'Madison Square Park' on Serious Eats

A Look at Madison Square Eats

Madison Square Park is making the most of Worth Square, the traffic island just west of the park, across Broadway. Madison Square Eats, which reopened last Friday, now features more vendors than ever. Whether you need a sweet treat, a cup of coffee, or something more substantial from tacos to pizza to pork buns to falafel, Madison Square Eats has you covered. The only problem is deciding which stall(s) to order your food from. More

Would You Pay To Get Your Shake Shack Meal More Quickly?

If you need some extra cash, have lots of time, and don't mind waiting in a long line outside, you may be able to make a pretty penny by getting to the head of the notoriously long line at Shake Shack in Madison Square Park and charging people at the back of the line for ordering their meals. The Gloss's editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff and video intern Paige Polesnak tried it out—using one person as the "frontman" and another as the "crowd pleaser" who takes orders from people in the back willing to pay the "liberty tax"—and ended up making $43. More

Daily Slice: The Bee Sting at Roberta's Madison Square Park Pizza Cart

The sweetness of the honey cuts both the saltiness and spice of the oven-crisped soppressata, all with a fresh-tasting sauce of minimally messed-with crushed tomatoes. The cheese is creamy, and there's just enough of it to satisfy folks who look for a balance of elements on their pies. It's a small, personal-size pizza, more diminutive than even a regular Neapolitan pie, but what more do you want at lunch? Good luck finding a table in the square, but why would you want to?* Find an empty bench in the park across the street; it's much more pleasant and shaded there. More

Madison Square Eats: The Madison Square Park Food Market

Mad. Sq. Eats is a month-long food market situated at Worth Square next to Madison Square Park. It brings back lots of familiar food vendors from Mad. Sq. Mark't like Roberta's, Bar Suzette, Resto, Sigmund Pretzel, and Piccolo Cafe. There are also many new faces like P & H Soda Co., Eataly, Nunu Chocolates, and Calexico. The event runs from May 6th to June 3rd and is open 11am to 9pm everyday. More

Shake Shack Shakedown: Are All ShackBurgers Created Equal?

The expansion of Shake Shack is a double-edged sword. With four Shake Shack locations in Manhattan, the average New Yorker is now closer than ever to juicy, gooey, beefy, cheesy bliss. On the other hand, the real question is whether or not quality will suffer with the expansion. Is it possible to cook burgers that are not only the best in the city, but consistently the best in the city in four different locations? I took it upon myself to find out. More

Daily Slice: Focaccia at Eataly

On one recent visit, the fresh-tasting tomatoes on the focaccia perfectly balanced the savory cheese and chewy olive oil-slicked bread. Another time, the tomatoes and oil added so much moisture to the bread that the slice basically dissolved. But the toppings are luscious: the mozzarella just crispy and browned on top but with a fresh squeakiness underneath. The tomatoes have a bright, clean flavor. It can be a bit messy to eat, and it's much safer to carry in a pizza box than in a bag. More

Roberta's Pizza Cart, Worthwhile Pizza Near Madison Square Park

View Larger Map Ever heard of Worth Square? Maybe you have if you're a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker and/or obsessed with the city's streets and its history. Chances are, though, that you may have known it only as a sort of lily pad landing in your Frogger-like attempts to cross the confluence of Broadway and Fifth Avenue between 24th and 25th streets just west of Madison Square Park. Until late last month it was a barren triangle of concrete notable as the home of NYC's second-oldest monument, an equestrian statue of William Jenkins Worth, a general in the Mexican-American War of... More

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