PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Phil”
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 Phil, a musician who loves soup.
Where in Midtown do you Work?: 48th & Broadway
Favorite Kind of Food: Any good soup, grungy Chinese food, fancy sandwiches, Mediterranean/Israeli, diner food, anything really REALLY spicy, In-N-Out Burger (alas), breakfast, mac and cheese, pad thai…
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Anything even remotely related to coconut, anything that has been in the same store/warehouse as a coconut, most Vietnamese food.
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: The Outpost in the Viacom building on 44th and Broadway (all their soups are amazing), Chipotle burritos very occasionally (trying to avoid that pre-30 heart attack), that natural market on 54th and 8th (Powerbars and lentil soup), the teriyaki bar just above the M&M store on 48th and 7th (the soba is not terrible).
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Belly Delly. Damn. Also, Hale & Hearty (wayyy too expensive, but the soups are not too bad).
Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Actually The Outpost. So cheap it makes me dizzy.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? 79th and Amsterdam, so I could eat at Shining Star Diner every day, interspersed (on paydays) with the mac and cheese from Fred’s. Wow. Alternatively, in Silverlake in LA, because of the Brite Spot.
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Oh man, YES! Where can I get blow-your-mind-amazing takeout soba soup in Midtown? It’s got to be takeout, too – I only get about 15 minutes for lunch… Thanks in advance!
Wait just one second here. Teriyaki Bar just above the M&M Store? What the hell are you talking about? When you say above, do you mean below? Are you talking about Teriyaki Boy? Or is there some crazy-ass hidden Japanese place above the M&M Store. Please do not play with my emotions sir!
As for your soba question, I admit to not being a soup expert, and I don’t think there is a soba recommended on Lunch’er Grace’s Soup Post… so I guess we’ll need to turn this one over to the commenters. Got a soba recommendation for Phil? Put it in the comments.
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