Archive for February 2014

Your First Look at Untamed’s New Larger Sandwiches

Please excuse my lousy Photoshop job.

Our review of Untamed Sandwiches generated quite a bit of controversy. Many readers believed Untamed Sandwiches was charging too much for a sandwich that was just too small. This was something I touched on repeatedly in my review, and it was a hard fact to ignore when looking at Untamed as a daily lunch spot. It was so prevalent, in fact, that Eater’s very own Mr. Sietsema pointed out the high price and small quantity conundrum in his own review. At the bottom of that post, Andy, from Untamed Sandwiches commented to say that Untamed had responded to us the critics, and upgraded the size of their sandwiches accordingly (it was pointed out here). This meant I had to abandon my lunch plans for the day, and get to Untamed Sandwiches to see what sort of changes had been made.

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Hibachi Heaven Expands with Deli Heaven

hY2BA_A7Katz n Dogz is no longer the only delicatessen truck on the streets. Today on Twitter, Hibachi Heaven announced they’d be launching a new truck called Deli Heaven. From the Twitter account, the truck promises to serve rotisserie chicken, pastrami, corned beef, and NY-style sandwiches. They should be set up on Broadway and 55th Street for their Grand Opening right now. Early adopters, let us know how it is.

Another Shake Shack Is Coming To Midtown: Hey Midtown, looks like we're getting another Shake Shack! According to the New York Post, the new, large location will open in the fall at 600 Third Avenue (at 40th street). Eater reports it will go into the former Qdoba spot. Now that's a delicious trade for Midtown East!

Untamed Increases the Size of Their Sandwiches

On Eater today Robert Sietsema weighs in on Untamed Sandwiches, the braised meats sandwich place we told you about a few weeks ago on 39th btw. 5+6th.  But even more interesting than his opinions was the comment the post generated from somebody at Untamed.  Apparently over the weekend they increased the size of their sandwiches to the point where there’s “no way you will still think that our sandwiches are too small.”  We’ll be the judge of that…

Flatiron Lunch: The West Flatiron Thai Options Continue with Rin Thai

Every Friday we go south of the ML boundaries in search of a delicious lunch. Sometimes it’s Murray Hill south or the Flatiron District, sometimes Gramercy and everything in between- but we just like to call it Flatiron Lunch.

I feel like I am on a Thai food goose chase around 23rd Street and 7th and 8th Avenues organized by FL’er Stevenp. First, I was sent to Regional and M Thai after my own lackluster experience at Pongsri. Then, Rin Thai was recommended.

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UPDATED: Kati Junction is Now Open in the Old Labeleca Space

Not sure how long ago Labeleca Pizza (on 40th & 7th) closed down but Lunch’er “FoodGoesInHere” just checked in with an update on the space…

Thought this was worth sharing. Just this morning I noticed a new place called ‘Kati Junction’ on west 40th between 7th and 8th, right next to Maoz Vegetarian (in the space where Labeleca Pizza used to be) that is currently under construction. The sign is up and there is a ‘grand opening’ banner outside, but no other details about when they will be open. They don’t appear to have any online presence other than an entry in, and even that offers no details aside from the address. (Also not to be confused with ‘Kathi Junction’, a mega-franchise in India.)

UPDATE: Apparently Kati Junction is now open.  Check out the menu after the jump…

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Free Chocolate Tasting Today and Friday at La Maison du Chocolat: If you're needing something sweet after lunch or on the way home from work today, stop by the Rockefeller Center location of that fancy chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat. Until 6pm, they're hosting a complimentary ganache tasting. And if you miss it today, you can stop by on Friday night between 7pm and 10pm. Free chocolate can definitely help fix these winter blues.

Free Naya Express Alert: This just in from Lunch'er Austin:  The new location of Naya Express (on 56th btw. 5+6th) is having their grand opening today, and to celebrate they're giving away free food.  We're not sure how long this is going to last so freeloaders... engage!

Brick Lane Curry Expands; Adds New “Lunch Box To Go

If you’re as big a fan of Brick Lane Curry House as I am, you’ll be excited to hear that they’ve not only recently expanded their Midtown location (on 53rd btw. 2+3rd), but they’ve also added a new Lunch Box To Go.  For $11.99 you get to choose one of their 5 curries (Tikka Masala, Madras, Bhuna, Vindaloo and Goan), plus an app, soup, veg of the day, naan and dessert. They’ve had an eat in lunch special for awhile, but the Lunch Box To Go is more food and is available for take out or delivery.

Brick Lane Curry House, 235 E 53rd St # 1. 212-339-8353