Lunch Smorgasbord

Green Cafe

Green Cafe

The turkey and brie sandwich is a staple of just about every midtown lunchateria. It's usually presented on a baguette under glass with either honey mustard or ...
Printon 56

Printon 56

I can't even count the number of times I've stood before a glass case at one of these lunch places looking at the same damned sandwiches, paninis and various wr...
Bistro Cafe

Bistro Cafe

To call this place a cafe is a bit of a stretch. It is in fact just a higher end sandwich joint with the usual smattering of continental cuisine and made-to...
Amici 36

Amici 36

Another one of those gigantic, meandering midtown lunch joints with every imaginable kind of food under glass. Want a panini? They got it. Want a burrito, c...
Teleon Cafe

Téleon Café

Directly across the street from The New York Times building, Teleon definitely serves its share of commie pinko bastards. No, seriously, whom do these liberal m...
Zest

Zest

Sometimes I order things that taste better than they sound on paper. Ordering the lemon chicken sandwich from Zest was just such an experience. What amounts...
Village 38

Village 38

I'll have the napalm panini, please. Oh, sorry, that' Village 26. Perhaps I'll take the John McCain kebab. What, they don't have that either? Perhaps you're...
Cucina Gourmet

Cucina Gourmet

Is the word "cocina" Italian or Spanish? Sure, go ahead and make fun of my terrible ignorance, but my eight years of Spanish instruction, if it taught me an...
Global Kitchen

Global Kitchen

If I owned this joint, I'd call it Bitchin' Kitchen! That might turn people off, and belie my 1980s Los Angelino roots, but since when do I care what anybody th...
Tuscan Square

Tuscan Square

Sandwiches as long as a baby's arm--and almost as tasty. But like all baby-arm eaters, you're gonna pay, and pay dearly. The amazing turkey and avocado sand...
Digby's Cafe

Digby’s Cafe

For some reason this joint reminds me of that weird, bi-polar mind-child cartoon, Ziggy. That or the weird, violent man-child hooligan from Trainspotting, B...