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Check Out the 'Food Is the New Rock' Blog and Podcast

Ed Levine 1 comment

So one of our main men, Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks, just launched a podcast (on iTunes here) as part of his newest blogging (ad)venture, Food is the New Rock, with the very fine Los Angeles-based food writer Jonathan Gold as his first guest. Did you know that Gold hung out with Snoop Dogg back in the day? One of many things you'll learn on the Food is the New Rock podcast. More

What to Eat at Coachella this Weekend

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While most people are busy sorting through the schedule of set times for Coachella, the three-day musical festivalarama that kicks off tomorrow, Zach Brooks of Food is the New Rock (and Midtown Lunch of course!) has a complete list of food vendors for you to hit up here. "Kogi, Coolahus, crab fries, doughnuts, egg rolls and a corn dog have already been penciled in... with a little music squeezed in, I suppose," he says. More

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 132: On Hiatus But Not Asleep at the Serious Diet Wheel

Ed Levine's Serious Diet Ed Levine 8 comments

I'm back in San Francisco after spending two full (pun intended) eating days in Los Angeles with Midtown Lunch's Zach Brooks and two of our men in burgers, Nick Solares and Damon Gambuto. I'm taking a week off from weighing in, but I have not taken a week off from my serious diet. More

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

New York Carey Jones Post a comment

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

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

The Issues of Street Vending Today

Erin Zimmer 6 comments

"The first rule of Vendor Fight Club is you don't talk about Vendor Fight Club." Freddy the "King of Falafel" in Queens. [Photograph: Erin Zimmer] What's it like becoming a street vendor? "You get fat and develop arthritis," said Freddy Zeidaies, aka "the King of Falafel," who's built a little kingdom of street meat-loving fans in Queens for almost a decade. Last night, he sat in the audience as a panel of five people (who care and know a lot about street food) debated the future of sidewalk cuisine at the Astor Center in Manhattan. Does it have to be from a cart or truck? Any old contraption? Is the recent boom a direct outcome of a nosediving economy?... More

Street Food Panel at Astor Center on Sunday, September 20

New York Erin Zimmer Post a comment

Street food has come a long way since 2001, when Sean Basinsky founded the Street Vendor Project as a way to provide legal representation and advocacy to immigrant vendors. It's become more tech-savvy, more PR-filled, and arguably more imaginative... More

Midtown Lunch's Street Meat Palooza 2 Finds the Best Chicken/Lamb Over Rice

New York Robyn Lee 2 comments

The eaters descend upon their street meat prey. Last week, Zach Brooks of Midtown Lunch organized the second annual Street Meat Palooza, inviting street meat lovers/food bloggers (including me) to rate chicken/lamb over rice dishes from 15 different carts... More

Kids' Restaurant Week

New York Erin Zimmer 4 comments

A few months ago, new daddio Zach Brooks declared that restaurants should implement a baby seating. While he loves his street meat (which he probably pulverizes into a baby-friendly paste for little Harry), Zach misses dining out at nicer... More

Where to Get a Fatty Melt in Portland, Oregon

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 8 comments

Clicking in to the AHT inbox early yesterday morning, we had this email from Midtown Lunch's Zach Brooks. AHT,Totally buried in this article about Portland, Oregon, food carts—a food cart in Portland is making your burger creation!Brunch Box, around the... 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

Photo of the Day: Baby vs. Chinese Food

New York Robyn Lee 9 comments

Photograph by Zach Brooks on Flickr That's no ordinary baby eying a bowl of Chinese steam-table food; that's Harry, the progeny of Mr. Midtown Lunch, Zach Brooks. Zach clearly has no problem having lunch with his kid—if only he... More

Momofuku's DIY Bo Ssam Package

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From left: Pork before; pork after. Photographs from MidtownLunch on Flickr Last week, Zach Brooks was a sad man when Momofuku sold its last Bo Ssam package. But he ain't the giving-up type. Combining the powers of pork from... More

Kefi Starts Lunch Service Today

New York Erin Zimmer 2 comments

We love when Midtown Lunch king Zach eats somewhere outside Midtown and gives us the exclusive report. Today, he and his wife Sarah lucked into the first lunch service at the newly-reopened Kefi. for the record, i wasn't cheating... More

Midtown Lunch Hires Youngest Intern

New York Erin Zimmer 10 comments

Our own Zach, also of Midtown Lunch fame, will now have someone to share in his street meat escapades! Little Harry Sheldon looks like the type who'd enjoy all-you-can-eat Indian buffets and the yellow rice from carts. Congratulations to... More

Take That, Rock 'n' Roll

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Our own Serious Eats New York editor Zach Brooks of Midtown Lunch fame was chosen one of Rolling Stone's "10 People Who Escaped the Music Industry." Ever since he left his programming position at Sirius Satellite Radio, we've been fattening him up with chocolate-chip cookies and lobster.... More

New Orleans Jazz Fest: The 5 Must-Have Foods

Zach Brooks 11 comments

The most amazing thing about Jazz Fest, and what makes it unique from most music festivals these days, is that the food has yet to be co-opted by big business. Every stand is a different restaurant or caterer from Louisiana, and no two places serve the same dish. Each has its unique specialty, and with five food areas and more than 60 vendors, there's a lot to eat. You must have a game plan. Inside, the Five Must-Have Jazz Fest Foods. More

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