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City Council to Introduce Anti-Food-Truck Law

New York Erin Zimmer 2 comments

[Image: 33stewartavenue] When it comes to street food, current New York City laws are pretty convoluted and make it incredibly tough for vendors to find a truly legal spot to park on the street—but they still find ways. Thankfully,... More

Midtown Lunch Los Angeles and Philadelphia Are Also Awesome

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It was tough to see Midtown Lunch poobah and Serious Eats buddy Zach Brooks leave New York City in January, but he's sure making us hungry over there on the West Coast with his pork belly banh mi and plantain-stuffed burrito reports on Midtown Lunch Los Angeles. (But there's no midtown in L.A., Zach!! Yeah, he doesn't care.) Also joining the ML family earlier this year was Midtown Lunch Philadelphia because, let's be honest, a man can only eat so many Wawa sandwiches. More

Fried Calamari Slice at Portobello's in Tribeca

Slice Adam Kuban 7 comments

[Photograph: Midtown Lunch] The folks at Midtown Lunch find a calamari-topped slice at Portobello's Pizzeria & Sicilian Kitchen in Tribeca: How can you go wrong with that? Admittedly, for some folks you can go quite, quite wrong with this but Portobello's does an awesome job of cooking it well. Squid and octopus, in my opinion, are two of the most difficult piece of seafood to make edible and for me. I am really not a calamari guy. But this? This was good. Maybe it was the combination of the sauce and the crust and the cheese, or maybe it... More

In Gastronomic Feats: Dollar-Store Sushi

New York Carey Jones 8 comments

[Photo: Midtown Lunch] We're equal-opportunity eaters here at SE:NY, and we've got no problem with foods that cost a dollar. Like cheap pizza. Or falafel. Or things that are, you know, cooked. But even we're a little wary of... More

Look Out, Taco Trucks: Zach Brooks of 'Midtown Lunch' Moving to Los Angeles

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We've known for awhile that we'd be losing friend, former Serious Eater, and Midtown Lunch mastermind Zach Brooks to Los Angeles, but it looks like the word is officially out: he'll be leaving New York City by the end of... More

'Kick-Ass' Artichoke Slice at Newly Opened Previti in Midtown

Slice Adam Kuban 10 comments

Zach Brooks of Midtown Lunch reports on the artichoke square slice at Previti: "Their artichoke pizza comes topped with a truffled spinach and cream sauce thing that they make in house every day. It also has real artichoke hearts (bonus!) unlike Artichoke in the East Village. It's basically the best of both worlds. You can get it as a regular slice, or as a square slice." Previti Pizza: 122 East 41st Street, New York NY 10168 (Lex/Park; map); 212-557-4992; previtipizza.com... More

Frites N Meats Hits The Street in Tribeca

New York Carey Jones 3 comments

Photo: Midtown Lunch It's not too often that Zach "Midtown Lunch" Brooks gets "downtown lunch jealousy," but the new Frites N Meats truck (@fritesnmeats), down at Greenwich and Chambers, will do the trick. In addition to double-fried Belgian-style frites,... More

The Greasiest Sandwich in Midtown

New York Carey Jones 1 comment

[Photo: Midtown Lunch] Probably not a title that any sandwich aspires to, but Zach Brooks has found what he calls "without a doubt the most deliciously gross, out of control gut bomb I have ever had in Midtown, in... More

Zach Brooks on the Deadliness (and Deliciousness) of the Schnitzel Burger

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee Post a comment

[Photograph: Robyn Lee] Zach Brooks of New York City-based Midtown Lunch finally tries the Schnitzel Burger from the Schnitzel Truck and likes it. A lot. But he doesn't glorify the deliciousness without also expounding upon the deadliness of this grease-laden... More

BZ Grill Coming to Manhattan?

