Entries Categorized as 'MIDTOWN WEST'

NYC Best Sandwiches: Sub in Grilled Chicken & Russian Dressing for Roast Beef & A1 Steak Sauce in “RB King” Sandwich at Toastie’s or G3 Sandwich at Lenny’s

Date November 18, 2013

Sometimes great sandwiches are right in front of you if you use your imagination.  Lenny’s and Toasties are two sandwich shops with multiple locations in Manhattan and near identical menus (I think some guys left Lenny’s and opened Toastie’s, taking the menu with them and renaming most items).  But despite their vast sandwich offerings, you [...]

NYC Best Pizza: Cafe Duke’s Spicy Chicken Pizza May Be My Favorite Lunch in Midtown West & I’m Not Ashamed to Admit it

Date November 14, 2013

Hey, good food is good food. Doesn’t matter where it’s from, even if it’s Cafe Duke, the pinnacle of NYC we-have-it-all “gourmet” food shops. You know the kind of place I mean, they have pizza, sushi, sandwiches, soup, udon noodles, salads, a hot food bar, and snacks and candy bars from all over the world. [...]

NYC Italian Sandwiches: Sergimmo Salumeria Serves the Best in Midtown West

Date October 3, 2013

You’re looking at mortadella, warm fried eggplant, a hearty later of melted and thinly sliced sharp provolone, peppery arugula, and balsamic vinaigrette on ciabatta. All freshly sliced and prepared to order. The chicken parmesan hero is also solid and I’m always tempted to try one of their other two dozen sandwich creations, or the [...]

Best Bite of the Week: 80 Cent Pork Buns at Ying Du Bakery on 38th Street off 8th Ave

Date April 30, 2010

Airy, egg-glazed buns filled with tiny chunks of sweet roast pork for just 80 cents 90 cents each? In Midtown?? How can you go wrong? Well, Ying Du’s cleanliness isn’t exactly confidence-instilling (it’s been DOH’d several times), but what can you expect from a place pulled right out of Chinatown and placed mere blocks [...]

KyoChon: First Taste Does Not Leave Me Wanting More

Date March 11, 2010

One of the best barometer’s of a restaurant’s success is whether or not you want to return after your first meal.  KyoChon, one day away from its grand opening, did not pass this test.  The Korean fried chicken chain, which opened its first Manhattan location Tuesday, is still in soft opening, but after waiting an [...]

Cafe Duke’s Spicy Chicken Pizza: Best Non-Restaurant Pizza in Midtown

Date March 4, 2010

Unlike many Midtown desk jockeys, I do everything in my power to avoid eating at the “we have it all” deli.  The Café Dukes of the city are the enemy of little specialty shops everywhere, making up for mainly mediocre, high-priced food by offering more options than your mind can handle, all under one roof. [...]

Free $25 Gift Card to Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse: Do It

Date March 2, 2010

NYC Food Guy always welcomes guest bloggers.  Today we turn the spotlight on regular contributor King of Ketchup.  E-mail lawrence@nycfoodguy.com if you’d like to contribute!
A couple weeks ago I stumbled across this website advertising an offer for a free $25 gift card for Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse. Two days later, my free $25 gift card was [...]

Skirt Steak & Eggs Brunch Battle: The Breslin vs Yuca Bar

Date February 26, 2010

Skirt Steak and eggs: the Clint Eastwood of breakfast.  Its been around forever and it’s still badass.  And while The Breslin tries to cement its badass status with a no reservations policy and a meat-centric menu, Yuca Bar draws diners and imbibers to its Latin American oasis as coolly as Clint draws movie viewers.  So [...]

Gratuitous Breakfast Food Porn: Irresistible Banana-Macadamia Nut Flapjacks at Norma’s in Le Parker Meridien Hotel

Date January 19, 2010

Two crispy-edged, fluffy on the inside, plate-size pancakes studded with slices of ripe banana and topped with mixed candied nuts and a melting river of whipped banana brown sugar butter!  Syrup is superfluous.  If you want to avoid the $21 price tag, you’ll find the recipe for this decadence in the thumbnails below.  Let us [...]

13-Dish Introduction to Szechuan at Lan Sheng Szechuan Restaurant

Date November 16, 2009

You didn’t think NYC Food Guy could stay away for this long, did you? I didn’t either, but here we are, more than four months since the last review.  A complete change of schedule at my day job gave me a life beyond eating for the first time in three years and unfortunately the blog [...]

Usher In Summer Outside at Bryant Park’s Swanky “Southwest Porch”

Date July 13, 2009

There’s finally a reason to remain in Midtown when the clock strikes 5PM on weekdays (and starting at 12PM weekends): the new “Southwest Porch” at 40th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan’s Bryant Park. The venture combines Southwest Airlines, who’s celebrating their first flights out of LaGuardia, with a menu from Tom Colicchio [...]

NYC Late Night Food: Specialty Sandwiches & Whole Wheat Honey Pancakes at Galaxy Diner in Hell’s Kitchen

Date February 17, 2009

I’m willing to cause controversy by declaring NYC’s best falafel, but when it comes to diners, there are so many in this city that it’s impossible to applaud only one as “the best.”  But therein lies NYC Food Guy’s motivation to find diners that are a cut above the rest.   Galaxy Diner, on 46th Street [...]

NYC Best Falafel: Azuri Cafe beats Taim as NYC’s Best Falafel

Date February 5, 2009

New Yorkers desire the best and when it comes to food, NYC Food Guy delivers just that.  I’ve made the claim before about burgers, West Village slices, Midtown pizza, and french fries.  Now it’s time to deliver the best falafel crown to Azuri Cafe on 51st Street near 10th Avenue. The cozy Kosher cafe run [...]

NYC Wings: A 2nd Try of Lansdowne Road Proves Scruffy Duffy’s Wings Are Really Gone

Date January 16, 2009

A 2nd attempt at rediscovering the magic of Scruffy Duffy’s Buffalo Wings at widowed sister bar Lansdowne Road has failed.  On my initial visit, I ordered the wings hot and was disappointed by the crusty sauce and dried out wings.  On my second visit, I ordered the wings medium but the result is what you [...]

3 “Break from the Norm” Burgers: Del Frisco’s, Ruby’s, Great Jones Cafe

Date January 12, 2009

In this “burger obssessed age“, where beef on a bun is the restaurant industry’s lone recession-proof dish, NYC Food Guy is here to shed some light on three burgers that are a break from the normal fare.  One’s both beauty and beast, one’s from Down Under and the last is just a heart-stopper.  Read on [...]