PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Anthony”
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 Anthony, a consultant who loves mole and is willing to trade info about small hidden restaurants that nobody knows about…
Occupation: Consulting (I make confused people less confused)
Where in Midtown do you Work?: By Carnegie Deli
Favorite Kind of Food: Everything! My tops are ocean critters.. I once had some freshly caught octopus off the coast of Spain, the quality brought tears to my eyes. Anything with heat, the hotter the better. I always had a thing for Mexican, and the non-fish Japanese sub-cuisines (of course I like Sushi). Oh, and cheese and mustard and French Macarons.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Food made without love…tacky diner food, bland Latin food, red meat cooked more than medium-rare, overcooked fish, and last: Take-Out Chinese.
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Men Kui Tei (on 56th btw. 5+6th) for Ramen, Sapporo (on 49th btw. 6+7th) for the Tonkatusu, Pret for the occasional sandwich, H&H for soup, Daisy May’s (on 50th btw. 6+7th) for the Brisket chili, I think I want a burger from Burger Joint (on 56th btw. 6+7th) today… Tehuitzingo (on 10th Ave. btw. 47+48th) for tacos (the closest to Mexico in Manhattan as far as I’m concerned), Tina’s (on 56th btw. 5+6th) Cuban sandwich, and the Halal Guys on 6th/53rd for street meat.
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Crown deli (on B’way btw. 52+53rd)… It’s close and the buffet can be very good on occasion, oh and Pret too…
Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Momofuku Midtown on 56th btw. 5+6th), Sapporo, Biryani cart (on 46th and 6th), Carnegie John cart (on 56th and 7th), Cer te (on 55th btw. 5+6th), and Go Go Curry (on 38th btw. 7+8th) to name a few.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Near the Tsukiji Fish market in Tokyo
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Every now and again you find that small little special restaurant you never heard of. It has fantastic amazing food you can’t get enough of, and a fiercely loyal following of locals who like to keep it secret. I shared my favorite taco place above, now what is your little special place?
Got a recommendation for Anthony? Feel free to put it in the comments. And as always, if you would like to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate), email firstname.lastname@example.org.