PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Lou”
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 Lou a audio guy who likes steak. But can we help him find good BBQ? Yes we can!
Occupation: Audio Post Production Engineer
Where in Midtown do you Work?: 45th btw. 5+6th
Favorite Kind of Food: Cowboy bone in Ribeye Steak
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Seafood
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: The katsu curry with sausages from Go Go Curry (on 38th btw. 7+8th), all the baked goods from Cafe Zaiya (on 41st btw. Mad+5th), The bacon/pepperoni slice from Little Italy Pizza (on 4rd btw. Mad+5th), the kati rolls from the Biryani Cart (on 46th & 6th), the butterscotch pecan blondie from the Treats Truck.
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Park Italian on 45th and 6th. We go there mainly when we’re in a rush or are feeling lazy since it is right downstairs. That said, the food is low priced, heros are good sized, and they have good assortment of hot Italian food everyday, like chicken parm, sausage and peppers, stuffed shells and so on.
Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? GO GO CURRY! I never knew Japanese curry existed till Midtown lunch told me about Go Go Curry! I’m now a curry fanatic!! Wow it’s soooooo goooood!
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? I’ll stick to picking a dream location here in NYC. Would love to be anywhere south of 14th street, where there’s so many strange and small places waiting to be uncovered. Midtown is just so…….Midtown, with Cafe Europa everywhere. Would like to get away from cookie cutter style lunch spots and have better and closer dinner options too.
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Great BBQ is still lacking in NYC. What’s your favorite place?
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’m going to go with Daisy May’s BBQ Lou… their restaurant location on 46th & 11th serves the best ribs in NYC, and their cart on 51st btw. 6+7th has a great brisket sandwich, and Texas style chili (plus an expensive, but delicious mason jar of sweet tea.)
Got a BBQ recommendation for Lou? Feel free to 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 email@example.com