PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Brad”
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 Brad, a stats guy who has spent the past two years waiting for his “freak of the week” moment…
Occupation: Statistics Assistant
Where in Midtown do you work? The place with 193 flags on its front lawn. Also check out my food blog! Just kidding, I’m not cool enough to have one.
Favorite Kind of Food: I was raised by an Asian mother, so I love any type of cuisine that combines meat and rice. My guilty pleasure is a greasy burger and a beer, though I have to try to limit the indulgences given that blood pressure and cholesterol weren’t things that I worried about in my 20s.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Salads. Avocados, in particular, make me nauseous.
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Khao Soi from Talent Thai (on 34th btw. 2+3rd), Combo over Rice from Gussy’s, Kuro Ramen from Hide-chan (on 52nd btw. 2+3rd), Doubles from Trini-Paki Boys (on 43rd btw. 5+6th), Katsu Curry from Yagura (though I guess I have to go to Sunrise Mart now sadface).
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? I find myself going to Shih Lee a lot on 43rd between 1st and 2nd when I’m too lazy to walk somewhere far for lunch, but a ton of my coworkers regularly go to the Amish Market also on 43rd.
Places you have discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Num Pang, Naya Express, Grand Sichuan, El Rey Del Sabor, Korilla, Margon, Food Gallery 32, Bon Chon, Trini-Paki Boys and Hide-chan. Shoutouts to Los Barros Lucos and Yagura RIP.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Bangkok or Singapore for the street food.
Anything you’d like to ask the midtown lunch readers? My go-to spot for a burger in midtown is Five Guys. I know there are better places, but I respect the ML lunch limit of $10. That and I’m cheap. I’ve been meaning to try BV’s Burger since it was posted about here last year. Does anyone else have any burger recommendations that come in under $10 in Midtown East?
Got an answer for Brad? 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.