Downtown Lunch: The Newly Opened Mr. Skewer & Co.
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 (ensuring 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.) Today he’s all about meat on a stick… without actually geting meat on a stick! Unless they skewer the whole thighs. Do they skewer whole thighs? Holy mackerel…
Mr. Skewer & Co. just sounds like a bad porn name… and yet despite that fact, I still went in to scope out the joint. When you enter their new downtown location situated on Broadway between Worth and Thomas street, you’ll find large metal skewers rotating with juicy hunks of chicken on them.
I was tempted to get the chorizo sandwich as it passed by in front of my face and the fragrant scent of spicy pork scent awakened my taste buds… but I decided to go with an economical but satisfying combination platter. The “light spicy chicken thighs” served with 2 sides for $7.45.
I went with the sweet corn and roasted potatoes but you have the choice of steamed or grilled veggies and rice/beans. This was the first time I’ve ever ordered chicken thighs but it’s the type of dish I used to hear about as being a good cheaper part of the bird so I thought I’d give them a try. They were tender and packed with flavor. I wish the skin was a bit crispier but overall it was great..and had that greasy-is-good texture.
I asked for a sample taste of the chorizo, and after tasting it I knew I would be back to have the actual sandwich, which they were nice enough to let me photograph. Just look at that thing! *licks computer screen*
At $8.45 it’s not cheap, but really it isn’t much more expensive than a typical sandwich at the generic deli’s in the surrounding vicinity. They also have a bunch of vegetarian options, savory crepes, sweet crepes, and something called the Gaucho Burger, served on their homemade cheese bread. I like the sound of that.
Mr. Skewer & Co., 325 Broadway (btw. Worth & Thomas), 212-513-0505
Photos and post by www.danielkrieger.com