PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Kellie”
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 Kellie, a conference producer who loves spicy food and Mongolian BBQ.
Occupation: Conference Producer (and a foodie blogger on the side. Check me out at: www.iatenewyorkcity.com)
Where in Midtown do you work? 44th & 5th
Favorite Kind of Food: Anything spicy!! Mexican, Thai, Indian I LOVE chicken wings (extra crispy) and I eat a ton of soup…I always add crushed red pepper flakes to make it hot! I’m also obsessed with seafood. especially oysters!
Least Favorite Kind of Food: This one is hard… I eat pretty much everything and will try anything once! Creamed herring totally grosses me out though!
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Hale & Hearty – Awesome variety of soups! Food World (on 46th btw. Mad+5th) – I LOVE the Mongolian BBQ! Delish (on 44th btw. Mad+5th) – spring rolls are insanely good! Little Italy Pizza (on 45th btw. 5+6th) – really good veggie pizza! I am also a sucker for cart-food.
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Green Café – it’s right below my office which is convenient, and the variety is great! Most days I get salad and a free soup (bonus!) but their buffet food, the udon & bibimbap are also favorites of mine. Friday morning… after a good thirsty Thursday their breakfast sandwiches are lifesaving!
Places you have discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Sophie’s Cuban – I used to live in Key West where they have amazing Cuban food! When I’m craving a Cuban sandwich, Sophie’s is the best! Several food carts – I love your carts & street meat lists!
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Thailand – I visited Bangkok and the Maya Bay region when I was in college. The street food was delicious (I even tried a deep fried worm) and the spices and flavors of their cuisine are right up my alley! The scenery isn’t too shabby either!
Anything you’d like to ask the midtown lunch readers? What’s your favorite spicy dish in midtown?
Got an answer for Kellie? Put it in the comments. Want to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate)? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.