…

Name: Mark


Digital Media Sales

Where in Midtown do you Work?:
37th and 7th

Favorite Kind of Food:

Least Favorite Kind of Food:
Lamb, don’t do it, no sir.

Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown:
Homefront Deli – 41st btw. Park+5th.  The Grilled Pastrami & Swiss is to die for! (and WOULD probably kill you if you ate it too often!)  Burgers are great, and their cold sandwich packs some real heft without costing $10. Or try the “Roman” sandwich, which is basically an Italian Hero. Get it with the hot cherry peppers. You can get out with that sammy and a drink for like $6 or so. I guarantee you’ll be full. Also awesome is Turkey, swiss, bacon, L&T with Russian dressing, either on a hero or on an “everthing” bagel. The Greek salad with chicken is popular too – lots of chicken.  Damn, now I’m really hungry! It gets crowded, it’s a little hole in the wall. There are two lines, one for hot & one for cold, so make sure you’re on the right one.

The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: Delmonico’s and/or Old Bridge Deli – 2 practically identical “we serve everything” delis across the street from each other on 41st & Lex. The only saving grace about Delmonico’s is that they make a brown rice Spicy Tuna roll and they don’t use mayo in it, just tuna & Sriracha sauce. I know, “healthy” sorry! :)

Place you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch: 99 cent pizza - whats not to like? Especially on days when the wallet is feeling a bit “light”

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Soho / Village – Chinatown, little Italy, Nobu (as a guest!)

Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Any good recommendations for Korean take out in K-Town area?

My favorite Korean Take Out place, after the jump…

Woorjip on 32nd btw. B’way and 5th.  It’s like a Korean Cafe Zaiya.  All sorts of pre packaged Korean goodies, plus a buffet by the lb.  So much fun.  Do you have your own favorite Korean take out place?  Post it as a comment below…

And as always,  if you want to be the next Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, email me at


  • i’m a big fan of delmonico’s brown rice sushi too.

  • Homefront Deli is on 41st St. between Park and 5th? Does that mean it’s on Madison? Your vague directions intrigue me. I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

    Where is it exactly and do they give you a good amount of pastrami on their grilled sandwhiche? Is it quality pastrami or that nasty shite they have at Subway? Eat fresh!

  • “Looking at his photo, I never would have guessed”

    OK Zach, WTF does that mean?

  • “Homefront Deli is on 41st St. between Park and 5th? Does that mean it’s on Madison? Your vague directions intrigue me. I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.”

    Tough crowd, EXCUSUUUUSE me! It’s between Madison & Park
    41 E 41st St to be exact, here’s their phone number (212) 682-0838

    Yes it’s the crappy Pastrami and a poor amount also, that’s why it’s so great. All the fun of Subway without the ambiance.

    Happy now?

  • Worijip just remodeled, and the new setup threw me for a little loop.
    Plus, the food I had off the hot buffet last night was sub-par.

    Did they change hands?

  • oh, and the lunch specials at Kunjip across the street is a great bargain for a sitdown Korean meal, and not so bad for takeout as well…lots of little containers of kimchi-goodness.

  • really no lamb? whats the deal with that

  • “really no lamb? whats the deal with that”

    Just don’t dig on it. Even if I get some by accident (Churrascaria Plataforma) I don’t like it, sorry.

  • Dear Zap/Mark:

    I guess your cover is blown.

    Subway did more than $9 billion in sales last year, including what they call pastrami. Obviously many people like it (although I think these people are crazy).

    Similarly, Homefront Deli might serve a “pastrami” sandwhich that is nothing more than rat on rye, but you may love it just the same. Different peoples have different tastes. Hence my question.

  • LAMB! I’m always shocked when people don’t like it. I guess it does have a distinct flavor – some lamb (ie: the lamb in bifteki) I don’t like – tastes dirty. But a nice medium-rare lamb chop seasoned with rosemary, oh my god – to die for. Perhaps because my mom rarely fed us anything but lamb when I was little is why I enjoy it so much. Slaughter your own meat and it’s bound to end up on the table for dinner more than once a week.

    As for those sandwiches – well you know me :) This wich hunter is hitting up homefront deli for lunch! Pastrami and swiss… mmmm

  • Wait wait wait.. I missed the whole deal about the crappy pastrami – F this! I’m going to Milant.

  • no marriage proposals today then.

    lamb is one thing the usda can’t fuck up.

  • Silence of the Hams

  • Something is wrong with the site….it didnt post all of my comment
    Kudos to DDR for pointing that out

  • I eat my sheep before they turn to mutton

  • Margot – I was kidding! Try it! It rocks!

  • Can I get a lamb sandwich? :)

  • To “A”

    I graciously accept your offer of kudos.

  • “Can I get a lamb sandwich?”

    Margot, I don’t think so! ;) (but maybe)

Leave a Reply

You must log in or register to post a comment.