The Lobster Press

2 Penn Plz New York, NY 10121(646) 776-3700 thelobsterpress.com

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Are you sitting down? If not, I’ll wait… Okay, here it goes. There is a really great place to eat in Penn Station. All right, stop laughing. I’m trying to be serious here. It’s called The Pennsy and it is quite literally the answer to my foodie prayers, single-handedly making me happy to be close to Penn Station, which is no small feat.

So what is the Pennsy? The Pennsy is a high end food court dressed with a modern, industrial vibe and loaded with some pretty kick ass options ranging from Batali grilled cheese sammies, to Cinnamon Snail (which you already know how I feel about), to a Marc Forgione lobster hut.

Now, if you haven’t already read my review of Marc Forgione, you should go do that so that you can appreciate the unbridled joy that I am about to spew effusively.

The very same magical chili sauce you’ll find in Marc’s transcendent lobster appetizer at his signature restaurant is transformed into a dipping jus for a hot pressed lobster and cheese sandwich served on a blissfully crunchy ciabatta. Oh. Daddy. Yes!

Then wash that puppy down with some spicy Maine Root Ginger Ale and- Fuck it. I just heart the Pennsy. ‘Nuff said.

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Court Street Grocers

600 11th Ave. New York, NY 10036(718) 722-7229 • courtstreetgrocers.com
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Okay, yet another trycaviar.com joint and yet another happy customer, although this one took a little longer than a feature length film to arrive, so a little upset about that, but the sandwiches were on point.

I went splitsies with a friend on the tuna and the Italian and while tuna sounds amazing, with its pimento aioli and white anchovies, it ultimately tasted like a pretty normal tuna sandwich. Not bad, but nowhere near as special as it sounds on paper.

As for the Italian, well, it’s every Italian cold cut in existence crammed onto hoagie with giardinera on top. How bad could it be? Or rather, how awesome? Very. Can’t say it was an Ultimate, but let’s just say that even though it probably took a month off of my life, there are no regrets.

Oh, and I definitely recommend the spicy Blenheim ginger ale to go with. It’s got some nice kick and takes me back to old school New York delis back when they used to make the ginger ale themselves at the fountain.

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