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Midtown Lunch

  1. The Other Critics
    There’s Still ‘Plenty of Kitchen Magic’ at Nan Zhou Hand DrawnRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  2. The Other Critics
    Chicken Salad at Mekong River Is ‘Supremely Satisfying’; Eat a PitaRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  3. Total Hate
    Umamicatessen’s Pastrami Pass Gets PulledThe fourteen-dollar sandwich gets rousted for not standing up to Langer’s.
  4. The Other Critics
    At Ela, Jason Cichonski ‘Cooks Better Than He Looks’; Rotisseur DoesRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  5. Let’s Do Lunch
    Midtown Lunch Recalls Its 21 Favorite L.A. LunchesIn the end, Zach Brooks decides we’re really a great “chicken town.”
  6. The Other Critics
    Happy Rooster’s Lobster Roll is a ‘Jackpot; Adam Erace FindsPlus: Talula’s Garden skimps on portions, and more, all in our weekly critical roundup.
  7. Temporary Closings
    It’s Time to Stop Making the Fonuts!The new cafe has to close for a spell, finding their baked treats are just too popular with Third Street.
  8. Rants
    Midtown Lunch Takes on Fonuts, Escuela, and True Food KitchenHate, rare for this town, is one of the many reasons why we love Zach Brooks.
  9. The Other Critics
    All the ‘Fuss’ at Talula’s Garden FeelsRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  10. The Other Critics
    ‘South American Swagger’ Earns 943 Two Ringy-Dingies; ‘BrightRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  11. Truckin’
    Zach Brooks: Food Vendors Are Best When They’re ‘Outlaws’Recent crackdowns are changing the street food landscape of the city.
  12. Neighborhood Watch
    Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop Shuttered Again; Breukelen Bier MerchantsPlus: a 24-hour Latin diner in Chelsea, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  13. Mediavore
    Tyson Tries to Sell Us Its Dark Meat; Cooking Grease Thefts ReportedThe food company tries to find a new market for all of its surplus thighs and legs.
  14. Mediavore
    Punky Brewster’s A Food Blogger; BlackBoard Eats Drops FeeFormer spunky kid actor Soliel Moon Frye is now a spunky food blogger for Mommys.
  15. Truckin’
    As A-Frame Starts Lunchin’, Chego Considers Truckin’Roy Choi’s Culver City spot has a new burger for a new meal, while his Palms rice bowl restaurant is trying to expand.
  16. The Other Critics
    Supper Serves Up Required Eating For Brunch; Bards and Fado ‘Bang WithRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  17. Mall Dining
    Big Fat Pita Nearly Bridges The N.Y.C./L.A. Cheap Eats DivideWhile not exactly the gyro carts he left behind in Manhattan, the Greek chain helps fulfill Zach Brook’s street meat dreams.
  18. The Other Critics
    Guests Recoil at White Dog’s Raw Chicken; Mustard Greens Sidesteps ClicheRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  19. Let’s Do Lunch
    Why Baja Fresh Still Isn’t An OptionThe chicken burrito can kill you too.
  20. Cartography
    Yelping Over Street VendorsHandy tips for tourists headed to the halal cart.
  21. Rants
    Where’s The Lard?“In what crazy pants world is “no lard” a selling point?” asks Midtown Lunch.
  22. The Other Critics
    Ring-a-Ding-Ding: LaBan Gives Barbuzzo Three Bells; Temperature Issues PlagueRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  23. The Other Critics
    Fork & Barrel Justifies Another Round; Melrose Diner Is As ‘Satisfying As Ever’Rounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  24. The Other Critics
    Charcuterie and Artisan Cheese Are ‘Avalon’s best assets"; Original Turkey’sRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  25. Empire Building
    French Fry-Topped Persian Stew and Salmon Kebabs Come To Attari ExtensionThe Persian sandwich and kebab mainstay introduces a more upscale concept.
  26. The Other Critics
    Sonata’s Foie Gras Is ‘One of the City’s Best;’ MeritageRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  27. Fever for Lefevre
    Where to Order The Ludo SandwichThe Jacques Maximin cocktail is served just blocks away.
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Drunken Dragon Festival at Macao; Bark Hot Dogs Launches Tasting MenuPlus: a pub crawl through Greenpoint and Williamsburg, and 2 Bros. Pizza expands to a third location, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  29. Neighborhood Watch
    Free Gelato at Grom; Dollar Oysters at BoboPlus: Tequila shots for moms at Rodeo Bar in Gramercy, and a lecture on stir-fry at the Museum of Chinese in America in Soho, all in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  30. Neighborhood Watch
    An All-Day Cinco de Mayo Party in Greenpoint; Fat Gross Opens in WilliamsburgPlus: Muscle Maker Grill opens in Tribeca, and a benefit auction for Foundation Rwanda, in our roundup of daily neighborhood news.
