Remember when I told you there would be a surprise the first time we ventured into Chinatown since the launch? Well, here it is. We’ve realized that there is a problem that afflicts tens of thousands of New Yorkers every year. “Where do I eat while on jury duty?” This segment of Midtown Lunch hopes to address that question exactly. Good for Uptowners, Midtowners, and Downtowners alike, Jury Duty Lunch explores the area around Foley Square looking for what Midtown Lunch is all about: cheap, greasy, delicious food. Just click on the Jury Duty Lunch category to see where we’ve been.
During my childhood, I had a strong affinity for dumplings, gyoza, potstickers, whatever you wanna call ‘em. It was one of my absolute favorite things to eat and always a treat when Mom would get that giant plastic bag we’d gotten at the grocery store and fried up a couple plates worth. My disappointment always clocked in when I realized the meal wouldn’t consist solely of dumplings. I dreamed of the day when I would be a grown up who could fry his own damn dumplings and consume nothing but. Well, that day has come. (To be perfectly frank, it’s not the first time in my adult life that day has come, but let’s set that aside for the time being.) I took a little trip to Chinatown to see just how many fried dumplings and pork buns I could get for my 5 bucks at Fried Dumpling on Mosco Street.
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