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Your Ultimate Sandwich

Wow I can't believe nobody has chimed in with a fried bologna sandwich. A thick slice or two from my local deli fried so the edges are nice and crispy, good bread and a squirt or two of Bertman's Ballpark Mustard (what can I say I'm from Cleveland). Simple but so satisfying.

Jun 06, 2012
pushbinlou in General Topics

Financial District Blues

I recently had lunch at the Fraunces Tavern and I will agree with you the food was decent. I had the pot pie and washed it down with a couple of the porters for a very satisfying meal. what would you recommend to get at SHO?

May 28, 2012
pushbinlou in Manhattan

Financial District Blues

Speaking of Food Trucks - I ran into the Fun Bun Truck down in FiDi and it was pretty great. I got three pork belly buns and an iced tea for $10.00 which I thought was a pretty delicious and affordable quickie lunch. I'm under the impression though that the area did not work out for them and they have been setting up shop in Brooklyn. Hopefully they will come back.

May 28, 2012
pushbinlou in Manhattan

Financial District Blues

I will admit that the choices are not as bad as I first thought although except for the food trucks everything does seem to be a tad more expensive than in Mid-Town. I have not tried Terrace yet any recommendations?

May 28, 2012
pushbinlou in Manhattan

Financial District Blues

Wow. It's great to see that this post is still alive. I have seen the Cinnamon Snail truck around and I will take your advice and hit it up the next time I see it. I have also been going to the Luke's Lobster on S. William Street but it is a tad pricey for me for lunch. I have tried the Bon Chon in Midtown and was not to crazy about it but I will give it another shot. Thanks for the recommendations!

May 18, 2012
pushbinlou in Manhattan

Financial District Blues

So I had had a chance to try out a few of the suggestions as well as a few places that I just chanced upon during a few lunch time walks.

Sophie's - So far this is hands down my favorite place. I was addicted to the breaded chicken sandwich at Tina's and Sophie's is just as good (I know that Tina's and Sophie's have some sort of relationship). The cubano sandwich is also top notch.

Ruben's Empanadas - I know a lot of people are down on Ruben's but I really liked the place. I got the two empanadas (ham and cheese and Portuguese sausage) with soup and soda and was very pleased. It seems that some think that $11.50 is kind of pricey but compared to other places in the area it seems to me to be par for the course.

Fika - other than Starbucks and Financier this seems to be the only game in the neighborhood in terms of decent coffee. I really like the place and I am intrigued about their chocolate.

I'll put up more mini-reviews as I do more exploring.

And please - more suggestions if you have them!

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Sophie's Cuban Cuisine
73 New St, New York, NY 10004

Financier Patisserie
62 Stone St, New York, NY 10004

Ruben's Empanadas
77 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004

Fika
66 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004

Feb 18, 2012
pushbinlou in Manhattan

Financial District Blues

I'm intrigued by the Tabasco chicken over french fries. What is that like?

Feb 07, 2012
pushbinlou in Manhattan

Financial District Blues

Well I'm not as depressed in terms of lunch prospects and I saw that Midtown Lunch posted something about a food truck lot near the World Financial Center. Has anybody been there yet?

Feb 06, 2012
pushbinlou in Manhattan

Financial District Blues

@sgordon - Wow! Thanks you for the help. I will definitely be checking your recommendations out in the upcoming weeks.

Feb 05, 2012
pushbinlou in Manhattan

Financial District Blues

I have heard from a number of people about Alfanoose and will definitely check it out. I will put Sophie's on my radar as well. Thanks!

Feb 05, 2012
pushbinlou in Manhattan

Spent Hen Help

Thanks for all of the replies. Unfortunately I don't have a pressure cooker but I assume I can still make a decent stock?

Feb 05, 2012
pushbinlou in Home Cooking

Spent Hen Help

Yes I do mean a hen that is too old to lay. Unfortunately I did not get any feet. I was surprised at how small the bird was but I assume it will still make a great stock.

Feb 05, 2012
pushbinlou in Home Cooking

Spent Hen Help

Hi all,

So I just received a 2.5 lb spent hen from my CSA. I was going to either use it to make a soup or stock. Does anybody have any tips, suggestions, ideas or recipes?

Feb 05, 2012
pushbinlou in Home Cooking

Financial District Blues

Hi All,

The offices that I work at recently moved from Mid Town to the Financial District. This is a huge bummer for me because I had a ton of great options for coffee, lunch and after work drinks. I have done some research in the archives and have come up with a few posts on the Financial District but they are fairly old. Unfortunately the sense I got was that there is not nearly as much in terms of affordable lunch options as there is near my old haunting grounds (right near the Empire State Building). So I was hoping some of you could be so kind and help a hungry guy out. I'm looking for the following - BTW I'm working near Whitehall and Stone.

1. Affordable lunch spots. I love just about any type of food. My go-to spots near the ESB were No. 7 Sub, Mandoo Bar, Kyochan, Nanoosh and Tina's Cuban.

2. Decent cup of coffee and/or a decent egg and cheese on a roll.

3. A bar with a good beer list. I was spoiled previously with Ginger Man and Rattle and Hum.

Thank you in advance for your advice....

Feb 04, 2012
pushbinlou in Manhattan