Whom among us has not, at some point, had to commute to Midtown every day for a job? Even if you haven't, surely you've found yourself there, stumped on where to get lunch that won't result in a sad panini order.

Below, for our Midtownaissance series, illustrator Matt Lubchansky tells their tale of a bright spot found during lunchtime:El Sabroso, the excellent lunch counter housed inside a loading dock. — Jen Carlson

Follow Matt on Twitter @Lubchansky.