PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “JD”
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 Lunch’er JD, a Brooklynite who wishes he lived in Singapore.
Occupation: Hungry Freelancer
Where in Midtown do you work? Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Favorite Kind of Food: Most anything between two slices of bread.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Smoked fish — which disheartens my grandmother.
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Red Hook Lobster Pound (CT style, salt and vinegar chips, ginger ale), Mexicue (taco/slider combo: burnt ends chili, brisket, smoked beans, rice and beans), Island Burgers and Shakes (Hermosa Beach churrasco)
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Chipotle. The addition of brown rice brought me back, but a burrito bowl still reminds me of a less shameful KFC Famous Bowl (or as Patton Oswalt calls it, a “bowl of sadness.”)
Place you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? FreeFoods. Checked it out while working at Viacom over Thanksgiving … their TG sandwich — especially on ciabatta with cranberry compote and herbed stuffing — beats Certe’s TG wrap, hands down.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Singapore. The idea of being able to go to that famous “food mall” every day and have a perverse selection of SE Asian cuisine would be my idea of a good time.
Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? What is the most egregious food you’ve seen on a bodega steam table? Follow up question: Why does every place with a hot bar have the same exact menu, with the same preparation? Is there a central kitchen this all comes from?
Got an answer for JD? 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.