  31. Neighborhood Watch
    Free Beer Tonight at Southern Hospitality; Pizza by Cer te Opens in MidtownPlus: Plein Sud in Tribeca secures a chef, and a dessert fest on the Upper West Side, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    Pomme de Terre Is Rebooted in Ditmas; Tri Tip Grill Opens in Rock CenterPlus: Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant expands its hours, and Culintro hosts a culinary networking event, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    Alice Waters Signs Cookbooks in Cobble Hill; a Tequila Tasting at Zengo inPlus: Lowlands Bar opens in Gowanus, and A Voce Columbus hosts a dinner with wine pairings from Luce della Vite, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  34. Lists
    The Jewish Journal Tries to Burst Our Saveur-Blown BubbleDoes L.A. have further to go to fulfill Saveur’s promises?
  35. The Other Bloggers
    Midtown Lunch Takes L.A.A New York food blog sets its sights on the West Coast.
  36. Other Blogs
    Blogger Stunts: Hagan Blount’s 93 Plates, Zach Brooks’s Good-byeA food writer vows to blog 93 meals in 31 days.
  37. Freebies
    Free Soup!In midtown today.
  38. The Other Blogs
    Midtown Lunch Launches in PhillyThe lunch adventure blog starts in Philly
  39. Empire Building
    Zach Brooks on Midtown Lunch’s Expansion: ‘I’m Fully AwareThe impresario of Midtown Lunch talks about his plans for expansion.
  40. Mediavore
    Midtown Luncher Moves to L.A.; Jamba Juice Heats UpPlus: three-star space food, and the LeRoys in court, all in our morning news roundup.
  41. Lists
    This Is Why Midtown Lunch Is … FantasticEverything Midtown Lunch ate this year in one mind-blowing, gut-busting photo.
  42. Neighborhood Watch
    Rooftop-Farm–to-Table Dinner in Astoria; Bun and a Beer for $5 at Xie XiePlus: The Hibachi Tiki Hut opens in Bushwick, and Resto hosts an English-style brunch that includes stout.
  43. Lunch Time
    Food Blogger Wants Anthos Burger to Go for LessMidtown Lunch pleads with Michael Psilakis to serve a $10 version of his $20 burger.
  44. NewsFeed
    City Burger Not Feeling the Love From City Burger-EatersCity Burger has not opened to rave reviews.
  45. Neighborhood Watch
    Free Nice Lunch in Midtown; You Can Dance If You Want to at SwayMasala Cheetos turn up in Flushing, and F-U asks the East Village for a liquor license, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  46. Back of the House
    Indian Buffet Pulls a Fiamma, Raises Prices in MidtownIt’s not just on the highest plane of fine dining that critics, customers, and restaurants wage their unceasing war against each other: The same drama, played out in miniature, occurs everywhere. For evidence, look no further than Zach Brooks’s encounter, on Midtown Lunch, with Spice Fusion, an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet that raised its price $1 after the blogger praised it. Yes, it’s the Fiamma saga all over again, but we’ll have to see how this plays out. Will Spice Fusion’s corporate parent issue a press release vowing to lower prices? Or will the guy who hands out flyers on 48th Street just continue to thrust them wordlessly into the hands of passersby? Only Midtown Lunch will know. First Fiamma, Now Spice Fusion Follows Accolades With Price Hike [Midtown Lunch] Related: Fiamma Prices Drop After Bruni Post
  47. Neighborhood Watch
    Crosby Connection Will Rise Again; Los Dados the Last Breath of MeatpackingMeatpacking District: With the wave of recent restaurant and nightlife closings, this area seems doomed, but Los Dados and long-delayed Merkato 55 might be able to salvage the hip destination, at least “on its western perimeter.” [Zagat] Midtown East: Midtown Lunch finagled a sneak peak of Sakae Sushi’s conveyor belt and loses his cool: “If you’ve been to an outlet overseas, you may end up disappointed by the first US location which lacks some of the uniqueness or ‘cool’ factor of the locations in Asia. That’s because they felt a more subdued location would be more appealing to the clientele of Midtown.… Even when we get something cool, we get screwed.” [Midtown Lunch] Park Slope: Lebanese Laila has closed, which doesn’t seem like a surprise since it was across the street from “the better, cheaper Olive Vine.” [TONY] South Slope: The Fourth Avenue soup man has officially given up his spot in preparation for a new fancy condo. [Eat for Victory/VV] Upper West Side: China Fun is getting in on the New Year shill fest: Submit 500 words (or fewer) on why you want to celebrate the Year of the Rat at China Fun (info@chinafun-ny.com), and you could win a banquet for eight. West Village: After losing its lease, Italian sandwich destination Crosby Connection is moving from its hole-in-the-wall to an actual restaurant space a couple of blocks away. [The Gluttoness]
  48. NewsFeed
    Dave Pasternack Serves Fancy Food But Prefers Not to Eat ItToday over at Midtown Lunch, Dave Pasternack, the chef and co-creator of Mario Batali’s highbrow fishery Esca, sits down for a quickie profile. There’s nothing particularly revelatory (that angle was more than covered in a lengthy New Yorker profile from 2005), but we just couldn’t wrap our heads around one little thing: Favorite Kind of Food: I mean, I like everything — but my favorite is ethnic food. I find it more intriguing. I’ve worked in fancy restaurants for 25 years, but my favorite foods are still Chinese, Thai, Indian … pretty much everything.