Alfort Biscuit

“Biscuit cookie with a layer of milk chocolate”. Like a wheat biscuit topped with some bland milk chocolate. But I’m not one to say no to a biscuit or milk chocolate so this is pretty good. Not quite in the league of the little schoolboy but I would eat these if they were offered to me.

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Nori-komi Furikake Senbei

Very large, and yet very light rice cracker. A tiny bit sweet. Very crunchy and processed. Strange, now that I think about it. 

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Ajitsuke Nori

Seasoned nori that had a strange sweet tang to it. I’m not sure I would eat this with rice, or actually even eat it by itself.

Shake Shack

Five months sure zips by! A few things I have learned during this process: It’s almost impossible to think I can eat at a different lunch spot every day for an entire year. I just can’t do it. I can try, but I’m a creature of habit, and when I like things, I tend to consume it until it’s totally unavailable forever. This is the case with crispy salmon skin at Dishes. There is no way that I can only have that once a year if I know that Dishes is serving it.

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Revel in the Meatpacking District

This is technically brunch, but since we’re here, I might as well log it. So we are in the Meatpacking District, somewhat randomly, and looking for a place to have some brunch. It’s not even noon yet and somehow Pastis is mobbed. There’s a weird sushi and panini place at the Gansevoort the menu of which seems very strange, and some other places nearby that don’t seem all that interesting.

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Rickshaw Dumpling Truck/Frieze Art Fair

I’m on Randall’s Island today, and I’m STARVING. I’m here for the Frieze Art Fair and right off the bus I notice there are several food trucks so I’m going to have lunch at Rickshaw Dumpling Truck. I can’t wait.

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Good Burger

Trying to eat light isn’t easy. Part of the problem is I get so hungry by lunchtime I’m ready to eat anything, and a large quantity of it. The other problem is the portion sizing at most places is just too large. I guess I can just stop eating at a certain point and not finish everything on my plate, but that’s going to take some time to get to.

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PJ Clarke’s Lincoln Center

This is just about the last place in the entire city I’d expect to wind up for lunch. But here I am.

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Fifth Avenue Epicure

There’s a smelly deli on 5th Avenue, and you’ve passed it a million times but never noticed it. Maybe it’s because you always thought it was going out of business, or thought it was abandonned?

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Momofuku Ssam Bar

I was originally going to have lunch today at Momofuku Noodle Bar because I saw the kimchi stew bowl on their lunch menu. But as it turns out, it wasn’t on the menu. I was so very disappointed. It’s one of the best things ever, this kimchi stew. Oh well.

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