PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Tracy”
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 Tracy- an Executive Assistant to pay the bills, but she’s an awesome painter too (and by awesome, I mean there are doughnuts and beer in her paintings.)
Occupation: Executive Assistant and Painter (http://www.tracymillerpaintings.com/)
Where in Midtown do you Work?: Technology/investment firm at 45th and 6th
Favorite Kind of Food: Hamburgers, beer, bacon, crusty bread, banana muffins, warm chocolate cake with ice cream, lobster, fries, mussels, rabbit, pheasant, eggplant parmesan, lasagne, caseroles, stews, soups, biscuits, frosted cookies, meatloaf, shepherds pie, fish tacos,
chocolate croissants, pate, all smoked meat, toast, french jam, stroopwafels, cinnamon rolls, bahn mi, pork buns, cheese, lamburgers, clam linguine, bacon-wrapped anything, gougiere, banana cream pie,
moussaka, chocolate malts
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Yogurt, raisins, salad, fruity desserts, herbal tea
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Shrimp tacos from Pampano Taqueria (3rd Ave. btw. 49+50th), Pork with beans and rice and green sauce from Sophie’s Cuban, Chowder from Hale & Hearty, the spinach salad from Josie’s (3rd Ave. and 37th St.), Udon Noodles from the Cranberry Deli (45th btw. 6+B’way), Lamb pita from the cart on 46th and 6th, pulled pork from the Daisy May’s cart (50th btw. 6+7th), cheesburger and fries from the Burger Joint (on 56th btw. 6+7th), lunch special from Yasuda
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Cranberry (on 45th btw. 6+B’way), Hale & Hearty, the Red Flame (it’s cozy), and Free Foods NYC (on 45th btw. 5+6th)
Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? The Treats Truck! But mostly, I’m reminded about different kinds of food to try–seeing photos helps to decide what’s for lunch.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? The mission in San Francisco for Poncho Villa fish tacos and steak burritos and El Farolito for chicken and avacado burritos
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? I miss McHale’s and would like to find an old fashioned pub with a terrific burger. Also, I’ve given up on finding a decent burrito, but if there is a taco place on the west side, it would be so much more convenient than walking to Pampano.
Well, I can’t help you with the pub- but as far as tacos go, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Tehuitzingo on 10th Ave. btw. 47+48th are the most authentic tacos you will find in Manhattan. And cheap to boot. It’s out of Midtown Lunch’ing range, but if you’re willing to walk to Pampano from where you work, Tehuitzingo is not much farther in the opposite direction.
Got a suggestion for Tracy? 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