PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Cheryl”

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 Cheryl, a marketing manager who loves roast pork and oxtails.

Name: Cheryl

Age: 29

Occupation: Marketing Manager

Where in Midtown do you Work?: Midtown East – 46th Street and Madison.

Favorite Kind of Food: My goodness – there are just so many. But anything Asian (Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Chinese), and anything Healthy

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Beans and Peas (I know really random)

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Hing Won (on 48th btw. 5+6th) – Beef Tendon with Turnip soup over those big broad noodles (awesome hangover or just need soup day food) & their Roast Pork (just because who can say no to Roast Pork?) Calista Superfoods (on 49th and 2nd) – Turkey Meatloaf Wrap (moist and super juicy), Bison Jalapeño Cheesesteak (ask for extra green hot sauce), and their PB&J smoothie. AND this place is healthy. WHAT? Margon (on 46th btw. 6+7th) – Oxtail

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Have to say Calista Superfoods – There is a fair amount of Happy Hours that comes with being in Marketing, so we’re trying to balance it out by eating some healthy food during the day, so the extra beers at night sorta negates itself (please don’t burst my bubble and tell me it doesn’t work that way PLEASE). It helps that the staff is nice and they are willing to deliver lunch pretty quickly and call when it is otherwise…

Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? MARGON – hole in the wall, but soo soo good.

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Japan – Sucker for really good Japanese sushi without all the bells and whistles you usually find in NYC. Fresh fish should just be about the freshness and the flavor of the fish AND not all the sauces or craziness that’s on it. There’s only ONE place in Queens – called Sushi Yasu that measures up to that standard.

Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Where can I find GOOD flip food in Midtown? All the places I read is in the LES, but is there any in the midtown area?

Got an answer for Cheryl? Put it 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


  • flip food? like pancakes?

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    Aren’t beans and peas healthy food?

    • Not if you’re allergic.

      You can say the same about bittermelon but you won’t find too many people who actually *like* to eat them.

      • *raises hand*

        It’s totally healthy to drink beer, if you don’t overdo it or eat a ton of food at the same time and go to sleep instead of giving yourself a chance to work off a bit of the caloric intake.

  • The first rule of Sushi Yasu is you don’t talk about Sushi Yasu… It is too small. Next thing you’ll be telling people about the sunday burger special @ Dirty Pierres… Keep the FH neighborhood secrets outta midtown!

    • Not to worry A18… too far from the train, cabs will get lost, and this crowd is too cheap anyway. It saved Danny Browns and it will save Yasu….until he moves anyway

  • I had lived near Sushi Yasu for the better part of a year…but it was at a time I was still a West coast sushi snob (and refused to eat sushi in NYC). I’ve since lowered my standards, and have realized that I’m never going to find good, cheap sushi in NYC like I would out West….and regret not trying Yasu.

  • definitely interested in hearing some Filipino lunch recommendations…anybody?


  • I’d also like to know of any pinoy restaurants in Midtown. Only Filipino place I know of was Bayan Cafe which closed last year.

  • Sushi Yasu, you kidding me? They do funky rolls too.

    Unless she means the ONLY place in Queens. I think Linn is better.

    But both dont compare to 15 East, Azabu, Kurumazushi.

  • nothing in midtown, but try Maharlika on 1st ave and 7th st. Good stuff (including sisig, which some other profiled luncher hated)

  • An obviously very talented and determined lady.

    Here’s hoping that she succeeds, big time.

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