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Dig Inn opens in Nomad, and the lunch lines are long

dig inn salmon and quinoaFollowing in the footsteps of popular salad spot Sweetgreen, Dig Inn opened last year in Nomad on Broadway (1178 Broadway at 28th Street) with farm to counter plates of eat in or takeaway lunch (or dinner).

They feature market plates which have a main protein such as Charred Chicken, Spicy Meatballs, Wild Salmon or Naturally Raised Flank Steak, plus a choice of 2 sides such as Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa Salad, Broccoli with roasted almonds and garlic) as well as sandwiched featuring Balthazar ciabatta and Salads. Much like Sweetgreen (who focuses on salads) Dig Inn source local, seasonal ingredients.

dig inn lineMuch like the lunch lines out the door at Sweetgreen, Dig Inn has gained immediate popularity with lunchers in the neighborhood. Restauranteurs and entrepreneurs out there considering a food spot near Madison Square Park and Nomad should take note that there is still a LOT of pent up demand for quality healthy takeaway lunch. (Think about that before you open another expensive white table cloth restaurant in the area).

As far as the food goes, it’s hit and miss. The quinoa salad is a favorite of this reviewer, as well as the spicy meatballs, but the wild salmon was overcooked and dry. But it is nice to know whatever you choose, it’s a healthy lunch alternative. Cost is about $10.

You can check out the menu at


Mexicue to open off of Madison Square Park at 225 5th Avenue

mexicue nomadWe get word that Mexicue will be opening up at 225 5th Avenue on the northwest side of Madison Square Park (between 26th and 27th Street). It is next to the 24 Hour Fitness in the Grand Madison building. The space was previously used for designer sample sales.

The Mexican meets BBQ concept has 2 other locations in Manhattan features buns, burritos, tacos, salads, bowls and plates such as Smoky Carnitas tacos, Green Chili brisket burritos, Smoked Chicken or Pulled Pork Buns, BBQ Rice Bowls, Southwest Chipotle Salad, and of chips & guac.

They also serve tequila and Bourbon drinks. Here is the current menu.

No word yet on an opening date, but construction of the interior is underway.

Dough bakery opens flagship location in the Flatiron

Doughnut shop Dough bakery just opened a flagship location in the Flatiron at 14 West 19th Street (between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue). The cult favorite doughnuts started out at the Brooklyn Flea, then a shop was opened in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and now they have a big operation here in the neighborhood. They were so […]

Cosme Mexican restaurant soft opened last night, officially opens October 28th

We get word via twitter that Cosme (35 East 21st Street) soft opened last night, and will officially open Tuesday, October 28th. You can try to get your same day reservation this week by emailing

Ok so to back up, Cosme is a restaurant featuring Mexican-inspired cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients. It’s the creation of star Mexico City chef Enrique Olvera that has been all of the talk in the NYC restaurant world since it was first announced to open in our neighborhood.

The menu is not yet available but will eventually be here:

It’s another great addition to the neighborhood. Once MadParkNews gets in to eat at Cosme we will report back.

(Image via Cosme Facebook Page)



Caffe Benne to open in Nomad at 246 5th Avenue

Caffe Benne is set to open in Nomad at 246 5th Avenue (at 28th Street). The rapidly expanding cafe chain already has locations all over the city and country, but they nabbed a prime corner spot in the developing Nomad neighborhood, which also gets a hearty flow of tourists walking between the Empire State Building […]


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