Archive for 'Midtown Links'

E&E Grill House’s New Lunch Special: E&E Grill House (on 49th btw. B'way+8th) has always been good, but a little pricey, so we always appreciate their lunch specials.  The latest gets you a half pound burger topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and special sauce; served on a lightly toasted brioche bun, hand cut Idaho potato crisps, and an ice-cold soft drink for just $9.90. Do it.  Do it.

Lunch Links (The “Vegetarian Ramen” Edition)

Photo courtesy of Serious Eats New York

  • The vegetarian ramen at Menchanko Tei is satisfying [SENY]
  • Gyro Express makes some pretty decent street meat [Food in Mouth]
  • The $19 all you can eat buffet at Ichi Umi is just ok [Tasty Eating]
  • Churrascaria chain Fogo de Chao is coming to Midtown [Grub Street]
  • The original SoupMan is getting a fleet a food trucks [Gothamist]
  • 9th Street Espresso is the only great coffee shop in Midtown!? [Eater]

Lunch Links (The “Oddball Burgers” Edition)

Sunrise Mart Burger. Photo courtesy of Robert Sietsema

  • Smokey Burger Organic and Sunrise Mart both make Sietsema’s list of Oddball burgers [Eater]
  • S Dynasty is good for porn buns and sticky rice [Food in Mouth]
  • Certe’s This Little Piggy gets honored by Restaurant Hospitality [RH]
  • 40th btw. 8+9th isn’t as seedy as it used to be [Jeremiah's Vanishing]
  • This post looks like a familiar topic [SENY]
  • More on the new Ippudo’s new Midtown “flagship” [Diner's Journal]
  • Looks like the Famous Halal Guys are expanding to the East Village [EV Grieve]

Lunch Links (The “Best Cold Noodles in NYC” Edition)

Photo courtesy of Serious Eats: New York

  • The cold noodles at Cafe China are some of NYC’s best [SENY]
  • The El Rey del Sabor cart is still awesome [Food in Mouth]
  • Onion rings might be the best thing at the new Fatburger [Lunch Studio]
  • Andrew Zimmern had a terrible sushi lunch in Midtown East [Eater]
  • Immaculate Infatuation’s guide to summer is here! [II]

Lunch Links (The “Lobster French Toast” Edition)

Photo courtesy of Serious Eats: New York

  • Certe’s June sandwich is like a lobster french toast [SENY]
  • Skip the laksa, get the sticky rice at Obao [Food in Mouth]
  • Apparently you could do a lot worse than Tequila Park Taqueria [II]
  • On Weds some shops in GCT will be rolling their prices back to 2013 [Eater]
  • DOH closures are down 16% in the past 11 months [NYDN]
  • Grand Central Oyster Bar will be closing for renovations [Grub Street]

Lunch Links (The “Danji Splurge” Edition)

Photo courtesy of Food in Mouth

  • Danji is a small splurge but totally worth it [Food in Mouth]
  • Dave Cook seems to like Totto Ramen [EIT]
  • Grubhub and Seamless are merging [Chicago Tribune]
  • How did this fusion falafel article leave out Crisp!?! [NYM]
  • The NYC Food Truck Assoc is up for the Helping Hands Award for their post Sandy work [SENY]

Lunch Links (The “Al Pastor Torta” Edition)

Photo courtesy of Serious Eats: New York

  • El Rey del Sabor’s al pastor torta is very tasty [SENY]
  • Grammercy Tavern’s chef is totally a Midtown Luncher [SENY]
  • Land of Plenty makes a good mapo tofu and twice cooked pork belly [Food in Mouth]
  • Ron Howard was spotted at Bluth’s Banana Stand! [Gothamist]
  • James Beard nominee Jamie Bissonnette ate at the Jamaican food place in Penn Station and loved it! [Food is the New Rock]

Lunch Links (The “Duck Fried Rice” Edition)

Photo courtesy of Food in Mouth

  • Cafe China has a tea smoked duck fried rice lunch special [Food in Mouth]
  • Some people spend their lunch hours going to clubs [NYT]
  • Shake Shack is finally moving forward on their Grand Central location [Crain's]
  • Apparently you can get a decent chicken milanese inside Macy’s [SENY]
  • Dairy Queen is “likely” coming to Times Square [Grub Street]

Lunch Links (The “Hot Hot Hot” Edition)

Cafe China’s Cumin Spicy Lamb. Photo courtesy of NY Mag

  • Midtown has become the Sichuan belt of NYC [NYM]
  • Cafe China has good vegetarian options [SENY]
  • The Okadaman Truck plans on coming back this spring [Tasty Eating]
  • Disappointment at Burger Joint [AHT]
  • Street Food Stories: Uncle Gussy’s [SENY]

Lunch Links (The “You Can Never Have Enough Dough” Edition)

Treehaus - dough donuts and latte
Photo courtesy of Chubby Chinese Girl

  • Treehaus also sells doughnuts from DOUGH!?! [Chubby Chinese Girl]
  • Burger Join wins Eater’s Burger Week poll [Eater]
  • Chop’t opened a new location at Bryant Park last week.  [Eater]
  • Here’s another look at the new Xi’an Famous Foods [Miss Menu]
  • Mayson Kaiser is also taking over the AQ Kafe space near Columbus Circle [NYT]