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Cosme Mexican restaurant from Chef Enrique Olvera to open in the Flatiron in June

35 east 21stStar Mexican chef Enrique Olvera (of Pujol in Mexico City) will open a creative yet casual Mexican restaurant called Cosme in the Flatiron at 35 East 21st Street in June reports Eater.

Tortillas will come from a tortilleria he will open in Brooklyn. Eater and Food & Wine report that dishes will include things like sea urchin tostadas, green spearmint mole with fried cauliflower, tortilla soup and chiliquilla with burrata, but also favorites like guacamole and margaritas. For those curious about his menu at Pujol, here it is:

This is the latest Mexican influenced restaurant to hit the neighborhood, with ABC Cocina on 19th Street and the upcoming Cafe El Presidente on 24th Street.

We will review Cosme once it opens in June.


Madison Square Eats Spring 2014 starts Friday, May 2nd, and here is the vendor list

mad sq eats spring 2013The popular Madison Square Eats food stands will be back up on Friday, May 2nd and run until May 31st. It’s open every day from 11am-9pm, for lunch and dinner (or an afternoon snack). There are 7 newcomers this year, from Aldea’s George Mendez stand 100 Sardines, to caterer Brooklyn Oyster Party’s stand, to the Southeast Asian inspired Pig & Khao, to Japanese inspires Mexican street food by Takumi Taco, to vegetarian gluten free food from Two Tablespoons and neighborhood spot L&W Oyster.

Each stand typically serves up a small menu of favorites from their restaurant or bakery, with most items priced at around $8-9. For the most part everything is made on location, so it is fresh and flavorful. Most of the old favorites are returning, and there are a few new stands this time around.

We will post the menus as soon as we collect them, but until then here is the vendor list:

The event is hosted by UrbanSpace and the Madison Square Park Conservancy.

Organic Avenue opens in the Flatiron on Park Avenue South

Grab and GoThere is a new location of juicers Organic Avenue opening today right here in the Flatiron at 254 Park Ave South at 20th Street. In addition to their cold-pressed juice they offer a variety of grab and go breakfasts and lunches.(hot grain bowls, hot soups, hot oatmeal with superfoods toppings, a smoothie bar, kombucha, and fresh salads). The space was formerly a Crumbs Bake Shop.

Our new Park Ave South store will offer nearby office workers and residents a variety of healthy grab-and-go meal options. We look forward to joining the neighborhood and bringing our delicious food and juice to the Flatiron District,” said Martin Bates, Chief Executive Officer.

This is Organic Avenue’s 11th store in New York.

Shake Shack Custard Calendar for April 2014

As it warms up slightly, here is the Shake Shack Custard Calendar for April 2014. (Remember you can use the shorter B Line to get custard at Shake Shack.) Monday:  S’mores Tuesday: Salted Caramel Wednesday:  Red Velvet Thursday: Strawberry Rhubarb Blondie Friday: Chocolate Toffee Coffee Saturday: Honey Almond Cake Sunday: Malted Marshmallow Milk Chocolate   […]

French rotisserie Le Coq Rico to open in the Flatiron District

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The NY Post reports that the popular Parisian chicken rotisserie Le Coq Rico will open in the Flatiron District at 32 East 20th Street, between Park Avenue South and Broadway.

If it sounds like a fast food chain, it’s not. The Paris menu features items such as Seared duck foie gras radish & Granny Smith apples, Hearts & fried chicken livers with fried wings and cromesquis Spice, egg dishes and of course full whole rotisserie poultry dinners. Here is the menu from the Le Coq Rico in Paris:

It’s the creation of Chef Antoine Westermann and this is his first Le Coq Rico in the United States.

Interestingly, it’s 1/2 a block away from another Paris import, the boulangerie Eric Keyser. No word yet on when Le Coq Rico will open.

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