Rong Bao Shuttered, DOH Helps Milant
Walked by a couple of shuttered establishments yesterday…
Super cheap Chinese steam table, Rong Bao Fast Food, on 38th btw. 7+8th, was mysteriously closed yesterday. Not sure if this is permanent, but if it is, it’s no big surprise. Given the choice between Rong Bao, and the newly renovated Ying Du directly across the street (formerly the 38th St. Restaurant and Bakery), I’d always go to Y.D.
How the DOH is pushing more business to the best sandwich shop in Midtown, after the jump…
Directly across town, the Department of Health shut down “Cafe Trend” on the corner of 39th St. and 3rd Ave. Normally this wouldn’t be Midtown Lunch worthy news, but apparently the closing has created a ton of spillover for Milant, the tiny deli next door (and home to what I consider the best sandwiches in Midtown). Truthfully, if you chose Cafe Trend over Milant to begin with, you’re a total idiot, and deserve to be inconvenienced.
In related news, Winter is not officially over until Milant starts serving their famous Gazpacho, which they told me would be coming sometime in June.
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