PROFILE: L.A. Lunch’er “Crystal”

As is customary on Midtown Lunch, every Tuesday we profile a random reader to get their recommendations for the best spots to lunch near their work. This week its Crystal, an IT person whose goto lunch is Panda Express. (I think we’re going to get along just fine.)

Name: Crystal

Age: 33

Occupation: IT

Where in L.A. do you Work?: Time Inc in Brentwood

Favorite Kind of Food: Mexican and sushi

Least Favorite Kind of Food: No particular cuisine, just bland food

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch: For Chinese – Soybean (11966 Wilshire Boulevard) love the kung pow chicken. They also let you make up dishes. Lazy Daisy (11913 Wilshire Blvd.) for juices. Baja Buds (11819 Wilshire Blvd) for the anti Chipotle chicken burrito. Shamshira (1712 Westwood blvd) for Persian, great kabobs and kubideh. Hole in the Wall Burger (11058 Santa Monica Blvd) so good and homemade ketchup!

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Panda Express and the sandwich counter in Pavilions (11750 Wilshire Blvd) or Subway (11819 Wilshire Blvd).

Place you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Wow Bento downtown. Also, have a few more downtown places I need to try that you’ve profiled.

The farthest place you’ll drive for lunch on a normal day? Santa Monica for Bay Cities. Waiting for Tender greens to open there!

Dream job location (anywhere in the world), purely for lunch purposes, and why? Miami had a great selection, I’d go back there.

Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers in L.A.? Any Cuban restaurants? I know Portos and Versailles.

Got an answer for Crystal? Put it in the comments And as always if you want to be next week’s Profiled: L.A. Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d want to nominate), email me-



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