Cheapeating In Midtown

During a busy day in Midtown, I had time to enjoy a proper lunch. But where would I go? Strolling down 9th Ave, I glanced at menus and peeked in windows. But something caught my eye and I knew I found the perfect spot.

Kashkaval is a cozy cheese shop, wine bar and cafe that serves Mediterranean cuisine. I think dining at the bar. is the best seat in the house, and that’s exactly where I sat. My server was sweet and helpful. I couldn’t decide between the Salmon or the Turkey Meatball. Of course, they’re 2 of her favorites. After much deliberation, I decided to go with the Salmon.

Grilled Salmon Wrapped in Grape leaves

When my server set down my plate, I knew I made the right choice. The Salmon was marinated & cubed, then wrapped in grape leaves and grilled. The salmon was moist, with just the right amount of smoke from the grill. It came with a Greek salad and mushroom bulgur on the side.

I savored every bite and thought I was making a dent in my dish. But every time I looked down, my plate was still full. As much as I wanted to finish it, I couldn’t. I know what I’m having for dinner tonight. 🙂

If you don’t have time to dine in, you can pick up a tapas sampler for $10.

Kashkaval, is my new favorite spot in Midtown. I’ll be back and  will try the meatballs…I think.

Happiness, $25 and under.


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About The Author

A fierce love of food and twin careers in real estate and fashion taught Rose to look for the hottest item and the hottest deal. Perfect attributes for creating When friends and clients needed a great meal at a great price, she could rattle off restaurant names the way a sports nut ticks off batting averages—but with a lot more home runs. Now it’s all at Cheapeats, where you’ll find “Happiness, $25 and under.”


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