Across from Peter Kay Sharp/Juliard School building, where I thought I would be attending the Miranda July Symphony Space reading in November, is the Elinor Munroe Bunin Film Center, in which is the Indie Food and Wine Cafe, where I stopped to eat something with the half hour I had to spare before the reading.
The menu is a pretty standard elevated cafe menu, with fun little twists here and there on the $11-$15 sandwich menu.
Buttermilk-Poached Organic Chicken Breast with dill yogurt, french feta, tomatoes, arugula, ciabatta - $12
There was a sweetness that was quite nice, maybe from the buttermilk, or maybe just the dill. It was a nicely made sandwich full of good stuff for "only" $12, and it came with 3 olives! By Manhattan standards, this is basically a steal!
The lady next to me had a really nice looking soup. Daily soups are $5 for a cup, and $8 for a bowl. Ugh, these prices really are depressing.
I wish I had noticed this $13, make-your-own dinner combo option (bolding added for foodie asshole prominence):
You get to choose one of these meats:
- Buttermilk-Poached Organic Chicken
- House Roasted Organic Turkey Breast
- Duck Leg Confit Roasted
- Braised Beef Short-Rib
- Milk-Braised Pork Belly
- Heritage Acres Bacon
- Roast Beef
Then you get either a half salad or one of these sides, all otherwise $6:
- Fingerling Potato Salad
- Spicy Sicilian-Style Cauliflower
- Braised Brussels Sprouts, Pancetta & Oregano
- Butternut Squash, hazelnut and thyme
- Seasonal Market Veggie
AND you get one of these sauces, which, egregiously, would otherwise cost you $2:
It only took five minutes to get my food after ordering, so it really is convenient if you need a quick meal before a show in the area. Unfortunately for me, about ten minutes before the Miranda July reading was to start, I found out that I was waiting in the wrong Peter Jay Sharp building, the one I wanted being about 30 blocks uptown. That there are two Peter Jay Sharp buildings in the UWS seems purposefully confusing and mean-spirited, but fortunately I made it in time, despite some jerk's malicious intentions.