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Lunch Today: The Smile To Go

We've written about The Smile before, just close enough to the Serious Eats World Headquarters to merit a trip or two for a casual sandwich lunch. Naturally, when we heard the Bond Street restaurant was opening a take-away outpost right around the corner from our office on Howard Street, we just had to pop our heads in and say hello. More

Lunch Today: Shrimp Summer Rolls from Banh Mi Saigon

You know those summer days when you're not in the mood for anything too hot or heavy for lunch, your office AC is busted, and you're still full from the crunchy peanut butter tastings? Well, it was one of those days, so when walking across the street to Banh Mi Saigon, the packaged gỏi cuốn, or shrimp summer roll trio ($5), in the fridge next to the sodas looked light, refreshing, and perfect. More

We Try the Whole Menu at Pret a Manger

Pret A Manger is the sort of chain-but-better, like Chipotle or Starbucks, beloved by urbanities who would never confess to loving McDonald's or KFC. That it started out in London might have something to do with it; so too might the perception of Pret as a benevolent enterprise, one that has spread over major metropolitan areas but isn't really fast food. Sure, they're convenient, but we wanted to know: what's really worth ordering at Pret a Manger? We tasted (just about) the entire menu to find out. More

Lunch for One: Hung Ry

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Having a particular soft spot for $5 hand-pulled noodles at various Chinatown joints, I was skeptical of Hung Ry on Bond Street—where bowls of hand-pulled noodles start at a pricey $11. But I'll spare you... More

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