PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Elizabeth”
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 Elizabeth, half of the team that runs The Skint- a great blog dedicated to the daily listing of free and cheap food, events, and other stuff around New York City.
Occupation: Hired pen/content jockey (and half of the team behind The Skint)
Where in Midtown do you Work?: Depends where assignments/meetings take me, so pretty much all over.
Favorite Kind of Food: Vietnamese, French, Chinese, Szechuan , Colombian, Mexican, seafood, cheese, ramen; anything pickled or smothered in garlic
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Anything from a steam table or buffet (with the exception of City Bakery)
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Tantan-men at Sapporo (on 49th btw. 7th), wonton noodle soup (with duck) at Hing Won (on 48th btw. 5+6th), fried fish at Happy Well Being Cart (R.I.P.), and I’ll cobble together a picnic when the greenmarket comes to Rockefeller Plaza.
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Hing Won, definitely.
Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? The Biryani cart at 46th & 6th.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Near the Paris stock exchange, where a chicken leg or a slice of pÃ¢té at Bouillon Chartier is cheap and delicious. Or Sunset Park ’s Fifth Avenue, so I could just tack from food cart to chicken joint to taqueria.
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Where do I find an excellent bowl of pho in Midtown?
Sadly, I don’t think it exists. Pho 32 (in Koreatown on 32nd btw. 5+B’way) is ok, but I don’t think anybody would call it “good” (probably owing to the fact that the owners probably aren’t Vietnamese.) I think they serve Pho at Boi Sandwich though. Anybody try that version? Or have another recommendation for Elizabeth? Feel free to leave it in the comments.
And 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 email@example.com.
Photo of Elizabeth comes courtesy of Tanya Braganti