Beat the midweek slump by eating well, whether you’re in the mood for a a gourmet burger, a creative take on pancakes or are avoiding meat today. By Yvo Sin.  

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Gotham Bar & Grill

 Todays Lunch Break: Brunch For Lunch?
12 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 620-4020
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Time for a midweek splurge, and with good reason: after quite a hiatus, Gotham Bar & Grill is bringing back their house burger with some noticeable changes.  The Gotham dry aged burger debuted yesterday, and boasts both aged fat and dry aged sirloin blended with hanger steak, weighing in at 80% lean and 20% fat.  We all know fat equals flavor, right?  For $22, the burger is served on a housemade roll, with Italian black truffle cheese, housemade tomato confit, pickles, roasted garlic aioli and a side of hand cut Kennebec french fries.  Avoiding meat today?  Gotham Bar & Grill’s seafood-centric menu has you covered.

Ripe Juice Bar & Grill

ripe juice bar Todays Lunch Break: Brunch For Lunch?
70-13 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 261-2881

If you’re feeling a bit rundown or like you’ve been indulging calorically with each meal a bit too much – after all, swimsuit season is just around the corner – check out Ripe Juice Bar & Grill in Forest Hills.  Proving that healthy doesn’t have to mean boring, they offer flavorful wraps that will keep you satisfied longer.  Their lunch menu has over ten options, all priced at $8.95 and includes a small juice or smoothie of your choice.  Pick from items such as the Chicken Caesar wrap (featuring turkey bacon), the Got Beef? wrap (flank steak, jasmine rice, peppers, onions and homemade steak sauce), or the Classico Pizza (a whole wheat personal pizza with tomato sauce and low-fat mozzarella).  Most lunch boxes also come with a small soup – value on top of wholesome, healthfulness; who knew?

PJ’s Pancake House

pjs pancake house Todays Lunch Break: Brunch For Lunch?


154 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ
(609) 924-1353

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Perhaps a day late for Pancake Day, but it’s never too late for pancakes, and PJ’s stands by that notion by serving breakfast all day.  With fifteen different types of pancakes listed on their menu, ranging from classics like old fashioned buttermilk and silver dollar pancakes to twists like pigs in a blanket and peanut butter & chocolate chip pancakes, there is definitely something for everyone here.  PJ’s also has the standards of any good pancake house, including eggs, omelets, and even a regular lunch/dinner menu, but who are you kidding?  You’re just there for the pancakes.

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Yvo Sin is the founder and head writer of Feisty Foodie.

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