PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Dan”
Every Tuesday I turn over the site to a different Midtown Lunch’er for his or her recommendations for the best lunch in Midtown. Today it’s Dan, a nurse (what the hell is a Pharmaceutical Triage Associate???) who loves nose cups, and was hoping to meet his future wife in Bryant Park two weeks ago.
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Triage Associate
Where in Midtown do you Work?: 42nd & 3rd
Favorite Kind of Food: Anything. Cheese. Literally, anything.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: I’m not sure if I understand that combination of words.
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: I’ve got a regular regimen of of eating at Papano Taqueria (tortas=amazing), Oms/b, Grand Central Market, the trifecta of Japanese restaurants on 41st between Madison and 5th, and, when it’s warm, walking over to KwikMeal.
The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: I often meet people at any of the places above, especially if we can eat in Bryant Park on a nice day or if Fashion Week’s in town, so that I might meet my future wife.
Place you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch: Milant Goumet Deli, which is a pretty great straight up soup and sandwich combo. Then there’s both Sophie’s Cuban and the “Famous” Chicken Place which, like Zach, remind me of my South Floridian roots.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Probably down by Washington Square Park, with access to NYU area food (Mamoun’s PressToast) then a quick jaunt to the East Village (S’Mac, Pomme Frites, and various ramen joints) or the West Village (Corner Bistro, Gray’s Papaya). Or, frankly, any place by a Gray’s Papaya.
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Anyone know where I can find some cheap, good mac & cheese in east midtown? A much happier, heavier me will thank you.
Ah yes… the age old Mac & Cheese question. On the West side, I’ve mentioned the mac & cheese at the by the pound buffet at Cafe Duke, which is not bad. There’s also the version at Piece of Chicken, which is not only out of bounds to far west but is also now $3 for a pretty small portion. A couple of co-workers of mine ordered delivery from Supermac, although they said it was pretty expensive for the amount of food you get. That place is located on 7th Ave. btw. 29+30th, but they will deliver pretty far depending on how much you order.
Anybody have a mac n cheese recommendation for the
west east side (or west side for that matter)? Post it as a comment below. And as always, if you want to be the next Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, or you’d like to nominate somebody in your office, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org