Lunch Links (The “Basmati Royale” Edition)

Photo courtesy of Feisty Foodie

  • Have you seen Comme Ci Comme Ca’s Basmati Royale! [Feisty Foodie]
  • Aroma Espresso makes a solid haloumi sandwich [SENY]
  • A new arepas place has opened on 35th St. [NYTimes]
  • And yet another Johnny Utah’s mechanical bull lawsuit [Gothamist]
  • Blue Bottle is coming to Rock Center! [Eater]
  • The goat curry is better than jerk chicken at the Sunrise Grill truck [Feisty Foodie]


  • That basmati royale looks AWESOME!! i’ll have to check it out.

  • I love that…too bad the truck no longer parks within range of my office. F**K YOU BLOOMBERG

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    Info from Time Out New York on Sachi’s Arepas:

    Shachi’s Arepas To-Go
    319 W 35th St (between Eighth and Ninth Aves) Midtown West
    (212) 695-8884
    Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 34th St–Penn StationGet directions
    Mon–Fri 6am–6pm
    Average arepa: $6. Cash only
    Caracas-born Cesar Vegas brings Venezuelan to midtown with this takeout spin-off of his popular Williamsburg restaurant, Shachi’s. You’ll find the original 12 arepas—including shredded beef, black beans and cheese, and chorizo and cheese—on this abbreviated menu of snacks, soups and entrées. Plus, this location offers a few unconventional varieties, such as the Italian (pesto pastry, Parmesan, mozzarella, tomato), the Mexican (red bell pepper, white cheddar, guacamole) and Mi Negra (black-bean sauce, plantains, cheddar cheese).

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