What To Eat: Lunch

In Staunch Defense: Pairing American Cheese and Ketchup

If the combo doesn't melt you, you're made of stone
Mar 17, 2014 11:30 am

I developed an intimate relationship with grilled cheese sandwiches in high school. In an act of unprecedented faith, the dining hall provided an electric griddle where you could burn-it-yourself. It was there I discovered an unglamorous pairing with a heart of gold. If you've ever dipped something in ketchup, read on.

A Peanut Butter Burger Conversation At The Airport Bar

What's the public consensus on the PBB: yay or nay?
Mar 12, 2014 11:30 am

Reeling from the delightful excesses of the Charleston Wine and Food Festival, I hit the airport bar with the intention of enjoying naptime on the flight back home...at exactly just the right time for an epic conversation. This chat surprised me for a number of reasons. Every person at the bar (and those behind it) participated, the crowd was split 50/50 on opinion, and everyone was being SO NICE about their disagreements. So: peanut butter burger, or not?

Frog Balls: A Tribute To Pickled Brussels Sprouts

For we who are approaching good vegetable season
Mar 10, 2014 11:30 am

Well can you think of a better name for pickled Brussels sprouts? Cause I can't. All I can do is think of a handful of ways to incorporate them into your lunch, because we'll be knee-deep in spring produce before we know it and forget all about the frog balls and potatoes this winter has thrown us. The time is now.

The Best Of Cold Weather Eats For Lunch

Maybe if we just play along, it will get warmer
Mar 6, 2014 12:30 pm

I've tried everything. "Tampering" with my 1,000-year-old radiator in an attempt to find the balance between knocking, hissing and spouting the world's hottest air, buying a stylish humidifier on Gilt and naming it Smellvin because it helps me smell when it's too dry to smell, staying up late to make Swedish meatballs, everything. Or maybe those are just New York winter problems; I don't get out of town a lot. Regardless, March can take its lions and lambs and start whatever kind of effed-up zoo it wants. I'm going to load up on comfort food and hole up until the trees bust open.

Babybel, Truffle Honey. A Match Made At 3 A.M.

In case you had too much of either lying around
Mar 3, 2014 12:30 pm

I had three sacks of Babybels, just take me out back and shoot me if I ever run out of those, but they needed a friend and I was out of both crackers and fruit. A dusty jar in the pantry glared at me as though I'd forgotten about it. I had. It was truffle honey, which doens't go bad, and the possibility of introducing these two single pals made me feel like a lunch yenta. A match made in heaven, after the jump.

My Fantasy Lunch City Is Right Here In Midtown

There's honestly nowhere I'd rather be during lunch
Feb 27, 2014 12:30 pm

I was wringing out my brain trying to decide where I'd go if I could hop on a plane and wake up for lunch somewhere, and the strange but undeniable truth is when it comes to the midday repast, I'd really rather just stay here. Here are a jillion reasons why.

The Easiest Way To Improve A Cheese Sandwich? A Schmear Of Ricotta.

Don't let a sandwich with cheese go un-ricotta'd
Feb 24, 2014 12:30 pm

I spread the last few spoonfuls of ricotta I thoughtfully left myself in the bottom of the container on each slice of bread before loading the rest of the party into the bus and let a foil-wrapped brick and gravity do the rest. It went very well.

I Have My First Favorite Salad Of My Life. And Now I'm A Grown-Up.

Geez Jess, just marry Sweetgreen's Cobb salad
Feb 20, 2014 12:30 pm

No one salad has ever made me question my commitment to my lunch-partying ways. Until I met the District Cobb salad from Sweetgreen, which we've profiled and plugged until there could be no possible doubt in your mind that this is the place you want to get your roughage. That salad's making an honest woman out of me.

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