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BobbyBigWheel Dec 27, 2011 06:50 AM

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.

Thanks!

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    cazique Dec 28, 2011 07:42 AM

    If you have occasion to take a break or want to get out of your home office, have a latte and a snack at Cafe Pedlar in cobble hill.

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    Cafe Pedlar
    210 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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      tex.s.toast Dec 27, 2011 10:33 AM

      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.

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      Defonte's Sandwich Shop
      379 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      1. Steve R Dec 27, 2011 10:22 AM

        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)

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        Golden Shopping Mall
        41-28 Main St, Queens, NY 11355

        Joe's of Avenue U
        287 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223

        Ferdinando's Focacceria
        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

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