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20 Fun Sandwiches for Your Sack Lunch

Paige Brocious 5 comments

It's back-to-school time for kids and parents, which means even more sandwiches need to be made. We see this as an opportunity to try out fun, new sandwich concoctions, especially if you're willing to go beyond the average PB&J (not that we don't love it). Here are 20 make-ahead recipes to pack in your sack lunch this school year. More

SE Staff Picks: Our Favorite Sack Lunches

Staff Picks The Serious Eats Team 28 comments

This week we brought in our lunches in honor of City Harvest's Skip Lunch Fight Hunger campaign. The New York City initiative asks people to donate the money they'd normally spend on lunch today to help feed hungry children and their families. It's a great effort, and inspired us to hold off on all the Sandwich a Day hunting and street fooding for one day to wrap up our favorite lunches in a brown sack. Find out what the SE staff likes to bring in from home, and let us know what your go-tos are. More

The Art of the Lunch Deal: Tabla

New York Nick Solares 6 comments

Chef Floyd Cardoz. [Photos: Nick Solares] Tabla 11 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10010; map); 212-889-0667; tablany.com Setting: An ornate (some might say gaudy) decor benefits from daytime dining; sunlight pours in through the large windows Compare to:Tamarind, Amma... More

The Art of the Lunch Deal: Tocqueville Revisited

New York Nick Solares 9 comments

[Photos: Nick Solares] Tocqueville 1 East 15th Street (b/n 5th Avenue and Union Square West), New York NY 10003 (map); 212-647-1515; tocquevillerestaurant.com Service: Effusive and professional Setting: A tranquil room, recessed deep into the building Must Haves: Beet salad,... More

The Year That Was: Lunch

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Editor's note: It's been a long, yummy year on Serious Eats: New York, but with new posts every day, it can be hard to keep up. So we're recapping the greatest hits of 2009 in The Year That Was. Click... More

Worst Meal This Year: Lucy's Cantina Royale

New York Carey Jones 41 comments

"Even my Diet Coke was awful." [Photos: Robyn Lee] At Serious Eats, we eat an awful lot of meals we don't tell you about. And usually, if there's nothing to recommend, we keep our mouths shut. Why review an unremarkable... More

Lunch at Eleven Madison Park: Four-Star Food at Neighborhood Restaurant Prices?

New York Ed Levine 12 comments

I love a bargain, and $28 for two courses, an amuse, and some gougeres thrown in for good measure is, relatively speaking, a steal. More

All-You-Can-Eat Kebabs for Ten Bucks at Bhatti Indian Grill

New York Carey Jones 1 comment

Stand on the corner of 28th and Lex, take ten steps in any direction, and you're likely to pass at least three or four Indian lunch specials. But few are as sophisticated (or as filling) as you'll find at... More

How to Make a Zero-Waste Lunch Kit

Robyn Lee 8 comments

Squishy Bowls from Guyot Designs. Reduce your waste when eating on the road by making a zero-waste lunch kit. Wisebread gives suggestions on what reusable and travel-friendly products to get, such as stainless steel drinking straws, utensils attached to metal rings, and collapsible bowls and plates. And for special occasions, get some squishy travel shot glasses for cocktails on the go. [via Lifehacker] Related: Serious Green: Plastic-Free Ways to Transport Your Lunch... More

Need Restaurant Week Plans? Go to Park Avenue Summer

New York Grace Kang 6 comments

I look forward to every Restaurant Week because it gives me a chance to try restaurants I normally couldn't afford to eat at on my poor student's budget. It may seem like a straightforward decision, but there's an art to choosing a restaurant during this week, or in this case weeks, and this time around, I went with Park Avenue Summer. Check out the dish-by-dish action. More

Serious Green: Plastic-Less Ways to Transport Your Lunch

tressa eaton 33 comments

Let's be serious. This economic climate means this is not the time, nor the place to be going out to lunch everyday. Those $8 burritos, $6 burgers, and $9 salads will start to add up to some serious money in no time. Besides the slow and steady hit your wallet is taking from your daily lunch habit, think of all the styrofoam containers and plastic forks that are piling up out there. And with all of us on this planet it's adding up way too quickly. So what's the best way to save a buck and do your part at stopping the rising tide of plastics at the same time? Go old-school and brown bag it. If you do... More

Serious Lunch Deals: Pan-Asian Edition

New York Nick Solares 5 comments

With so many eateries offering prix-fixe lunches, it can be hard to distinguish the good from the seriously good. Here are five favorites in the pan-Asian genre. Momofuku Ssam Bar For $25, Ssam Bar lets you choose one of three... More

Kathy YL Chan Talks About Spam Musubi on WNYC

New York Erin Zimmer Post a comment

As part of The Brian Lehrer Show's series on packable lunches on WNYC this week, our own Kathy Chan shares her go-to foods, inspired by her Hawaiian roots: spam musubi and ketchup fried rice. Listen here.... More

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