PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Jessica”
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 Jessica, a Midtown sales/marketing lunch’er who can cook a meal on the streets of NYC for under $12.
Name: Jessica Hartley
Occupation: Sales Development/Marketing (I also have a blog called Hartley Confections, and I’ll be starring in a webisode called the $12 Challenge on Food Network’s new blog, Food 2 in the next few months. Essentially its a cooking and dating show where you compete to win a date with a foodie by using your culinary skills to prepare a fabulous meal given $12, two hours and the new york city streets as your kitchen.)
Where in Midtown do you Work?: Midtown East
Favorite Kind of Food: Hamburgers, Lasagna, & Mexican Food
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Korean
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Gourmet 53 (on 53rd & 3rd) for their salad assortments. You get a salad, homemade pita chips, & a cookie for $5.50. I also like Zarela’s for special occassions. It’s my favorite Mexican restaurant in the city! Plus Asian Station (on 52nd btw. Lex+3rd), PJ Clarke’s (on 3rd & 55th), Thai 51 (on 51st btw. 2+3rd), and Yama 49 (on 49th & 2nd.)
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Gourmet 53. How can you beat that deal?
Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Crisp (on 3rd btw. 43+44th)
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Upper West Side. They have so many fabulous restaurants that I’ve yet to try because I live & work on the east side.
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? How often do you go out for lunch versus bring your own lunch?
Uh… I eat lunch out 5 days a week! As always if you’d like to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate), email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.