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Category Archives: lunch

Lenny’s is Far From Ultimate

Lenny’s is a franchise of sandwich chains that seems everywhere these days. Their slogan is “The Ultimate Sandwich” which, to put it mildly, speaks to me. Unfortunately, I’ve never had great success there. I’ve been a few times and I always get excited by all the ultimate-sandwich talk, but in the end it really seems [...]

Transnational Aroma and Eggs

Aroma Espresso Bar is a global chain with franchises all over both the US and Israel. I went to the one in Netanya, but apparently the menu is basically the same as the one on Houston st in New York City. Weird huh? Call me old-fashioned but I still think it’s weird to go half-way [...]

Philly Cheesesteak Throwdown

It was way past lunchtime and I was wandering around east market street near Penn’s Landing (whatever that is). It was cold and there was a stiff wind blowing, my spirits were low after many hours at constitution hall when just then god smiled down on me and revealed the fruits of my labor: two [...]

Lusicous Pork Party

Luscious (59 5th ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn 11217) looks like a high-end kitchen. You can tell that the focus is on the food. The tables and chairs, while perfectly fine, are clearly not the attraction. The point is the huge menu on the wall and the prepared food in the case. Judging by the decor [...]

Jade and Pork at Banh Mi Saigon Bakery

Banh Mi Saigon Bakery (198 Grand St, between Mulberry and Mott) is a bit of a curiosity. You know what you’re going to get when you get there, a sandwich, duh, I mean hell, it’s right in the name “BAHN MI” and yet, when you walk in, under the gigantic ‘saigon bakery’ sign, there’s a [...]

Marvelous Mortadella Monster

I wandered into Bottega Falai (267 Lafayette St) totally clueless. I was hungry, it was lunchtime and they have that minimalist all-white design with all items in tiny-bottles that just screams ‘European’, and my was I hungry for some European food. I looked around and didn’t see much of anything beyond the anemic little panninis [...]