Subway Roulette is a Great Way to Pick Lunch
I’m a big advocate of taking the subway to lunch. If you have a monthly pass it’s free, and with a little bit of planning you can easily get a delicious lunch in a different neighborhood in under an hour. If you don’t like to plan do what Peter Cherches from Word of Mouth does- play subway roulette.
“Sometimes I feel like getting out of the neighborhood for lunch, for variety, but some place not too far, maybe three of four stops on the train. So I go to the subway at Lexington & 53rd and wait for a train. The two choices are the E and the V. If the E comes first I hop on and go to lunch on 8th, or more likely 9th Avenue. If the V comes first I go some place close to 6th Avenue, maybe one of the Korean places on W. 32nd or maybe Szechuan Gourmet.”
Yesterday, the E came so he ended up at Bali Nusa on 9th Ave. (one of my personal favorite out of bounds lunch spots.) This could be the greatest idea ever. Do you work near a subway stop with multiple trains? What would your roulette options look like?