The Voice Ignores Uncool Midtown Once Again…

It’s not a big surprise that Midtown food goes largely unnoticed by The Voice.  They are named after the OG hipster hood, and Midtown is the least cool part of New York City (if you choose to totally ignore the Upper East Side, which I do).  Their Best of NYC 2007 issue, which hit the stands yesterday, highlights a pretty large list of eats around the city, forgoing the boring “Best blah blah blah” entries, in favor of a much more eclectic listing method in which they pretend it’s the last night on earth and list the supposed last meal of various celebrities (alive and dead).  Some of the entries are pretty funny, but a few choices call into question whether or not they chose places because the food is good, or so they could exploit the place for a joke. 

Even if you expand the Midtown Lunch boundaries, we only got five recs- including one for Troy, a pretty mediocre Middle Eastern cheap eats place on 9th Ave., that I’m pretty convinced they used just so they could say it was Brad Pitt’s last meal.

We did, however, get what I thought was the funniest, and best overall entry.  Check it out after the jump…

Ben Gibbard’s Last Meal… E-Mo.  (Get it?)  Aside from the play on words, it’s the lead singer of two of my favorite bands (Death Cab for Cutie & Postal Service) and it’s about a Korean Kimbap place on 32nd btw. 5th+B’way.   What more could I ask for in an entry?  Kudos Village Voice!  All is forgiven.

Other Midtown mentions in the issue… Colbeh (an upscale Persian Restaurant on 39th St. btw. 5+6th), Brasserie Ruhlmann (in Rockefeller Center), and Katsuhana (a great Japanese katsu place on 47th St. btw. Mad+5th).

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