PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Ericka”
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 Ericka, an Executive Assistant who hasn’t found a plate of halal food that she loves!?
Occupation: Executive Assistant
Where in Midtown do you work? 50th & 3rd (S&W smell always sways me to want a juicy steak)
Favorite Kind of Food: Thai (Little Thai Kitchen), Vietnamese (OBAO, any other recommendations?), a good empanada and a good lightly fried soft shell crab has been dear and near to me lately (Cer Te, Tenzan Spider Roll), Dumplings Soup (Mee Fun), Ess a Bagel (at least one every morning), looking for soup dumplings around here.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Anything that’s bad :-(, it’s such a bummer when you go out to lunch after reading a delectable review or seeing a great pic and spending your whole lunch hour for something that was not worth the time, effort or hard earned money on. On that note, salad bars are dead ends, I’m sorry to the many fans, but I’ve yet to encounter a good “street meat” halal place, Taco Bell, ugh
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Little Thai Kitchen never fails, Sophie’s for the empanadas closest to what I grew up with, the Kati Roll guys on 46th & Park
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Silo, Pampano, Wild Ginger
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Thailand, Vietnam…incredible, immediate street food!…but alas my heart is here in Midtown
Anything you’d like to ask the midtown lunch readers? As previously mentioned, keep the comments and suggestions rolling, they inspire many of us city dwellers who superficially have to succumb to working in cubicles until that wonderful time in the middle of the day comes where only the true lover of various cuisines available at such a close proximity for under $10 can await. Because of Midtownlunch I have
ventured off the beaten path (no further than USQ) to satisfy my quest for that filling yet cheap lunch (Chef Samir’s truck, Nio’s Trinidad Roti truck)…any good pizza beside Apertivo? And who’s checked out the food exhibit at the Library yet? I want to go!
Got an answer for Ericka? 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.