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Celebrate Flatiron Chefs 2015 event to be held July 14th in Madison Square Park; Menus here

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eleven madison parkOne of the best events that helps raise money for the Madison Square Park Conservancy is happening again on July 14th. It’s Celebrate Flatiron Chefs, where you can sample delicious food from 29 local chefs and restaurants all while supporting the beautiful park. It’s all you can eat (and drink) for the admission price ($200) and because it is a charitable donation, you may even be able to get a tax break for it (check with your accountant). It is pretty amazing to be able to try bites from some of the best restaurants in the neighborhood (which also happen to be some of the best restaurants in the United States). There are always some standout tastings among the restaurant stands.

They do typically sell out. Tickets available at http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/celebrate

Here are the tentative menus (via the Madison Square Park Conservancy):

  • A Voce: Summer vegetable pasta salad; Chilled melon soup with prosciutto crumble
  • abc cocina and abc kitchen: Crab toast with garlic aioli; Roasted beets with homemade yogurt, balsamic vinegar, and chervil
  • Almond: Sheep’s milk ricotta cheesecake with blueberries, corn crumble, and pecans; Guava turnoverEataly
  • Blue Smoke: Grilled oysters and smokey ham butter
  • Boqueria: Pulpo a Gallega – Grilled octopus, olive oil mashed potato, fennel, smoked pimentón; Gazpacho de Sandía – Watermelon gazpacho, mint, watermelon garnish
  • Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room: Golden Tomato Gazpacho – Popped quinoa, monkey bread crouton; Scallop Tartar – Marinated cauliflower, Thai chili puree, bacon lardon
  • Café El Presidente: Coctel de Cameron Veracruzano; Cochinita Pibil
  • Cosme: Seafood vuelve a la vida, avocado, horseradish; Mushroom and squash barbacoa, salsa verde; Husk meringue, corn mousse
  • craftbar: Chorizo Style Duck Sausage with corn pudding, peach, and huitlacoche; Charred Summer Vegetable Salad with crispy farro, yogurt, and zatar spice
  • pranna flatiron chefsEataly: Seared polenta with green market corn, peaches, summer savory, and slow roasted pork shoulder
  • Eleven Madison Park: Strawberries poached with elderflowers
  • The Gander: Chilled sweet corn soup, grilled corn, roasted pepper mayo; Pressed lamb belly, crispy olives spiced yogurt
  • Hanjan: Homemade Cold Tofu with perilla jjang vinaigrette; Atlantic salmon sashimi with artisan lettuce, radish, salmon roe, and gochujang vinaigrette
  • Hill Country Barbecue Market: Chopped Brisket Slider with house made pickles
  • Hill Country Chicken: Whiskey Buttermilk Pie Shakes
  • Izakaya Nomad: Seaweed Salad – Seasoned seaweed with katsuobushi (dried bonito) and scallion; “Rocket” Tsukune – Chicken meatball yakitori (skewers); Shishito – JP pepper yakitori (skewers); Prime Beef Tataki – Seared black peppered prime strip with house sesame and yuzu sauce; Hamachi Tataki – Seared yellow tail with house sesame and yuzu sauce; Lobster California Roll
  • The John Dory Oyster Bar: Haddock Fritters with curry mayonnaiseboqeria 2
  • Junoon: Melon Chaat; Kulfi Pops
  • L&W Oyster Co.: The Angry Crab Cake – spicy avocado bound lump crab, yuzu aioli; Curry Candied Cauliflower – salty almond butter, balsamic figs
  • Maysville: Smoked Watermelon and Shrimp Salad with tomato roasted peaches; Olive Oil Cake and Basil Cream
  • The NoMad: NOMAD Burger
  • Num Pang Sandwich Shop: Pulled Duroc Pork Numpang – pickle carrots, cucumber, cilantro, chili mayo; Spicy Cambodian Slaw – green and red cabbage, sprouts, bell peppers, herbs, fried onions, tuk trey
  • Obicà: Fresh and Creamy Burrata with sustainable, California sturgeon caviar and eggs marinated in sale bilanciato del Madagascar; Saffron Ravioloni stuffed with a meat trio (veal, rabbit, and beef) with a red wine gelatin, summer roots
  • Park Avenue Summer: Spiced Lamb Ribs with Smoked Cherries
  • Pranna: Lamb Boti Kebabs; Shrimp Cocktail Shooters; Watermelon Feta Salad
  • Raymi: Anticucho – Hanger steak, aji panca, choclo, confit potato, and rocoto sauce; Grilled Chicken Causa – cold purple potato puree, cucumber, red onion, avocado, togorashi mayo.
  • Resto & The Cannibal: Lamb Pibil Tacos; Sunflower Tartare
  • The Smith: Candied Bacon on a Stick
  • Shake Shack: ShackMeister Dog – Vienna all-beef dog, topped with Shack Cheddar and American Cheese Sauce and crispy ShackMeister Ale-marinated shallots; Blueberry Lemon Curd Frozen Custard