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BZ Grill's pork gyros are made from actual cuts of marinated pork—not one of those mystery logs of rotating meat. [Photograph: Adam Kuban] That's what Zach Brooks says on Midtown Lunch. The owner of BZ Grill (my favorite gyro... More

Midtown Lunch on Midtown Buffet

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[Photo: Midtown Lunch] If Zach Brooks knows two things, they'd be street vendor wars and Chinese buffets, and today, Midtown Lunch gives us the definitive review of Midtown Buffet. Come hungry: Following my own buffet advice, I started off... More

'Midtown Lunch' Inspires Indian Pizza Meet-up at Bombay Eats

New York Adam Kuban 2 comments

[Photograph: Food Mayhem] Remember that Indian saag paneer pizza that Midtown Lunch's Zach Brooks blogged about late last month? Recap: It was available whole-pie-only but Zach convinced the owner to jury-rig a single slice topped with saag paneer from... More

'Beef Egg Rolls' at the New Kosher Oasis Cart

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[Photograph: Midtown Lunch] Over at Midtown Lunch, Zach Brooks chows down at the New Kosher Oasis Cart on West 47th. Most of the food is pretty standard, but he seems to be a big fan of the beefy, spicy... More

Three Chinese Dishes, Five Dollars, One Lunch at Sushi Osaka

New York Carey Jones 2 comments

[Midtown Lunch] A great find from Midtown Lunch at Sushi Osaka in the Garment District. There's a Japanese restaurant in front, but those who head to the back will find a formidable steam table—three items over rice for $5,... More

Saag Paneer Pizza? Why Not?

Slice Adam Kuban 7 comments

[Credit: Midtown Lunch] Saag paneer is spinach and cheese, right? So why not make a saag paneer pizza? Midtown Lunch posted yesterday about the unusual pies at Bombay Eats on West 52nd Street. Right now, the Indian-food-topped pizza is sold whole-pie-only. The proprietor there told MTL's Zach Brooks that he didn't think there was enough demand to sell these pizzas by the slice. Zach badgered the owner enough that he made a slice topped with saag paneer from the buffet. He says: I still think he’d make a killing offering Indian pizza by the slice. Maybe if enough people... More

'New York Post' Goes All Backlash on Us, Attacking Fancy-Pants Food Trucks

New York Adam Kuban 6 comments

The Schnitzel & Things truck: too frou frou for NYP readers. In the New York Post today, Carla Spartos gives voice to all the people who long for the good old days when food trucks and carts offered cheap,... More

HB Burger Deal from Midtown Lunch

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee Post a comment

Thanks to Midtown Lunch, from noon to 5 p.m. each day this week (until July 17) the Nick Solares-approved HB Burger in New York City is offering a beef cheeseburger with french fries, tater tots, or onion strings for $9.95.... More

If You Don't Have Lunch Plans Yet ...

New York Adam Kuban 2 comments

May we suggest visiting the Papa Perrone truck for an ersatz Rutgers grease truck "fat" sandwich? This possibly one-time-only meal (chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, fries, and sauce on a roll) is a response to Zach Brooks' Midtown Lunch Sandwich Challenge.... More

Cheap-Slice Showdown: St. Marks 2 Bros. Pizza vs. 99 Cent Fresh Pizza

Slice Adam Kuban 13 comments

From left: St. Marks 2 Bros. Pizza, 542 Ninth Ave, New York NY 10018 (at West 40th Street; map). 99¢ Fresh Pizza, 569 Ninth Avenue, New York NY 10036 (at 41st Street; map). Click all photos for larger versions. These and all subsequent photos feature 2 Bros. on left and 99¢ on right. Fig. 1: A side-by-side comparison of St. Marks 2 Bros. Pizza and 99¢ Fresh Pizza slices. Yesterday afternoon, Zach Brooks of Midtown Lunch issued a challenge via blog and tweet. He claims he doesn't know much about pizza and wanted my opinion on the hot new... More

In Videos: Midtown Lunch's Zach Brooks in 'The Great Food Revolution' Documentary

New York Erin Zimmer 2 comments

Lord of Midtown Lunching Zach Brooks was featured in a Canadian documentary produced by the CBC called The Great Food Revolution. A portion of Part Four was dedicated to food-blogging and features Zach strolling down the street, doing his... More

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