PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Christian”

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 Christian, a Marketing Director who hates bodega sandwiches but might be eating a horsemeat sandwich in this photo.

Name: Christian

Age: 34

Occupation: Marketing Director

Where in Midtown do you work? Near Bryant Park

Favorite Kind of Food: Oh man, where to start! I’m a Southerner by raisin’, and I’ve always been partial to fried chicken with hot sauce. But I could also eat Thai food at just about every meal. Cheeseburger with jalepenos are a perpetual favorite. And who doesn’t love a good taco slathered in salsa verde? I guess my favorite food is spicy and calorie-laden.

Least Favorite Kind of Food: I actually like sandwiches a lot. But crappy, generic bodega sandwiches? They are the worst.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: The twice cooked pork from Szechuan Gourmet (on 39th btw. 5+6th) is awesome. I eat the Zach combo from Biryani Cart (on 46th & 6th)¬†once a week. But the pernil from Sophie’s on 45th between 5th and 6th avenues may be my #1 choice.

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Probably El Rey Del Sabor (on 43rd btw. 5+6th).

Places you have discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? In college I made hand dipped milkshakes at a Steak ‘n’ Shake. But believe it or not, I didn’t realize the chain had opened up an NYC location until I saw it on Midtown Lunch.

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? It’s gonna sound affected, but Copenhagen would be pretty sweet. They have some awesome high end restaurants and delicious bright red hotdogs. Plus, drinking beer at lunch is perfectly acceptable.

Anything you’d like to ask the midtown lunch readers? Is there anywhere to get a good slice? I haven’t found one.

Ouch. Got a suggestion for Christian? Put it in the comments. Want to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate)? Email


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