Midtown workers shouldn’t have all the fun, so to even the score, I’ve brought on Daniel Krieger as an official Downtown Lunch Correspondent to write up some of the tasty stuff you can get in the lower half of Manhattan. He’s a great photographer (insuring good food porn), but more importantly he is a lover of cheap, unique and delicious eats (or as I like to call it- Midtown Lunch’ish food.) But now he’s starting to make me mad. Super cheap Chinatown food? Fine. Vietnamese? Ok… a little angry, but I can take it. Mexican corn? Urgh… but Korean fried chicken??!?!?! Now I’m super pissed. You’d think with Koreatown being part of Midtown Lunch, we wouldn’t have any trouble finding the stuff. There are a few options in and around 32nd street but none of them are open for lunch (bastards!) Oh… but Downtown? They’ve got one. (Cue the steam exiting ears.)
Bon Bon Chicken doesn’t look super inviting on the inside. I felt more like I was in a train station or a waiting area. I never thought about eating there until Zach screamed at me one day, “dude do you realize there’s a place downtown where you can get Korean fried chicken for lunch?!” Relax guy… “it’s just chicken,” I said.