PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Joey”

Every Tuesday we 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 Joey, an east side web producer who will venture to Park Gourmet Italian just for their turkey sub.

Name: Joey

Age: 31

Occupation: Web Producer

Where in Midtown do you Work?: Turner Broadcasting / Murray Hill Office

Favorite Kind of Food: Seafood, Beer (it counts), and Burgers. Being from western NY I am always on the lookout for good chicken wings… And Garbage Plates!

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Salads, I like a good salad, but those are hard to come by. And I’m sick of french fries, they come with everything! I substitute whenever possible. (Unless they’re waffle fries or really tasty ones of course)

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: I still venture out to Park Gourmet (on 45th btw. 5+6th) when I get the chance, best old school deli around – Turkey Sub with the works. Wharf Bar (on 39th and 3rd) – cajun chicken club or chicken fried chicken when its on special. Melange Gourmet (aka Milant, on 39th btw. Lex+3rd) – H5! It’s right outside the door from my office. I do enjoy El Ray de Sabor though there is not a cart near me so that’s always an adventure as well. And Scottys (my diner, keep out!) on 39th and Lex whenever I want breakfast for lunch.

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Wharf Bar and Grill (39th and 3rd)

Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? The good: Vics Bagel Bar (too much sugar on the French Toast Bagel though) The Bad: Black Shack

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Brooklyn – I would love to be able to work in Brooklyn, there’s so many good, cheap, and available options. If I could eat from the places near my apartment I would be a glutton. Pies & Thighs, Manna, Yola’s, Warma cafe, there are so many good places with good people working there who will actually remember you.

Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? What’s you favorite bad weather food or place to eat? Because it’s coming!

Got an answer for Joey? Put in the comments. And, as always, if you want to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate), email


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