PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Justin”

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 Justin, a teriyaki loving sports guy who is very angry he didn’t win the free Glaze for a year contest.

Name: Justin

Age: 24

Occupation: I do a bunch of shit for a sports hospitality company. I blog occasionally too.

Where in Midtown do you Work?: 34th and 8th ave. aka The Netherworlds of Midtown Manhattan aka this neighborhood fucking sucks.

Favorite Kind of Food: An Oreo milkshake or a peanutbutter and chocolate milkshake and a quality teriyaki chicken rice bowl. Sadly I can never find the two together. I either get a solid milkshake and American food or a good ‘yaki bowl and some green tea mochi bullshit they mix with bubble tea. It’s shit like that, that makes me wonder if there is a God.

Least Favorite Kind of Food: I guess vegetarian spots. Or anything over $10 for lunch. I’m a pretty cheap guy.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Shorty’s (on 9th btw. 41+42nd) is damn good. I enjoy any meal that shuts down at least two vessels in my heart. Schnipper’s (on 41st and 8th) has one my favorite shakes in NYC, even though it kills me to shell out $7 for it. I also hit 2 Bros up more than I’m willing to admit.

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Some times if you’re lucky you can walk to Lenny’s on 34th and 7th and get a decent meal. But normally you’ll sustain at least one shanking from the 500 bums that lounge in the concrete park between Lenny’s and K-Mart. So as good as Lenny’s meatloaf sandwich is, some times it’s not worth the loss of blood and hope in humanity.

Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Honestly, I don’t read this blog too much. I just found about it because my friend told me to enter their Glaze teriyaki-chicken-for-a-year contest. But I’m sure Midtown Lunch recommends some good shit.

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? I lived in Buenos Aires for a while. I could eat phenomenal cuts of steak for under $5. So my dream job location would be in Palermo, Buenos Aires.

Anything you’d like to ask the ML readers? As I mentioned I came to this site with hopes of winning Glaze teriyaki bowls for a year. I entered what I believed to be the best “favorite chicken teriyaki memory” (see below). After I realized I did not win. I wrote their editor Zach, who told me they picked winners randomly.

My entry for Favorite Teriyaki Memory: When I was first discovering internet pornography in 6th grade I stumbled across a naked asian chick eating a messy chicken teriyaki bowl. Chicken teriyaki has been my favorite food ever since.

So Midtown Lunch readers, what the fuck is up with that? How hard would it be for Midtown Lunch to have an intern go through the comments and easily discern that mine was the best? Is anybody else outraged by their poorly ran contests? (Shout outs to Sep and the whole CHOMP crew- my friends who actually read this blog.)

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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