The Unbearable Banishment: viva cuba! viva food!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

viva cuba! viva food!

Here’s my favorite midtown Manhattan lunch spot. It’s a tiny tiny Cuban cafeteria tucked onto West 46th St. just off of Times Square. It’s called Margon and according to the sign outside, it’s New York’s Best Kept Secret. I don’t know about that. If you don’t get there early for lunch you don’t get a seat.

It’s nothing fancy. If you’re looking for elegant surroundings you’d best steer clear. But if you’d like some authentic Cuban grub for under $10 bucks, you can’t do better. Here are a few of the daily specials.

I ALWAYS go with the oxtail and a big plate of black beans and rice with fried sweet plantains. They have killer empanadas, too. God, I want to lick my monitor.

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The long hours at my new yob means that I don't see The Daughters as much as I use to. The other unfortunate by-product is that I can't keep up with the blogs in my Google Reader. I really miss it. I don't have time to read or comment. I'm New Guy at the Investment Bank and it's too soon to read blogs at work.

Can everyone please put their lives/blogs on hold until I can get back to you? Is that asking a lot?

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Isn’t Friday I’m In Love by The Cure just the happiest damn song ever? How ironic is that?!


Blogger Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

I don't care if Monday's blue, Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too, Thursday I don't care about you it's Friday, I'm in loooooveeeeooohhhhh!

Nice happy song. Might put it on now.

Don't worry about missing blogs. You've picked a good time to be employed, my reader is fairly quiet at the moment. My week can be described as

- eat

repeat x 1000000

April 23, 2009 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger bob said...

I love that place. Their Cuban sandwiches are wonderful. And heart healthy to boot.

April 23, 2009 at 1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love oxtail stew

April 23, 2009 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Jo: I heard that in the background while buying my morning coffee and it stayed with me all day.

Bob: Right down the block from Brand This! An old favorite.

Nurse: My dear Italian mama use to make homemade oxtail soup.

April 23, 2009 at 11:55 PM  
Blogger ~E said...

If i send you my address will you please send me a plate of oxtails and empanadas please?

No drinks, water is fine.

April 24, 2009 at 1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"cuban food" and "heart healthy" are words i've not heard mixed together before... hmmm...

April 24, 2009 at 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never had oxtail and probably won't. But I love Cuban sandwiches. Give the job a few more days, then you can get back to surfing.

April 24, 2009 at 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Greg T. said...

I love that song...and I told you to enjoy your unemployment a few posts back! Welcome back to misery, at least you still find little things that make life enjoyable. I belive it's all the little things in life that make you happy.

April 24, 2009 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

God, I love Cuban food. One of the few bad things about this move Down Under is the lack of Latin American food.

April 28, 2009 at 8:51 AM  

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