To put it bluntly, Midtown Manhattan is a barren wasteland when it comes to casual cuisine. There are the standard delis — either overpriced and “gourmet” or cheap with the strong odor of cigarettes and cooking oil — and a smattering of fast food joints. As a result, exploring the terrain to find good food has become a major part of my lunch break. And as an intern, I get TEN WHOLE DOLLARS to spend on lunch every day! Oh joy!
My favorite place to eat at the moment is Go Go Curry, a baseball-themed Japanese curry joint on 38th St. When I first ate there, I wasn’t feeling very adventurous… so I got a chicken cutlet over curry, single-sized. Oh yeah, so this place is sort of like Starbuck’s in that they use their own size classifications: from smallest to largest, you can get either a walk, a single, a double, or a triple. A Grand Slam is a katsu (pork) curry with a whole bunch of toppings on it. Kind of Denny’s, isn’t it?
In the store is a plasma TV that loops clips of rice farming, aerobics and the Go! Go! Curry theme song. THIS RESTAURANT HAS A THEME SONG! It was just some sugary denpa nonsense, but the novelty of it was appreciated by this blogger. Suck on that, Guy & Gallard! Maybe if you fucks had your own theme song I’d actually pay $2 for a bagel!