Monday, January 15, 2007

The Lost Art of Lunching

Lunch is a daily journal that rigorously chronicles our every lunch and dessert in photos and bits of text. We post twice a day, every day - once in the afternoon after lunch and then in the early evening after tea time. The site reflects our eating preferences and encompasses as much of the wonderful variety of neighborhoods and cuisines of New York as it can.

We make a concerted effort each day to get up from our desks, detach ourselves from our computers and leave the office for lunch. This invaluable daily ritual gives us a chance to breathe fresh air and have a much needed change of pace. In the late afternoons we pause for a moment to have something sweet to eat.

Over lunch we might discuss strategies for new projects, review existing ones or debate current challenges to the business. But it is the delight of food which reminds us to stop, step back, chill and most importantly - eat. Architects by profession, we're also ladies who lunch.


13 comments:

sd said...

We at streeteasy.com are firm believers in your lunch manifesto.

We have lunch out every single day. Sometimes we talk about work, sometimes about the weather and sometimes about life. But it's always a break.

And I believe we work a lot better because of it. Both in the short term, because of the break itself, and in the long term, because of the improvement in group dynamics and social relationships among ourselves.

gary said...

I would love to stop for lunch, but being a one-man band, lunch usually means typing with one hand rather than two for a half-hour. Greeting from www.cookdesign.co.uk

michigantrooper said...

a comparable blog might extol the irreplaceable daily experience of walking on the beach during lunch.

how many people can go out for lunch? 1 in 100?
1 in 1000?

ever wonder why progressive employers (like Google) discourage leaving for lunch?

Matt said...

After two years at a "no lunch outside the office ever" kind of place (not that they were AGAINST but, you know, there was never time....or something....) I'm now working at a place where we go out at least 4 days a week, with only REAL emergencies preventing it, and I can honestly say I'm more productive as a result.

Bronnie said...

Love your work. Bring back lunch!

(visit me too at www.dizzyparenting.blogspot.com)

Anonymous said...

I usually have lunch witha four year old and three month old...I'm a stay at home mom. But I must agree with you, even in my current situation.
ps I absolutely love the wonderful food pics on this blog!
-Kay in Philly

Julia said...

I love it and it makes me miss the food of NYC...big frown. But dang, you guys must make a lot of money to eat out everyday. I bring my lunch in and eat at my desk, but then again, I get to walk around a lovely riverside campus on my lunch break.

courtney said...

ohhh i love this idea. yes we dont take enough time to value a simple meal with good people? ohhh and gotta love desserts! im definitely bookmarking this one

-courtney from itsdesignrelated.com

Sweet Freak said...

Can I come work for you?? I love your concept, your lunch selects and, espeically, your sweets picks!

California Girl said...

I've worked in radio broadcast ad sales for 27 yrs and we almost always went out to eat each day. Of course, a great perk of my business was reciprocal trade at restaurants who advertised with us. Management was generous with their salespeople and we could lunch together whenever we wanted.
Nowadays, everything having gone corporate, the trades are only for clients and the lunches are "working lunches." Kinda takes the spontaneity and fun out of it.

Underground Dining said...

How awesome! I work right in your area too--when in doubt I go to Mooncake, but will check out your blog for now on!

Thanks!
www.undergrounddining.blogspot.com

SCRJr. said...

This is great! I'm currently an intern at Lubetz right now. As a student and young professional, it's refreshing and reassuring to see architects who aren't completely enslaved by their work (but still have phenomenal product).

...now I'm hungry.

mylunch.ie said...

Love the site & your dedication to it. We are operating a similar service for lunch in Dublin, Ireland giving feedback on advice on where to go, but alas we currently only update our blog about once a week. You can check it out on www.mylunch.ie