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Interesting Quckie Lunch on East 34th?

sivyaleah Jul 26, 2006 04:54 PM

Taking a run up on East 34th to run some office related errands - anything in the general vacinity worth having a quick lunch in? Nothing too fancy - some place I can be in and out of in an hour or less? Not Sophies on Madison, nor AQ Cafe, looking for someplace new or that I haven't been in a long time - further east, past Park.


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    Pupster Jul 26, 2006 05:21 PM

    How about a nice deli sandwich at Sarge's?
    Or a burger at Waterfront Alehouse. Or at Rare.
    I think some people have recommended Golden Krust if Carribbean is your interest.
    There's a Grand Sichuan over at Lex and 34th.
    And finally, isn't there a Philly cheesesteak place on E.34 somewhere? Can't remember if reports were positive...

    Edit: Found the name: Carl's Steaks on 3rd, btn 34 & 35. Mixed CH reviews.

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      Peter Cherches Jul 26, 2006 05:28 PM

      Probably too late. I'd have recommended Ali Baba.


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        Pupster Jul 26, 2006 05:31 PM

        Hey Peter, How does Ali Baba compare with the nearby Turkish Kitchen?

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          Peter Cherches Jul 26, 2006 05:48 PM

          Very different. Turkish Kitchen is much more upscale. The food at Ali Baba is excellent, but I find the appetizers & pides the most interesting. The Iskender kebab is great, but even I who don't usually worry about "eating healthy" shudder when I think about its life-shortening possibilities.

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