It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
It's a challenge for the young designers and Silicon Alley gearheads who work their magic around here to find something beyond pizza or deli-food for lunch — particularly in the environs near the Fashion Institute of Technology and the flower district, practically a culinary wasteland. Still, in the micro-micro-neighborhood surrounding Seventh Avenue and 22nd Street, there's options running the gamut from Japanese and European street food to regional Italian and Persian fare.
In a stunning rebuke to vegetarians everywhere, sinister germ E. coli, known for its frequent appearances in gnarly fast-food hamburgers, has appeared in spinach. The government has quarantined the nation's supply, but demand hasn't completely waned. Who besides Bluto (and possibly Wimpy) would be cheered by this crisis? From spanakopita to creamed spinach, it's one vegetable everybody seems to love. And so we turn to "At the Greenmarket" writer Zoe Singer, who suggests the following replacements:
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