Midtown Lunch, the perfectly crispy on the outside, soft on the inside fries are worth the walk. What did I get to accompany said fries? The Hippo, a wacky and unconventional chicken sandwich that more than breaks the ML bank...
Shhh, don't tell Zach, but this sandwich (and only the sandwich) was $11.75. But topped with curried sour cream, bacon, cheddar, onion, scallion, and guacamole on a pita, this was far from your ordinary chicken sandwich. While I'm normally loathe to crack $10 on a sandwich (hell, I have a hard time paying more than $5 for a sandwich unless it's 1) top of the line and 2) enormous. I think the Hippo satisfies both requirements while reminding me that curried sour cream is a very, very good thing. Would I have paired these ingredients together? Probably not. But I'm very glad they did.
Island Burgers & Shakes
766 9th Ave # 1
New York, NY 10019-632