I hate people. Maybe hate is a strong word… but I don’t really like talking to people I don’t know. That can be a positive and a negative when it comes to Midtown Lunch’ing. On one hand, I can just get it in and out of a new place- eat my food, and take a few quick pictures, without getting influenced by a super nice cashier, or an overzealous manager trying to sell me on what they have to offer. It can be all about the food!
On the other hand, if I asked a few questions and made a few friends I probably would get some useful information about the place I was writing about. Here’s a perfect example of how a little friendliness will go a long way. A few weeks ago I wrote about the fried calamari sandwich at Tuscan Square Marketplace. I wrote that it was a good sandwich, but a little pricey ($9)- and only available on Tuesdays. It also could suffer a little bit depending on when you got there- because the sandwich comes pre-packaged and you don’t know how much time has passed from fryer to counter.
The sandwich came recommended to me by Joann, a woman who works with my wife- but the sandwich I ate, and the sandwich you might have eaten on the Tuesday after I wrote about this, was not the same sandwich she eats. She gets a special sandwich. And that sandwich is available any day she wants it. And I’m pretty sure her sandwich has more calamari. How does she do it? She’s nice. And she made friends with someone who works there. And here’s the best part… you can have that sandwich too! The “special” sandwich, and how to get it- after the jump. Read more »