Weekday Lunch-Only Spots
Hey guys, long time reader, first time poster. Anyway, I'm usually busy during the week and don't have much of a chance to venture afield from my office (by the culinary wasteland that is Penn Station). So I wanted to ask if there are any places that only serve lunch on weekdays (especially places that aren't even open for dinner) that I should try during the holiday week, when I'll be "working from home." Cheap and counter service is always a plus too; I'm looking for something casual, not upscale. Anywhere subway accessible should work. I'm into pretty much everything except Middle Eastern/traditional Jewish fare.
DeFonte's in Red Hook isn't exactly easy to get to on the subway (now that the smith/9th FG stop isnt operational) but if you're up for a bus its quite the experience - great subs, the steak pizzaolo, firehouse (roast pork w broccoli rabe and provolone) and meatball are all epic, the much touted roast beef w fresh mozz and fried eggplant is good but not my cup of tea. the clientele is hilariously working man - you have to do something tough to work up an appetite for one of these sandwiches - lots of construction workers and firemen. No seating to speak of, but lots of guys hanging around eating on the counter before going back to their shifts.
Defonte's Sandwich Shop
379 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Not sure which borough you're in so:
Bklyn: Joe's of Ave U (McDonald Ave/Ave U, almost under the F train station) for excellent Sicilian. Second place goes to Ferdinando's on Union off the BQE. Or DiFara's for pizza.
Queens: Flushing C'town's New World Mall or Golden Mall
Manhattan: Indian buffets on Lex/upper 20s (Dhaba is my favorite)
Golden Shopping Mall
41-28 Main St, Queens, NY 11355
Joe's of Avenue U
287 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223
151 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Di Fara Pizza
1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230
New World Mall
40-21 Main St, Queens, NY 11354