And here are the complimentary beverages for attendees as well:

  • Acqua Panna
  • The Bronx Brewery
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • El Buho Mezcal
  • Four Roses Bourbon
  • Greenhook Ginsmiths
  • GuS – Grown-up Soda
  • Long Island Wine Country
  • Merlet
  • Owl’s Brew
  • PipeLine Brands
  • Rockaway Brewing Co.
  • San Pellegrino
  • Selvarey Rum
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters
  • Tanteo
  • Vesica Vodka

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Kat Edmonson plays Madison Square Park tonight

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As part of the Oval Lawn in Madison Square Park, Kat Edmonson plays a free show in the park tonight starting at 7pm. The Brooklyn artist’s eclectic style draws from the singers of the 50’s and 60’s. Check out her video below for an idea of her sound. The music is hosted by the Madison Square Park Conservancy on Wednesday evenings throughout July.

Here is the full lineup for the 2015 Oval Lawn series.

June 24 (7pm-8:30pm): Chris Potter Underground Orchestra (Jazz)

July 1 (7pm-8:30pm): Kat Edmonson (Eclectic throwback songwriter)

July 8 (7pm-8:30pm): The Stepkids (70’s style funk rock)

July 15 (6pm-8:30pm): The Family Crest (Pop Folk Rock) and Arc Iris (Eclectic vocal orchestra)

July 22 (7pm-8:30pm): Kiran Ahluwalia (East Indian vocals meet East/West instrumentation)

July 29: (6pm-8:30pm) New York Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF featuring DJ Jonathan Toubin (Dance Soul Funk) and The Suffers (R&B/Funk)

Here is a video of Kat Edmondson with Rainy Day Woman:

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Lineup announced for 2015 Oval Lawn outdoor music concerts in Madison Square Park

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Every summer on the Oval Lawn in Madison Square Park, the Madison Square Park Conservancy holds free Wednesday evening concerts in a variety of genres. Unlike years past, this summer looks to have some great cutting edge artists that push the envelope a bit rather than the “safe” but at times boring bluegrass/jazz/folk music of prior years. It feels like someone new is in charge of curating the music. In particular we are intrigued by Kat Edmondson, The Stepkids, Kiran Ahluwalia, the Dance Off, and the dual bill with Arc Iris and The Family Crest.

Here is the lineup for the 2015 Oval Lawn series.

June 24 (7pm-8:30pm): Chris Potter Underground Orchestra (Jazz)

July 1 (7pm-8:30pm): Kat Edmonson (Eclectic throwback songwriter)

July 8 (7pm-8:30pm): The Stepkids (70’s style funk rock)

July 15 (6pm-8:30pm): The Family Crest (Pop Folk Rock) and Arc Iris (Eclectic vocal orchestra)

July 22 (7pm-8:30pm): Kiran Ahluwalia (East Indian vocals meet East/West instrumentation)

July 29: (6pm-8:30pm) New York Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF featuring DJ Jonathan Toubin (Dance Soul Funk) and The Suffers (R&B/Funk)

 

Here is Kat Edmondson with Rainy Day Woman:

 

And Here are The Stepkids with Sweet Salvation

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Brooklyn Roasting Company opens location just west of Madison Square Park

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IMG_0339-400x300Brooklyn Roasting Company recently opened a location just west of Madison Square Park at 50 West 23rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue). The Flatiron location is their first in Manhattan and follows up on the success of their two Brooklyn locations.

One of their differentiating coffee beverages (and currently only available in this location) is their Nitrogen Cold Brew, a “cold-brew coffee infused with nitrogen gas” that is said to end up looking like a Guinness. We have not had one yet but will report back when we do.

They also serve donuts from Dough, and croissants and sandwiches from Margo Patisserie.

Brooklyn Roasting Company is open weekdays 7am-7pm and weekends 8am-7pm.

With the edition of Brooklyn Roasting Company and Toby’s Estate Coffee, we may have to bring up voting for Best Coffee in the Flatiron again at the end of this year.

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Eataly Vino reopens, Eataly Nutella bar to stay

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e96a05a8-1ca4-4724-8db2-ea34dd4c0b7fEataly will have a grand (re)opening of Eataly Vino, which has expanded to two floors and 12,000 bottles of wine. You may recall the original Eataly wine shop was forced to shut down. On Thursday, June 11th from 5-7pm they will celebrate with Ferrari sparkling wine, a 2010 Barolo tasting, and platters of salumi and formaggi. They have moved it from its original spot a few door down to 200 5th Avenue at 23rd Street. Stop on by.

The Eataly Nutella bar was once only going to be a temporary popup at Eataly, but now will be a permanent part of the Eataly offering in the New York location. They feature Nutella based crepes and waffles as well as a selection of Nutella pastries and Caffe. Plus gelato topped with Nutella. Here is the full Nutella menu: www.eataly.com/resources/eataly/files/Nutella_Opening%20Menu_05_27_15.pdf

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