Lena

You know those places that are more notable and praiseworthy than most of the joints you visit – more inspiring and more blogworthy- but why is it that those places that you frequent, you forget to talk, write, or say… blog about? I think it’s like the way your everyday coffee gets labeled “regular joe.”

Well my “regular joe” is lena, the delightful latin café two doors down from the secret-loading-doc-exit out of my building on 35th st. The little place that serves the authentic café con leche this Cuban has looked for 4 years in new york city. The place that has fresh tostones, healthy tofu options, whole wheat wraps, an exposed kitchen, a wood-burning grill, seasonal menus, chalkboard walls and a wonderful owner/chef named Ronny who says hello whenever he sees you. Yes, that’s my regular joe. It’s a foodie’s gem and a breath of fresh air among the stifled lunch (and coffee) options in midtown.

So here you are lena. Bask in the fame of a fork in new york.

hello fresh tofu salad

the sauces. try them all. (but start with chimmichuri)

my favorite part of the restaurant is their cafecito window- just like miami!

exposed kitchen

lena latin grill 34 w. 35th street, new york, ny 10001

Advertisements
This entry was posted in coffee, herald square, midtown, newyorkcity. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s