Lunch Crush // Yes, we know we should pack our own lunches. But we can only scarf down so many peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches and slurp countless cans of Campbell's soup before our bellies bellow in agony. Lucky for us, restaurateur Scott Kuhn opened Rothschild Farms in the Theater District in December (and conveniently in the Hanna Building where we work, no less). We've tried almost every salad, soup, side and sandwich, including the Big Ed ($7.79), a twist on the traditional corned beef with Thousand Island slaw, melted Swiss cheese on grilled farmhouse rye and the bright side of marinated beets ($2.99) with goat cheese and chives tossed in a charred lemon vinaigrette. The rotisserie chicken salad sandwich ($6.99), a marriage of juicy chicken with diced apples, plump golden raisins, cucumber and a curry-tinged five-spice blend, showcases everything we love about this spot — its ability to amp up classics. With these kinds of inventive options, we may never need our lunchbox again.
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July 22, 2014