Archive for March 2012

Last Chance for Luke’s Lobster Truck Until May

Today is the last day Luke’s Lobster Truck will be on the street until May (they’re taking a little vacation), so if you want to get in on that lobster roll action they’ll be parked on 57th & 8th. Also on the ML Twitter Tracker, Bian Dang is on 53rd btw. Park+Lex, Gorilla Cheese is on 55th & 6th, Valducci’s is on 52nd & Park, Uncle Gussy’s has pastitsio and baklava, Seoul Food is on 51st & Park, Crisp on Wheels is on 50th btw. 6+7th, Big D’s Grub Truck is on 49th btw. 6+7th, Wafels and Dinges is on 46th btw. 5+6th, and we just heard that El Rey del Sabor is serving a guisado verde with pork at all of their carts.

Midtown’s Potbelly Tally Now Equals Four

Hard to believe that just a year ago there were zero Potbelly Sandwich shops in Midtown and now we have four. The most recent location on Fifth Avenue (between 34th and 35th) that we told you about back in January is now officially open. It’s the fourth location in Midtown alone (not to mention two in the FiDi and one in the Flatiron) after the Rockefeller Center, Midtown East, and 37th and 7th locations. And the expansion is not over. According to their website, Potbelly’s gut will continue to grow when a location at 52nd and 3rd opens later this year. Seriously, will there be any area of Midtown where these sandwiches are not available?

At Potbelly Sandwich Shop Double Meat Might be the Way to Go
Potbelly’s Secret Underground Menu Available on 44th

At Lunch Now: STK OUT Is Open, and is (Shockingly) ML Friendly!

STK OUT is open for business on 43rd and 6th ave, and the menu is surprisingly Midtown Lunch friendly! Hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and sandwiches are mostly under $10, with a few exceptions including the STK sammie ($12), the seared tuna sammie ($11) and the lobster wrap ($14). So, premium items are pricey — no surprises there.

Check out the menu after the jump…

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Have a Wacky Cupcake Idea? It Could Win You $100 Gift Certificate to Cer te

While many of us might be tired of the whole cupcake trend by now, new and unusual flavors can still excite and surprise. Cer té (on 55th btw. 5+6th) is running a contest to come up with new flavor combinations and they need your help. From now through April 16, you can send your brilliant ideas for cupcakes to They’ll choose 3 winners who will see their cupcake dream come true. If you really just can’t stand the idea of a cupcake in your name, Cer té is also offering a $100 gift certificate to the winner, and you don’t have to spend it on cupcakes.

Mexico Blvd Truck Serves Up Tasty Tortas

Back in January, we announced the arrival of the Mexico Blvd truck to the crowded streets of Midtown. However, we hadn’t gotten around to a full review until now. When I saw that it was parked in my neighborhood last week, I decided it was time to see what kind of food this place has to offer.

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Cinnamon Snail Coming to Midtown Today: The Cinnamon Snail Truck had a big first day of the season in the Flatiron on Monday and they are due to hit Midtown East this morning for the first time since last year. Their plan is to park somewhere in the 40s off of Park Ave. from 9:00am until 3:00pm, but you'll want to check their twitter or ML Twitter Tracker for an exact location before heading out. Vegan donut lovers engage!

ML Forums: JetBow; Spicy Dosas; 75 Cent Slices

  • Who’s going to try Carnegie Deli’s Tim Tebow sandwich? [Midtown Eating]
  • Beware: the dosa cart on 39th & B’way piles on the chiles [Midtown Eating]
  • 99 cents is no longer the cheapest price for a Midtown slice!? [Midtown Eating]
  • Midtown’s Ippudo not coming before the summer [Midtown Eating]

PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Yaniv”

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 Yaniv, a software designer who hates Pret and misses Pick-a-Pita.

Name: Yaniv

Age: 37

Occupation: Education Software Designer

Where in Midtown do you work? Pearson, 37th and 7th Ave.

Favorite Kind of Food: Spicy, unusual, only-in-new-york, cheap

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Boring sandwiches, Pret a Manger

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Achari paneer rolls at Kati Roll (on 39th btw. 5+6th). Hot wings lunch special at Bon Chon (on 38th btw. 7+8th). Pastrami on rye at Ben’s Kosher Deli (on 38th btw. 7+8th). Hot tofu ramen soup at Sapporo (on 49th btw. 6+7th). Cheeseburger and beer at Keen’s (on 36th btw 5+6th). Italian hero at Shamas Deli (under the parking garage on 38th btw. B’way+7th). And for a splurge, oysters on the half shell at The Oyster Bar in Grand Central. For dessert, the by-the-pound M&M bar at the M&M shop in Times Square.

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If You Missed the Chile Rellenos Yesterday: El Rey del Sabor has let us know that they will have chile rellenos again today at all three of their carts, and they made a lot more than they did yesterday.  To check in on the rest of the carts and trucks in Midtown today, head over to the ML Twitter Tracker.

Skip The Baked Ziti At Joe’s Kitchen Cart

Even though Blondie didn’t love the chicken parm from Joe’s Kitchen Cart (on 44th & 6th) she still was super curious about their baked ziti.  So with that in mind I decided to throw myself on the sword the other day.  I really hate to completely pan a food cart dish — we all know how hard the carts and trucks have it in New York City lately — but the only redeeming factor about this $5 baked ziti was the massive quantity of food. Blondie was right… this is the food of college dorm rooms, and here’s why.

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