Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick Get Their Restaurant Recommendations From Frank Bruni

Double Cooked Pork Belly w/ Chili Leeks @ Szechuan Gourmet, Midtown
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OMG!  Did you know that when celebrities listen to you, it validates your opinion? I wonder if Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick read Midtown Lunch? (They don’t, but they should.)  Two weeks ago the NY Observer spotted the couple outside of what they thought might have been Szechuan Gourmet, a popular Midtown Lunch spot given two stars by Frank Bruni in the New York Times.  Yesterday it was confirmed by US Weekly (yes, I read my wife’s copy of US Weekly):

During dinner with friends at Szechuan Gourmet, a low-key Chinese restaurant, the Sex and the City star [Parker] and her hubby [Broderick] noshed on braised beef, fish fillets, sliced pork belly and crispy fried lamb. “They were very nice,” owner Cheng Zhong Huang tells US. “It was their first time here, and they were having a good time.”

What are you talking about low key?  Clearly US Weekly has never been there at 1pm on a Wednesday.  Surprisingly this isn’t the first time Sarah Jessica Parker and Midtown Lunch have collided.  She told Grub St. last year that she loves street meat, and her favorite cart is on 55th & 6th Avenue. (Btw, nice ordering.)


  • Your wife’s copy? SUUURRRREEEEEE.

    Tell me where Nathan Lane eats and I’m there……wait, not the way it sounds (NTTAWWT).

  • I walked by SJP once a while back by Union Square and did a double take. The woman is absolutely TINY. I mean REALLY TINY. I knew she was short but had no idea THAT short. She was with the baby in the stroller, so I didn’t stop her or anything, but she didn’t seem like “DONT TALK TO ME OMG DONT TALK TO ME” and wasn’t incognito or anything.

  • Are we that low, that we need to justify our favorite lunches by stalking celebrities and seeing what they eat? like somehow our taste buds are inferior unless some Hollywood hotshot shares our same tastes?
    I really don’t care where these “celebrities” eat, unless they will describe it in some fashion that I understand. I mean that’s why I read this thing, for Zach’s colorful yet efficient reviews. (Find more fried chicken!)

  • Sarah Jessica Parker walks into a Szechuan restaurant , and the hostess asks, “Why the long face?”..

  • Maybe the MSG ate her mole.

  • maybe a dingo ate her baby?

  • Maybe Chucky or Gay superman has had Wayne murdered.

  • thankfully not RMcB …

    Death by bhunda would be a particularly horrible way to go

  • She seems to know how to chow down like the rest of us plebes. Also, I saw her at a screening for one of her movies–she was so nice chatting with people while Luke Wilson dashed out of there with his “bodyguard.” He is a douche.

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