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{oh joy eats lunch with} 19 charles street...

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Who Brandon and Dawn Davis, founders of 19 Charles Street, a membership-based gourmet food and farmers market delivery service in New York City.

Where Cooked and enjoyed in the 19 Charles Street "test kitchen," located in our home in the West Village.

Time 2 pm

What's a typical lunch for you? Today it's classic spaghetti and meatballs with a Blue Ribbon Bakery baguette and grated Grana Padano cheese. The meatball recipe is from Stuzzicheria in Tribeca and was featured on 19 Charles Street. Our lunches are usually like dinners because we're testing recipes for the business. They feature seasonal, local ingredients that we pick up from the farmers market or specialty stores.

What's your dream lunch?
Brandon: The Big Paulie, a proscuitto, mozzarella, and sun-dried tomato sandwich form Luca Brasi's in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Dawn: The warm baby spinach and mushroom salad from Koi. I'm a mushroom nut and this is my favorite incarnation!

Dessert with lunch?
Brandon: Never!
Dawn: We include something sweet with each of our deliveries — today I'm having an apple cider donut form Race Farm Bakery.

Thanks Brandon and Dawn!
— Joanna

{photos by Dawn}

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