PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Anna”
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 Anna, a marketing person looking for some good stuff in the upper east corner of Midtown…
Name: Anna (pronounced Ah-na, please)
Where in Midtown do you Work?: 55th & 3rd
Favorite Kind of Food: Mostly everything, although I tend to skew towards Asian. Thai, Japanese, and Dim Sum come immediately to mind, but I just love food in all forms. I don’t discriminate.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Olives and peas. That’s pretty much it.
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Num Pang (on 41st btw. Lex+3rd) is my new favorite, I’m still working my way through the menu. The Mackerel wins so far, with the peaches a close second. I also enjoy Korilla BBQ for the Wild Child bulgogi bowl (so sad to hear about the TGFTR cheating scandal, you guys are better than that!), Umi Sushi (on 56th btw. 1+2nd) for a 2 or 3 roll combo, A+ Thai or Rain Thai (on 53rd btw. 2+3rd) for their drunken noodle or pad thai lunch specials, pretty much everything at El Rey de Sabor.
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Gourmet 53. We say we go for the salads, but really it’s the free pita chips. I swear they sprinkle crack on those things.
Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Most of the above, but I need to shout out to Barros Luco. The day it closed was a very sad day indeed. Num Pang is a good alternative for awesome sandwiches, but it’s a hike from my office.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Shanghai. I’m in love with the city and there’s such an eclectic mix of restaurants and street food.
Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? My upper east corner of midtown gets pretty sparse coverage on this site. Are there any secret spots up here that I’m missing?
Got a recommendation for Anna? 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.