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Highlights From Our 5th Birthday Party

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On Saturday we gathered together at City Winery with a couple hundred of our closest friends to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Midtown Lunch (yes, we too are surprised this thing has been around for 5 years!)   A great time was had by all thanks to the amazing food (provided graciously by Kwik Meal, The Biryani Cart, Cer Te, Ma Peche, Food Gallery 32, El Rey del Sabor, Tri Tip Grill, Wafels & Dinges, Miss Softee & the Rolling Cones, Kelvin Slush, and Momofuku Milk Bar) and the endless drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and GuS’s soda.

Check out the highlights, after the jump…

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Midtown Links (The “Why Are We Here Again?” Edition)

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Apparently my kid doesn’t believe in having a go-to lunch

  • Curry Hill is out of bounds, but this $10 all you can eat kebab deal sounds pretty sweet [Grub Street]
  • Cucina & Co. in Rock Center now has whoopie pies [Blondie and Brownie]
  • Downtown Lunch fave closed for operating without a permit [Grub Street]
  • Speaking of Downtown, Yvo revisits the Fried Chicken Cart she first wrote about on ML [Feisty Foodie]
  • I get “Grilled” by A Hamburger Today [AHT]

Midtown Links (The “Isn’t That What Grandparents Are Good For?” Edition)

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Three generations enjoying lunch at Hop Won yesterday

  • Don’t bother with Busan (on 53rd btw. 2+3rd).  Just go to Koreatown. [Mindy's Recipe for Disaster]
  • The Bon Appetit Supper Club is opening early this year [Life Vicarious]
  • Angelo Sosa, from Xie Xie, tells Sietsema that his sandwiches aren’t trendy (?) [Fork in the Road]
  • Maui Tacos gives you amazing salsa to put on that terrible burrito [BLD Project]
  • The Soho based Lunch Studio come to Midtown for some Fresco by Scotto action [Lunch Studio]
  • Whole Foods Columbus Circle is a great place to take the parents after work [Amateur Gourmet]

Midtown Links (The “Are Kids Allowed to Drink Coffee?” Edition

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Asking your kid to hold your Tim Hortons Iced Cappuccino = Bad Idea

  • SMP 2 Winner Kwik Meal included in this look at the country’s best street food [Forbes Traveler]
  • Tuesday there’s 2 for 1 beers at House of Brews [Eater]
  • Joe The Art of Coffee has a mighty fine chocolate chip cookie [Blondie and Brownie]
  • The Southwest Porch will now be serving food and drinks during lunchtime everyday [Grub Street]
  • You will be seeing a lot more 7-11 locations very soon [Gothamist]
  • James Boo decides he likes Kati Roll better than the Biriyani Cart [Eaten Path]
  • Katsuhama’s lunch special is “not bad for $11, eh?” [A Passion For Food]
  • A Restaurant Twitter Tracker! What a great idea… [Wined and Dined]
  • Where do street vendors get their eclectic collection of cups? [City Room]

Midtown Links (The “Kids Really Don’t Like Liver & Onions” Edition)

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Apparently my kid draws the line at liver sandwich from a street cart

Midtown Links (The “Can Babies Eat Pork Fat?” Edition)

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My kid eyeing the new Roast Pig Special from Hing Won (I think that might be chin drool)

Midtown Links (The “Baby Wants Burger” Edition)

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Contemplating the line at the La Cense Burger Truck on Thursday

  • Here’s confirmation of what we reported on Wednesday. Xie Xie will not open this weekend. [Eater]
  • Joe The Art of Coffee is now serving blueberry doughnuts from Doughnut Plant [Blondie and Brownie]
  • Woorijip is now selling a bulgogi and kimchee wrap! [Fressagirl]
  • Quiznos is commenting on the VV blog, and Sietsema is pissed! [Fork in the Road]
  • Make sure you’re actually on 53rd and 6th when ordering that late night lamb over rice! [Serious Eats]
  • Mangia’s Pizza Campo is a satisfying and affordable lunch [Examiner]
  • The Hawaiian BBQ at Osaka is good and cheap [BLD Project]
  • Nothing to do with Midtown… but you should go to the Un-Fancy Food Show on Sunday.  It’s awesome. [Brooklyn Based]

Midtown Links (“The King and I” Edition)

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Thursday, waiting on line at the Wafels & Dinges Truck (on 45th btw. 6+7th)

  • Pinkberry will be testing a new parfait at their Koreatown location [Eater]
  • The best time to enjoy Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen is during Happy Hour [BLD Project]
  • Not everybody found Kashmir Buffet to be as a sketchy as I did [Me So Hungry]
  • There’s a good Cafe Metro in Brooklyn! (Oh wait, sorry.  It’s Metro Cafe.) [VV]
  • The budae jjigae from Pocha 32 is enough to feed three or four people [Serious Eats New York]
  • Sapporo gets upgraded to a “buy” [Blondie and Brownie]
  • The only thing worse than getting your purse stolen, is when your purse is stolen with your Woorijip frequent eater card is inside [Fressagirl]
  • Ever wondered what the inside of my fridge looks like?  [Umamimart]

TONYK Calls Street Carts Fun For Kids

Time Out New York Kids jumps on the street food bandwagon, recommending Midtown favorites The Treats Truck & Wafels and Dinges plus the Ball Field Vendors, and Sammy’s Halal as great places to take your kids this summer. How my kid wasn’t interviewed for this piece, I will never know.  [via Serious Eats: New York]

Midtown Links (The “DIY Pork Chop Sandwich” Edition)

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My kid looks on as I take down a DIY pork chop sandwich from Ying Du

  • This weekend the city will start closing Broadway off to cars in Times Square [City Room]
  • A new burger place is opening in New World Plaza, across from Blockheads [Life With Food and Drink]
  • A possum draws a crowd (and police) outside a Midtown restaurant  [EV Grieve via Eater]
  • Pork is back on the menu at Gyu Kaku… [Eater]
  • … but the pig in front of Rudy’s is still scared of getting swine flu [Life With Food and Drink]
  • NYMag is all about that Russian Vodka Bar Mamacita wrote about a few months ago [NYM]