At Lunch Now: Midtown Lunch’s Buffet Team Has Doubled

Harry Sheldon BrooksMy personal goal of creating a buffet eating arsenal through spreading my personal DNA took a big leap forward today.  Meet Harry, the first member of this exclusive club, who entered the world this morning weighing in at 6 lbs 8 oz (or as I would say, $50.60 at the Cafe Duke by the lb. buffet.)  My celebratory lunch?  General Tso’s chicken and pork fried rice (of course) from the closest Chinese dive to the hospital (some random place on 10th Ave. btw. 51+52nd.)  That *adorable* photo is after the jump…


Normal Midtown Lunch posting will resume tomorrow.  See ya then!


  • Congratulations on little fat man!

  • Congratulations!

  • Mazel Tov!
    One of the first things I did after becoming a father for the first time was to set up a college fund. 20 years later, I have found out that no amount of college savings is adequate to meet the expense of private education. The second thing I did was to obtain life insurance…and that’s where Midtown Lunch becomes relevant: you gotta avoid the cholesterol-laden choices, at least until after you get the life insurance. If you’ve got a high cholesterol, it’s gonna be tough to get life insurance at anything close to a reasonable rate.

    Now, stop blogging and go nurse the kid.


  • Congrats! What a great birthday…1-2-3!

  • Hey, congratulations, Zach! I’m eating some leftover Indus in li’l Harry’s honor. (Are leftovers OK on Midtown Lunch? Somehow I doubt it.)

  • I just knew that no ML update before noon meant baby was on the way.

    Nice work Zach – but having a dependent means eating right, exercising and bringing heart-healthy packed lunches from home. It’s kinda like taking the keys away from a drunk driver.

    I’m sure Mamacita will take over for you, no problem

  • Congrats.

    Surprised you didn’t name him “Udon”

  • very cool. he’s gonna love food, just look at him!

  • YEAH! Congrats!
    Awww… I love the middle name: Sheldon, too cute.

  • Congrats man! What a cute kid! In only 6 yrs, you can start Harry off right by attempting the 100 grams of fat lunch challenge! I did the same to my baby brother back in 1990 when he was about 6 1/2 (11 plus years younger than me). He ate a big mac, large fries, 3 cheeseburgers, 9 piece mcnuggets, apple pie, ice cream and large coke. Isn’t it “curious” he is now 5’8′ 230lbs????

  • :D mini fat man! congrats

  • for a fat man, 6lb 8oz is a pretty small son!
    Congrats and Mazel Tov

  • Congrats!!!

  • CONGRATS ZACK AND MRS. MIDTOWN LUNCH!!! Welcome to the world HARRY!!

  • Tune in next week as Zach reviews Gerber Turkey and Peas and Pear Puree.

  • Congratulations!

  • It’s true, now that you’re a daddy, you have to start thinking about health and all that. I’m so glad to see those two bits of broccoli in with your chinese!
    A very hearty congratulations, Zach! Harry is beautiful!


  • woo! congrats!

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