PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Mark”

I’m in England all week long, so every day I’m turning over the site to a different Midtown Lunch’er.  Today, it’s Mark- a Digital Media salesperson who digs the raw fish, but doesn’t eat Lamb.  Looking at his photo, I never would have guessed…

Name: Mark


Digital Media Sales

Where in Midtown do you Work?:
37th and 7th

Favorite Kind of Food:

Least Favorite Kind of Food:
Lamb, don’t do it, no sir.

Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown:
Homefront Deli – 41st btw. Park+5th.  The Grilled Pastrami & Swiss is to die for! (and WOULD probably kill you if you ate it too often!)  Burgers are great, and their cold sandwich packs some real heft without costing $10. Or try the “Roman” sandwich, which is basically an Italian Hero. Get it with the hot cherry peppers. You can get out with that sammy and a drink for like $6 or so. I guarantee you’ll be full. Also awesome is Turkey, swiss, bacon, L&T with Russian dressing, either on a hero or on an “everthing” bagel. The Greek salad with chicken is popular too – lots of chicken.  Damn, now I’m really hungry! It gets crowded, it’s a little hole in the wall. There are two lines, one for hot & one for cold, so make sure you’re on the right one.

The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: Delmonico’s and/or Old Bridge Deli – 2 practically identical “we serve everything” delis across the street from each other on 41st & Lex. The only saving grace about Delmonico’s is that they make a brown rice Spicy Tuna roll and they don’t use mayo in it, just tuna & Sriracha sauce. I know, “healthy” sorry! :)

Place you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch: 99 cent pizza - whats not to like? Especially on days when the wallet is feeling a bit “light”

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Soho / Village – Chinatown, little Italy, Nobu (as a guest!)

Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Any good recommendations for Korean take out in K-Town area?

My favorite Korean Take Out place, after the jump…

Woorjip on 32nd btw. B’way and 5th.  It’s like a Korean Cafe Zaiya.  All sorts of pre packaged Korean goodies, plus a buffet by the lb.  So much fun.  Do you have your own favorite Korean take out place?  Post it as a comment below…

And as always,  if you want to be the next Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, email me at


  • No lamb for me today. No sandwich for that matter either :( I got taken out to lunch to a place that would never fit the ML standards – and you know what? My stomach is going ape shit. Perhaps it has become so used to the

  • since it cut off my sentence…

    Perhaps it has become so used to the

  • wow it really hates me.

  • I told Zach his Wireless connection didn’t have a 3000 mile range.

  • Good call on Homefront. Tried the Roman sandwich today. Very solid and inexpensive for the size ($5!). Will have to go back for the Pastrami.

  • Just had the Roman at Homefront. I’m so stuffed. Not great but filling, inexpensive, and quick. Thanks Mark!

  • Great T-shirt – Long trail Ale, Vermont’s finest beer!

  • Homefront is awesome. Been there 3 times now, great call. Sliced Steak sandwich w/ cheese on a hero with lettuce, tomato, onion…very, very good. The Here and cheese will run you an extra buck, but at around $7 its one of the better ones in the area.

    By comparison Berger’s Deli (which has excellent food on 39th and 5th) gives you a sandwich that’s maybe 2/3 of the size of this one for a couple bucks more.

    Also they have a 4 piece fried chicken with fries for 5.75- not the best fried chicken in the world, but very good value.

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