PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Angela”

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 Angela, a PR…uh… person (is that what you call it?) who love Mexican food and is looking for some ice cream!

Name: Angela

Age: 24

Occupation: Associate Director at a PR firm

Where in Midtown do you Work?: A couple blocks north of Saks (dangerous)

Favorite Kind of Food: Mexican, Tex/Mex, Latin, Spanish (just to cover all the bases because I have been warned by many that these are VERY different cuisines), Italian, cupcakes, walnut brownies, beef patties, clam chowder, bagels, plantains and anything with cheese. So apparently, anything high in fat.

Least Favorite Kind of Food: The overpriced kind, salmon, crawfish, Reuben sandwiches, bibimbap, eggs benedict, beets, licorice

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: The Mediterranean falafel at Crisp, Roast pork sandwich and maduros at Sophie’s Cuban, slice of white pizza from Pizza Rustica (on 2nd Ave btw. 43+44th). “Alternate” lunches for those days when regular food just won’t do: $3 margs at Blockheads, a PB&J cupcake from the Cupcake Stop truck when it’s in town

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Reliable Deli on 54th btwn Park and Mad. Read the name, self explanatory. Oh, and Qdoba on 53rd and 3rd, which we admittedly prefer these days over Chipotle. Mainly because of the queso sauce.

Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? 100% Halal and Healthy cart on 55th btwn Park and Mad. Greek salad with chicken, obvi. worth the wait in line.

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Mexico. Purely for lunch. And because Anthony Bourdain seems to have a good time there.

Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Where in tarnation are all the regular pizzerias and ice cream places in the 50′s?? I refuse to trek to the Ben & Jerry’s in Rock Center. Help!

Got a recommendation for Angela? 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 editor@midtownlunch.com.

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