Midtown Snapshots: What’s a Pretzerl?


Typos on carts is a pretty common occurance, but there is something about this one I just love.  Maybe because of how big it is?  I don’t know.  It’s just awesome.  (I think the cart is on Park Ave. somewhere, but can’t remember the exact location.)

“Midtown Snapshots” continues after the jump, with roast pig, kati rolls, KFC, and your first look at the “Colonel’s Heart Attack”

roast pig over rice @ hing won, midtown west
Roast Pig over Rice from Hing Won (on 48th btw. 5+6th). Photo by gastrodamus

I guess Hing Won hasn’t reduced the amount of pork they give you in their Roast Pig over Rice. It’s just Hop Won where you get short changed!

buradi spicy lamb kati @ biryani cart, midtown west
Buradi spicy lamb kati roll from the Biryani Cart (on 46th & 6th). Photo by gastrodamus

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Korean Fried Chicken from Mad For Chicken (formerly known as Bon Chon). Photo by Ultraclay!

Colonel's Heart Attack
Colonel’s Heart Attack from Cer Te (on 55th btw. 5+6th). Photo by masto

And there you have it.  Your first look at the “Colonel’s Heart Attack”, one of the five new sandwich monstrosities being served at Cer Te on Mondays and Tuesdays through August. You can try all five, and then vote for the one you think should be the special September Midtown Lunch Special Sandwich.  (NOTE: I think this might be a Monday version of the sandwich.  There were reports that due to comments posted to ML, Cer Te added pearl pasta into the cheese sauce on Tuesday, so that it would actually be a “mac n cheese” topping.)

Got a Midtown Snapshot you’d like to share?  Email it to zach@midtownlunch.com or post it to the Midtown Lunch Flickr Photo Pool.


  • My Name Is Pretzerl

  • is this gonna be a new thing every thursday? I like it

  • The thing I find funny about that sign is that obviously a few people signed off on it just to get it made. It doesn’t look like it’s from a home printer or anything.

    I have quite a collection of good “engrish” I’ve seen in Asia. Perhaps my favorite was a restaurant in China trying to advertise it had entered the internet age my naming itself “eating.cum”…

  • I so wanna change my User Id to Pretzerl

  • Pretzerl? Is that the sound people make after eating from a dirty water hot dog stand these days?
    I would if they charge me 3 a wiener. Tell ‘em to f@#% off with that nonsense.

    Bring on more food porn! Like how about the other Cer Te sandwiches and updated Heart Attack :)

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