Archive for October 2010

Downtown Links (The “C’mon Downtown Korilla. Don’t Be Afraid!” Edition)

Old school crust, new school toppings. Courtesty of Slice.

Finding The Antidote To Greasy Food Overload At Cafe Doppio

It’s starting to get cold and gross outside and when that happens I go in search of things to eat that are usually off limits during the summer. One of those items is soup because who really craves a piping hot bowl of broth when you’re already sweating? A couple of people have tipped me off to Cafe Doppio on Broad (at Beaver) but I have yet to make it over there. When I perused the menu and saw they had soups like pozole and chicken paprikash I was intrigued because normally the most exotic thing you find is three bean chili. Read more »

Sea World Fries Up A Buffet!?!

Sea World on Church (at Lispenard) bragging of…a $6.99 buffet. Daniel tried this place out a couple of years ago and was amazed that everything but the bread on the menu was fried. I’m not sure how awesome you would feel after eating from a fried seafood buffet, but I’m willing to sacrifice my stomach in the name of research.

Diwan E Khaas Location Closed For Renovations

One of the three locations of steam table Indian standby Diwan E Khaas is closed for renovations. A note on the S. William St. shop directs you to the other two locations on Nassau St. (at Maiden Lane) and Cedar St. (btw. William & Pearl). I would like to note that although Diwan E Khaas is (supposedly) only closed for renovations, a Subway across the street is permanently shuttered.

Lunch Box Buffet: A Solid Alternative To By-The-Pound Chinese

If you’ve ever gotten off the subway at Canal and Centre streets, you’ve probably noticed the giant yellow awning proclaiming the five combination for $4.50 deal at Lunch Box Buffet. I know I have! Until now I’ve never tried it because, really, there are so many options in the area for cheap food that I was waiting for a day when I had an intense craving for crappy Chinese and happened to be in the area. Well, those events happened recently and I headed inside to a magical world where you didn’t have to pay by the pound to sample multiple items. Read more »

Swich Shutters After Menu Revamp

 width=Swich, the pressed sandwich shop on Maiden Lane (btw. William & Gold) closed not too long after opening, and then reopened in April with a revamped menu and new look. Well, now it looks like they’re shuttered for good, according to a note I saw taped to the door yesterday. Check it out after the jump.  Read more »

PROFILE: Downtown Lunch’er “Matthew”

As is customary here on Midtown Lunch, every Tuesday we’ll profile a different lunch’er and get their recommendations for places to eat in Downtown NYC. This week, we have Matthew who works amid financial types and is looking for some good seafood options.

 width=Name: Matthew Haas

Occupation: Editor

Where you work: Broad St., next to the NYSE

Age: 40

Favorite Kinds of Food: I love seafood, Middle Eastern and Latin cuisines.

Least Favorite Foods: Fast food burgers.

Favorite Lunches Downtown: I spotted a tiny lobster place while exploring the neighborhood when my office relocated in August.  I finally decided to treat myself to a good lunch there just the other day.  When I say tiny, I mean TINY.  Urban Lobster Shack on Stone St. (btw. Broad & Broadway) is smaller than a walk-in closet, but the lobster roll and bisque combo was great. Read more »