PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Kate”
Every Tuesday I turn over the site to a different Midtown Lunch’er for his or her recommendations for the best lunch in Midtown. This week it’s Kate, a Times Square gal who loves stuff wrapped up in other stuff- as long as you hold the dipping sauce. (She’s also agreed to submit our first Friday happy hour post… and from the look of the photo, she is clearly qualified.)
Occupation: Cog in the wheel of a major media corporation
Where in Midtown do you Work?: Times Square. Eh.
Favorite Kind of Food: I really love anything that’s wrapped up in another something and then cooked. So that means empanadas, dumplings, pierogies, and battered deep fried Oreos. I also enjoy a good curry.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Mayonnaise, mustard, ranch dressing, tahini sauce. Condiments in general I guess.
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: The pizza place next to Dean and Deluca on W 46th btwn Bdway and 8th has a killer Grandma Slice. (I think it’s called Patzeria Perfect Pizza) I also frequent Green Symphony (43rd btwn Bdway and 8th) for their awesome buffet of warm stews and samosas. I also like Piece of Chicken (45th btw 8+9th) or Burger Joint (on 56th btw. 6+7th) if I’m feeling particularly greasy.
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? As I am a very lone luncher, my book tends to absorb most of my lunch hour. I’m guilty of just picking up a yogurt or granola bar from Cranberry Deli (45th and 6th) more than a few times a week. I also love to go up to Empanada Mama (9th and 51st), though I know that’s considered out of bounds.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? I would work in the East Village because if I could eat at Veselka everyday, my life might very well be a success after all.
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Where’s the Mac and cheese at yo?
So, as you may or may not know- occasionally profiled lunch’ers will send in two photos. And less often than not, both will be so good that I feel required to post a second photo of the lunch’er. That photo (oh yeah, and a mac and cheese rec) after the jump…
I don’t even know what to say to that… I’m sure the commenters will think of something.
Anyway- it’s been awhile since we had a mac and cheese discussion… and even longer since I’ve had some mac and cheese in Midtown. My standby has always been the by the lb. buffet at Cafe Duke, but that can get dangerous. Maybe it’s time to try some of the suggestions… got any new ones?
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 email@example.com