Archive for October 2013

And the Winner of Best Midtown Lunch Halloween Costume Goes To…

How could we not post this photo sent in by some Midtown office workers. From left to right you’ve got Brian (Magdy’s), Mike (Taco Bites), Steph (Uncle Gussy’s), Lin (Seoul Food), Ashley (Luke’s Lobster), and Ellen (Jerk Pan). Happy Halloween everybody!

Mexicue Opening Another Brick & Mortar in Midtown South

Times Square seems to be having a Midtown Lunch moment. Num Pang officially opened their Times Squares doors yesterday, and we just got word that Mexicue will also be expanding their Mexican-BBQ fusion efforts by opening another brick and mortar location on 40th st. in 1440 Broadway. No word yet on timing, and we couldn’t figure out exactly which storefront it’s going into, but as soon as we have more information we will let you know!  According to a spokesperson from the landlord (Monday Properties) “Mexicue will occupy combined retail space on the West 40th Street side of 1440 Broadway. So all that vacant space that you see -  40 linear feet of storefront – will be the Mexicue restaurant.  Opening is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014, but it could happen sooner.” Get excited.

Mexicue, 1440 Broadway (on 40th btw. B’way+6th)

Our First Look at Broadway Bites

Broadway Bites

If anyone took advantage of the beautiful crisp fall weather the other day to explore the newest UrbanSpace Market, Broadway Bites located in Greeley Square on Broadway & 6th Avenue between 34th and 32nd Streets, you’d find a few delicious lunchtime deals to be had. One off the bat plus is the layout; it’s much better for getting in and out quick without feeling like cattle in a pen.

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Bengal Tiger Indian Food Celebrates Grand Opening with 50% Off Menu

Bengal Tiger Indian Food is celebrating their grand opening today and tomorrow with 50% off their menu (except for catering trays). As Blondie mentioned last week, Bengal Tiger Indian Food took over the former location of ISE above Men Kui Tei, and offers a “lunch pack” (normally at $8) which includes brown or basmati rice, naan bread, and any two entrees from a selection of vegetarian, chicken or lamb dishes. Get it while it’s still even cheaper than usual!

Bengal Tiger Indian Food, 58 West 56th Street, 2nd Floor (btw. 5th and 6th Avenue), (212) 265-2703

The Trini Paki Boys Have a Shiny New Cart

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In case their crowning victory at this year’s Street Meat Palooza is not reason enough, Trini Paki Boys on 43rd and 6th has given us another reason to order some of their amazing street food. They launched a brand new cart this past Thursday. This one replaces their old cart that they’ve had for almost 20 years. The new one is much bigger and allows the workers to cook and stand inside the vehicle. But don’t worry, owner Fatima is still standing outside interacting with each customer that comes by. The menu hasn’t changed so you can definitely still order their award winning beef curry over rice.

Halloween Video Break: Is There Devil Worship Going on at The Cinnamon Snail Truck!?

If you’ve ever waited in the long line for the Cinnamon Snail’s shockingly delicious vegan food, you know the truck is full of bizarre and unexplainable curiosities. The most amazing being how they are able to enliven things like tofu and seitan with bright and bold flavors. Could it be the work of the devil? Clay and I bravely decided to visit the truck and do some investigating. What we uncovered is both delicious and horrifying. And I don’t think I will ever be the same again. Watch the video, if you dare, after the jump…

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Strangely, The Meat is the Worst Part About Roast Kitchen

Roast Kitchen opened last week and the name implies that it would be a great spot for a juicy succulent piece of meat. In reality, it’s pretty much a salad joint that offers meat toppings for $2.76. If you build your own bowl of greens or grains, that comes out to at least $12. That’s a little expensive for a bowl of salad, don’t you think? The good news is they do offer composed salad bowls for $9-$10. The bad news is the meat was the worst part of my two orders.

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Times Sq. Num Pang Opening Weds, Tues is $3 Sandwich Day

Our favorite Cambodian sandwich place (Num Pang, thanks for asking) is opening their newest location in Times Square on Wednesday and to celebrate they’ll be open tomorrow (Tuesday) from 11am to 1pm selling 3 different sandwiches for $3.  It’s on 48th btw. 6+7th and for the $3 you’ll have your choice of peppercorn catfish, pulled pork or cauliflower. Do it. Do it.

Urban Space to Open Broadway Bites Today

Broadway Bites Exterior

Ever been jealous because you’re too far uptown for Madison Square Eats, too far downtown for Columbus Circle’s Market, and generally “meh” on the Bryant Park Market? Or wanted more lunchtime options in the K-Town region? Well, you’re in luck. Urban Space, the people behind Madison Square Eats, the Union Square Holiday Market, and the Columbus Circle Holiday Market are opening up Broadway Bites today in Greeley Square Park!

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New Fried Rice Cart Debuts Today from Biryani Cart Chef

For those of you that didn’t get a chance to travel out to Jamaica, Queens to try Biryani Cart owner Meru Sikder’s Chinese food at his brick-and-mortar location, we have good news for you. Starting today, you’ll notice a new cart on 46th Street and 6th Avenue right next to the original Biryani Cart. Vooter-Adda NY is the same name as the now closed restaurant and the menu will offer only six items, mostly comprised of fried rice. You can get it with Manchurian Chicken, Manchurian Shrimp, Masala Lamb, or a Chicken/Shrimp Combo. There will also be yakisoba and chow mein offered. Nothing on the menu exceeds $6 and I for one am very excited. Early adopters leave comments below.