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!

Name: Lou

Age: 38

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


  • Ok, just got a chance to write anything here.

    Firstly…Blondie…I think those are actually butterscotch pecan bars and not a blondie! I’m a chocolate lover and I brownies are better most of the time.

    Thanks to everyone for the BBQ suggestions. I’ll check out the places I haven’t been to yet.

    To all the Yankee haters….I don’t really care what any of you think…But I will say that Met fans should keep their trap shut as they have nothing to brag about, and Red Sux fans shouldn’t even begin to compare the last few years to the past 100. It’s just silly to even debate it.

    End of story.

    OK…hoping everyone can enjoy food talk without silly baseball flame wars.

  • Hey Lou, get on your Moose Skowron underoos, it’s bed time

  • Can I get your job, please? Podcasting and radio experience right here!

  • The missing hyphen in “Cowboy bone-in ribeye steak” makes that phrase inadvertently somewhat hilarious.

  • I have a different kind of BBQ recommendation. Last week I heard that Bobby Flay recommended The Lee Brothers Southern Cookbook as one of the only 5 cookbooks you NEED. I bought it and made a couple recipes. It’s fantastic! You can make some great southern food at home. Also, their story is intersting. They are native NYers that went south.

  • @ESNY: Finding out about good places to eat in midtown, perhaps? (btw, not quite 50 yet. And, ironically, I don’t even work in midtown any more. Even more ironically, I still venture into midtown on occasion for lunch!)

    @Lou: We’ll just see how this season/century plays out.Spring training begins in a month!

  • @blondie

    Oh, well…if the butterscotch pecan bars/blondies are blondies…then they are certainly my most favorite blondie in the world! And yep, blondies do have more fun!

    But my true love is for chocolaty brownies! Soorrrreee!

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